How do you stop 400 students from tracking dirt inside their classrooms?
The arrival of temporary classrooms at St Andrews CE Primary School meant the school needed an urgent short-term entrance matting solution to keep dirt and debris out of the buildings.
When St Andrews CE Primary School took over an existing school site in West Sussex, in the south of England, temporary classrooms were set up to minimise the disruption to students. With over 400 students passing through the doors each day, there was an urgent need for entrance matting that would stop debris from being tracked inside – and help to reduce cleaning costs.
- Scrapes, cleans and dries shoes and wheels at the point of entry
- Helps to reduce ongoing maintenance and labour costs
- Withstands high levels of traffic
- Easy to cut to fit on site
- Quick to install without any advance templating
The school needed temporary entrance matting both internally and externally, so two products from our Frontrunner Entrance range were installed to create an integrated system. Outside, Frontrunner Entry’s aggressive diamond tread pattern scrapes shoes and wheels clean, while the open grid structure allows debris to fall away, effectively trapping and preventing it from being tracked inside. Inside, Frontrunner Plus’ heavy-duty absorbent carpet inserts remove moisture and dry shoes.
This unique ‘scrape and clean’ system helps to reduce cleaning internals, extends the life of floor finishes and keeps interiors looking smarter for longer. Though initially a temporary measure, Frontrunner was so successful at maintaining high levels of cleanliness that the local authority architects were persuaded to change their original specification, and use Frontrunner for all entrances to the new school.
Frontrunner Plus is an absorbent entrance mat specifically designed to not only stop dirt in its tracks, but moisture too.
Seamless integration: Choose from modules with ramped PVC edging, rolls in standard widths and 10m lengths, or order a custom size
Simple installation: One-piece construction means you can cut to fit on site, with no previous site visits needed
Easy to maintain: Simply roll or lift to clean, no special tools needed
Diamond cut pattern
Slip resistant, high soil removal
Two layer open-grid construction
Absorbent carpet inserts
Maximum moisture removal
Close mesh grid
Heel and wheel proof
Comes in 10m (33') rolls or modules