CPD: Specifying Entrance Matting in the Built Environment
Entrance matting is often an afterthought, but it’s the first thing people see when they enter a building and a significant product to keep internal flooring safe and clean.
The HSE reports that slips are the most common type of accident to members of the public, they recommend preventing floors getting contaminated as the first course of action. Correctly specified and installed entrance matting works hard to remove excess dirt and moisture from footwear and wheeled traffic. Entrance matting provides a safe walking surface to prevent slips and trips. It is a legal requirement to keep entrances accessible and safe to access by all.
Entrance matting prevents external moisture and debris from entering the building by scraping contaminants from footwear and wheeled traffic. The matting collects the contaminants and stops them from being transferred onto the buildings’ interior flooring. An entrance matting zoning system is recommend for optimum cleaning and protection, see our ‘Tips for first time entrance matting buyers’.
As a result of effective entrance matting trapping dirt, footwear will be cleaner and internal flooring will require less cleaning and maintenance, reducing overall costs. It takes a minimum of about six footsteps to wipe moisture and debris from footwear as people walk. It’s important to note the more footfall the longer the entrance matting needs to be to prevent contaminants from being walked into the building.
A well maintained entrance, which is clean, tidy and fits with your branding will definitely score points with your visitors, as we all know ‘first impressions count’. Entrance matting must be functional as well as aesthetically pleasing in order to be effective. We’re able to offer a wide range of entrance matting options in terms of finish, style and colour, see some of our latest case studies.
Well designed, entrance matting can complement the overall look and feel of an entrance, providing functional and aesthetic benefits. The colour of your entrance matting can be used to reflect business personality and complement surrounding colour tones. You might find our blog ‘7 Ways to involve entrance matting in your interior design’ useful.
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