The CleanZone™… How it Works

Mats Inc. has been providing entrance matting and flooring solutions for more than 40 years.  Our experience has shown that the best entrance performance is achieved with a customized, three-part walk off system which we call the CleanZone™. The CleanZone™ provides effective walk-off performance from the exterior of a building (Zone 1), through the vestibule (Zone 2) and into the lobby (Zone 3).

LEED IEQ Credit 5

An effective entrance system will help contribute to LEED IEQ Credit 5. One of the requirements necessary to achieve this credit is to employ permanent entryway systems at least 10 feet long in the primary direction of travel to capture dirt and particulates entering the building at regularly used exterior entrances. Acceptable systems include permanently installed grates, grilles and slotted systems that allow for cleaning underneath. Roll-out mats are acceptable when maintained on a weekly basis by a contracted service organization.  The intent of this credit is to minimize building occupant exposure to potentially hazardous particulates and chemical pollutants.

In additional to LEED IEQ Credit 5, our CleanZone™ entrance products may also contribute to LEED MR Credit 4 (recycled content), LEED MR Credit 5 (regional materials), LEED MR Credit 6 (rapidly renewable), and LEED IEQ 4.3 (Green Label Plus).

CleanZone™

ZONE 1: EXTERIOR
In outdoor, covered entrance areas, choose an aggressive scraping product that is as maintenance-free as possible, such as Design Track, Safe Track or Legend.

Zone 2: VESTIBULE
In indoor spaces between the exterior and interior doors, choose a product that scrapes off soil and absorbs moisture like Advanced Track, Legacy or Supreme Nop. Mats should be heel-proof and ADA compliant.

ZONE 3: LOBBY
In indoor lobby areas, nylon fibers offer optimal performance in applications requiring additional moisture absorption like those in the New York Collection and NaturTile™. Polypropylene fibers are ideal for applications requiring additional debris removal like those in Supreme Nop.

EFFECTIVE WALK OFF PERFORMANCE REQUIRES A MINIMUM 0F 20-30 LINEAR FEET OF MATTING.

Zone 4: INTERIOR
Inside facilities choose a style/performance combination best suited for the application using one of our many sports and contract flooring products.