Alumat Flooring Solutions offers a range of mat types to meet every need. Before making a selection, it is necessary to understand the different mat types, how they work and which one will be the best for you.
Mats typically are required to remove some water and finer particles of dirt. If there is not a lot of water to remove, then the closed type of mat construction is usually best as it has a higher percentage of scraper infills, and, as there is no fall through, the underside of the mat requires no cleaning.
Typically outside, often exposed to the weather, and the first point of contact for people entering the building. Alumat recommends their unique closed draining mat types where water containment or removal is a priority.
These closed draining mats are constructed with drain channels that alternate with the regular infill strips, to carry water away from the mat surface. Unlike the conventional open mat types, such as the Alumat 20 Series, the water and dirt does not discharge randomly under the mat where is can be difficult remove at times.
Instead the water is contained in the channels where the water can soon evaporate, or even be directed to drainage points in the matwell, so continuous water can be efficiently channelled away. This is the best option and available with the 15–20mm deep mat options. Without drainage, any mat well could become waterlogged and cease to perform its function.