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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.
Specifying Entrance Matting for Schools & Universities
Schools, colleges, and universities have some of the busiest entrances of any building.
These buildings experience frequent intense periods of footfall, have multiple entrances and often tightly managed budgets. This makes entrance matting specification for education one of the most difficult to get right.
In this blog we look at key entrance matting considerations for educational establishments and provide guidance for specifying commercial entrance matting in an educational setting.
Type of Building
There are many different types of educational building. Understanding the brand, traffic volumes and how the entrances will be used are some of the very first considerations for your specification.
Educational buildings tend to have many multiple entrance points and you need to consider each individually as well as in the context of the overall design specification.
For example, universities battling to attract new students could use their primary entrance matting as a vital space to make a bold design statement with creative use of colour and pattern.
Centres for professional training may want a sleek premium finish throughout combining stainless steel scraper bars with a muted colour fibre.
Cycle entrances or doors from muddy school sports fields will benefit from a larger walk-off area using a combination of fibre and rubber inserts or a more aggressive bristle brush insert.
However, a simple fibre solution may be adequate for less used, secondary entrances.
A robust entrance matting specification considers the unique needs of the various entrance points. This ensures your specification meets your building’s needs for the long term- both functionally and aesthetically – without overspending or over-engineering.
Durability is key so a commercial entrance matting system is essential. Aluminium recessed matting is the ideal choice for its strength and durability.
For ease of cleaning and maintenance, we recommend a closed construction entrance mat. This ensures debris stays on the surface where it is quick and easy to remove with any rotary vacuum.
By using a combination of inserts you can create a range of complimentary entrance matting solutions using a single product.
As a guide, we recommend a polyamide fibre with a high tuft count to provide maximum moisture absorption and retention.
The higher the number of tufts, the better the absorption and retention.
INTRAlux Elite polyamide fibre is a good insert option for education. In addition to its class 33 wear rating, its 92,990 tufts per square metre can absorb 5.4L/m² of moisture. Also, this superior tufting provides exceptional dust retention to improve indoor air quality.
For additional scraping action for more demanding entrances, you can combine the fibre with rubber or bristle brush inserts.
INTRAsystems has worked extensively with architects, interior designers, and contractors to provide high-performance entrance matting solutions for schools, colleges, and universities across the country. This gives us an unrivalled understanding of the specific needs of this sector.
The systems we recommend are exceptionally durable to cope with high traffic flow, whilst remaining budget and design-conscious.
To see some of our work and sample specifications used in this sector view the gallery below, visit our Education Case Studies page or contact the team today to discuss your project needs.
Entrance Matting CPD Now Accredited by BIID
Our Entrance Matting CPD seminar is now accredited by the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID).
As well as covering the practical functions, benefits, types of matting and legislation, the 45-minute seminar enables you to specify truly creative entrance matting solutions for your interior design schemes, without compromising performance.
Learning outcomes include:
A complete understanding of entrance matting legislation and standards
An understanding of entrance matting construction and how the components within the system affect performance
The knowledge and confidence to specify highly functional and creative entrance matting systems
As a BIID and RIBA-approved CPD provider, you can be assured of the quality and relevance of the teaching material.
Design beautiful & functional entrance matting systems
The session is full of practical advice on material selection and construction criteria. It also covers key considerations around building regulations, safety standards and disability legislation.
During the session you will also explore real-life examples of creative entrance matting systems designed by Architects and Interior Designer worldwide; From shaped entrance matting to innovative uses of colour, to cut-into-floor designs. The seminar aims to spark your imagination around the possibilities to create beautiful, functional entrance matting systems.
To aid your understanding, the presentation uses high-quality visual aids and imagery throughout.
By sharing their specialist product insights and real-life case studies, our expert presenters equip you with the skills and understanding to specify entrance barrier matting that performs to the highest standards. As a result, you will gain the knowledge to design high-performance entrance matting systems without compromising your interior design vision.
The seminar also offers a Q and A for delegates to address particular project issues. You’ll also receive a participation certificate to evidence your learning and a handy ‘How to Specify’ e-booklet.
If you’re looking to make a striking design statement in your latest project, learn about the ratings and performance values of entrance matting, or understand how sustainable entrance matting can contribute towards BREEAM, WELL and GreenBuilding standards, book our BIID-approved CPD seminar today.
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