Zooming in on the role that entrance matting plays in commercial environments and how specific products can benefit such environments.
There are many factors that need to be taken into account when considering entrance matting, specifically for high-traffic areas. They must be aesthetically appealing, durable, functional, robust, and able to withstand numerous elements, such as exposure to climatic conditions.
While the majority of people may not necessarily consider the matting beneath their feet, they will almost certainly take note if it is not up-to-scratch, and this is where visual appeal plays a prominent role. First impressions are paramount, and the appearance of an entrance mat is just as vital as the appearance of the flooring. While matting needs to blend into one’s environment, it also needs to be considered in terms of colour, texture and pattern, all of which affect the mood and ambience of a specific area.
Matco prides itself on providing quality entrance matting to the South African market and offers several unique solutions with regards to removing grit and dirt from incoming footwear. This is particularly important as people do not wipe their feet before entering a shop or building, even if their feet are wet and muddy, a dirt-trap mat is an essential tool in alleviating this problem. Tests have proven that a seven metre walk-over distance is the ideal size for an entrance mat to effectively clean 90% of the dirt from shoes; in reality however this is not always realistic or possible. They recommend Trio Scraper, which is ideally suited for busy entrances.
Trio Scraper is comprised of three zones: The first zone being the scraping zone, removes loose dirt from people’s shoes. This dirt then falls onto the mat, and is trapped by the second zone. There is a difference in height between these zones, which ensures that the dirt will not come into contact with the soles of people’s shoes, and will remain in that particular zone until the Trio Scraper mat is vacuumed. Lastly, the third zone, namely the drying zone, enables the efficient drying of shoes. The end-result is a functional and appealing mat that lasts for several years to come.
Matco can be contacted on www.matcomarketing.co.za for further information and they will also provide you with an exciting range of entrance matting solutions.