Pedimat Information


Why Install a Pedimat?
Pedimat M1, Pedimat M2
Pedimats reduce and retain dirt and moisture before it is tracked into your building.   Ideal for high traffic entrances, these mats come with a variety of insert types for scraping/wiping dirt and capturing moisture and debris in the recess below.  At 7/16" deep they are easily installed in recessed wells or can be surface mounted.   
Weight Load Capacity
Pedimat Rolling Loads
Designed to support up to 350 lbs per wheel load, Pedimats are highly durable and recommended for heavy foot traffic as well as light to medium rolling loads.  Most buildings have alternative entrances/docks for deliveries for heavier loads.  If a higher wheel load is needed view our PediTreds which support up to 1,000 pounds per wheel load.  
How big of a Pedimat do I need?
Pedimat Foot Traffic Entrance Floor Mat
An effective entrance matting system is made up of three separate clean-off zones or areas.  Generally speaking, 15 feet of matting is needed to adequately protect your flooring and provide a safe surface for foot traffic.  This 15 feet of entryway matting can be all Pedimat matting or an aluminum roll-up mat can be part of the 3-mat entry system.   Pedimats are designed to be at least the width of the doorway or set of double doors and as long as possible.  Many times the entire vestibule or foyer will be covered wall-to-wall, door-to-door, with a Pedimat.  The recommended outside, aggressive, scraping-type mat might be an all aluminum Pedimat with Exterior Brush inserts, designed for this type of use. Use a Pedimat with Heavy Duty Carpet inserts in the foyer/vestibule area.  Then, inside your lobby, use a softer wiping-type of mat to complete an effective entrance matting system.  Select the style and performance combination best suited for your facility.  Because Pedimat mats are all custom made, we can meet your specific size needs to offer optimal performance and function.  
What is the largest Pedimat I can order?
Pedimats can be manufactured in rail lengths of up to 12 feet.  Generally, the only limitation to size is overall weight of the mat.  Also, many shipping companies have a 10-foot length limit.  In order for your staff to clean and maintain your Pedimat, you should consider the weight for individual sections of your entryway matting, keeping in mind the ability of your staff to move the mat and/or mat sections.   Pedimats can be made in sizes/units for your unique application.
Custom sizes and templates
All Pedimats are custom sized for your individual needs.  This customization ensures that you will have the correct size, type and color of rail insert, and aluminum color that is the best combination for your facility. See our tutorial for step-by-step instructions on how to determine the best size Pedimat for your facility, as well as instructions on how to order and complete a template.  A template is required when an entrymat is not made of right angles.   A template service is available; for a fee a service technician will come to your facility or job site and make your template ensuring a custom fit. 
Pedimat recessed and surface mounted frames
Pedimats can be installed indoors, outdoors, in recess wells or on a flat surface.  There are frames available for these different types of installation. For example, an existing recess area might need a tapered angle frame or a surface application mat might need a tapered vinyl border.  Refer to the five different frame options shown below.
Insert Types
Serrated Aluminum and Carpet Pedimat Insert Types
There are a variety of insert types and colors available for Pedimat roll-up aluminum mats.  There are 22 Heavy-Duty Carpet insert colors and four Exterior Brush insert tread colors.  Also available are Poured Abrasive Inserts, Abrasive Tape inserts, and Rubber Tread inserts.  See the chart below for a complete selection of the different types and colors available.
Aluminum Finishes
The exposed rails and hinges on a Pedimat, as well as the frames, are made of aluminum.  The stock finish is a standard mill aluminum finish (a shiny metal aluminum color).  There are other finishes and colors available including anodized aluminum and powder coat finishes.  You can coordinate not only the type and color of insert material but also the aluminum rails and frame to compliment your interior design.  See the chart below for a chart displaying the color and finish options available.
Pedimat Cleaning
What a Pedimat does best is effectively scrape dirt and remove moisture from all types of footwear.  With Pedimats' unique aluminum roll-up feature, you can easily clean not only the aluminum mat and rails but also the recessed well area beneath the Pedimat.  Maintenance staff can easily vacuum the surface of the mat daily and periodically roll back the mat half-way and thoroughly clean the recessed well, reversing the process for the other half of the mat --  all without lifting or removing the mat from its recess.   When needed, your Pedimat can be extracted or for a more thorough after-winter-cleaning your entryway mat can be removed and cleaned using a pressure washer. 
Replacing Pedimat Carpet Inserts
The sturdy aluminum rails and hinges in your Pedimat will last many years.  Sometimes, however, the aluminum portion of your mat exceeds the life of the carpet insert strips or during remodeling, your vestibule and lobby areas might change color schemes.  Replacement carpet insert material is available allowing your maintenance staff to replace and renew the appearance and function of your investment.   For about half the cost of a new Pedimat, you can revitalize your entryway.   Refer to our video for a step-by-step tutorial on how you can refurbish your existing aluminum roll-up entrance mat.
Ordering a new entrance mat

For new construction the "rough opening" size of the size (width x length) is needed to determine the size of the frame and entrance mat. 

To replace your existing Pedimat mat measure your existing recess.  Measure the inside of the frame on the sides and center of both the length (red) and width (green) to determine if the recess is square.  Accurate measurements are important.  These dimensions are known as the "rough opening" which are then used to fabricate your replacement entrance mat. 

Production and delivery times
Custom made Aluminum Entrance Mats
All Pedimats are custom manufactured to meet your project's specific needs.   This customization allows you to select not only the size, but also the type and color of inserts, type and color of aluminum rails, hinges and frame, and type of installation and framing options.   Such customization options, fabrication and delivery generally require 3-4 weeks.  If you need your frame earlier, it can be shipped out separately before your mat is completed, at no additional charge. There is also a “rush” program available at an additional charge.