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Entrance matting for sport and leisure facilities

Our team at EMS are all involved in sport, we regularly take part in cricket, golf, open water swimming, running, cycling and general keep fit exercise. We have organised or help with sporting events, take part in charity events and support our local or national teams.

Sport and leisure applications cover a wide range of areas and uses from gyms to golf clubs, ski centres to velodromes and athletics to football stadiums, even rehabilitation and physiotherapy…

Our entrance matting systems are designed to suit any application and usage.

Natural colours to compliment The Grange Spa's relaxing atmosphere and interior design.
Logo matting – Evergreen Debris Channel 022 in tan with contrasting lettering

We understand that you not only want an aesthetically pleasing entrance matting system providing your customers and visitors with a great first impression of your establishment and services but equally to be effective at removing dirt, safe for all users and hard wearing. Indoor and outdoor sports facilities will require entrance matting with different properties to withstand environmental conditions as well as having the right solution for the type of traffic it will encounter.

We appreciate sports facilities requires specialist infills and entrance design to work with the type of traffic and equipment that use your entrance on a regular basis.

Foot borne traffic – Not just the amount of footfall but also the use of specialist footwear is common in many sports, i.e. studs and spikes.

Wheels – wheelchairs, equipment, bikes, trolleys etc.

Other – animals, crutches, blades, skies, skates etc.

We offer a big variety of infills in lots of colours within all of EMS entrance matting system ranges as well as other possibilities to add in-laid logos and anodised aluminium in 4 luxurious colours. All EMS infills are all easily replaced with the same or different infills and/or scraper bars at a fraction of the cost of replacing a completely new matting system;  making this a great solution if you are wanting to update your colour scheme or change your logo and branding now or in the future.

Colortread with 001 anthracite infills and grey scraper bars
Replaceable infill strips and scraper bars

There are two ranges of entrance matting systems we would recommend for most sport’s facilities, these are:

  1. Evergreen Debris Channel
  2. Colortread

Evergreen debris channel  entrance matting is our best selling range of entrance matting across all sectors due to its durability, contemporary design, it is easy to maintain and has many sustainability benefits. Colortread offers the same infill options with the addition of colourful scraper bars, adding more possibilities to your overall design.

There are lots of different infills to choose from however, for sport applications EMS would recommend looking at the following (I have provided a brief summary of each infill however further information is available on the website page for each, link is embedded in the heading of each infill):

001 – Polypropylene infill with dense pile, excellent dirt and moisture removal.

002 – Polypropylene infill with loop pile, non-shedding and hard wearing.

003md – Polypropylene infill with unique multi-directional, diamond design provides extra grip for traffic in any direction. Also an excellent choice for logos and it is available in lots of vibrant colours (2nd only to our Tretfird Design Range for colour options).

022 – Polypropylene infill with deep ribbed pile (shown in inset image). Very popular choice of infill across all sectors.

005 – Rubber infill with flat surface. Consisting of flecked, recycled tyre rubber which is extremely hard wearing and therefore ideal for heavy traffic areas. Suitable for internal and external applications.

008 – Rubber infill with finely ribbed surface for extra slip-resistance, extremely hard wearing material which is suitable for heavy traffic areas. Suitable for internal and external applications.

Evergreen Debris Channel with 022 infills in Anthracite

EMS have manufactured and supplied numerous sports facilities with entrance matting systems over the years. These include prestigious events such as the London Olympics, velodromes, sports centres, ski slopes, swimming pools, spas and football stadiums. We take a great deal of pride in producing our products and making sure we provide the best solution for your individual requirements.

If you have any questions or would like a site visit, please give EMS a call on: 01205 761757 or email us:

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