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Retail – Making An Entrance with Forbo Flooring Entrance Matting

Floored It Blog Series
September 2019

https://www.forbo.com/flooring/en-uk/inspiration-references/making-spaces-into-places-blog/retail-making-an-entrance/pegfe9

Coral Brush 5767 & Marmoleum Modular t3716 - Forbo Flooring Entrance Matting

 

Shopping Centre – Forbo Flooring Entrance Matting

With the constant flow of customers visiting a store or shopping centre every day, entrance areas can take quite a pounding.

Therefore, the first step to take in protecting the building’s interior is to install a high-quality entrance flooring system.

Not only is it the first line of defence against soil and moisture being tracked in on both the soles of shoes and the tyres of wheeled traffic, but dirt can make interiors look unattractive and can also damage the interior floor coverings and cause unnecessary health and safety hazards.

Choosing an effective entrance flooring system

This requires informed decisions to be made, taking into consideration a number of factors including the number of people walking in and out in a given period – and walking the routes (the directions they take once inside) – before applying that information to the choice of system.

 

Castle Key Shopping Centre Nuway - Forbo Flooring Entrance Matting

Textile Entrance Flooring Systems

Such as our Coral range, can stop up to 95% of walked-in dirt and moisture from reaching building floors, reducing cleaning time by up to 65% and prolonging the life of floor finishes.
Data from Cleaning Research International has shown that the cost of maintenance totals 86% of the total life cycle cost of commercial floor coverings, therefore a well-designed entrance flooring system and a clear cleaning regime is essential to not only create a healthier indoor environment, but to also reduce future maintenance costs.

Three-Step Clean off Zone

In fact, Coral incorporates a three-step clean-off zone and can essentially pay for itself within 6 months due to the reduction in cleaning costs.
Entrance flooring systems don’t have to be dull either. For example, there are options available that allow client’s designs to be cut out or printed onto the surface easily, from the recreation of a brand logo or to a more elaborate and complex pattern. This can enhance the entrance area of the shopping centre or retail outlet, and create a long-lasting impression.

While there are a wide array of entrance flooring systems available on the market that are designed to handle the high traffic that passes through a retail building – there is no doubt that a full understanding of the client’s needs is taken into consideration, in order to choose an effective entrance system.

From engineered single and double-sided mats, such as our Nuway range, which is ideal for intense traffic areas, to collections which comprise attractive and sustainable clean-off systems; there will be products to suit all retail projects.

Why choose Entrance Flooring?

Entrance flooring systems have a critical safety role to play. Slips, trips and falls at the same level account for 18% of reported employee injuries, equating to some 111,000 cases per year (source: Health and Safety Executive – Kinds of accident in Great Britain, 2017) 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.

Forbo Flooring Entrance Matting

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