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Gradus Matting helps keep Handforth Dean clean

27 March 2007

A hardwearing, heavy duty entrance matting system from Gradus Matting has been installed at the busy Handforth Dean shopping centre in Cheshire.

The closed construction, Topguard primary entrance matting with grey double wipers, was specified for the main entrance of the centre to help cope with the large amount of pedestrian and wheeled traffic that passes through the area each day.

Jim Heeson, Centre Manager for Handforth Dean, explained, “Handforth Dean is an extremely busy shopping centre, particularly at weekends and during peak seasons such as Christmas, and it was important that we specified a product which could cope with this large amount of footfall and trolley traffic. I’m really pleased with the finished result and the Gradus team also did a great job carrying out the installation with minimum disruption to staff and visitors to the centre. They removed the existing matting and installed the new product, with all work carried out in just two evenings.“

Topguard is a heavy duty primary entrance matting system designed for internal use in the most demanding applications. Consisting of rubber wipers interwoven with nylon fibres and linking strips in a choice of aluminium, PVC-u or brass, Topguard is available as either open (5mm or 16mm) or closed construction, and in two thickness’ (12mm and 18mm) allowing a wide choice of product configurations to suit most applications.

Kath Bourne, Product Manager for Gradus said: “The use of an effective matting system can reduce the amount of dirt and moisture walked into a building by up to 90 per cent. Topguard was the right choice for this busy shopping centre, as it is ideally suited to heavy foot and trolley traffic applications such as supermarkets, airports and department stores where both the drying and cleaning of incoming foot traffic is essential.”

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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