Aluminum Entrance Mat Refurbishing

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Pedimat, PediTred, Pedigrid  Entrance Mat Carpt Strip Refurbishing

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Time and traffic "mat" down your carpet, stopping the bristles from effectively wiping. If your existing recessed aluminum mat has limited to no corrosion we recommend periodic replacement of the carpet strips. The normal life cycle with moderate traffic and moderate cleaning is between 5-10 years.


Cut Costs  --  Refurbish Your Aluminum Mats

Property managers, facility managers and commercial building owners can refurbish existing metal mats at a fraction of the cost to purchase new mats.  There are no special tools or highly-trained personnel required to repair and refurbish your old recessed mats, grilles or aluminum roll-up mats.  Materials and labor needed to refurbish your existing recessed mat will generally cost about half the price of a new aluminum mat.

Over time, the carpet insert material wears down, becomes stained or damaged leaving an ineffective, ugly entrance mat.  Refurbishing your existing aluminum mat will enhance the aesthetic appeal, providing a safe, effective mat to cut cleaning costs and leave a no trip/fall hazard danger zone.

Renovation of your existing roll-up metal mat consists of determining the correct type of replacement insert and placing an order.  Insert replacement materials come on a roll, generally 600 lineal feet in length.  When ordering replacement insert material for your refurbishment project there are several choices that need to be made:

  • Type of inserts, i.e. carpet, vinyl, abrasive, etc.
  • Correct width of insert material for your particular mat
  • Color
  • Specify for
  • Interior or Exterior
  • Determine quantity needed

Aluminum metal mats generally have some type of alternating rails  --  an aluminum rail followed by a carpet-type insert and then another aluminum hinged rail.  When refurbishing your mat, you will need to remove the screws, rivets or crimps from the backside of the mat that attach the inserts to the aluminum rail.  The existing inserts are then removed, taking special care to clean the channels on either side.  The aluminum rail and hinge portion of the mat should then be thoroughly clean/scrubbed and maintenance performed on any bent rails, etc.  The new insert material can then be fed into the clean channels, reattached to the aluminum mat by rivets, etc. and replaced in your cleaned recessed well.

Metal roll-up mats are designed to be one of the most effective floor mat systems available.  When the appropriate type and size of aluminum mat is used in your building facility, the mats will:

  • Scrape dirt and debris off shoes
  • Trap and absorb moisture from rain or melting snow
  • Increase traction and provide a hazard-free no-slip entry way
  • Provide color options to enhance surrounding decor

A note of caution, insert materials come in slightly differing widths.  In other words, one-size DOES NOT fit all.  Dealing with an experienced supplier who will provide samples of the different width materials so that you can actually try the material in your mat's channel, will ensure that your refurbishing project will go smoothly.  You will be pleased with your like-new high performance aluminum mat.

For detailed, step-by-step instructions, visit our Tutorials.  We sell all types and widths of insert material; our staff is ready to help you.


Aluminum Mat Service Area

We currently offer our services to the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. To obtain a quote please contact us at 877-242-8821.

Mats Supported:

  • Pedimat, PediTred, Pedigrid
  • BaseMat, BaseTred, BaseGrid
  • Perfec Mat, Perfec Roll-up, Perfec Grate
  • Others


Aluminum Mat Refurbishing Includes:

  • Removing Recessed Aluminum Mat/Grid
  • Cleaning Recess
  • Removing Existing Inserts
  • Installation of New Inserts
  • Reinstallation of Aluminum Mat/Grid



Pedimat Entrance Mat Refurbishing Process

This recessed aluminum entrance mat Pedimat has limited corrosion and traffic wear, making it a good candidae for carpet strip replacement.  
A close-up of the rails show worn down carpet inserts which no longer effectivley scrape and wipe dirt off pedestrian traffic.  
Once the Inserts have been removed, the aluminum rails are cleaned to remove the traffic pattern.  Steel wire brushes are used to clean and clear rail channels of embedded debris.
Carpet inserts have been replaced, and the recessed roll-up mat (Pedimat) is reinstalled in the entrance recess.  
The traffic pattern has been removed making the mat appear and function as new.  
Rails are perpendicular to the traffic direction to create maximum effectivness for scraping and wiping soil and moisture off of shoes and foot wear.
With the rail channels clear and new carpet inserts this Pedimat is ready for more pedestrian traffic.