History Of Herringbone

First introduced by the Romans, herringbone was considered the height of fashion in the 18th and 19th centuries when parquet flooring proliferated throughout Europe. This classic flooring design only lost its popularity after WW2 with the rise of synthetic fibres. Now herringbone and its more angular cousin, the chevron, are staging a major comeback.

First creeping onto the runway before being embraced by design and interiors, these versatile patterns are once again at the forefront of commercial and residential design.

Herringbone is a beautiful pattern to incorporate into a space that needs a little extra punch, or a subtle sense of visual “texture,” or anything in between. It’s easy to incorporate herringbone pattern into your décor.

Herringbone Entrance Matting

In the flooring industry, geometric shapes have long been used to create exciting designs, but entrance matting has often fallen behind in terms of aesthetics with its focus on practicality. That is no longer the case – with the launch of INTRAshape Entrance Matting the only limit is your creativity!

Using the INTRAshape rectangle combined with our high quality fibre in various colours you can create a vast range of designs with unlimited potential, ensuring you make a lasting impression on every visitor who enters your building.

By embracing geometry, we have created a range of entrance matting which is just as practical as our other ranges but allows you to unlock your creativity to create infinite design possibilities.

View the image gallery below to see just some of the many design permutations possible with INTRAshape Entrance Matting…


INTRAsystems is committed to the sustainable operation and development of our business and we are constantly seeking better ways to control and minimise the impact we have on our environment.

  • Manufactured in the UK

  • 100% recycled aluminium

  • Regenerated nylon yarns


EPDs: What are they and how do I use them?

Understanding Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) is fast becoming critical for sustainable procurement in the built environment. In this blog we give you a comprehensive overview…


RIBA Announces Change to CPD Requirements

Following changes to RIBA CPD requirements, we explain the updates and how INTRAsystems can help with Entrance Matting CPD.

INTRAsystems products on NBS Source

INTRA launches new specification writing service

Save time and confusion with INTRA’s new NBS Chorus spec-writing service and get your

NBS Source
wood effect entrance matting

Bamboo vs Aluminium: The look you want with the performance you need

INTRAform DM Low Profile offers a wood-like, bamboo aesthetic finish with the functional and environmental benefits of recycled aluminium

Product Update
Entrance Matting EPD

INTRAsystems announces publication of a range of EPD Certificates

Architects and specifiers looking for entrance matting products with EPDs can head straight to INTRAsystems for a full range of 9 Cradle to Grave EPD verified products


INTRAsystems is moving office

INTRAsystems is moving to new manufacturing premises in 2023! As of 3 January 2023, our new address is:
6 Cobham Rd, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7PE

Company News

INTRA launches next-generation recycled PVC entrance matting

INTRAsystems has broken ground again with the launch of a brand-new modular entrance matting product. INTRAlink2

NEW Product Launch

INTRA launches NEW fibre insert range

INTRAshape entrance matting installation at AberInnovation is shortlisted in the CFJ Awards, ‘Flooring in education – colleges/universities’

NEW Product Launch