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    Posted by Douglas Stampfli on

    Many businesses believe renting a mat is better than owning one, they think it is more convenient and cost effective.  But is it?

    Mats are very important in creating a first great impression, when you rent a mat, you are getting a floor covering that is not custom to your specific needs and may have already been used elsewhere.  Most times you can see a wrinkled version of an entry mat, being delivered and your soiled wrinkled one taken away.  An old used mat certainly does not look impressive and is a big trip hazard, chances are the mat you’re getting that week looks worse than the one before.

    Most rental mats come in standard sizes and always have limited colour options. When you own a mat, you can have any size you want.  Customizing an entrance mat with your logo or tag line, is an important opportunity to create brand awareness.

    Some mat rental companies require you to pay for the cleaning of the mats with your own janitorial service, not only do all those extra costs ad up, why not get your own mats cleaned?

    Owning a mat almost always is a safer option, Mul-T-Mat carries a huge selection of matting that can cover almost any space you can think of. When renting you may have to compromise on the material, thickness, or durability of the mat. Owning the mat gives you the freedom to choose the best mat for your specific requirements and ensures that you are getting the right product for your business.

    In addition to the above-mentioned points, owning a mat also provides long-term cost savings.  When you rent a mat, you are essentially paying for the use of the mat for a limited time period, and once the rental period is over, the mat goes back to the rental company.  On the other hand, when you own a mat, you can use it for as long as you want, and it will ultimately cost you less in the long run.

    In conclusion, owning a mat is a superior option to renting one. It provides a better first impression, customization, better quality, and long-term cost savings.

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