You have often heard the saying, “A Good Beginning is Half the Task”. This concept also applies to entrance matting where up to 95% of moisture and dust or dirt from outside can be prevented from being brought into a building by having an effective entrance mat in place.
Entrance matting protects the flooring within the building and adds to its longevity. Also by reducing moisture from being brought onto the floor, slips and falls are minimised and maintenance costs of the floor are also reduced.
BS 7953: 1999 states “The entrance flooring system should scrape, wipe and retain soil, making contact with, both feet of people entering the building and, in the case of wheeled traffic, with the circumference of the wheels.”