12 48 13 Entrance Floor Mats

12 48 13 Entrance Floor Mats

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8.5" x 11"


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Entrance Floor Mats


Use this CSI 3 part SimpleSpecs™ master specification to specify surface mounted entrance floor mats with aluminum or stainless steel grids, or carpet, rubber, or cocoa mats.


Serving to clean items passed over it, such as a doormat, which removes dirt from the soles of shoes.  Resulting in less cleaning, wear, and damage to flooring.


Some floor mats are suitable for exterior use. If exterior recessed mats are not provided with overhead protection from rain and snow they should incorporate a drainable base to prevent the accumulation of water and ice.


Interior floor mats in many occupancies must meet the same fire hazard classification as adjacent floor finish materials.


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