Quick guide to the right dust control mat or interior carpet.
When there is not enough time to read all specifications carefully, our pictograms are of great help. They give you a quick understanding of the most important properties of a mat or carpet. Below you find easy to read explanations of each symbol.
Traffic and durability
High traffic (+1000 passages/day)
Matting constructed to endure the tough conditions in large public/commercial buildings, and whose materials have a long life span even at hard usage.
Low traffic (0-250 passages/day)
Matting intended for smaller entrances or areas with lower throughput of walking traffic. Its longevity is often good also at medium-hard usage.
Medium traffic (250-1000 passages/day)
Matting optimised for use in public areas in medium traffic premises, and whose life span is long even at relatively hard usage.
Carpeting fulfilling the high standards required by architects for permanent installation in public/commercial buildings, most often relating to wearing, performance and good design.
High-twist / Frieze
A cut pile which is tufted with twisted and heatset yarns. In addition to its luxurious appearance, it also has excellent wearing and dirt absorption properties.
Needle punched or tightly tufted pile with uncut loops. Sometimes yarns of different types and thicknesses are mixed. Often used for permanent installations in commercial buildings.
Velour / Plusch
A cut pile which is tightly tufted with straight or lightly twisted yarn. It has a formal look with exclusive feel and provides great definition when printed.
This pile of uncut loops is tufted in varying heights resulting in a sculptured appearance or pattern. Different yarn types can be mixed to enhance dirt and moisture absorption properties.
A mesh of woven polypropylene laminated to the carpet using floating latex. Appreciated by professional carpet installers since the carpet is both stretchable and gluable.
Has very good tensile strenght, endures great temperature changes, and is resistant to oils, waste water and most acids and chemicals. Used on mats withstanding industrial laundry.
A so called hyper elastic material made from latex, which is the sap of the rubber tree. Natural rubber is sensitive to sunlight and subjective to ozone cracking if not correctly cared of.
Collective term for the synthetic polymer PVC, which is both flexible and dimensionally stable, but sensitive to temperatures and grows stiff when cold. Make sure it is non-phtalate.
Synthetic rubber with good wearing properties. It otherwise demonstrates quite similiar properties as natural rubber.
A foamed type of synthetic latex, mostly made from urethane. Demonstrates good dimensional stability and slip resistance when designed with non-slip patterns.
Carpets available on rolls. Can be ordered as linear meters and finished with vinyl borders.
Dual layers of rubber along the edges prevent rippling and help the mat lay flat, minimizing tripping risk as well as increasing the life span of the mat.
Overlocking the edges with yarn strengthens the mat and gives it a more exclusive look. The yarn, often made from PP, is normally color matched to the mat's dominant color.
These mats have vinyl or rubber borders on all sides. On fixed size mats they are an integrated part of the backing, and on custom length mats they are glued onto the short sides.
Reinforced border with extra bead
In addition to dual layers of rubber along the edges, rubber beads act as tuft lock. This patented solution provides a sharp textile edge while minimizing risk of delamination.
A thick textile ribbon is folded over the edges of the mat and fixated with a straight seam. Protects edges from husking and provides a more robust impression.
Matting designed to provide added traction through friction materials and aggressive surface patterns and textures.
Open construction matting allowing liquids and debris to pass through, providing secure footing in wet environments.
Matting designed to withstand heat and resist the spread of fire. Tested and certified by independent laboratories.
Superior environmental choice
Matting which is both recyclable as well as produced from fully or partly recycled materials without any presence of substances hazardous to environment or health.
Matting whose ramps and/or hole diameters are specially designed to adhere to official standards for passage with wheel chairs, walkers, canes and crutches.
Open construction matting whose hole sizes allow for risk free passage with high-heeled shoes.
Office chair proof
Carpets with high crush resistance, withstanding the high point pressure arising under the wheels of an office chair that a person is sitting on.
Mats intended for commercial use, e.g. by mat rental operations. Withstands the extreme stress arising in large industrial washing machines.
Non-textile matting that is hosed of with either a high pressure jet or regular garden hose (stated on each product).
Carpets withstanding the use of special carpet cleaning machines and detergents, e.g. steam vacs / carpet shampoo.
Industrial tumble dryer
Mats intended for commercial use, e.g. by mat rental operations. Withstands the high entry temperatures of air in large industrial tumble dryers.
Mats intended for consumers or lighter commercial use. These are often made by lighter materials and are normally coming in smaller sizes.
Mats that must be hand washed using a mild detergent. These mats can either drip-dry or evaporate laying flat.
Carpets that may be cleaned with professional or domestic vacuum cleaners. Often these mats are treated with a dirt repelling coating, which facilitates dust removal.