In busy public buildings, it seems as though every day you walk across a cheap looking, throw down mat, with a hastily erected “CAUTION – Wet Floor” sign at the end of it. As advocates for beautiful buildings and great visitor experiences, this really makes us cringe.
In our minds, these warning signs (see what we did there?) point to a critical failure in the design of the building’s entrance. Someone has either forgotten to install an entrance mat (worth noting that entrance matting is actually required by British Standards), hasn’t provided enough entrance matting, or has simply chosen a cheap product that can’t absorb dirt and moisture fast enough. Like a throw down mat.
Entrance matting – and its selection – is a critical part of designing an entrance, and whilst cheap throw-down matting does work to some extent, it can never come close to an effective, permanent entrance matting solution. So here are 5 reasons why permanent entrance matting is better than throw-down matting.
Construction Specialties have been manufacturing permanent entrance matting solutions for more than 30 years, offering innovative, cost effective products to suit any building, budget or design requirement.
Our range of entrance matting systems are designed to remove dirt and moisture at the entrance, helping you; reduce slip incidents on internal floors, extend the lifecycle of interior floor finishes and minimise internal cleaning costs.
For more information on our entrance matting solutions, download our brochure and get in touch to discuss your requirements.