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Smart Choice for a Birmingham Hotel – Plan.a

Aluminium Matting

An internationally renowned hotel group has specified and installed COBA Flooring’s Plan.a aluminium entrance matting at one of its Birmingham city centre venues. The custom-made-to- order entrance matting has been installed in the main entrance foyer to the hotel, which leads off Birmingham’s fashionable Broad Street. The finished result is impressive.

Heavy-duty Plan.a entrance matting manufactured in the UK is a high quality system designed for the most demanding environments, making it suitable for many busy locations such as hotels, retail, leisure and commercial buildings. In fact, Plan.a is the perfect entrance matting for any high footfall location and plays an invaluable role in reducing the risk of slipping on smooth floor surfaces (slip tested to BS 7976-2:2002 Pendulum Test).

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Of course, by scraping/trapping dirt and wiping moisture, it also effectively helps to protect interior floor coverings which is so essential for many locations, not least hotels where having a smart entrance foyer is of paramount importance to its business. The old adage ‘first impressions count’ is certainly true in the competitive hospitality industry, not least hotels, bars and restaurants.

In the case of this popular Birmingham City Centre hotel, a key part of the manufacturing and fitting process was accommodating the circular shape required for the hotel’s entrance door system. But, with Plan.a, installation is a hassle-free solution, making it popular with both flooring contractors and main contractors. Unlike some aluminium entrance systems, Plan.a is comparatively easy to handle, thanks to its PVC linking joints which allow the system to be simply rolled back and adjusted if necessary.


Smart Choice for a Birmingham Hotel

There is also the option of two height profiles – Standard (17mm) for recessed matwells, or Low Profile (9mm) for surface laid installations. A range of finishing accessories is available. These include aluminium finishing profiles and frames for recessed wells, and aluminium T profiles for both standard and low profile installations as well as PVC expansion strips. Ramped aluminium edging is available for low profile installations for safety and wheeled access.

With Plan.a there is choice in design and appearance too. It is available with either an ‘open’ or ‘closed’ surface, depending on cleaning preference. (Closed retains debris on the mat’s surface.) There is a choice of surface material inserts too – select either Alba Premium Nylon Carpet (Anthracite, Blue, Grey, Brown), Needlepunch Carpet (Charcoal or Grey) or PVC (Black) scraper inserts. It is also possible to have a combination of these surface inserts, which can create some stunning finished results.

For further information on Plan.a and other entrance matting systems available from COBA Flooring, please contact: 0116 240 1161 or email:

Aluminium Matting