Scope of use
specially designed as an attractive and easily cleaned entrance mat for all
intensive wear areas: retail, hotels, commercial premises, airport, shopping
malls etc. Performance is best when used indoors or in weather protected
New Zealand Building Code (NZBC)
The product will, if employed in accordance with the supplier's installation and maintenance requirements, assist with meeting the following provisions of the building code:
- Clause B2 Durability: Performance B2.3.1(c)
- Clause C3 Fire affecting areas beyond the fire source: Performance C3.4(b)
- Clause D1 Access routes: Performance D1.3.3(b), D1.3.3(d)
- Clause F2 Hazardous building materials: Performance F2.3.1
The product meets the requirements set out in the following documents, or relevant parts of cited standards within the documents:
Durability: StarTread has an in-service history of use exceeding 30 years.
Fire affecting areas beyond the fire source: StarTread has been tested to have a critical radiant flux for StarTread of 5.2 kW/m2.
Access: StarTread is an acceptable solution (D1/AS1 Table2) and exceeds the
minimum slip resistance of 0.4 when both wet and dry.
Use in Service History
StarTread has an
in-service history of use in New Zealand exceeding 30
Regular maintenance of StarTread is important to keep StarTread
effective and looking attractive for years.
StarTread does not have to be removed for cleaning as
dirt cannot drop through.
Daily Maintenance: Daily vacuum thoroughly with a
powerful vacuum cleaner, preferably with power driven brushes, working
lengthwise along the infills. This agitates the pile to loosen the dirt.
Periodic Maintenance: A routine visual inspection will
identify when StarTread is becoming full of dirt. It can then be cleaned with a water spray
extraction method. StarTread can be scrubbed with a machine or by hand along
the direction of the infills only. In cases of staining, household solvents may
be used, but must only be applied to a rag and then rubbed onto the mat. Do not pour solvents directly onto the mat as
a breakdown of the infill adhesive may result. Only use chemicals suitable for
the cleaning of carpets, following the manufacturer's instructions.
A maintenanceinstruction sheet is available.
StarTread has a 20 year warranty on wear
and performance, stairs excepted, conditional on the product being installed
and maintained according to the manufacturers recommendations.