Should You Rent or Buy Your Commercial Floor Mats?
This entry was posted on May 9, 2014.
Commercial floor mats are used in all types of businesses and they serve multiple purposes. The most common type of mat used is the entrance mats. These help to reduce the amount of dirt, debris and moisture tracked into your establishment by visitors and employees, which keep your floors cleaner and safer for everyone.
Commercial floor mats come in a variety styles, sizes, colors and shapes and you have the option of renting or buying them. There are advantages to both depending on what type of business you have and the following information can help you determine which option is best for your particular needs.
Renting Commercial Floor Mats
After you choose a rental service and sign the contract, your floor mats will be delivered to your business. The company will come by every week to swap out the mats you have with clean ones. The number of times the company swaps them out each month will depend on your contract but it’s usually once a week.
You will need to sweep or vacuum the mats everyday to keep them clean between pick-up days, so they’re not completely maintenance-free even though the company cleans them for you. You should also consider that some rental companies don’t exchange anti-fatigue or kitchen mats, so you’ll need to get all the details up front before signing the contract.
There are some real benefits to renting over buying commercial floor mats, however. For example, it can be the preferred method in hygienic situations like hospitals. It can also help you if you are looking to be more eco-friendly with your business. There is no upfront investment and there is no inventory to get or keep track of.
Renting is a simple way to always have continuous clean items in supply and maintain that consistent quality you need for your business.
Buying Commercial Mats
Buying commercial mats is a good option with a lot of advantages. For example, you do have a wide selection of sizes, styles and designs to choose from, so you can pick what suits your business the best. Cost is another factor that you should consider. While renting mats is cheaper in the beginning than buying them, this soon changes. The longer you have the rental mats, the more expensive they become because you'll have to pay the rental fee every month. When you buy, you have the onetime fee and that’s all.
Buying is also more eco-friendly because it cuts back on fuel consumption and it reduces the harmful emission released into the air each week as the company drives around to exchange mats. In addition, these companies often use chemicals that are dangerous to the environment to keep the mats clean. When you buy your mats, you have the freedom to use an eco-friendly cleaner.
Commercial floor mats can help protect your customers, keep your facility clean and make a good impression on anyone that enters your facility. Buying your mats instead of renting is usually a good business decision for most companies due to the many benefits.