West Edmonton Mall
Over 30 million people visit West Edmonton Mall each year. Even the least frequented of its 60 entrances handles an astonishing amount of foot traffic, and feet are just the beginning; everything from wheelchairs to strollers to cargo dollies passes in and out of the mall on a daily basis.
Suffice it to say that WEM’s floor mats take a beating. So when Pam came to us looking for a fresh look for her entrances, we went straight to our most formidable solution: the Canada Mat Astro Plus. We knew that its two-tone colour scheme and deep pile — over 5/8“ thick — would conceal dirt and protect the mall’s sophisticated aesthetic.
One of the mall’s lesser known records is that it’s surrounded by the world’s largest parking lot. All winter, truckloads of sand are spread across it to keep guests from slipping on the snow and ice. Inevitably, much of that sand gets tracked into the mall, but it doesn’t get far now that we’ve installed the Astro Plus. These heavy-duty mats can retain a whopping three pounds of dirt per square foot, which cuts down on Pam’s cleaning costs — not just for the mats themselves, but for the rest of the mall’s flooring too.
Working with West Edmonton Mall put our products and our service to the test like never before. It was a challenge, but also a true pleasure because it’s when our products are pushed to their limits that their quality really shines.