Schools, Colleges, Universities

Schools, Colleges, Universities

A key area for the use of Entrance Matting, where durable & high performing matting is essential to allow efficient removal of soil. Typically a school or college would have Medium to High traffic levels, and traffic tends to be intense at certain times of the day – it is therefore important to have a suitable specification which covers a generous area to ensure effectiveness throughout peak traffic flow, even in inclement weather conditions.

Specialist matting is recommended for access areas to & from playing fields, where studded footwear and excessive coarse dirt is expected. The hardwearing INTRAbrush system is ideal, offering aggressive scraping action and ease of cleaning and maintenance through its open construction.

As the majority of educational projects are centrally funded, budget is often limited. Pragmatic planning is therefore essential, ensuring areas of highest traffic are identified and funds maximised by focusing on these areas. Experience has shown that there is no price too high for safety – and the protection of internal floor coverings, which can be very costly to repair if damaged. The INTRAlink product has been exceptionally successful in these areas, due to its high performance, durability, competitiveness, and its versatility of use and maintenance.

INTRAsystems has supplied to the following projects:

Specification Guidelines

System Specification Hardwearing material such as aluminium or PVC, with high performance polyamide fibre inserts for internal use
Matwell Size Due to concentrated traffic flow during peak periods, a matwell the full width of the entrance doors and a minimum of 4-5m deep would be recommended. Where matwell size is restricted, surface bonded high performance fibre can be considered for increased performance
Volume of Traffic Medium to High – with concentrated traffic flow during peak periods
Type of Traffic Medium to Heavy Wear: Foot traffic
External Environment Soil from sports fields / sand from play areas etc
Internal Environment Effective soil & moisture removal for: Protection of soft floor finishes and; Prevention of slips on hard floors due to surface moisture