FORBO Flooring Systems has launched Coral Click, a new entrance matting system that reportedly addresses the needs of retailers large and small as they prepare to keep their shop-floors clean, dry and safe, no matter how extreme the weather conditions this winter.
Coral Click is said to be a cost-effective modular system comprising durable PVC tiles with contemporary Coral Brush textile inserts, effectively bridging the gap between a rigid, engineered barrier system and textile wipe-off matting.
Available off-the-shelf, and easy to handle and fit, thanks to the innovative ‘press and lock’ construction, Coral Click tiles can be installed rapidly in a retailer’s premises with, it’s claimed, minimum fuss and disruption to the business.
The ‘tough PVC construction’ and the Coral Brush inserts deliver an entrance mat that can withstand heavy traffic, including shopping trolleys and wheelchairs, and effectively remove dirt and moisture from the soles of customers’ shoes and wheel treads.
Because there are no metallic components in a Coral Click mat, there’s no risk of interference with electronic security tagging systems that are normally positioned around the entrance area.
All retailers want their stores to be welcoming and aesthetically pleasing, and with Coral Click they can choose from five award-winning Coral Brush inserts, to co-ordinate their entrance flooring with other floorcoverings and interior decor.
The tiles, which are available in 12mm and 17mm depths, can be used alone or in conjunction with other Coral textile ranges, to provide an integrated entrance system to further protect the store’s interior floorcoverings.
Providing additional design options, Coral Click tiles can be fitted in various layouts, including monolithic, quarter-turn and brick patterns.
‘At this time of year, more than any other, all retailers need to ensure their entrance matting is in good shape and is ready to cope with punishing weather conditions,’ says Janet Lowe, head of marketing UK and Ireland, at Forbo Flooring Systems.
‘In busy retail premises, it’s imperative all efforts are made to keep floors clean, dry and safe, for customers and staff alike. Coral Click offers an affordable, practical solution and the reassurance of a five-year guarantee.’
‘Independent research has shown that just two steps on a Coral Click entrance mat are enough to absorb up to half the water that would otherwise be carried inside, thanks to our Coral Brush inserts,’ says Janet.
‘The closed construction of the Coral Click tiles retains soiling and moisture and releases it effectively when cleaned, and at the same time helps prevent heel trap.
It is Forbo’s stated aim to develop products that can create better quality environments in which people can live, work and learn. ‘Our Coral collections help ensure buildings are safe and hygienic in all weather conditions,’ says Janet.
‘The WELL Building Standard also recommends the use of entrance matting as an important tool to reduce pollutants entering the building.’