Jack-o’-Lanterns and Slip-Resistant Matting
How do you mend a broken Jack-o’-lantern? With a pumpkin patch! Ok, ok…we just couldn’t resist adding in a little Halloween joke!
But as we pulled out our spider web decorations and candy, we noticed a few odd coincidences between our slip-resistant matting and jack-o’-lanterns. Don’t believe us? Well you’ll just have to read on if you dare and decide if we offering a trick or a treat.
Warding off negative outcomes: Jack-o’-lanterns were first carved to ward off evil spirits roving the countryside on All Hallows’ Eve. People believed that the scary carvings would keep spirits from entering their homes or causing “tricks” around their property. PEM on the other hand helps reduce slips around pools, golf courses, yoga studios, horse stalls and marinas – just don’t call us scary!
Great for many areas: The great thing about pumpkins is the many different ways they can be used. You can eat the seeds, make pumpkin pie or just use them as a decoration. PEM’s matting can be used nearly anyway too. It can be used above water or under water, adhered to a surface or used as a temporary runner.
Different sizes: Pumpkins come small enough to fit in your palm and large enough to break the axel on your pickup truck. PEM comes in three different sizes including 2ft x 25ft, 3ft x 25ft and 6ft x 25ft and also comes in lightweight, high traffic and high friction.
Stored for the season: Pumpkins obviously can’t be put in the pantry over winter, but they can be canned. Much of the pumpkin we eat is actually processed and so it can be eaten later in the year. PEM is can be used all year or can be rolled up and easily stored over the winter.
This Halloween, think about your need for slip-resistant matting in areas where slips are likely to happen. Have a safe and happy Halloween!