One of South Africa’s leading retailers, Woolworths, specified Contract Flooring Distributors’ product, Nu-Way Double Sided Entrance Matting, for the entrance of their store at the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Gauteng.
Contract Flooring Distributors won a Highly Commended accolade at the prestigious 2013 SA Flooring Awards ceremony in the Longest Lifespan category for this installation which took place over 20 years ago. The mats, which were installed by Taaf Hamman Trading, are still in use today.
“From a commercial/architectural point of view, Nu-Way is still as aesthetically appealing as it was when it was installed – after 20+ years of extremely heavy traffic!” commented Caroline Smith, Sales Manager Matting of Contract Flooring Distributors, about the two 7m2 installations, installed on either side of the Woolworths entrance.
Smith explains that the key role of entrance matting is still the same as it was a few decades ago. “The goal of entrance matting has always been to protect interior floor finishes and coverings brought in by foot traffic and wheels, as well as to prevent moisture from entering the building. Thanks to Nu-Way’s registered open-construction design, this is achieved to maximum effect,” says Smith before adding that the product is custom-made for each project.
“No entrance area is too big or too small for a Nu-Way matting system. Each mat is made according to a client’s specifications,” adds Smith.
“Not only has the Nu-Way matting lasted in excess of 20 years, but its present condition indicates that it is good for another 20 years,” concludes Smith.