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INTRAsystems has been supplying discerning architects and interior designers with the highest quality entrance matting, architectural grilles and creative ceiling products for over 35 years.
We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all solution. Your designs are unique – so why can’t your materials be, too? That’s why we provide bespoke solutions, so that you’ll never have to compromise on your design.
If you’re looking for a provider with unrivalled customer service, design-led and functional products, meticulous attention to detail, and who can support you in your continuing professional development, look no further than INTRAsystems.
We help architects working across a vast array of sectors to specify the most suitable products for their projects – whether for design-led, practical or health and safety purposes.
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INTRAsystems is proud to be the market leader in the design of entrance matting and architectural grilles for commercial environments, assisting specifiers to achieve the full potential of their vision, with no compromises to design or functionality.
The entrances of schools, universities and colleges are often subject to intense periods of heavy footfall, with muddy shoes and studded footwear for sports making heavy-duty entrance matting a necessity. INTRAsystems is dedicated to finding the most suitable solution for your building, while simultaneously keeping costs low to suit centrally funded budgets.
Experts in the exacting needs of hospitals, care homes and surgeries, INTRAsystems can provide the hygienic and hard-wearing entrance matting solutions that the healthcare sector demands. Exceptionally durable to cope with high traffic flow, and featuring effective soil and moisture removal, you can be confident that your entrance will be both safe and sanitary for public use.
These are areas with extreme traffic levels, and a high performing and heavy duty Entrance Matting system is essential to ensure safety. This sector includes some of the most demanding areas for the use of Entrance Matting, with consistent high traffic flow and heavy wheeled items.
From grand exhibition halls to noble museums and opulent theatres, public buildings must stand up to both potentially high traffic and the critique of the public eye. We keep the desired character of your building in mind, alongside safety and performance requirements, to find you the perfect INTRAsystems solution for your building.
With bespoke entrance matting, architectural grilles and creative ceilings, you can give your shopping centre the wow factor. High levels of traffic, especially in peak seasons, demand a matting solution you can trust; with smooth tiled floors in frequent use, absorbent matting is a health and safety mainstay. It also helps to maintain a clean and polished appearance to welcome your shoppers and make the ideal first impression.
Whether a boutique clothing store, high street giant or bustling supermarket, INTRAsystems can help your retail store’s aesthetic appeal and safety requirements with custom-designed entrance matting. Durable, simple to clean and able to remove large volumes of dirt and moisture from consistently high footfall, your matting solution can provide a practical yet inviting entrance on a budget.
Whatever the primary function of your leisure facility, INTRAsystems can help to produce a bespoke entrance matting solution which allows for varying traffic flow, health and safety assurance and which helps your venue stand out from the crowd. Whether for a stadium, sports centre, swimming pool or hotel, we can provide the specialist matting to suit your exacting requirements.
Further technical information, images, case studies and specifications are available to download from the INTRAsystems website or via the BPi Library.
4 Steps to Sustainable Entrance Matting
Many new projects work towards environmental certification such as BREEAM, LEED and Passivhaus. Yet, a recent study by Innovate UK still found that 32% of landfill waste comes from the construction and demolition industry.
Despite careful planning, 13% of products delivered to building sites end up in landfill.
With the launch of Architects Declare and the publication of RIBA’s Sustainable Outcomes Guide in 2019, sustainable construction has never been more in focus.
Is Entrance Matting Sustainable?
Entrance matting isn’t eligible for points in any of the environmental certification schemes, but it can support many of the criteria.
Don’t think of it as part of the general flooring package – The right entrance matting specification will support your ‘green’ goals in a variety of ways. Here are 4 key considerations to ensure a sustainable specification:
ONE | Specify the right type
This is your first consideration and will be dependent on the volume and type of traffic your building will host. These factors will also influence the size of your matting.
Using the correct combination of product, inserts and size will ensure you trap all dirt and moisture at the door. This will create a healthy entrance, protect your flooring and extend the lifespan of your interiors. It will also reduce the need for cleaning, thereby minimising the use of chemicals and electricity.
TWO | Check Construction and Lifecycle
Sustainable materials and lifecycle are key considerations for all environmental certifications.
Our entrance mats feature 100% recycled and recyclable aluminium or stainless steel. These are compatible with a wide range of insert options including 100% Econyl regenerated nylon fibre.
Our mats also offer 5-15 years of high-quality performance, reducing the need for regular replacement. Beware of cheap alternatives!
THREE | ISO Standards
Be sure to use an ISO 14001 accredited company. ISO 14001 requires the company to have an effective environmental management system and reduce waste. This means responsible use of resources and less waste.
INTRAsystems is ISO 14001 certified. We manufacture products in the UK to your precise specification, minimising both waste and transport.
FOUR | Get Prescriptive
Rather than a descriptive specification covering the basic performance requirements, a prescriptive specification at the earliest stages of your project will minimise changes which in turn reduces waste.
It also ensures that your chosen supplier isn’t substituted for a less sustainable, cheaper alternative further down the line.
Don’t take our word for it…
From our use of sustainable materials and ISO certified manufacturing processes to our extensive product documentation and BIM files, we work with clients to achieve their sustainability goals, without compromising on design.
Our entrance matting and stainless steel grilles have been specified in environmentally certified projects throughout the UK including the BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ Bloomberg HQ in London.
Learning never stops
To find out more about specifying entrance matting for different projects and environments why not book our Entrance Matting CPD seminar?
The seminar is worth double points within three of the mandatory RIBA CPD core curriculum topics (Design, construction and technology, Health, safety and wellbeing, and Legal, regulatory and compliance) and we’ll even provide lunch.
How to express your retail brand with entrance matting
2019 was the worst year for retailers in 25 years according to The British Retail Consortium (BRC). With a very weak end to the year, total sales fell 0.1% – the first decline recorded since 1995.
The industry also saw job losses, restructuring and more than 9000 store closures according to a report by Deloitte. Mothercare UK, Bonmarche and Links of London all went into administration. While HMV, Arcadia Group and Debenhams announced they are to close stores across the UK.
Convenience vs Experience
The ease and convenience of online shopping are undeniable. The high street simply cannot compete on this level.
Where retail stores can get the edge is by giving customers something that they can’t find online; A memorable experience that extends beyond a simple financial transaction.
Successful stores such as Charlotte Tilbury, Vans and Apple recognise the role experiential store design plays in their survival. Their unique store designs incorporate personalisation, technology and social elements to immerse the shopper in their brand.
Brand experience starts at the door
From your window display to your doorway, this first interaction with your customer sets the tone for the brand experience within.
The humble entrance mat can play a bigger part in this than you might first think. Considering your entrance mat design as part of your store concept will help ensure a seamless brand experience right from the door.
Colour is the most obvious way to incorporate brand. Combine coloured fibre inserts with profiles anodised to any RAL colour to create an entrance mat matched to your brand colours.
Entrance Mating at Churchill Square Shopping Centre
See how Churchill Square Shopping Centre incorporates colour into their entrance barrier matting.
Shaped matwells and pattern can also communicate brand. Create soft welcoming curves like The White Collar Factory, elegant sweeping arcs like Mercedes-Benz or art deco inspired chevrons like Odeon Leicester Square.
INTRAshape entrance matting tiles can also be combined in infinite geometic shape and colour combinations for a truly one-off creation.
Entrance Matting At Nando's
See how Nando’s uses INTRAshape as part of their distinctive interior design.
Wellness and Sustainability
Entrance matting can also support your brand values in less conspicuous ways. As a major contributor to global carbon emissions, the retail sector has a key part to play in sustainability. Deloitte believe that retailers that don’t prioritise this may not survive another decade.
With sustainability top of the agenda for many businesses, an increasing number of brands have vowed to reduce their impact on the environment. This can be supported through the choice of entrance matting system.
Entrance matting is available in a range of sustainable, recycled and recyclable materials such as aluminium, stainless steel and even bamboo. Combine these with 100% Econyl fibre inserts made from reclaimed nylon fishing nets for a truly sustainable option.
Health and wellness are also becoming central to many retail strategies. Womenswear retailer Anthropologie now offer a wellness section in their stores to promote mindfulness and self-care, helping drive foot traffic to their brick and mortar stores.
Entrance matting can also play a part in supporting health and wellbeing within your store. The entrance mat traps dirt and contaminants, helping improve the air quality, reduce cleaning costs and minimise slip hazards.
Unlock possibilities at the entrance
Every touchpoint represents an opportunity for retailers to communicate their vision and create a positive connection with their brand.
Developments in entrance matting products mean store designers now have an unlimited range of creative possibilities to enhance aesthetics and draw in customers.
To learn more, why not by book our 1 Hour CPD seminar or request a free entrance matting sample to see the products for yourself?