Hot Tips: Entrance Flooring Systems
Defense Starts At the Entrance
- By Renee Hite
- April 1st, 2016
Flooring is usually the first thing that is regularly compromised, especially at high-traffic
entrances. Quick fixes using carpet tiles
are often preferred, but are they always the best,
cost-efficient approach? Your entrance is where
the first line of defense should start for trapping
dirt and water. Too often, less expensive alternatives
like carpet tiles only add to the problem.
The flooring product industry has changed
significantly and it will never stop changing,
but the one thing that will be consistent is the
significant role entrance flooring systems play
to ensure the entrance is kept clean and safe
for building users and maintenance staff.
Entrance flooring systems play an integral
part by helping to keep the entrance safe from
slip, trips and falls while providing exceptional
defense for managing dirt and water
entering your building. When dirt and water
are introduced to carpet tiles, significant wear
begins to occur, usually requiring frequent
replacement and becoming costly after time.
The purpose of all entrance flooring systems
is to allow dirt and water to fall through
the system, trapping debris underneath the
system while keeping the top surface clean.
These systems partner well with many types
of conditions, depths and flooring products.
Employing an entrance flooring system in a
recessed pit allows for a smooth transition
from one top surface to another and are also
available for surface mounted applications
using specific ADA-compliant frame options.
Entrance flooring systems combine design
and functionality with an array of insert and
logo options, including the ability to work with
other types of surrounding flooring materials
to optimize a positive first impression.
Now is the time to integrate an entrance
flooring system in your new or existing building
and win the war on dirt.
This article originally appeared in the April 2016 issue of School Planning & Management.
Renee Hite is the assistant Business Development manager for interior wall protection at Construction Specialties. To learn more visit www.c-sgroup.com, call 800/233-8493 or email Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org.