29 July 2005

Following difficulties with previous entrance matting systems, Topguard, the heavy duty primary entrance mat from Gradus Matting, has been specified for the British Museum.

The British Museum in London receives on average 5.5 million visitors a year and selected Gradus Topguard to offer a highly efficient, durable entrance matting solution to protect against the extreme levels of walked in dirt, soil and moisture.

In the main entrance area, Topguard (18mm) was installed in a single, grey wiper design to provide a safe transition to the adjoining grey slate flooring. The matting was also specified with solid brass linking strips to complement the brass finished front doors and emphasise the prestigious appearance of the museum.

Gradus Topguard is the ideal solution for a building such as The British Museum, where the drying and cleaning of incoming foot traffic is essential to prevent interiors from becoming damaged and help reduce cleaning and maintenance requirements and costs. The use of an effective and appropriate entrance matting system, in the form of Topguard, can also help to reduce the risk of accidents, which was important for the museum, where health and safety is a big priority.

Gradus Matting is part of the Gradus Group, a leading contract interior finishes company who manufactures a comprehensive range of interior products for a variety of markets. Providing end users, designers, specifiers and contractors with a one-stop shop, Gradus’ offering is made up of flooring accessories, entrance matting, wall protection and step and aisle lighting, as well as an extensive collection of premium and contract carpet ranges, upholstery and soft furnishing fabrics.

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