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Are Rental Mats Really a Good Value for Your Business?

The QUICK ANSWER: NO- and here’s why:

RENTAL MAT SALES PITCH:  

Rental mats are a low-cost means of trapping foot-traffic dirt at entranceways.

REALITY CHECK:

The average cost of  (1) single 3’ x 5’ rental mat is $5.00 per week, or $260.00 a year.  The average facility uses 5 mats per building at a total annual cost of $1,300.00!  

PREFERRED CHOICE:

You can purchase a 3 'x 5' CROWN MATTING TECHNOLOGIES’ MARATHON entrance mats at $154.50 each.  For the average facility, 5 mats would cost $772.50!

Plus, with normal maintenance (vacuuming, periodic extraction) CROWN’s MARATHON will easily provide durable service for 3 years.

 

DO THE MATH:

Rental mats at $1,300.00/year for 3 years       = $3,900.00.

5 - MARATHON mats at $772.50 for 3 years   = $  772.50

You are over-paying by: $3,127.50

(And that is just for 5 mats!  How many do you rent? 10? 15?)

 


RENTAL MAT SALES PITCH:  

If you are located in a severe weather area (the northern States, for example) the mats may need to be changed out more than once per week.  We’ll stop by and bring you another set if needed.

REALITY CHECK:

Again, that’s true – but there is an additional cost for each delivery over and above your contract cost – and it isn’t cheap.

PREFERRED CHOICE:

Purchase 2 sets of CROWN’S MARATHON.  For the average facility, 10 mats would cost $1,474.00!

DO THE MATH:

 

Rental mats at $1,300.00/year for 3 years       = $3,900.00.

10 MARATHON mats at $737.00 for 3 years    = $1,474.00

You are overpaying by:             $2,426.00


RENTAL MAT SALES PITCH:  

You don’t have to clean the mats and we change them out every week.

REALITY CHECK:

True, the rental company does come by once a week to change out the mats.  But, doesn’t your cleaning crew vacuum them every night? Just ask them!

But the biggest issue is that the replacement mats they bring each week are not your mats that were picked up last week.  This week’s mats may have come from an auto repair shop, are discolored, are of varying ages and wear, etc. Do you want this in your office and entrance?

PREFERRED CHOICE:

Continue to have your cleaning crew vacuum the mats as they do the office carpet and steam-clean the mats along with your office carpeting every 6 months to a year.  Your carpeting and your mats will stay fresh and ready for maximum service.

 

FAST FACTS:

  • Rental Mats are very lightweight, generally 12 to 15 ounces of carpet/sq.yd.  The edges tend to flip over and become tripping hazards.
  • CROWN’S MARATHON entrance mats are constructed of 45 ounces/sq.yd. of needle-punch carpet bonded to a thick ThermoFlexTM backing to hold the mats in place and resist trip hazards. That’s 3 times the carpet for maximum dirt and moisture retention!  And you have a choice of aesthetically pleasing colors.



Call CROWN MATTING TECHNOLOGIES today at:

(800) 628-5463

for more information!

Topics: Insider, Mats

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