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 open grid yet heelproof matting chosen 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 recessed wells 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. This was an important benefit as the matting had to be cut around a column which was done easily and efficiently during installation.
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 recommendation of the Equality Act.
Frontrunner Plus is manufactured with integral absorbent inserts within a vinyl grid and is available in 75 different colour combinations. Supplied in 10m rolls and 60, 90 or 120cm widths, the matting forms part of the extensive Frontrunner Entrance Flooring System range which comprises several mats for different interior and exterior installations. External options include Frontrunner XT with an aggressive diamond cut surface for increased slip resistance, Frontrunner Brush and Frontrunner Brush Wide with nylon brush inserts to combat severe soiling.
More information and samples are available from Plastic Extruders on tel: 01268 571116 or from www.frontrunnerplus.com.