One of the critical points while planning a building is the entrance. Only 3-4 collective parts of a giant e.g. office building is being used permanently, which is 1% of the building’s floor surface. The entrances are being passed very often by staff and client as well. Therefore what really matters is, how big the permeability of the entrance is, what wind and matting is present and what kind of impression the foreground leaves. The professional planning of an effective and economical matting system takes place at the same time as the planning of the building and the entrance itself, climate and peripheral areas taken in consideration. Of course a mudguard rug can also be placed afterwards, but the late solution carries additional expenses and less harmony with itself. The zone approach as a planning theory thus serve as an effective solution.
Arguments speaking for Alutrend® entrance mats
There are many arguments for Alutrend® matting and some against. We demonstrate these with real and test-based experiences as follows. The reality however is, that more and more customers opt for matting systems – as opposed to regular mats – in Hungary as in other European countries as well. This shows that Alutrend® already has 80% market share in Hungary.
The Cleartex aluprofile matting systems lend an elegant impression to the entrance, be it classic, or modern design. The tailor-made manufacturing possibilities, excellent material application and the clean appearance of the Alutrend® products make a clear difference at the entrance, be it bank, cinema, theatre or the shopping centre. Of course not only the matting system itself, but also the good choice contributes a lot to the harmony between entrance and building.
The parts of the mats are easy to roll up, no special tools or expertise are required for maintenance. Cleaning succeeds just as in case of regular carpets, but besides the dust suction, it’s possible to clean with water pressure washing system.
Alutrend® systems are available for construction and facility management with complete solutions. Besides the selection of the treads, the correct planning of the mat systems and the precise measurement of the area is also of decisive importance. The design according to zone approach is an indispensable factor in all institutions to avoid stumbling and slipping. Cleartex Ltd. and its reseller partners are at your disposal for every individual requirement.
Arguments against Alutrend® mat systems
As the environment does not allow the installation of Alutrend® mats systems, we recommend a different solution as safety is the first requirement. For example, if it’s not possible to form a completely flat surface for the die of the Alutrend® dirt collection system, we recommend plastic module footstrips with textile fibers. Likewise, we do not recommend entrance matting systems, where’s traffic with loaded hand-stroke trucks. Alutrend® Maxi rails have been developed for the traffic of pedestrians, wheelchairs and shopping trolleys, where the punkture load is a lot less as in case of heavy-duty hand-held pallett stackers.