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Entrance Flooring Systems

Entrance Flooring Systems

Entrance flooring is fundamental to modern building design: An effective entrance system can stop up to 95% of dirt and moisture being walked into a building, minimising maintenance costs, protecting the interior flooring and preventing slips.

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When it comes to creating a first impression, entrances are the ideal opportunity to promote your company and its values. With both textile (Coral) and rigid (Nuway) Entrance Systems in our portfolio, we can offer an entrance solution for every situation.



  • Entrance Flooring Systems
  • Entrance Flooring Systems
  • Entrance Flooring Systems
  • Entrance Flooring Systems
  • Entrance Flooring Systems
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    Nuway

    Nuway

    No entrance area is too big, too small or too awkwardly shaped for a Nuway rigid entrance system. No level of traffic is too heavy and no level of soiling is too high. Whatever type of rigid engineered system you have in mind, Forbo's experienced sales and technical teams can guide you to a solution tailored perfectly to your needs.

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  • Coral Welcome
    Coral

    Coral

    The first steps in protecting your building. By stopping up to 95% of walked in dirt and moisture, our Coral entrance floors can prolong the life of your floor as well as greatly reduce cleaning costs and the risk of slipping. With almost 50 years of experience Coral offers you more choice than ever before.

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Why choose Entrance Flooring?

Why choose Entrance Flooring?

Entrance flooring systems have a critical safety role to play. Slips, trips and falls made up more than half of all reported major injuries in 2012/2013 (source: RIDDOR) causing suffering and financial loss for individuals, companies and society at large. Wet and dry soiling can both create slip hazards but by taking sensible decisions over flooring surfaces and installing effective entrance matting, the potential for slipping can be dramatically reduced.

A well designed entrance flooring system will prevent dirt and moisture from being tracked in and thereby prolong the life of interior flooring and reduce cleaning, repair and overall maintenance costs.

Health and Safety legislation and the Equality Act impose a duty of care on those who own and manage public buildings to prevent interior floor surfaces from becoming hazardous. Loose lay mats and coir are advised against.

The WELL Building Standard® also recommends the use of entrance matting as an important tool to reduce pollutants entering the building.

UK EFS BSI 7953 Aug 14

Sustainability

Sustainability

Did you know that installing an effective entrance system can stop up to 94% of dirt and moisture entering a building? As a result this may save up to 65% of the lifetime cleaning costs of the floors and reduce the use of cleaning chemicals.

From old carpet fluff to abandoned fishing nets, many of our Coral collections are made from Econyl®, a high quality yarn made from 100% regenerated polyamide.

How it's Made
• From old carpet fluff to abandoned fishing nets, many of our Coral collections are made from Econyl®, a high quality yarn made from 100% regenerated polyamide.
• In addition to the Econyl® regenerated yarn, the primary backing of Coral Welcome is made from recycled plastic PET bottles.
• Of the aluminium used in Nuway Tuftiguard production, 100% is recycled and all our aluminium and steel waste is recycled. Our rubber waste is sent to equestrian centres.
• Tuftiguard is now available with Bamboo scraper bars. Bamboo is a sustainable species of grass, and one of the fastest growing plants in the world. It outperforms tropical hardwoods in terms of strength and durability.
• Of all the electricity we buy,100% comes from renewable sources. This means our Coral and Nuway production sites are part of an effective environmental management system and achieve ISO14001 certification.

How it Performs
• We offer different types of entrance flooring which together can stop up to 94% of dirt and moisture entering a building, protecting interior floor finishes and helping to prevent slips.
• Installing an effective entrance system can reduce the lifetime cleaning time of the interior floors by up to 65%.
• Nuway tuftiguard mats are reversible, effectively doubling their lifespan.

Find out more about Econyl


Coral Brush

Nuway

Nuway

The recognised market leader in engineered entrance flooring systems, Nuway offers a wide range of rigid single and double sided made-to-order mats which provide an outstanding first line of defence against soil and moisture entering a building on the soles of shoes and the treads of wheeled traffic.

Double Sided Systems

Nuway Tuftiguard - Our best selling range with long term, dirt removal for intense traffic locations and now available with Bamboo* and *Black Anodised Aluminium variants.
Nuway Tuftiguard HD - Removes soil in intense traffic areas, under the highest loads
Nuway Flameguard - Long term soil removal in fire sensitive locations


Single Sided Systems

Nuway Connect - Versatile roll up system with a wide choice of inserts, including Coral. Suitable for shaping on site and suitable for heavy traffic areas
Nuway Grid - Tough, economical and aesthetically versatile entrance flooring ideal for heavy traffic areas

Nuway Tuftiguard HD

Coral

Coral

The international market leading textile entrance flooring brand for more than 40 years, Coral offers more choice than ever before with attractive and sustainable clean-off systems in styles and constructions to suit all applications, budgets and aesthetic requirements.

Coral Duo - The ultimate dirt and moisture remover
Coral Brush - The great all-rounder
Coral Brush Tiles - Combines all the moisture absorbing properties of Coral Brush with the flexibility of a 50x50cm tile format
Coral Welcome - Where design meets environment
Coral Classic - The ultimate moisture absorber
Coral Classic Tiles - Excellent moisture absorbing qualities combined with the convenience of a modular format
Coral Logo - Make a lasting impression

Coral

Where to use EFS?

Where should I use Coral and Nuway?

If you really want to keep your building clean and safe, it’s not enough to throw down a mat at the door. In fact, the Health and Safety Executive advises against the use of loose lay mats which they state "can introduce a range of hazards and are not always very effective".

Creating an effective entrance flooring system involves thinking about footfall – the number of people walking in and out in a given period – and walking routes (the directions they take once inside) and applying that information in the design of the entrance area. One of the best ways to plan an entrance flooring system is to think in applications:

Application 1: Outside use
Any matting placed outside the building entrance is the first line of defence against foot-borne soil, scraping the coarsest dirt from the soles of shoes before they cross the threshold.

Application 2: Inside use
Moving inside, the next line of defence, is used to remove foot-borne moisture and finer dirt particles.

Application 3: Other circulation areas
Other areas in the building also suffer from soil and moisture; reception areas, corridors, walkways, elevators, staircase exits, etc. All these areas will be prone to residual soiling and will benefit highly from a purposely designed Coral entrance mat to absorb this soiling.

EFS application areas

Which EFS do I need?

Which EFS do I need?

The table opposite is designed to help you select which Forbo entrance product best meets your needs. From our Nuway range of engineered mats to our Coral range of textile clean off systems. To download this table, please click here
Forbo EFS application and collection

What are the different applications?

Application 1: Outside use
Both our double sided and single sided Nuway products are available with Ultragrip rubber and standard rubber finish which is ideal for exterior mats.

Application 2: Inside use
All Nuway Tuftiguard products feature scraper bars which remove dirt from shoes and prevent it being tracked inside. Nuway Connect, is available with a bristle infill to remove coarse soiling and Coral Duo is ideal for entrances where space is at a premium. For areas with high loads or wheeled traffic, Nuway HD may be the best solution.

Application 3: Other circulation areas
From bright, on-trend linear aesthetics of Coral Welcome, to the moisture absorbing functionality of Coral Classic, all Coral products are ideal for interior use as they remove both dirt and moisture.

Which EFS should I choose?

Installers

Forbo's FESSI Network

FESSI contractors (Forbo Entrance System Specialist Installer) are independent companies, hand picked by Forbo on the basis of their experience in this important area of the flooring market and their commitment to deliver consistently high quality installations. Each FESSI contractor has undertaken intensive training on the installation of Forbo’s entrance flooring systems, and under the guidance of experienced Nuway trainers, has learnt how to specify and install the optimal scheme for every type of project.

In order to gain approved FESSI contractor status they have had to demonstrate their ability to deliver demanding Nuway installations incorporating complex shaping and breakouts.

To find your nearest FESSI, click here. FESSI Network

To ensure you receive a FREE 50% extended product guarantee, please quote FF14 when contacting a FESSI.

There are two levels of training, FESSI Technician and FESSI Master Fitter. All participants have to achieve an 80% or 85% score respectively in order to pass the training and be authorised to carry a FESSI ID card. Each FESSI technician also has to undergo a one day assessment course every three years to ensure that their knowledge and skill levels are still in line with the Nuway Technician requirements.

For details of the FESSI Technician training course, click here FESSI Technician training

For details of the FESSI Master Fitter training course, click here Forbo FESSI Master Fitting training


FESSI contractors offer free site surveys and provide detailed ‘supply and fit’ quotations for every project. They will also carry out the entire installation to the highest standards, including preparation of the subfloor. Nuway matting installed under the FESSI scheme is guaranteed for up to 15 years.

FESSI