How we work with Architects

More and more architects are specifying COBA Flooring’s entrance matting systems for their commercial design projects. Our flooring products are being used in all types of environments from offices and retail, to education and leisure.  We explain here how we work with architects in helping them to create the perfect entrance for a wide range of buildings.

Our Entrance Matting Products are listed in the National BIM Library

This perhaps is a starting point for many architects. All our entrance matting options are listed as NBS certified BIM Objects within the NBS National BIM Library, supporting BIM Level 2 compliance. This means architects have access to a 3D model of each matting product along with detailed information about material characteristics and performance, precise dimensions and other technical data. Architects have the peace of mind and confidence that our product information has been professionally BIM authored in an accepted standardised format.  BIM (Building Information Modelling) is now an accepted tool for many architects and our products can be downloaded into an architect’s building design from the National BIM library.

We are happy to provide product samples

At COBA Flooring, we understand the importance of ‘getting it right first time’.  In addition to BIM, we are always happy to provide architects and specifiers with product samples of our entrance matting systems.  Some of our entrance systems, such as Premier PVC interlocking tiles and Plan.a aluminium entrance matting, are available in different colours (yes, we can offer much more than just black, grey and brown!) so requesting a sample for colour-matching can be useful in the design phases.

Our Specialist Entrance Flooring team provides knowledgeable support

Sometimes, there’s nothing to beat a good, old-fashioned telephone conversation or meeting face-to-face!  Our entrance matting specialists operate from our Leicestershire Head Office, and throughout the UK.  All our team members are extremely knowledgeable in the entrance matting field and can offer as much advice and support as required.  We welcome the opportunity to meet with architects, or to arrange site visits if required and can, if needed, support contractors throughout the construction chain until the project is completed. We can provide any additional data about our products that may be required. It is also worth knowing that we publish case studies on our website illustrating some of the environments in which our products are successfully used. Live Chat is available on our website too – ideal for those quick queries!

We can custom-manufacture your entrance matting system

Products, such as those in our aluminium entrance matting ‘Plan’ range, are custom-made to order to suit the precise size and shape of an entrance well.  Plan.a is fast becoming one of our best-selling premium quality aluminium entrance mat systems, and with a variety of surface finishes, can be used to create some stunning entrance areas, while being practical too. Bespoke logomats can also be integrated within Plan.a. In fact, it is worth noting that logomats can be incorporated into all our entrance matting options.

If budgets are under pressure, we offer a number of ‘value engineered’ solutions

Entrance matting is very often one of the last products to be fitted on a building project, and if budgets are being squeezed in the final phases, we offer a number of effective, lower priced options. PathMaster Budget is a good example as it gives the illusion of a bespoke aluminium system, yet it is actually supplied in standard rolls and can be applied to the floor surface without having to construct a recessed matwell.

Some of our products are manufactured from recycled materials

A number of our products are produced from recycled materials, the Premier range of interlocking entrance tiles being a very good example. COBA Flooring also plants trees in support of The National Forest to help offset our carbon footprint on the back of sales of our Premier tiles.  A new product to our ‘recycled range’ of entrance matting options is Treadwell, stylish yet durable nylon carpet tiles manufactured from recycled tyres.

We can react swiftly to last minute requests and specification changes

As a UK based entrance matting manufacturer headquartered in Leicestershire, we are able to offer swift turnaround and delivery on products.  Options, such as our Premier, PathMaster and Treadwell collections, are very often available ex-stock and we can usually turn around our custom made aluminium entrance matting systems in 5-10 working days.

50 years of design and engineering

As part of the globally successful COBA International group of companies, we like to think we know a thing or two about innovation, design and engineering!  Our sister business, COBA Plastics, is a major supplier to the automotive industry, which gives us exceptional design and engineering resources, allowing us to be innovative with our own manufacturing and powerful in our sourcing of materials and flooring products. COBA celebrated 50 years in the business in 2016.

COBA Flooring is producing an Entrance Matting Specification CPD

An informative CPD focussing on Entrance Matting Specification will be available early 2017.  It has been produced by COBA Flooring and covers all aspects of the entrance matting specification process.

Want to know more? Please get in touch with our friendly, knowledgeable team at COBA Flooring who can assist you with your entrance matting requirements for all your building projects.

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