Zone chart explanation
When planning your entrance system it is useful to consider the entrance area in terms of zones. You can then select the different types of matting required to achieve an entrance flooring system that is fully integrated into your design scheme:
External primary matting
Outside the building entrance, primary matting is the first line of defence against footborne soil, scraping the coarsest dirt from the soles of shoes before they cross the threshold.
Internal primary matting
Immediately beyond the external matting, internal primary matting is required to remove footborne moisture and finer particles of soil.
Internal secondary matting
Flooring leading away from the entrance area – in the reception, corridors etc. –must be specifically designed to withstand heavy traffic and intensive cleaning regimes. They will be prone to residual soiling and will inevitably require a high level of cleaning to maintain performance and appearance.