The Surface Design Show (4-6 February 2014) is virtually upon us again and like the many visiting architects, our entrance matting team at COBA flooring will be closely watching the latest trends in surface materials.  The Future Thinking area focusing on material innovation and creativity looks especially interesting.

Surface Design Show

With entrance matting, it goes without saying that the type of material used is pivotal to its performance and durability in certain locations.  In fact, anyone unsure of flooring material characteristics should check out our guidance published in the COBA Knowledge Centre, aptly titled ‘The Material World of Entrance Matting’.  It gives handy guidelines on the properties of entrance mat materials.

Texture and colour make a great impact, and interior designers use this to dramatic effect in both domestic and commercial properties.  One product in COBA’s entrance matting range that delivers this in abundance is our plan.b entrance system.  The surface material comprises a combination of high quality mini nylon brushes that are fitted neatly into flexible PVC strips, which are then linked together via stainless steel wires.

Entrance Matting products

Touching the brushes, you instantly get an impression of how effective this entrance mat is in scraping dirt and grit from footwear.  But aside from this, it’s the choice of colours that really give our plan.b range its wow factor – no less than 13 colours that can be mixed and matched as required.  And, for the true individualists, it’s even possible to have your own corporate logo or message.   Super smart without a doubt, but remember this is a bespoke product that is custom made to order.

We will be following all the innovations at The Surface Design Show, and who knows we may just have some even more inspiring ideas for our entrance matting and flooring collection in the near future!