Barrier matting, also known as entrance matting, is usually a fixed matting system made from aluminium or plastic, and featuring inserts made of carpet, nylon brushes, or rubber/PVC scrapers.
Different types of inserts are designed to scrape dirt or absorb moisture from footwear and wheeled traffic, and the combination you specify will depend on the environment, amount of footfall, and type of traffic.
Why do I need barrier matting?
Barrier matting is designed to stop moisture and debris from being tracked into a building and can offer a number of aesthetic and practical benefits for any business.
- First impressions – Barrier matting creates a safe and clean entrance for employees and visitors. We all understand first impressions count, and an impressive, clean and tidy entrance can help portray a positive brand image to prospective clients.
- Slip Safety – Accidents can be prevented by moisture and contaminants being scraped off or absorbed from footwear at the entrance of your building. To effectively clean footwear and wheeled traffic, correctly specified barrier matting must be installed. The matting needs to have enough length to cope with the level of footfall.
- Reduced maintenance costs – By reducing contaminants on internal flooring, internal cleaning costs can be reduced. It has been reported that it can cost around £500 to remove 1kg of dirt once inside a building. An individual could walk in at least 0.58g of dirt per day – this figure can be 10x as much in wet weather. Barrier matting helps to prolong the life of internal flooring, by trapping moisture and debris from entering the building.