TRAP: dirt, dust and water from feet by scraping.
HOLD: dirt, dust and water to prevent tracking.
HIDE: dirt, dust and water to maintain a neat appearance.
BENEFITS OF EFFECTIVE MATTING SYSTEM:
- Improve overall interior appearance - First impressions are formed at the building entrance.
- Extend life of floor surfaces - Without entrance matting, 1500 people can remove 42% of the finish from the floor.
- Reduce interior maintenance cost - Cost to remove one KG of dirt once tracked in is Rs. 2000. 15 Feet of high quality matting stops more dirt than 30 feet of poor quality matting.
- Reduce costly slip and fall accidents. - Over half of falls happen at floor level. Over 300,000 disabling injuries from slips and falls annually. 1985 ISSA Study. National Safety Council.
ELEMENTS: Hard dried mud, dry loose mud, wet sticky mud, dry sand & pebbles, fine dust & moisture.