Airports, train stations, and bus stations deal with some of the most extreme levels of multi-directional foot traffic – with many experiencing more than 150,000 crossings per entrance, per day.
As well as foot traffic, these busy entrances must cope with wheeled cases, baggage trolleys and access equipment, often 24 hours a day.
The internal flooring beyond is typically smooth, hard terrazzo for ease of cleaning, so to mitigate slip and trip hazards, entrances need a high-performance matting solution.
Only the toughest, most absorbent and durable matting is up to the job and a combination of entrance matting products can help achieve best results.
What Entrance Matting should you use?
Of course every entrance is different, and a variety of factors will inform the specification requirements such as the angle of the building façade, the size and position of any entrance canopy, external drainage arrangements and Section 12 compliance.
The Brutalist inspired Preston Bus Station, originally designed by BDP in the 1960s and refurbished by John Puttick Associates in 2018, uses INTRAform Double Module with INTRAlux Elite inserts to create a durable barrier against dirt and moisture, protecting the unique Pirelli rubber flooring beyond.
For London Underground stations, Entrance Matting must meet the strict fire safety standards set by TfL. First developed for Liverpool Street Station, INTRAform FR has been extensively tested and is authorised for use across the London Underground network, including Section 12 locations.
Working with Grimshaw architects, London Bridge Station – the RIBA London Building of the Year 2019 – combines INTRAformFR with INTRAflow Plus to tackle excessive dirt and moisture whilst meeting stringent TfL requirements.
Whilst our most recent work with Heathrow’s Terminal 4 uses INTRAform DM combined with INTRAlux Elite to create a completely bespoke branded system.
To find a lasting entrance matting solution for your travel terminal that will help maintain safety and aesthetics without compromising on design, contact the team today.