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Suppliers of: Entrance matting, Entrance mats, Threshold barriers, Architectural Grilles, Ventilation Grilles, Reception Matting, entrance matting systems, entrance flooring systems, heavy duty entrance mats, commercial entrance mats, commercial entrance matting
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.
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What Size Entrance Matting Should I Use?
Entrance Matting occupies a prime space in every building. It is the very first impression and last connection that every visitor makes with the location.
At INTRAsystems we believe in getting creative with entrance matting and using the vital space it occupies to mesmerise every visitor - but that doesn't mean compromising on performance - and a key factor in performance is the actual size of your entrance barrier matting.
Why Does Entrance Matting Size Matter?
People may stop to wipe their feet at home, but how many people do this at a public building, shopping centre or any reception area, the answer is probably ‘not many’!
As visitors rarely stop to wipe their feet in a commercial environment, sizing is critical – every extra step on the entrance matting will further reduce the ingress of soil and moisture.
Entrance Matting Legislation
Every entrance is different, and therefore the combination of size, shape and recommended products will vary dependant on several factors including location, volume and type of traffic.
However, it is recommended that entrance matting should cover the full width of the entrance, and typically extend a minimum of 1m beyond the doors either side or a greater distance if traffic is likely to naturally flow across the typical traffic direction e.g. if the reception desk or lift lobby is positioned to one side of the entrance.
The ‘Front to Back’ (traffic direction) dimension of a mat, however, needs a little more consideration and will be heavily influenced by the location and the volume and type of traffic. As a guide, BS 7953:1999 recommends a minimum of 2.1m, however, the WELL standard recommends a minimum of 3m in low traffic areas, and up to 10m for optimum performance in the highest traffic areas such as major stations, stadiums and airports.
Learn More About Entrance Matting Specification
We offer high-quality RIBA assessed and approved CPD material and informal briefing sessions to help you specify entrance matting that will complement and enhance your building design.
Find out everything you need to know about specifying functional and creative entrance matting for your next project:
> Discuss specific project issues and ideas with your expert presenter
> Discover entrance matting – different types, functions and benefits
> Understand sizing and the zonal system
> Explore legislation and sustainability standards
> Understand performance ratings and lifecycles
> Discover design possibilities and latest product innovation
To find out more or book a session visit our Entrance Matting CPD page:
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CASE STUDY: A New Angle in Entrance Matting at Landmark, Manchester
Designed by Squire & Partners, Landmark is the latest addition to Manchester’s cluster of prime office buildings in the city’s new Civic Quarter.
To complement the atrium’s strong linear aesthetic the architect specified INTRAform DM Low Profile entrance matting in silver finish. In a striking design statement, the entrance mat is rotated from square, creating an angular extension of matting towards the reception desk.
This unique positioning helps to both guide visitors towards reception whilst simultaneously orientating itself towards the main traffic flow of the building.
- COMBINATION INSERTS FOR A ZONAL SYSTEM
As well as its creative design, the entrance matting at Landmark offers maximum performance and safety by utilising a combination of inserts in a zonal system.
Inside, the entrance matting features INTRAlux Elite fibre in grey 606. Made from 100% Econyl recycled nylon, this heavy-duty fibre is constructed with 92,990 tufts per square metre to offer superior moisture absorption and retention.
With a Class 33 wear rating designed for heavy commercial use, INTRAlux Elite is available in 9 colours including 2 different shades of grey – a firm favourite with specifiers.
The mid-grey fibre combines with the mottled stone flooring, bronze detailing, and velvet furnishings to create a timeless interior palette designed to appeal to the modern worker.
Externally, the exposed façade leaves the entrance open to the elements. Ribbed rubber inserts are used in the matting within the revolving doors to scrap away maximum moisture and debris before the double-width fibre of the internal mat absorbs any remaining moisture.
Ribbed rubber is the ideal option for exposed entrances and external mats. The multiple rubber fins in each insert scrape away debris and excess water, allowing the fibre to absorb the remaining moisture in just a few steps.
- ANGULAR ALIGNMENT
With a precise specification and skilled installation, the aluminium ribs of both the interior and revolving door mats perfectly align to create a stunning angled linear visual. This aesthetic is further accentuated by the double width inserts.
- SUPPORTING HEALTH & SUSTAINABILITY
With Landmark targeting a BREEAM Excellent rating, every element of the building specification had to be closely considered.
Although not directly eligible for credits, your entrance matting specification and choice of supplier can play an important role in supporting your BREEAM and WELL certification aims.
Correctly specified entrance matting can remove up to 80% of dirt and allergens from foot traffic helping to create a healthy entrance (WELL AIR 08 criteria) and extend the lifespan of your interior flooring and finishes.
Ranging from 2200mm to 5500mm front-to-back, the mat exceeds the BS 7953 recommended minimum and at its deepest point exceeds the WELL guidance to ensure maximum dirt and moisture retention.
By specifying a hardwearing, durable entrance matting system you reduce the need for frequent replacement to support the BREEAM MAT05 criteria and minimise ongoing maintenance costs for the end-user.
INTRAsystems is also ISO 140001 certified to further support your aims under the BREEAM MAT01 and MAT06 criteria; our rails are made from recycled aluminium and our extrusion process uses a closed-loop system to further reduce our environmental impact. By manufacturing products in the UK to your precise specification, we minimise both waste and transport.
By successfully combining design and sustainability in their entrance matting specification, Squire & Partners have created a stunning and highly effective entrance matting system for this commercial office space.
To find out more about entrance matting warranties and environmental performance for your next specification contact our expert team.