Our Story

Timeline

2016

Celebrating 50 years of Business

2014

Launched Comprehensive Flooring Solution

2013

Luxcella

Launched Consumer Product Division

2010

Wall to Wall Click LVT

First to launch in U.S.

2007

Cleaning Division Launched

2003

Wall to Wall Flooring Solutions

Rip Collins joined Matworks as CEO, adding wall to wall LVT and porcelain. Launched vestibule cleaning program.

1993

Rental mat business sold to Cintas

1990

National installation business launched

1986

Walmart Partnership

1983

Heavy Fiber

Launched Heavy Fiber Bonded Entrance Solutions First to Market

1976

First National Accounts

First wave of national clients signed included: Rite Aid, Sherwin Williams.

1975

Entrance solutions offered

1970

Manufacturing

Janitex began manufacturing mats. Logo mats offered.

1969

Anti-fatigue matting developed

1968

Walk-off mats offered

1966

Janitex Founded

Robert Burman founded Janitex (predecessor company to Matworks), a mat rental and laundering company

OUR HISTORY

Since 1966, our philosophy has remained consistent and simple: we work with national retailers to identify, install and manage the very best flooring solutions. What began as a mat rental and laundering company, Matworks has evolved into an innovative leader in the flooring industry, providing both product and service. Our Comprehensive Model has a proven track record working with national retailers in key areas such as:

1) Improving the customer’s experience
2) Improving employee satisfaction
3) Improving workplace safety
4) Reducing operating costs

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Robert Burman founded the Matworks in 1966 while recognizing the frequency of safety issues for consumers where entrance matting was either implemented incorrectly or not used at all. National retailers quickly took notice and by 1976 the Matworks signed their first large, national client who is still a customer today. Throughout the years, Robert’s passion to take care of his customers and reputation for honesty, integrity and service enabled the company to become a leader in providing flooring solutions for the retail industry.

Today, the Matworks remains committed to excellence, providing the best service to its customers and employees in keeping with the foundation upon which the company was built.