Plastex Matting News
Frontrunner Plus entrance matting, manufactured by Plastic Extruders Ltd, is playing an important role at two major Selfridges stores. At the entrance to the stores, one in Birmingham's famous Bull Ring and the other in Manchester's Trafford Centre, the high performance matting helps keep the interiors clean and dry by wiping, cleaning and drying the shoes of shoppers as they enter.
Frontrunner Plus is ideal for this type of prestige and heavy traffic application. In Birmingham, for example, the matting is laid on an upper level, located in the lobby between the outer and inner doors. Because of the exposed external walkway, the area outside the entrance can often get very wet. The matting helps remove moisture and dirt from shoes and dries them as shoppers cross the threshold. This means the dirt is localised and contained within the lobby and not transferred inside. Not only does this reduce the risk of slipping on the interior tiles but cleaning and maintenance is made easier and less costly while the store floor remains clean and attractive.
Frontrunner Plus can be trimmed easily on site to fit any shape, such as within revolving doors, inside matwells or in irregular shaped areas. In Birmingham, this was an important benefit because the matting had to be cut around a column. Had this been an aluminium-based mat, the process would have been long and costly, requiring an advance site survey and templating.
Fully compatible with security tagging systems, Frontrunner Plus is widely used for its performance and proven effectiveness. Its close spaced open grid construction makes it slip resistant and heel-proof, as well as being stick and wheel-proof, which is particularly important in providing safe and easy access for disabled visitors and for complying with the Equalities Act.
Frontrunner Plus is manufactured with integral absorbent inserts within a vinyl grid and is available in 85 different colour combinations. The matting forms part of the extensive Frontrunner Entrance Flooring System which comprises several mats for different interior and exterior installations. External options include Frontrunner XT with an aggressive diamond cut for increased slip resistance and Frontrunner Brush with nylon brush inserts to combat severe soiling.
For more information on this product, please visit www.frontrunnerplus.com.