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Scottish Parliament Cleaners to get living wageCleaners at the Scottish Parliament are to receive the National Living Wage, taking their income to £7.85 per hour. Currently cleaners get the National Minimum Wage, which is £6.50 per hour, giving cleaners directly employed by Holyrood a £1.35 per hour increase.

Initially the change will only affect 26 staff, including cleaners and caterers, however from next year those employed via contractors will also be included. The increase wage also means the Scottish Government will be accredited as a living wage employer.

The change was announced by Scottish Parliament Presiding Officer, Tricia Marwick, she said,

“I am delighted that – as an employer – the parliament has moved to ensure the Living Wage guarantee now extends to all staff who work directly at the parliament.

“The cost of meeting this commitment is relatively small in financial terms but is hugely symbolic to employees and employers alike.

“Ensuring that employees receive decent pay and conditions is the hallmark of a good employer and I hope that our decision will encourage other organisations across Scotland to make the same commitment to their staff.”

The current Scottish Living Wage is based on the cost to live, taking inflation into account, making it financially easier for Holyrood cleaners to live. The increase will also have a positive effect on the Scottish cleaning industry in general, with a greater emphasise on improving the wages  of cleaners.

Last month Inverclyde Council announced they will begin paying all of its staff the National Living Wage, despite being on of the smallest councils.They are first council to implement the new living wage.

The council now employs 750 people who will receive the increased pay, which was back dated to November, when the Living Wage was set.

Council leader Stephen McCabe said:

“The Living Wage pays a fair rate for low paid workers. Now the national rate has increased it is right we reflect that in the money paid to our lowest paid workers.

Cost for Commercial Cleaning

There’s an argument to be made that paying the Living Wage to cleaners will make them more productive in their job and help organisations retain employees for longer.

 

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Our washroom services are constantly expanding and Livingston is a thriving business community where washroom and office cleaning services are required. Located 20 minutes outside Edinburgh and 40 minutes along the M8 from Glasgow, businesses are rushing to open offices in Livingston because of the location.

At Oak Industrial, as one of Scotland’s largest and most reputable washroom services and office cleaning companies, it’s helped our business continue to grow. We can provide specialist office cleaning and washroom services tailored to our client’s needs.

Office Cleaning Livingston

Livingston-office-cleaningPreviously, we would have listed the major Scottish cities are the prime location for office cleaning, such as Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen. However, in recent years businesses based in Livingston need office cleaning and we have been able to support their business.

We have the largest network of office cleaning specialists in Scotland ready to provide office cleaning in Livingston and other major business industrial locations.

Companies Cleaning Offices Livingston

Oak Industrial has specialist advisors in Livingston to provide tailored office cleaning. This means that no matter how complex the job, we can help. Our washroom services team are also on hand, if required, to manage commercial washroom areas.

Our office cleaning team can provide support on a schedule to suit you and your business needs. The schedule is developed and constant reporting is provided. You can expect the highest quality of cleaning associated with one of Scotland’s largest washroom services and commercial office cleaning companies.

Quote for Office Cleaning in Livingston

Find out about our great prices and fantastic offers for our clients. We’ll demonstrate the quality of our cleaning and excellent prices. To get in touch, please complete a quick quote enquiry form on the side of this page or telephone 01738 632935.

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It’s coming up to the start of the new financial year and as it quickly approaches many companies are looking to change their office cleaning company for a new provider. There are many reasons for doing this, from looking to reduce costs through to asking for an improved service.

Office cleaning in Glasgow is one of the most popular services offered at Oak Industrial. The demand for office cleaning continues to rise as business confidence grows and more companies hire office space.

Office Cleaning Services in Glasgow

Since 1995, we’ve been providing office cleaning support across Scotland. We started in the central regions of Glasgow and expanded to have locations across Scotland. A lot has changed in the past 20 years, from the equipment used to clean floors to the eco friendly cleaning solutions.

As Oak Industrial has grown so has the support we are able to offer our clients. Washroom service cleaning, handyman services and window cleaning have all be added to help support our clients whatever cleaning requirement they have.

Our growth of office cleaning services in Glasgow has predominantly been supported through word of mouth and existing customers recommending our service to others.

Scottish Office Cleaners For Glasgow Office

If you decide that Oak Industrial is your chosen office cleaning partner for your Glasgow office you should expect the following:

Experience: An experienced and trustworthy office cleaning company with extensive knowledge of a wide range if industries.

Reliability: An organisation that will be there to support you whatever your cleaning needs.

Comprehensive: A full range of support and services so you only ever need to pick up the phone to Oak Industrial and we’ll be there to help.

Quality: Our staff, products, equipment and company are a quality provider of office cleaning services in Glasgow.

Cost of Office Cleaning in Glasgow

As a flexible and reliable provider of office cleaning services in Glasgow we will give you our very best quote. If you have a price in mind we can build a proposition around this for you.

To speak to a director from Oak Industrial about office cleaning services please telephone 01738 632935 where we will be glad to help.

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As commercial cleaning specialists we love the opportunity to clean difficult and complex projects. It’s why we clean everything from offices – desks, floors and kitchen areas – through to the outside of high level buildings. Our specialist heights team can work at any level and have been helping businesses keep their premises clean since 1995. But, none of the buildings we help keep clean are as cool at these buildings.

Today, 6th March 2013, we’re listing our top 10 coolest buildings to clean from around the world. Check back throughout the day as we’ll be adding more and more to the list until we finalise the top 10.

You can also follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook to stay ahead of the next cool office!

Number 1: Innocent Smoothie

Innocent drinks should be issued with a certificate and maybe even a cup for being so cool. From their launch they’ve done things differently and their office is no different. Their packaging wasn’t just a way to bottle their lovely fruit drink but a way to make people laugh. They used comedy openly and we’re afraid to try something new. The same can be said for their office environment. It’s open planned with plenty of green plants and spacious surroundings. The benches and games tables make creativity flow and the meeting rooms are more like a coffee shop than a boardroom.

For this, Innocent drinks must make it into the top 10 coolest offices!

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Number 2: Red Bull

You don’t necessarily need wings to work at Red Bull because they’ve installed a slide for their employees to get between floors! This has got to make it into the top 10 coolest office to clean list. The comfortable seating areas, relaxed feel and flowing architecture make Red Bull a stand out place to work. In terms of cleaning it looks fresh and easy to clean.

Would you like to work here?

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Number 3: Google

Ah, the internet giant that is Google has done it again. The Google offices include play areas, slides and and a chilled out working environment. Bright colours and vibrant community areas make Google a fun place to work but I’ve no idea how they’ll keep that slide so clean!

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Number 4: Horizon Media

Horizon media is a New York based company and their offices are out of this world. The building design is warm, fresh and inviting. The  spacious environment is ideal for cleaning! Super awesome office space!

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Number 5: ANZ

Melbourne based ANZ have made it into our top 10 coolest offices. They sheer size of the building should be noted but it’s the intricate details that make the difference. The office includes bright break out zones, quiet areas, public cafes and an art gallery! You have to see it to believe it!

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Number 6: DTAC

Bangkok based DTAC is a telecommunications company with a difference. The company has created a light, spacious environment for their employees and other stakeholders, with pool tables and fun zones. It must be a hard task to keep all those lights in working order! Can you imagine the electricity bill?

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Number 7: Technology Centre Medical Science

The Technology Centre Medical Science is based in Berlin – look how clean it is!! A team of people will clean this building round the clock. The building has to be recognised as a cool office simply because how clean it’s kept. The beautiful architecture is easy on the eye.

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Number 8: Moving Picture

The Los Angeles office of Moving Picture is out of this world. The space themed office is a cool office for sure. Fresh and innovative in design and beautifully clean. This must make the top 10 of coolest offices. Moving Picture has worked on popular commercials and it’s not surprising they continue to grow.

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Number 9: Ogilvy & Mather

The Guangzhou office for Ogilvy and Mather is a carnival of fun. The design of the building is open planned across multiple levels and has the carnival theme running throughout. The design is award winning and worthy of a place in our top 10 coolest offices to clean!

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Number 10: Youtube

Our last cool office in our count down has to be YouTube. I mean seriously, they’ve placed a huge red fun slide in their office. A round of applause is required. Trying to shimmy down the slide slowly to keep it clean must be some task.

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There must be more cool offices which we’ve missed out. What do you think about our list? Can you add to it or make it better?

We’ve cleaned car parks, factories, the outside of high rise buildings and cleaned up after flood damage, however some of these buildings would be a fantastic cleaning experience.

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Weekly Update: We’ve Been Cleaning Offices in Glasgow

Glasgow CleaningFrom time to time we like to share a little information about what we’ve been doing. This week, our cleaning team have been busy in offices throughout Glasgow. From the financial district to the outskirts of Glasgow City centre we have been providing office cleaning in Glasgow.

Office Cleaning Glasgow

Our office cleaning clients usually hear about our services through word of mouth but many are now finding us on the internet. Once they read a little about our services, affordable pricing and years of experience they will get in touch.

Before we begin cleaning their Glasgow office we do a number of things. We start by understanding what office cleaning support is required so we can tailor our service and price accordingly. Then, we produce an office cleaning schedule which can be reviewed and edited. Once our clients are happy with our office cleaning plan we get to work.

We have to ensure the correct eco-friendly products are used, that our expert cleaning team are aware of the schedule and ready to put the cleaning plan into action. Our evaluation team will then monitor and review all of our cleaning to guarantee the highest standards of cleaning are maintained for every client.

Office Cleaning Company in Glasgow

Glasgow is a vibrant city and business is at the heart of the city. From industrial manufacturing through to office call centres, there’s many different business premises which need regular cleaning.

At Oak Industrial our cleaning team can provide Industrial Cleaning, office cleaning and washroom services. We are an all in one business cleaning service supporting our client’s businesses in Glasgow, whatever they need.

This week we helped a property management company with end of tenancy cleaning in Glasgow, several offices with their cleaning and also a number of Glasgow factories with stream cleaning. It’s been a busy week!

Working With Our Glasgow Cleaning Team

Oak Industrial operate across Scotland. If you’re interested in working with our Cleaning team in Glasgow then get in touch and we’ll be glad to meet and discuss your business cleaning needs.

You can contact Oak Industrial via an email or by telephoning 01738 632935.

 

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We consider ourselves to be cleaning Scotland specialists and this is a reputation we’ve developed because we have been cleaning office, buildings, washrooms and services apartments since 1995.

As a Scottish cleaning company, you can challenge Oak Industrial today with any cleaning project, large or small. With our experienced commercial cleaning in Scotland there’s rarely a project we have not completed in the past.

Cleaning Scotland Experts

Business-cleaning-GlasgowWe’re cleaning Scotland one business at a time, but each Scottish business requires a tailored level of support. It’s this tailored service we pride ourselves on being able to supply. Every business is unique and we embrace this at Oak Industrial because we’re different to many other companies. We fit around your business, not the other way about. Our standards and service will be tailored completely to the service you require and with fantastic low prices it’s no wonder we’ve been successful as cleaning experts in Scotland for almost 20 years.

From Office Cleaning in Glasgow through to builders cleaning in Edinburgh we’re here to help. We have clients in Inverness and the Borders of Scotland so we’re equipped for any cleaning project across Scotland.

Cleaning Scotland Services

When you work with Oak Industrial you’re partnering with an experienced company with the necessary credentials, qualifications and securities to work with any size of company. We clean for multi-national corporations and small businesses a like. Our pricing structure reflects the level of support which is required so we can tailor every quote for each individual client, whilst ensuring we deliver the same fantastic cleaning service for every client.

Some of the cleaning services we are able to offer in Scotland are:

  • Daily Office Cleaning
  • One-Off Cleaning
  • End of Tenancy Cleaning
  • Builders Clean
  • Commercial Steam Cleaning
  • And, much more…

Visit the link for a full range of our cleaning services in Scotland.

We also have washroom services. Our washroom services Scotland team can provide washroom services like managing your washroom area, ensuring it is cleaned constantly and always to the highest standards. Whether you need a new hand dryer, clean washroom area (sinks, toilets and floors etc) or just need your vending machines stocked, Oak Industrial can help.

We realise that by helping make our clients lives easier we can build a strong, long-lasting and successful business relationship which is mutually beneficial.

Hire Scottish Cleaning Company

You can hire Oak Industrial for any cleaning project in Scotland. From builders to property management companies, we provide top business to business relationship support, excellent cleaning services and all at a fantastic price.

As a cleaning Scotland expert, we’re happy to give you a detailed plan of how we can help you and tailor a price to suit your needs.

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Offices across Scotland need a reliable cleaning team to support their business. Some companies choose to hire their own cleaner, some companies will do the cleaning themselves but many choose to hire professionals to clean their business.
Office-cleaning-ScotlandThere are pros and cons to hiring your own cleaner, such as you get the benefit of having someone on site 24/7, however this can be costly with wages, holidays and taxes which business have to pay. Asking your existing employees to double-up as cleaners is a decision many business owners take. In our opinion this can lead to unhappy employees who will inevitably leave for better conditions at alternative companies. The quality of the cleaning is rarely of the same standard and distracts employees from their contracted business duties.

That’s why, for professional office cleaning services you need a Scottish office cleaning specialist. A company who will provide value for money office cleaning based on an arrangement to suit your business. Professional office cleaning companies, like Oak Industrial, are trained experts and use eco-friendly products to help keep your office clean.

Professional Office Cleaning in Scotland

Professional Office Cleaning Scotland

At Oak Industrial we can provide a range of professional office cleaning services for Scottish companies. We have specialist teams across Scotland in key regions, such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife, the Borders and the Highlands to manage every office cleaning project. We’ve been providing office cleaning services since 1995.

 

Our professional cleaning team in Scotland support businesses with a wide range of office cleaning services to meet their business needs. We find that by providing this range of services companies are able to rely on Oak Industrial for any and every cleaning and washroom services task. In our mind, most customers tell us that it’s important their commercial office cleaning company is

  • Reliable: A cleaning company must be able to do what they say they can
  • Affordable: The price each client pays must match the level of service.
  • Quality: The quality of the cleaning should be outstanding
  • Customer care: Caring about our clients business is what makes us stand out from the crowd.

By providing these four attributes we provide an enhanced customer experience and ensure our current office cleaning clients are satisfied with our service.

What Office Cleaning Services Can We Offer?

Our professional cleaning team in Scotland support businesses with a wide range of office cleaning services to meet their business needs. We find that by providing this range of services companies are able to rely on Oak Industrial for any and every cleaning and washroom services task. The cleaning services we offer for businesses in Scotland are:

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  • Daily Office Cleaning: Many of our existing clients like their offices cleaned daily. We can provide a daily cleaning service and also manage any washroom areas too.
  • One-Off Cleaning: A one-off clean is a popular service we provide. Not every business needs daily cleaning so we’ll be there when you need us. With key cleaning specialists in locations around Scotland we can be there for your business to provide our expert cleaning service.
  • End Of Tenancy Cleaning: Oak Industrial has worked with letting agents for years to clean properties after tenants have vacated. We help get the property clean and ready to let for the next client.
  • Window Cleaning: Our window cleaning team can work at heights to clean office windows.
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning: For pubs, restaurants and other businesses where the furniture is a vital part of the service, we can provide a carpet and upholstery service to clean and mend worn areas.
  • Factory Cleaning: In Scotland many companies operate out of factories. With our high powered steam cleaning system we can steam clean factory floors to make them spotless again.
  • Builders Clean: After builders have finished building hospitals, schools and other locations they need a cleaning team to provide a reliable and thorough cleaning service. Since 1995 we’ve been providing a builders clean service.
  • High Level Cleaning: Working at heights is a dangerous prospect but at Oak Industrial we have specialists teams who can help your business with building cleaning at any height.
  • Steam Cleaning: Our steam cleaning is a high powered tool which cleans any area. We use the steam cleaning system to ensure excellent results. This is often used for projects like car park cleaning where oil and dirt are present.
  • Water damage Repair: If your business is flooded you want to get back to normal as quickly as possible. Our water damage repair team work with commercial and residential properties to repair water damaged properties.

For almost twenty years Oak Industrial has been adapting to support clients with their business. We’ve added services as they have been required and now we can provide almost any cleaning service for businesses. But, what can Oak Industrial do for you?

Professional Office Cleaning

The frequency of your office cleaning is your decision, but we can help guide and advise you on the level of professional office cleaning which your business may need.

Our professional office cleaning services are available across Scotland. Our two most popular areas are Glasgow and Edinburgh because most offices in Scotland are located in these areas, but we also help businesses in Inverness, Kelso and Aberdeen with our office cleaning services.

If you would like a free, no obligation quotation for professional office cleaning services then please call 01738 632935 or complete a quick quote on our website and we will be back in touch.

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We’ve all visited commercial premises, whether an office or other location, where the office has been far from tidy and welcoming. A clean office and business is clearly important for new clients, but what about your staff and external contractors?

clean office environmentWell, in a recent survey it was found that the majority of staff felt demotivated if they were working in an untidy office. Furthermore, external companies who were contracted to help a business also felt that if the business wasn’t taking pride in it’s office premises then the level of support could be reduced.

Office Cleaning Can Motivate Your Staff

It’s true that a clean office will make staff more productive.

It makes perfect sense. Keeping people motivated and focused on the job at hand is essential for any business. People want to know that the business they work for cares about how it portrays itself to the external environment. If the business is an aesthetically pleasing place to visit and work then staff and contractors will value the company higher.

If the company doesn’t care about the environment where clients visit and people work, then staff could take this as an opportunity to provide the bare minimum each day instead of going the extra mile. Often the phrase used by employees is “Well if the management don’t care about the business why should I?”.

Staff need to be motivated to work. When they come through the doors they need to know that the management and owners value the business and that the contribution of the employees is essential to the continued success of the business. Having a clean office space helps to create that professional and welcoming environment to help employees thrive.

Clean Office is a Happy Office

From our time as a commercial cleaning and washroom services company we’ve partnered with hundreds of companies to help their business grow. It’s clear to us that the companies who retain their staff the longest ultimately have the greatest success. One way to retain staff is to ensure their day to day work life is enjoyable. The first step is to ensure they are working in a clean and happy office environment.

Keeping your business clean and tidy is important and should not be considered as a waste of time or money. It’s about setting the right message for your business to move forward.

Who Can Clean My Office?

There are plenty of companies who will gladly help clean your office. Oak Industrial has been providing an office cleaning service in Scotland since 1995. We’ve become experts at managing our staff, of which we have over 100 and ensures we meet and exceed our customers expectations.

Our quality of service helps us stand out from other cleaning companies. We never cut corners and thoroughly believe that if a job is worth doing then it’s worth doing well. You can get a low cost quick office cleaning quote from the form at the side of this page or by telephoning us on 01738 632935.

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Daily-Office-Cleaning-ScotlandExperience is everything in office cleaning. That’s why, when you’re looking for a Scottish daily office cleaning company you should speak to Oak Industrial. We’ve been cleaning offices from Inverness to Gretna and Glasgow to Edinburgh since 1995.

Back then we had 3 members of staff, but as our demand for office cleaning grew and our reputation as a reliable, affordable and high quality office cleaning company increased, we’ve now got over 100 employees.

Daily Office Cleaning in Scotland

When it comes to our daily office cleaning service, we’ve been providing tailored cleaning solutions for businesses since 1995. It’s this experience which helps us exceed our customers expectations. However, we’re often asked what we will and won’t clean as a Scottish daily office cleaning service. Well, unlike many office cleaning providers, we don’t limit ourselves to what we can and cannot clean. For instance, we can even clean the outside of high rise buildings with our specialists heights cleaning team.

A standard daily office clean will include;

  • Floor cleaning, including hoovers carpets
  • Window cleaning
  • Cleaning of desks
  • Washroom cleaning
  • Kitchen cleaning
  • Office stairs cleaning
  • Computer cleaning

Our cleaning team are expertly trained and we are fully certified to provide commercial cleaning services to companies in Scotland. There’s very little our cleaning experts can’t clean so challenge us today. All of our products are powerful enough to clean 99.9% of germs whilst being eco-friendly.

Many of our clients require us to clean at a specific time during the day, which we can fully accomodate because each daily office cleaning schedule is custom made to suit each client’s demands. We fit effortlessly around your business to ensure a clean and aesthetically pleasing environment is enjoy by your clients, staff and business associates.

Top Scottish Commercial Cleaning Locations

Our top locations in Scotland for office cleaning is, as expected, in the high volume areas where the demand is greatest. We have office cleaning in Glasgow, daily office cleaning in Edinburgh and several clients who require frequent, if not daily office cleaning in Aberdeen, Inverness, Livingston and office cleaning in the borders too.

One of the benefits of working with Oak Industrial is that we’ve grown since our inception in 1995 t0 a cleaning company with over 100 members of staff. So, you can rely on us to meet most of your cleaning expectations. We’re a close company and value each and every member of our team. It’s this family-based community that we’ve built which has helped our company become one of the most successful Scottish commercial cleaning companies.

Regardless of where your company is based, Oak Industrial can provide our exceptionally high quality service at an affordable price. We’re able to meet your daily cleaning requirements because of the number of staff we employ, our years of experience and because we already operate on a daily basis across Scotland cleaning offices.

Hire Your Scottish Daily Office Cleaners

Oak Industrial provides commercial daily office cleaning services to a wide variety of businesses across Scotland, whether your business is city centre in Glasgow or just off the motorway, we’ll be there to help keep your business clean and running smoothly.

If you already have a daily office cleaning service with another company then why not compare our level of service and pricing to understand whether our support would be better suited to your business. We clean for large multi-national corporations as well as small to medium sized companies too. Regardless of the size of company, every client receives a tailored cleaning service at an affordable and value for money price.

Get a quick quote today by completing our side enquiry form or by telephoning us directly on 01738 632935.

 

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Commercial cleaning for businesses ranges from cleaning work tops and desks through to the kitchen surfaces. At Oak Industrial we go further to help our clients keep their business premises clean. One service we can offer is to keep business floors clean and tidy.

Business Flooring in Scotland

The dirt from outside is often brought into office and business environments by customers. This can eventually wear the carpets and dirt can be ground into the carpet or floor surface. If your flooring is not carpet, but say laminate, or another slippery surface, then it’s essential to ensure your customers don’t slip. Customers having accidents is more likely on slippery flooring if it has been raining outside. However, any customer accident would mean your business could be personally liable.

At Oak Industrial we manage the problems associated with health and safety or dirt management from the streets outside for you. Our specialists will get to work on your behalf to understand exactly the floor care your business needs.

Laminate Slippery Business Flooring

If your business has slippery flooring, such as laminate, then we have a range of commercial mats which can meet your business requirements. A mat would allow your customers and employees to wipe their feet before entering your showroom. This would help dry the soles of their shoes and reduce the likelihood of somebody slipping.

Mats For Businesses

For businesses that have carpeted flooring, we have a range of mats specifically for your type of business. Each mat will meet a different requirement. Our rough mats can help scrape mud from shoes before a person enters the business premises. This should reduce the amount of dirt spread throughout the business premises. The mats can be taken outside and brushed down frequently to ensure they remain in fine working order.

There are different mats for different requirements and with our help we can support you in making the right choice of mat for your company. Our mats can even come with your logo on them if you wish. We cater for all types of businesses who require the correct business flooring support throughout Scotland.

It’s easy to get in touch with Oak Industrial to discuss your Scottish business flooring and mat needs. You can call us on 01738 632935 or complete an enquiry form to the side of this page.

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