FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT
Entrance Matting occupies a prime space in every building. It is the very first impression and last connection that every visitor makes with the location.
SO WHY WASTE IT?
At INTRAsystems we believe in getting creative with Entrance Matting and using the vital space it occupies to mesmerise every visitor.
WHY DOES SIZE MATTER?
People may stop to wipe their feet at home, but how many people do this at a public building, shopping centre or any reception areas, the answer is probably ‘not many’!
As visitors rarely stop to wipe their feet in a commercial environment, sizing is critical – every extra step on the Entrance Matting will further reduce the ingress of soil and moisture.
Every entrance is different, and therefore the combination of size, shape and recommended products will vary dependant on several factors including location, volume and type of traffic.
It is recommended that Entrance Matting should cover the full width of the entrance, and typically extend a minimum of 1m beyond the doors either side, or a greater distance if traffic is likely to naturally flow across the typical traffic direction e.g. if the reception desk or lift lobby is positioned to one side of the entrance.
The ‘Front to Back’ (traffic direction) dimension of a mat, however, needs a little more consideration and will be heavily influenced by the location and the volume and type of traffic.
As a guide, BS 7953 recommends a minimum of 2.1m, however, WELL standards recommend a minimum of 3m in low traffic areas, and up to 10m for optimum performance in the highest traffic areas such as major stations, stadiums and airports.