How To Install MAXtread™ Vinyl Mats for Enhanced Entrance Flooring

Choosing the right entrance flooring system is crucial for maintaining your building's design, extending floor life, ensuring a safe entry, and reducing maintenance costs. Entrance mats play a vital role in enhancing interior environmental quality by preventing dirt from entering the building and improving pollutant source control. Among various options, MAXtread stands out as a flexible, open weave, vinyl mat with carpet inlays designed to effectively trap dirt, snow, and sand, while retaining debris within the grid. This blog provides a comprehensive guide on installing MAXtread vinyl mats, an ideal solution for commercial spaces with heavy pedestrian traffic.


Features of MAXtread Vinyl Mats:

  1. Hinge-Free Design: The MAXtread vinyl mats boast a hinge-free structure, allowing for smooth and seamless installation without any disruptions or obstructions.

  2. Patented Hold-Down System: The mat system comes equipped with a patented hold-down feature, ensuring its stability and preventing shifting, even under heavy foot traffic.

  3. Heavy-Duty and High Traffic: Built to withstand rigorous use, MAXtread vinyl mats are engineered to endure high volumes of pedestrian movement, making them an ideal choice for retail environments and other commercial settings with heavy footfall.

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Installation Process:

Installing MAXtread vinyl mats is a straightforward process that enhances the overall safety and functionality of your entrance flooring system. 

To install MAXtread Vinyl Mats, follow these step-by-step instructions:

1. Prepare the Area:
  • Start by clearing the floor of any debris or obstructions.
  • Ensure the floor surface is clean and dry to provide a stable foundation for the mats.
2. Measure and Cut:
  • Measure the area where you want to install the MAXtread Vinyl Mats.
  • Use a sharp utility knife or a carpet cutter to trim the mats to the desired size, ensuring a precise fit.

3. Lay Out the Mats:

  • Unroll the MAXtread Vinyl Mats and lay them out in the designated area.
  • Align the mats to form a seamless and uniform layout, ensuring no gaps or overlaps.

4. Secure the Mats:

  • To prevent shifting, use the patented hold-down system provided with the mats.
  • Securely fasten the mats to the floor by applying pressure to the hold-down clips, ensuring a tight fit.

5. Check for Smoothness:

  • Walk over the installed mats to ensure they lie flat and do not create any trip hazards.
  • Make any necessary adjustments to ensure a smooth and level surface.

6. Roll Back for Cleaning:

  • Cleaning and maintenance are made easy with the MAXtread Vinyl Mats.
  • Simply roll back the mats when cleaning is required, and after cleaning, reposition them securely.

7. Regular Inspection:

  • Periodically inspect the mats to check for wear and tear or any signs of damage.
  • Replace any worn-out or damaged mats promptly to maintain their effectiveness.

To get a visual guide on the step-by-step installation, be sure to check out our informative video.


By opting for the MAXtread vinyl mat system, you're making a smart investment in your commercial building's safety and maintenance. These high-quality mats effectively trap dirt, snow, and debris while providing a secure and durable entrance flooring solution for areas with heavy pedestrian traffic. Ensure a clean, safe, and visually appealing entryway with MAXtread vinyl mats today. Don't forget to watch the installation video for clear, practical guidance.

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