Posts Tagged ‘entrance mats’
Posted on: June 17th, 2013 by Kelly Green
It has been brought to my attention that most of my blogs are high in humor and low on information. I agree. Therefore I shall try my best to keep the humor to a minimum and increase the edification quotient.
Three men go on a hunting trip together and decide to stay at a local motel before the big day. As they walk across the entrance mats and are checking in to the motel, the clerk says, “Okay guys, that will be thirty dollars for the room.” The hunters each pull out a $10 dollar bill and give it to the clerk. Soon after they leave, the clerk remembers that this week all rooms get a special rate. Calling over the bellboy, he gives him 5 dollars. “Quick, take these 5 dollars and give them to the three men in room 207. The rate is $25.00 per night for that room NOT $30.00.
As the bell boy is riding up the elevator looking at the five dollars, he realizes that he can’t divide the 5 dollars evenly between the 3 hunters. “I know, I’ll just give each of them a dollar and call it a night.” Saying this to himself, he pockets two of the five dollars and continues to the hunters’ room passing by many beautiful door mats. The bell boy reaches the room in question and knocks on the door, “So sorry gents, you were overcharged for your room! Here is one dollar each.”
The hunters originally paid $10.00 each for the room, they all received $1 dollar back from the bellboy so in fact, they each paid $9 dollars for the room. $9×3=$27.00. The bell boy pocketed 2 dollars. $27.00+$2.00+$29.00. . . Where did the other dollar go?
The motel where they stayed had an outdoor TireTuff™, CleanScrape, Eco friendly flooring, outdoor floor mats, and a color coordinated entrance logo mat. They approached the front desk on a matching vinyl runner and stood on an anti-fatigue marble rubber mat whist registering.
Another runner led them to the elevator where yet more anti fatigue mats gently caressed their feet as they glided up to their room. They also noted that this particular hotel had a weight room with rolled rubber flooring. In addition, a side room offered massages on an eco-friendly 2” thick yoga mat with an unbleached, natural cotton shell, stuffed with 8 pounds of pure, natural, untreated cotton batting. All these products provided by MatsMatsMats.com.
Posted on: May 15th, 2013 by Kelly Green
First impressions are incredibly powerful. The first young man who walks through my doorway asking permission to take my daughter to the church social had best be on point when it comes to manners and appearance. Take into consideration one of the guidelines I have found to clarify my position with hopeful young men on the subject of first impressions.
â€œI am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys of your age to wear their trousers so loosely that they appear to be falling off their hips. Please don’t take this as an insult, but you and all of your friends are complete idiots. Still, I want to be fair and open minded about this issue, so I propose this compromise: You may come to the door with your underwear showing and your pants ten sizes too big, and I will not object. However, in order to ensure that your clothes do not, in fact, come off during the course of your date with my daughter, I will take my electric nail gun and fasten your trousers securely in place to your waist.â€
I have several other rules regarding first impressions and young men seeking to date my daughters, most advice concludes with warnings of shovels and large empty plots of land.
But I digress.
First impressions are powerful. If I come to your place of business and the first thing I see is a raggedy, faded, undersized, entrance mats or indoor carpet mats it immediately starts you out at a distinct disadvantage and as you may have surmised, I am not as forgiving as I could be.
Nice, crisp, colorful, logo mats from MatsMatsMats.com can go a long way in developing a fantastic first impression. It shows that you care what we, the consumer, think when we enter your premises for the first or fiftieth time. It shows you want to create a first impression and that you care about the interior of your establishment as well.
Conversely, having rotting, nasty, dirty, slovenly commercial entry mats makes me want a shovel and an empty plot of land. Figuratively speaking, of course.
Posted on: March 7th, 2013 by Chris Aviles
Back in November I told you guys about that logo mat I saw at a car repair shop, when I had just gotten my business cards and was excited to hand them out. Remember? Well if you donâ€™t, I basically gave my card to a guy because his logo mat was falling apart.Â He never did callâ€¦
Anyway, I was back at that same repair shop just yesterday and guess what? Same dirty mat.Â It kind of upsets me. Itâ€™s not even the fact that the guy didnâ€™t call ME, itâ€™s more that he doesnâ€™t seem to see the importance in having good looking logo mats.
As a customer when I walk in the door and see the obviously torn indoor carpet mats that look faded it makes be second guess the quality of the business itself.Â Granted, they do great work which is why I chose them to fix my car the second time around. Had I been inside that office BEFORE deciding to send my car there, I would have probably walked out. Iâ€™m big on appearances and I like things to look clean and like there is some pride behind them. If you donâ€™t care about the appearance of your business, how much can I trust you with my car?
The other thing I should have pointed out to him was without the border on his mat, itâ€™s now a tripping hazard. I only determined this because as I was walking out I kicked up his entrance mats.Â Plus, like I pointed out back in November, if a front door mat or any entrance mats are borderless, the water that is supposed to me trapped in the rug will seep out thus causing another hazard.Â The picture you see is the actual mat (I scrambled the company name so they donâ€™t get all huffy)
Literally, for the less than price I paid to fix a headlight he could have had a brand new, durable logo mat.
Posted on: March 1st, 2013 by Ben Gonzalez
Iâ€™ll be moving out of my 5 bedroom house soon. Itâ€™s a bitter sweet thing because while my girlfriend and I are looking forward to having our own space (we currently share the house with another couple… more on that later) where we can yell at each other in peace, I canâ€™t help but think of all the ways we may have made ourselves a little more tolerable to our room mates and vice versa. This inspired me to come up with a list of potential room mate grievances and solutions that can be ameliorated with a bit of consideration, poise, communication, and as always, a few mats.
Hallway noise â€“ This is a no brainer. On opposite schedules? Say you have to be at the office at 8am. Itâ€™s 7am. Youâ€™re pacing back and forth in those GORGEOUS 3 inch heels your boyfriend got you. All sounds good on paper but then you realize your roomies are in the service industry. Oneâ€™s a bartender, the other a server and theyâ€™re at this time on what is likely to be their fourth hour of sleep. To them your KLIK- KLAK-KLIK-KLAK back and forth down the hallway probably sounds like a construction crew is hammering out the floor to replace it! Thatâ€™s when you throw big, beautiful plush olefin carpeted floor mats. Plush, thick, and inexpensive, those kliks and klaks will be minimized and much quieter with good entrance mats. They might make you a pie when you get home out of appreciation.
Tracking leaves â€“ Seriously, fellas. MAJOR peeve of mine. Frequent smoker? Neither am I. As chores are generally divided amongst the individuals living in said residence, there is nothing more astonishingly irritating than the satisfaction of a clean tile floor, a vacuumed carpet, and the smell of cleanliness up in your space. Unless 10 minutes after youâ€™re done, you see the little trails of dry leaves, twigs, and other crap already decoration your living room area rug from the incessant smoke breaks. Throw that piece of crap entry mat out and get yourself clean scrape mats for the outside of the door and a nice brush-and-clean for the inside. The double action scraping will be sure to put the hold on all that debris from your backyard. In-n-out will no longer be a euphemism for the annoyance one experiences from your friends/room mates having to take a smoke break from life every 20 minutes.
Exercise â€“ Thereâ€™s not a lot one can do when they share a common area. When the common living room area is the largest and most easily accessible to rock that Tae-Bo or whatever other dated exercise fab youâ€™re into, it can be pretty annoying to hear the jumping and pouncing of intense cardio while that roomie sweat and fitness juice drips on to the rug I like to lay on with cats on occasion. Donâ€™t be a jerk and get yourself exercise mats. Be it soft tiles, a folding mat, or even simple easy yoga mats, get something your roomies wonâ€™t have to think twice about laying down to watch tv on â€œthat wet-spotâ€™ over there.
Lastly, if it gets really, really, really bad. You can just move. Seriously, though, Iâ€™m gonna miss where I live.
Posted on: January 9th, 2013 by Ben Gonzalez
Branding is considered absolutely essential when diving into the world market place. Your brand is the representation of your product, your service, and in many cases, the owners, and the individuals that actually make up the company. Being such a powerful badge of representation in the world marketplace, everything from a small business to international conglomerates rely on their brand to speak to the world on their behalf.
Logos and presentation of this logo at tradeshows, meetings, on business cards, or entrance mats
helps to burn in the capitalist values of our world into the psyche of the individual thus promoting your business in ways that a brand-less company couldnâ€™t even compete.
Our carpet logo mats
can be customized to present your brand and logoÂ on anything from a commercial lobby to your small mom and pop shop and everything in between. These also fit very well on top of our tradeshow flooring
should you not want to outsource a third party to produce vinyl or print directly onto your interlocking floor mats
. Also, there are no artwork or set-up fees for our Carpet Logo Mats so the price you see online, is the price you pay.
Posted on: January 8th, 2013 by Chris Aviles
I love being a host.Â Thereâ€™s so much more to a party than a group of people and food. To me the point of a party is to get away from the daily norm and relax. Whenever I host a get together I try to transform my house as much as possible. Decorations are an important part.Â There is just something about decorations that makes everyone want to celebrate. Decorations makes a party, well, seem more like a party.Â
Aside from decorations I make other slight alterations to my house, from rearranging furniture to taking down things that can be broken.Â In the bathroom I put hand sanitizers, gum, lotion and anything else a good bathroom attendant might provide. Itâ€™s also pretty common for there to be Dry erase markers next to every mirror in the house so you can leave messages or draw pictures, silly string so you can just be silly. Basically I like to give my guests the feeling that they can let loose and not worry about messes. Silly string can be cleaned up, dry erase markers wipe up, spills on wood wipe right up and couch covers protect the furniture.Â I try to just let people have a fun experience. But the one part of my house that is forever being damaged by my get togethers is my hallway carpet.Â Being white, it shows every drip or drop or sneeze and I hate it!
I tried towels and plastic but both look so unbelievably tacky, that I would rather have dirty carpet. I usually put strobe lights and a smoke machine in my hallway to hide the carpet and the walls I need to paint. Problem is, I think that causes more spills.
Entrance matscould be the answer. I thought about buying a carpet runner, but they can be so expensive! Iâ€™ve spent years trying to solve this problem, all the while having the perfect inexpensive product here!Â Our Standard Olefin indoor entrance mats would be perfect for my hallway! The Standard OlefinÂ mats are typically entrance mats, but withÂ a customizable length up to 60â€™, it can easily be a used as carpet runners.Â Plus! The colors are not only darker, but kind of two toned which will help hide dirt.Â Come to think of it, this might be a good permanent solution to my hallway (since replacing the carpet isnâ€™t an option right now). Although I would probably go with one of our nicer mats, like the Plush Olefin or rubber floor mats like theÂ Royale,Â if it was going to be permanent.
Posted on: October 24th, 2012 by Chris Aviles
Weâ€™re now entering our 8th month of summer here in So Cal. Â You Easterners probably think weâ€™re spoiled, complaining about the perfect weather, but too much of a good thingâ€¦ Plus, not having regular rain really makes us unprepared. Â Iâ€™m not even going to discuss the fact that people out here suddenly become crippled when it comes to driving in the rain. Â
I exaggerate, of course, but itâ€™s so perfect all the time that Iâ€™m not properly prepared when it does rain. Â I donâ€™t own an umbrella.Â I seriously lack proper footwear.Â Thank goodness I have proper entrance mats to clean off all the gook my shoes collect! Â I have hardwood floor, so cleaning up is no problem. Â But, I HAVE HARDWOOD FLOORS!! Â Water and ick canâ€™t possibly be good for it. Â The grains are starting to look a little darker next to my doors.
Â I had a customer call me the other day who was from Georgia. Â She said her door mats get so saturated with water, they are useless. Â She wanted something that would help keep moisture and dirt off her floors, but didnâ€™t have to be hung to dry every day. Â I suggested our Sponge Mat, which got me thinking about my own house. Â They look pretty nice and actually trap up to a gallon and a half of water per square yard! Â
The other thing I love about indoor entrance floor mats, well this one, is the grippers on the back. Â I already have a problem with my furniture slipping and sliding, and itâ€™s heavy!Â I think Iâ€™m going to get matching indoor entrance mats for my front and back door, which has a dog door on it and leads into my laundry room. Â My dogs coming in and out all day is really taking its toll on my tile. Â I would think since the â€œchannelsâ€ in the Sponge Mat can trap water, it stands to reason they can trap dirt and hair and dust (instead of my grout!). Â If I had it my way Iâ€™d have my whole house optimized in MatsMatsMats.com stuff.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by Stag
Allow myself to introduceâ€¦myself.Â Iâ€™m Stag, the most recent addition to the â€˜matstasticâ€™ world of MatsMatsMats.com.Â Over the last few weeks I have been introduced and educated on the very wide variety of playground mats, yoga mats, entrance mats and all kinds of mats and other products that we have to offer.Â As I learn more and more about our wonderful products I find myself in an almost hyper-vigilant state of awareness.Â Almost everywhere I go I find some type of door mats or an exercise mat that we offer.
Simply visiting restaurants and markets, and walking over the entrance mats; taking a second glance downward and thinking, â€œHmmm, that looks like a Stayput Gripper Indoor Entry Matâ€.Â Or realizing that the playgrounds that I visited as a child were covered with Interlocking Rubber Floor Tiles EPDM Playground Surface Tiles.Â The more that I learn our products the more I see them everywhere I frequent.Â I quite literally see mats everywhere!
So as the weeks and month progress I look forward to brining you more of my experiences, insights and follyâ€™s.Â Till then fellow travelers.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by Alex Miller
We finally got some much needed rain here in Los Angeles!Â I noticed that our office building, as well as other stores that I go to, started putting out their new water absorbing entry mats. Â No one wants to see there customers sliding around and nice entrance mats can really improve the appeal of a store, office building or your home. Â I have been to locations that have old office floor mats that you basically slip over after a couple people walk on them.Â Â
Beautify your home with our wide selection of economical welcome mats and entry doormats.Â Certain states that get more rain and snow need floor mats that can really absorb and hold in water. Â Matsmatsmats.com has a very large selection of entrance door mats that can handle areas that have little traffic to heavier duty mats that can really soak in and hold the water in the mat. Â These mats are also easy to clean and maintain.
One of our more heavy duty mats, called the Sponge mat, can hold up to 1.5 gallons of water per square yard!Â It also has rubber grippers on the underside to minimize slippage.Â No matter what look, style or size you may need matsmatsmats.com will have it! Â We can even customize mats to fit your area.Â So when youâ€™re ready to improve the look and keep people from tacking water, dirt and snow all over the place, take a look at our large selection ofÂ commercial outdoor entrance mats.
Posted on: September 10th, 2012 by Ben Gonzalez
I’ve got a bad, bad headache today.Â I mean really bad.Â You know why?Â Because I recently became a father.Â It wasn’t planned really.Â I just got caught up in the moment of my girlfriend moving in and before you know it… I agreedÂ that I would help her take her CAT,Â Bobby!
Bobby, at least for now, is just like a newborn
son.Â Constant liter changes, 4 hours sleep cycles, and nothing but noise come 2:30am. This has made it considerably hard to keep it together after anÂ eight and a halfÂ hour workday then coming home him while he gets adjusted to his new home.Â Lots of clawing.Â Lots of spraying.Â It’s not so much the meowing or the constant roiling of cat liter at night, but the continuous scratching sounds of this fine, young feline specimen using our very nice rug (a gift from my mother) as a if he were kneading pizza dough has to stop!Â My girlfriend suddenly got the bright idea that since I work at MatsMatsMats.com, there HAS to be some kind of ‘cat rug’.Â Something that he can scratch into all he wants, but won’t completely destroy as he’s on his way to doing with our nice plush rug.Â Little does she know, we’ve yet to truly tap into the pet market.
The headache persists, and as I thought of what to convey to all you fine people in the blogosphere, I found myself taking twelve aspirin and then it happened…Â a moment of clarity.Â I scurried over to our Maxima Mat samples (typically used as entry floor mats
or door mats
) .Â All of a sudden, I found a durable mat with no ‘loose’ fibers that a cat would have a hard time ripping through. This mat will be put to the test this weekend and we shall see how well it holds up against this adorable ball of orange-white animal anxiety.Â Obviously, a product that is traditionally used as entrance mats
isn’t spray-proof (if you own a male cat, you know…), but it is made of 45 oz. extra coarse polypropylene fibers that can scrape the smart off a string-theorist (file under poorly executed astrophysics jokes).
I’m confident itÂ will hold up against the rage of a cat removed from his home of 6 years and into the abyss that is the recording studio/love shack/pin-pong death-arena that is ‘Casa de Benigno’.Â More as it develops.