Our Nuway primary barrier matting is a product we take immense pride in. Having been manufactured right here in the UK since 1924, Nuway guarantees quality and longevity. As we look forward to celebrating 100 years of Nuway, we catch up with Chris Rand, our Category Marketing Manager for Entrance Flooring System, as he explains what it is that makes Nuway so special…
With a heritage going back 100 years, our Nuway barrier matting is a unique and effective entrance flooring system. Designed to be used either externally or in the areas immediately inside as you enter a building entrance, our Nuway primary barrier mats are designed to provide an outstanding first line of defence against soil and moisture entering a building.
Fundamentally, there are three main aims to Nuway mats: to remove walked-in dirt and moisture; reduce slips, trips and falls; but also to form part of an integrated interior design scheme. That’s why, alongside the more traditional Aluminium scrapers, with either a grey or rubber insert, we have introduced different design options to our Nuway range over the years. This includes our sustainable Nuway Bamboo, as well as our anodised Aluminium finishes in Black, Gold or Bronze, allowing the mats to become part of the overall interior design scheme and create that all important first impression.
The first being its incredible 100-year legacy and the second being the fact it is entirely handmade. We have 24 expert staff who have over 300 years’ experience between them, all based at our factory in Telford, with each having made millions of square meters of mat with care, attention and skill. With all this time and expertise put into crafting Nuway, our customers know that when they buy a Nuway mat they’re buying a product that will perform and last for them.
Another benefit offered by Forbo is our Nuway Supply and Fit service. As part of this, we’re able to offer customers the ability to have the product installed by one of our FESSI (Forbo Entrance Systems Specialist Installer) contractors. These contractors have received specialist training from our inhouse FESSI training school based at our Telford factory. A CITB Grant approved scheme, it’s the only training course available for entrance matting or entrance barrier systems and is suitable for everyone, from beginner level to those who have been doing it for years.
So, the only thing left to say is: here’s to another 100 years of making Nuway mats at Telford!