Top visual performer
Sahara is a visually appealing scraping entrance mat designed for high-traffic areas in large and mid-size buildings, such as:
• emergency exits
Sand and dirt that would otherwise get tracked into a building stay on the Sahara. Where no outside mat is available, a mat such as the Sahara Wave is strongly recommended.
The stand-out design has earned the Sahara our highest rating for optical performance. The Sahara is very good at absorbing and releasing sand. That means is has a nice clean look, and that it can be cleaned effectively with just a standard vacuum cleaner.
How? The yarn has been heatset, and comes in a mixed pattern of scraping yarn and absorption yarn. In our system for rating Sand Absorption it’s earned a 2, a high score, which has been backed up by an independent lab.
The Sahara is also durable, even under medium to high traffic: in our use classification, it gets a rating of 32.
The Sahara comes with Bfl-s1 backing, the highest standard in fire safety. Highly flame resistant, it releases little smoke, and is compliant with safety regulations. So it’s suitable for emergency exits.
It is also eco-friendly: it is made from Econyl® polyamide, which is recycled from post-consumer material.
There’s also the option of an s-FLX backing—our revolutionary, eco-friendly alternative to PVC, which
• installs easily
• is 20% lighter than PVC
• takes 30% less energy to make than PVC
• causes 15% less in greenhouse gas emissions
• contains no plasticisers or chlorine
• won’t discolour the subfloor
Where to use
Sahara is a visually appealing scraping entrance mat designed for high-traffic areas in large and mid-size buildings, such as entrances, stairwells, pantries, lifts and emergency exits.
|Pile material||100% recycled (Econyl®) Polyamide||100% recycled (Econyl®) Polyamide|
|Primary backing||nonwoven PET/PA||nonwoven PET/PA|
|Yarn construction||Heatset straight||Heatset straight|
|Pile weight ISO 8543||± 1000 g/m²||± 1000 g/m²|
|Total weight ISO 8543||± 3.800 g/m²||± 3.100 gram/m²|
|Pile height ISO 1766||± 6,0 mm||± 6,0 mm|
|Total height ISO 1765||± 8,0 mm||± 8,0 mm|
|Pile density ISO 8543||0,15 g/cm³||0,15 g/cm³|
|Number of stitches ISO 1763||± 88.200 /m²||± 88.200 /m²|
|Use classification EN 1307||32||32|
|Wearing class EN 1963||32||32|
|Comfort EN 1307||LC3||LC3|
|Suitabililty for stairs EN 1963||Intensive use||Intensive use|
|Suitability for castor chairs EN 985||Intensive use||Intensive use|
|Dimensional stability ISO 2551||<0,4%||<0,4%|
|Light fastness ISO 105 B02||>6||>6|
|Water fastness ISO 105 B01||4||4|
|Rubbing fastness ISO 105 X12||4||4|
|Salt water ISO 105 E02||4||4|
|Shampoo BS 1006||4||4|
|Organic solvents ISO 105 X05||4||4|
|Absorption capacity TNO W6034||± 5,7 l/m²||± 5,7 l/m²|
|Flammability Euroclass EN13501||Bfl-s1||Cfl-s1|
|Slip resistance EN13893||DS||DS|
|Static charge ISO 6356||2,0 kV||2,0 kV|
|Sand absorption class*||2||2|
|Declaration of Performance||Available||Available|
|Sizes rolls||135 & 200 cm||135 & 200 cm|
|Roll length||± 20 m||± 20 m|
|Sizes mats||60/90 & 90/150 & 135/200 cm||60/90 & 90/150 & 135/200 cm|
All mentioned sizes include a 2.5 cm PVC border. The roll lengths that are given are a guideline. The actual length can turn out 15% shorter or longer.
* Sand absorption class 3: >=90%.
Sand absorption class 2: 80% =< class 2 < 90%.
Sand absorption class 1: =< 80%
**Optical class 5 is best, 1 is lowest
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