After more than 35 years in the business we are always excited to help turn your design ideas into a beautiful, functional reality. Whether that’s multi-coloured chevrons, unique cut into stone designs or bespoke, shaped matwells.

As we wind down towards the holidays, we thought we’d take a moment to reflect on some of the great entrance matting designs we’ve created for architects and interior designers this year. From large scale office installations to car show rooms and cinemas, here’s some of the team’s favourite installations of 2019:

Rob Farrant – Director

Gyle Shopping Centre
 

 

Gyle Shopping Centre offers 400,000 sq ft of high-quality retail space in Scotland’s capital city. Home to 65 stores and 2000 retail management staff, the centre receives footfall in excess of 11 million a year.

INTRAform DM was installed in a chevron pattern to create a stunning yet highly functional entrance design.

The extra wide INTRAlux Elite inserts are perfect for high traffic environments, providing 5.4l/m² of moisture absorption to ensure the smooth flooring beyond is kept clean and safe.

“The striking chevron design creates a stunning first impression for all the visitors entering the building and provides functional multi-directional performance for those entering from either doorway.

With the challenging question of which way to run the matting, a chevron design is the ideal solution.”

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Melanie Finlay – Sales
Joel Shorto and Natasha Green – Specification Consultants

Odeon Leicester Square by Ellis Williams Architects
 
Image showing the Chevron Design Entrance Matting at Odeon Leicester Square

 

Another chevron design selected by three of our sales and specifications team, making it the most popular team pick of our 2019 projects.

After an 11-month refurbishment, Odeon Luxe Leicester Square reopened its doors as the UK’s first Dolby cinema.

Situated in London’s busy West End, the interior blends the glamour of the original art deco building with modern innovative cinema technology for a state of the art movie experience.

Bronze anodised INTRAform Low Profile entrance matting combines graduating tones of grey and blue INTRAlux Elite in a stunning chevron pattern to create a stunning art deco inspired design.

“An instant classic” said Joel. “The design both blends with the buildings décor and enhances the main entrance with an interesting use of colour’’ said Melanie. The newest member of the sales team, Natasha Green, chose the project for its ‘bold art deco design and creative use of colour’.

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Edwin Snow – Sales

One Bartholomew by Sheppard Robson
 
Metal drainage grille at One Bartholomew Close overlooking St Pauls, London

 

At the heart of the Barts Square Masterplan, the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ One Bartholomew offers 221,000 sq ft of grade A office space.

INTRAgrille stainless steel architectural grilles are used for the internal trench heating covers that run around the perimeter of the ground floor and for drainage trench covers on the external terraces on levels ten and twelve.

INTRAgrille stainless steel grilles are a hardwearing and sustainable solution for a high-quality, precision finish – perfect for prestige environments where only the best will suffice.

“A high class reception. The INTRAgrille around the perimeter provides functionality along with fantastic aesthetics.

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Marcin Szreter – Production Manager

One Drummond Gate by James Andrew International
 
Brick Layout Entrance Matting in a revolving door

 

One Drummond Gate is a 100,000 sq ft multi-occupancy office building, offering bright, open plan accommodation and great views across central London.

The worn entrance matting needed to be replaced to ensure a safe, clean reception. Following a site visit, INTRAshape XS rectangle tiles with black INTRAlux Select fibre was chosen to echo the reception’s statement wall cladding.

The precision installation provides a seamless continuity that makes for a striking first impression.

“The matting here blends in perfectly with the reception feature wall.”

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Lydia Beesley – Sales

112-116 Old Street by GPAD London Ltd
 

 

Formerly home to the Margolin Gramophone Factory, 112 Old Street was fully redeveloped to provide 27,000sq ft office space.

Architects wanted to create a space that would attract ambitious start-ups and established corporates alike, using a clever design inspired by the building’s origins.

A totally bespoke system using individually sized modules of INTRAflex XT were specified to create a completely unique entrance mat design that helped bring the architect’s vision to life without compromising on functionality.

“The design of the mat complements the reception design perfectly, and the way it’s laid out draws you into the building.”

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Brendan Sims – Marketing 

The Scalpel, 52 Lime Street by Kohn Pedersen Fox
 
Image showing Entrance Matting and dark smooth flooring beyond in an office building

 

close up image of Entrance Matting in an office building

The Scalpel at 52 Lime Street was the first building to be certified ‘Excellent’ under the 2014 BREEAM standards.

The distinctive shape that inspired its name was necessary to preserve the view of St Pauls from Fleet Street and is further reinforced by the partially reflective glass and bright metallic fold lines.

INTRAform DM with double width fibre inserts provide maximum dirt and moisture retention to ensure the crisp design of the reception remains as pristine as the architect envisioned.

The black fibre combined with a contrasting grey stripe that cuts into the flooring itself helps to unify the matting with the reception design and gently guides the visitor towards the front desk.

“The Entrance Matting is simple, yet unique. The grey fibre strip continues into the flooring to create a beautifully simple design.”

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Quinten Maartens – Specification Consultant   

Mercedes Stockport by ATA Design
 

 

Mercedes Stockport is the largest Mercedes showroom in Europe, with the space to showcase 140 cars in addition to a dedicated AMG suite and room for a further 100 used vehicles.

Black anodised INTRAform is coupled with 100% Econyl INTRAlux Elite fibre and ribbed rubber inserts to provide a dual action system that scrapes and absorbes moisture form foot traffic

The precision installation at the pass door and revolving door provides a clean aesthetic whilst the high-performance inserts ensure the smooth stone flooring beyond remains pristine

“INTRAform has always been a go-to for architects when it comes to revolving doors. Combining black fibre and black anodized profiles really compliments the internal aesthetics.

Mercedes is known for luxury and the whole building echoes that ethos and its great we could assist in achieving the desired look.”

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This is just a small selection of some of the stunning installations completed this year – for more design inspiration for your next project, why not check out our gallery?