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Published on 12 June 2019 13:50

Entrance Matting Specification and Design Innovation

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Key Learning outcomes
  • Entrance Matting functions and benefits.
  • Sizing and the Zonal System.
  • Legislation and Sustainability factors.
  • Entrance Matting design possibilities.
  • Performance ratings and lifecycle.
Entrance Matting is a functional necessity but there are a number of features to consider to ensure you specify the right matting for your building.

This article covers the factors that affect Entrance Matting specification, including sizing and legislation, performance ratings, WELL, BREEAM and LEED guidance and how Entrance Matting can be used to enhance your design.

At the end of this article we aim to provide you with the knowledge to specify the right system to meet your requirements without compromising on design.

1.0 Why Use Entrance Matting?

Entrance Matting plays a crucial role in ensuring dirt and moisture are left at the door and not tracked into your building via pedestrian and wheeled traffic where it can cause unnecessary wear and tear to interiors, or worse- slip and trip hazards.

An effective Entrance Matting system will:

1. Reduce cleaning costs
2. Maintain safety by minimising slip hazards
3. Extend the life of internal floor coverings
4. Ensure a clean and welcoming entrance for every visitor

A zonal approach to Entrance Matting will provide optimum performance and minimise the ingress of soil and moisture into your building. This can be achieved through using either a combination of different products, or by using a consistent product with varying inserts.

The Zonal System

Zone 1. External Matting to remove coarse dirt and grit particles prior to entering

Zone 2. Heavy Duty Internal Matting for further dirt and moisture removal

Zone 3. Close fitted fibre products to thoroughly remove remaining moisture

A zonal approach to Entrance Matting will optimise performance to minimise the ingress of soil and moisture into your building.
A zonal approach to Entrance Matting will optimise performance to minimise the ingress of soil and moisture into your building.
 
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