26 September 2006

Gradus Matting has helped provide a functional and aesthetically pleasing new look for the entrance hall at the Institution of Civil Engineers building at One Great George Street in London.

Project managers Ravenswood Contract Interiors Limited, London, decided to install a new matting system to improve the aesthetics of the entrance area and called on Gradus to help them achieve the new look.

Bruce Whale from Ravenswood Contract Interiors explained: “The building originally had two ordinary coir door mats in the reception area, which were constantly clogged with dirt. These mats were not effective in removing mud and moisture from passing traffic and as a result, the entrance carpet was becoming soiled and showing signs of damage and wear. I suggested that proper barrier matting should be used in conjunction with a secondary barrier carpet in order to improve the entrance area.”

Access primary barrier matting was installed, with a grey base and Boulevard 6000 Shadow (grey) wipers. This was combined with the Boulevard 6000 secondary barrier carpet in Sunfire (Red) on the entrance staircase in order to reduce the amount of dirt and moisture tracked into the building. The look was finished with bronze stair edgings with Lead (grey) insert.

Bruce Whale continued: “Gradus were my first port of call for this project as I was aware they have a huge cross section of products available. I was really pleased with the finished result. The property at One George Street is such a beautiful building and I was glad that we could provide an entrance hall which was befitting of the exterior. “

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 contract markets. Providing end users, designers, specifiers and contractors with a one-stop shop the Gradus offering is made up of, flooring accessories, wall protection and lighting as well as an extensive collection of premium and contract carpet ranges, cork flooring and upholstery and soft furnishing fabrics.

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