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Renting Versus Buying Mats
Article - does renting mats really make sense ?



Buying mats VS renting mats - myts revealed

  PERCEPTION: Renting mats is less hassle than owning mats.
FACT: Typical change-out intervals for mat rentals vary from weekly, bi-monthly or monthly. Depending on mat cleanliness in between service calls, many buildings have a cleaning company or in-house staff clean their mats daily. Why pay a service to bring replacement mats when they are kept clean on-site anyway??
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PERCEPTION: One style of mat in one size is suitable for all applications.
FACT: Mat rental programs typically offer smaller sizes that are not large enough to be effective. Placing multiple small mats in your facility poses more trip hazards. A truly comprehensive mat program features various different mats: Scraper mats, Scraper/Wiper mats, Wiper Mats, Anti-fatigue mats and Anti-slip mats.
RENTAL - "Fit All"
OWN - made to your specifications
rental mats come only in few sizes
mats you buy are customizable

PERCEPTION: Rental mats effectively trap dirt and moisture.
FACT: Not long after a rental mat has been put into service, the nylon carpet fibers crush flat allowing dirt to track into the building. The way rental wiper mats are constructed, once they are saturated with moisture it flows over the edges and creates a safety hazard. Better quality mats have a permanent bi-level surface design that prevents crushing and remains effective for years.
RENTAL
OWN
Rental mats arent always the cleanest

  PERCEPTION: Rental mats always arrive to your facility clean and attractive.
FACT: A rental mat is anywhere from brand new to 8-10 years old. You might get brand new mats for a few weeks or months and then start getting older mats delivered. Mats that are not in tip-top shape could cause safety hazards and an inconsistent appearance which can affect your facility’s image.
Purchased mats are will improve your company image

PERCEPTION: All rental mats are cleaned and replaced on a regular basis.
FACT: In most cases outside scraper mats, anti-fatigue mats, and kitchen mats on a rental program are not changed at all. Employees of the facility where the mats are placed assume the responsibility for mat cleaning.
Antifatigue mats usually are not servicedYou may ave to clean rental outdoor rubber mats You have to clean rentan kitchen food service mats


  PERCEPTION: Rental mats are kind to the environment.
FACT: Consider fuel for pickup and delivery, energy for washing and drying, and cleaning chemicals that are released into waste system. Better quality mats are made from recycled materials and are designed to remain in service anywhere from 8-10 years.
Own mats are more environmentally friendly

PERCEPTION: Renting mats saves you money.
FACT: Renting mats as a long-term solution becomes very costly. At an average of $.20 per square foot per week a single 3x5 rental mat costs a facility $780 over a five year period. In contrast, a purchased 3x5 High Performance mat costs the facility approximately $100. The higher quality mats purchased have been carefully designed to prevent tripping, remain attractive and maintain cleaner surroundings.


W O R K S H E E T



Calculate 3 year cost of renting the mat:
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Calculate your SAVINGS when you purchase mats:
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ENTER YOUT 3 YEAR MATS RENTAL EXPENSE
   
SUBTRACT YOU PURCHASE TOTAL FOR THE MATS YOU WILL OWN
   
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