Three small words can create a facility manager’s worst nightmare during the winter: snow, sand and salt. Applied on outdoor walkways to protect people from snow and ice, salt and sand does just the opposite to floor surfaces. If tracked through the building, these materials can drive labor and floor care costs upward and ultimately reduce the longevity of floors. However, a few practical steps can keep harmful cold weather contaminants from wreaking havoc on a retailer’s floors.
Matting and moisture control