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January 21
Selecting the ideal entryway system

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Selecting the appropriate entryway system is vital for facility managers to provide a safe and healthy environment for building guests, especially during seasons of heavy snow and rain. The Facility Management​ Journal shares why selecting the wrong matting system can lead to safety concerns and unexpected costs in this bylined blog article by Tom Humphrey, sales manager for commercial matting at Milliken.

Entryway systems can be one of the most important decisions a facility manager makes to ensure a great first impression and maximize safety for a building. However, many times, the matting that is placed at a facility’s entrance is decided upon as an afterthought. 

Selecting the wrong entryway system can add to safety concerns and costs. For example, did you know that:

  • According to Wausau Insurance, the average cost of a slip and fall related injury exceeds US$12,000. 
  • The National Floor Safety Institute states that the average cost to defend against a slip and fall lawsuit is on the average of US$50,000.
  • Plaintiffs win 51 percent of premise liability claims, according to the Jury Verdict Research.

Learn more about the six key points to consider—functionality, safety, aesthetics, durability, serviceability and pricing—when identifying the perfect entryway system by reading [the full bylined article] "How to Create an Ideal Entryway" in the Facility Management Journal.