Metal Entrance Mat Quote

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All metal entrance matting is custom made to fit any size entrance way.  There are no stock sizes or set dimensions for an entrance mat system.  Below are the requirements for accurate pricing on an metal entrance mat.  


Measuring recess for metal entrance mat
Step 1 is measuring the rough opening of  the recess.  The arrows in green indicate the Traffic Direction or length of the mat.  The red arrows represent the Rail Direction or the width of the mat.  The mat is manufactured to have the rails perpendicular to the walking direction on traffic to scrape and wipe off feet more effectively.  It is important to measure multiple times for both the Traffic Direction and Rail Direction to verify the measurements are the same.  If your recess is not rectangular or square in shape a template may be used to extract the exact dimensions.  A template kit is available upon request.  


Step 2: Measure the depth of the recess.  The most popular application depths for recesses are 3/8", 1/2", 3/4", 1-1/2", and 1-13/16".  A surface mount application can be used if no recess exists by installing tapered vinyl or tapered aluminum on all four sides of the entrance floor mat.    


Quote Information:

Select the type of entrance mat or entrance grid for your needs or the entrance mat system specified by the architect:


(a)  Pedimat M1 ®  - a roll-up mat designed using vinyl rails and aluminum hinge connectors for use in high traffic interior entrances.

(b)  Pedimat M2 ® - an all aluminum roll-up mat designed for exterior use.

(c)  TreadLine T1 ™  - an economical lightweight all vinyl roll-up entrance mat for interior use.  Limited to either black or brown vinyl rails & hinges.

(d)  PediTred G4 ® - an entrance grid, ¾” deep, capable of handling 1,000 pounds.  Industry’s strongest grid.  PVC-free hinges and supports.

(e)  PediTred Low Profile G3 ® - entrance grid, ½” deep, capable of handling 750 pounds, especially designed for use in  relacement/remodeling construction using existing recess wells.  Great for high traffic entrances.

(f)   Pedigrid G1 ® - An 1-11/16” deep aluminum grid capable of handling 400 pounds.

(g)  Gridline G6  - a strong stainless steel grid, available in various depths and rail surface sizes.  Architects love the way stainless steel grids look and perform.


Look at the architectural drawings to determine the correct size or sizes.  If replacing an existing entrance mat in a recessed area, use the diagram below to help you get accurate measurements.  i.e. most squares aren’t necessarily “square.”

If your job calls for an irregular shape, cutout, slits or angles, please submit a scaled drawing or sketch showing dimensions.  Any size or shape other than square or rectangular requires additional material and labor costs. 


The entrance mats and entrance grids are manufactured in several different depths.  When dealing with new construction, the type of entrance mat specified by the architect will determine the depth.  However, if replacing an existing mat or remodeling an existing vestibule area, the depth measurement is necessary to select the correct entrance matting system.  Many times a recess is created by placement of an aluminum frame the desired size of your entrance mat and then installing tile, stone, etc. in the remaining vestibule area.  The tile abuts the aluminum framing and mat forming a continuous no-trip surface.  When an entire vestibule area is matted, the desired entrance matting mat should either slip under or meet the sill plate for a no-trip hazard.  i.e. special thresholds and framing pieces are available depending on your needs.  In any event, a smooth flat surface is required.


Metal entrance roll-up mats and grids are available in a number of finishes and colors.  The standard finish (if not specified otherwise) is a MILL FINISH.   Mill Aluminum Finish is the base price and other finishes and colors are priced separately.   ANODIZED FINISHES, both clear and colored are available.  Abrasive resistant aluminum POWDER COAT FINISHES are available in clear and colored aluminum as well.  See the chart below to view samples.


Select a type of insert, as well as a color choice for the entrance mat.  The type of insert will affect the pricing; however, color selection within the type/style of insert will not affect price. 

(a)  Heavy Duty Carpet Inserts – available in over 20 different colors.  An excellent choice for scraping mud, dirt and water from shoes.  For interior use only.

(b)  Exterior Brush Tread Inserts – available in over 3 different colors.  Select when extra UV color protectors are needed; excellent for scraping mud, dirt and water from shoes.

(c)  Poured Abrasive Inserts – available in over 5 different colors.  For use in areas that require slip resistance and traction.

(d)  Abrasive Tape Inserts – available in over 5 different colors.  An economical selection for traction needs.

(e)  Vinyl Tread Inserts – available in over 5 different colors. 

(f)   There are additional styles of architectural designed metal mat and grid inserts, including wood and recycled rubber. 


Determine if the entrance mat or entrance grid will be contained in a recessed area or will be installed as a surface-mount mat.  Pricing for each installation type is different.  

Surface mount application options include:

(a)  Tapered vinyl frame/border on all sides.

(b)  Aluminum tapered border on all sides.

(c)  Pipe Stem Frame -- a transition frame used where mat abuts carpet.  Frame slides under carpet and forms a ramp up to the lip of the mat.

(d)  Surface Threshold Frame – framing designed to level transition from a tapered door threshold to the entrance matting surface.

Recessed Installation options include:

(a)  A Recessed Level Base frame  -- frame used in new construction where the slab floor is poured around frame, creating a permanent recess area.

(b) Recess Tapered Angle Frame  --  frame often used in remodeling or post construction concrete pours.  This frame is bolted into existing concrete  or tile/stone.

A basic review of information needed for a quote:

(1) Type of rolled-up metal mat, aluminum metal grid or stainless steel grid

(2) Size

(3) Depth (if existing recess)

(4) Type AND color of aluminum rails and frames

(5) Type of rail inserts.