INTRAflex XT Entrance Matting selected for Manchester Metropolitan University

INTRAflex XT Entrance Matting selected for Manchester Metropolitan University

Combining the former Mayble Tylecoate and Grosvenor buildings, Manchester Metropolitan University’s new Arts and Humanities hub uses INTRAflex XT entrance matting for a classic aesthetic.

With the listed portico and the internal glass vestibule at the main entrance providing some shelter from the elements, the architect specified a primary entrance matting system with INTRAlux Elite fibre inserts in Anthracite 607. This fibre has an exceptional tuft count to provide 5.4l/m2 of absorption, combined with the highest Class 33 Wear Rating.

With 19,550mm wide entrance matting, entry through the main portico doors offers nearly 10,000mm of walk-off in either direction. While the adjacent pass doors are protected by entrance matting that measures 3629mm front-to-back.

Sizing Standards

This substantial walk-off area exceeds the BS7953: 1999 minimum of 2100mmm (designed to accommodate a single wheelchair wheel revolution). It also exceeds the WELL standard recommendation of 3000mm for creating a healthy entrance.

At the rear entrance, the barrier matting stretches to the full 5510mm width of the corridor. The revolving door and further 2587mm of walk-off ensure any additional steps on the matting keep floors slip-free.

Clean, Simple Design

Clear anodised INTRAflex XT entrance matting profiles, combined with Anthracite fibre is a classic look favoured by many clients. Manufactured in oversize panels, the dividing t-bar profiles perfectly align with the wall junctions to provide a clean aesthetic.


As one of the UK’s greenest universities according to the People and Planet University League, a sustainable specification was essential. Recycled and recyclable aluminium profiles, combined with 100% Econyl regenerated nylon fibres provide a truly sustainable specification.

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