29 July 2005

Topguard, the heavy duty primary entrance matting, from Gradus, has been specified for St Pauls Catholic College, as the educational facility acknowledged the need for high performance entrance matting solutions.

St Pauls Catholic College has moved from its old site at Haywards Heath, to a new 31acre site at Burgess Hill, West Sussex. With over 900 students, teachers and support staff, as well as regular visitors, Topguard from Gradus was specified to offer a highly efficient entrance matting system that would effectively protect against the problem of extreme levels of walked in soil, dirt and moisture.

Topguard (18mm), was installed in the main entrance area and four other access areas across the site. The project team selected the matting with single grey wipers and aluminium linking strips to offer an aesthetically pleasing appearance.

After receiving several samples, architects FM Modern Design, specified Topguard from Gradus because it met the heavy duty requirements. Topguard also proved to be extremely cost effective and offered superior life cycle costings.

Topguard is the ideal solution for a project such as St Pauls Catholic College, where the drying and cleaning of incoming foot traffic is essential to prevent interiors from being damaged. In addition, Topguard also has the benefit of being reversible to give an extended product life, perfect for both public and private sector establishments.

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

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