The key to a successful Entrance Matting installation is the right product with the right design. Appropriate use of the Intramatting products will ensure maximum dirt and moisture removal to protect your internal floor coverings and reduce your cleaning costs, while enhancing your entranceway with the matting’s aesthetic appeal.
Using the Intramatting Zonal system for Entrance Matting – a three-stage approach as illustrated is a proven way to combat the dirt and moisture at the door:
1. External Matting to remove coarse dirt and grit particles prior to entering the building
2. Heavy Duty recessed Internal Matting for further dirt and moisture removal.
3. Close fitted fibre products to thoroughly remove remaining moisture.
A fully Zonal entrance matting system can be achieved using either a combination of different products within the entrance matting range, or by using a consistent product with varying inserts. Rubber and Brush matting inserts are designed for external/exposed/concentrated traffic areas and Polyamide and Polypropylene fibre inserts for internal use.
Zonal Product Guide
|INTRAflex XT||external inserts|
|INTAflex radial||external inserts|
|INTAform low profile||external inserts|
|INTAlink plain low profile|
|INTRAflex XT||internal inserts|
|INTRAflex radial||internal inserts|
|INTRAform low profile||internal inserts|
|INTAform DM low profile|
|INTRAlink low profile|
Intramatting Systems products have been designed to function to the standards of BS7953:1999 Entrance Flooring Systems. Selection, Installation and Maintenance:
- Reduce the ingress of soiling and moisture into a building or to reduce the transfer of soil from one part of a building to another;
- Reduce slipping incidents by reducing the amount of soil and moisture tracked onto hard and resilient floors;
- Prolong the life of interior floor finishes by reducing the ingress of abrasive soil;
- Reduce the cleaning requirements of internal floors by reducing the ingress of soil onto internal floor finishes.
To fulfill these functions an entrance flooring system should have the following qualities:
- Removal and retention of soil;
- Ease of cleaning and maintenance;
- Retention of physical characteristics.
By specifying Intramatting matting and flooring products it can help you comply with BS8300:2009 Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people.
Code of Practice:
…the ingress of soil and surface moisture to buildings, or their transfer between adjacent internal areas, should be reduced to the lowest practical level, e.g. through the use of appropriate entrance matting and flooring systems conforming to BS7953:1999.
Intramatting entrance matting and flooring products have provided solutions for legislation as to the Equality Act 2010, in particular in connection with the Disabled Equality Duty in the DDA. The Disability Right Commission provides advice as to how buildings should be altered or designed to ensure compliance with the Disabled Discrimination Act of 2004:
Checking that entrance mats are flush: this can prevent a potential tripping hazard to customers with visual impairments (who may not see the hazard) and to customers using aids such as walking sticks or crutches or who have difficulty keeping their balance. It is best to avoid bristle matting which may be difficult for wheelchair users to cross.