Many businessmen and women in New England don’t give a second thought to their doormats – that is if they even have them at all. They are just something to wipe your feet on, aren’t they? You can pop down to the hardware store and pick one up for a few dollars. Job done.
Well, yes and no. In many businesses here in New England, floor mats are critical for safety and for ensuring that your visitors don’t leave dirty marks on your floor. Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of injury in the workplace, and they can result in a few bruises or serious injury. In some instances, they can be fatal. Let’s be realistic. We have a lot of inclement weather in Boston, Nashua, Providence and inwards as well in Worcester or Springfield, Massachusetts. And not just in winter. Spring rains can make sidewalks slick, and that slip and fall injury could become a potential lawsuit.
Just that should be sufficient to give you cause for concern. If you have a wet and perhaps muddy floor because you don’t have a floor mat, a slip and fall accident can easily occur, especially if your floor is tiled, hardwood, or something like that. A slip and fall accident is like manna from heaven to ambulance-chasing lawyers, who are only too happy to provide their services on a “no win, no fee” basis for the simple reason that they know that in most cases they are going to win and collar a nice fat 25% in commission. Trebles all round!
Who Loses? A Slip and Fall Can Be Brutal
Who loses? You do. You can be faced with a bill running into hundreds of thousands of dollars, just because you didn’t have a floor mat! Even if you are insured, your premium is going to go through the roof.
This is just one reason why our commercial mat service at Crown Linen is so important. However, your floor mat can also be used to promote your business and make it stand out from the crowd. Our commercial mat service can provide you with a mat with your logo on it or with a welcoming message.
The other factor is that mats get dirty. After all, that is what they are there for: to gather dirt. After a while, people will probably actually pick up dirt from your mat unless it is cleaned regularly. Our commercial mat service will deliver clean good-looking mats to your business on a regular basis, and it costs a lot less than the damages sustained as a result of a slip and fall accident.
Furthermore, you can use our mats to deliver a sales message or any other message. So, for instance, you could have a special mat for Christmas or Thanksgiving, or you could have one promoting your new product. You should have doormats anyway, so why not make use of them?