Dirt collection wells and tactile guidance systems refine interior design
Lingen, 9 May 2023 – emco Bautechnik GmbH returned very satisfied from the BAU 2023 trade fair in Munich. The Lingen-based specialist in clean-off floor covering systems had a stand presenting a number of revised highlights from its product range, including the SPIN® SAFE tactile guidance system as well as dirt collection wells.
‘We used the size of our display to put a special emphasis on a number of our products for special applications and show how varied the design options are with emco clean-off floor covering systems,’ said Marcus de Noni, Regional Sales Manager at emco, recounting the successful BAU 2023 trade fair in April.
A focus on design variety
After a break of more than four years, BAU returned to Trade Fair Center Messe München as the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems. The organisers were delighted to have more exhibitors than in 2019 and nearly just as many visitors.
emco Bau, based in the town of Lingen, was also pleased by how the fair went. Its large display, which was exposed on three sides, was very busy at all times and saw lots of new contacts being met.
The display focused on the large number of special solutions that are possible using emco’s products. For instance, emco entrance mats and clean-off floor covering systems have coloured anodised aluminium bars and frames that make them an attractive design element. There were models recessed into the floor to show how much coloured aluminium frames enhance emco inserts.
SPIN SAFE® now also for high-performance inserts
The design variety at emco also extends to products for special applications. SPIN® SAFE, for example, was met with great interest by architects and construction planners. emco now also offers its tactile guidance system with emco Premium high-performance inserts, emco DIPLOMAT entrance mats for normal to heavy loads and emco MARSCHALL for extreme loads as well as for all three entrance mat heights.
Clean-off floor covering systems with SPIN SAFE® close the gap for guidance systems for the blind and vision-impaired from outside to inside. Entrance mat frames in three different heights provide the blind with auditory information through their walking stick to guide the way. People who are strongly vision-impaired are also given orientation through strong contrasts.
Flexible installation options for dirt collection wells
emco also offers designers a great deal of freedom with dirt collection wells for increased dirt capture and excellent water run-off. They can be used with all inserts and MARSCHALL bars and frames from the emco range. There was a podium with wells in various heights to demonstrate all the construction possibilities. The display also showed how different well types and water overflows can be combined with each other.
The dirt collection wells do not have any screws on the bottom, which makes them particularly easy to install. Reinforced with a galvanised steel grate, they are suitable for heavy loads and vehicles can even drive on them.
Product sustainability passports for three emco inserts
The commitment to sustainability at emco Bau received particular praise. emco was one of the first manufacturers of floor coverings and entrance mats to successfully complete product tests based on the BREEAM, LEED and DGNB standards at the TFI – Institute for Floor Systems in Aachen, Germany. Dr Jacqueline Lemm and Theresa Rüdiger presented Managing Director Jörg Harbecke with corresponding product passports for sustainability. The Care and Maximus insert types for Premium entrance mats as well as the rough-fibre ribbed carpet for Original entrance mats were inspected by the TFI. Further examinations are under way.
This podium showed the design options available with emco’s dirt collection wells. (Image: emco Bautechnik GmbH)
Appealing design highlights can be made with coloured anodised aluminium bars and frames. emco Bau presented a range of examples on the floor of its display. (Image: emco Bautechnik GmbH)
emco put a focus on the theme of design variety at its spacious display at BAU 2023. (Image: emco Bautechnik GmbH)