Canadian school Havergal College needed a durable matting solution to trap dirt and absorb water from its high foot traffic cohort of over 1,200 students and teachers.
In 2022, Toronto’s Havergal College found themselves struggling with their original carpet entry mats: they were retaining water and dirt, the colour was fading, and they were difficult to keep clean.
This meant dirt was regularly tracked inside and spread throughout the hallways and classrooms. Plus, because the pile was so thin, the carpet matting was bunching up under heavy foot traffic and becoming a trip hazard for both staff and students. The school needed a durable safety solution that was quick to install and would match its high-end aesthetic, with custom sizing and a finished edge.
Easy to clean and maintain
A surface-mounted solution
Customisable for different entrance designs
We recommended our solid-backed entrance mat Frontrunner SB+. Just like all the mats in our popular Frontrunner entrance system range, SB+ features a unique 'scrape and clean' system that helps protect internal floor finishings and reduces cleaning costs.
Wheel and heel-proof, the mat’s etched surface scrapes shoes clean while the carpet inserts absorb moisture, effectively stopping unwanted debris and liquid from being tracked inside.
Its stylish design fits seamlessly with Havergal’s interior decor, and the solid back contours to the existing flooring, negating any need for a recessed mat well.
Frontrunner SB+ is a solid-backed internal entrance mat that helps reduce slips and stops tracked-in dirt and moisture at the door.
Durable and lightweight
Simply roll or lift to clean
Loose laid – just cut to fit on-site (no recessed well required)
Comes in 10m (33") rolls or order a custom size
Simply roll out and cut to fit on site; contours to uneven surfaces
Easy to maintain
Light to handle; no special cleaning tools needed