Worldwide research agrees that unprotected, up to 90% of soilage to internal surfaces is tracked into buildings and 90% of the cost of removal of this dirt is accounted for by labour. Furthermore 90% of commercial computer system failures are attributed to dust and moisture ingress. So it follows that the effectiveness of an entrance barrier matting system will be directly proportionate in any reduction in these figures. Specifying the correct system is therefore a critical element in maintenance and refurbishment cost control. However, perhaps the most significant and overriding statistic is that over nine out of ten slip-fall accidents occur in entranceways, the true cost of which is immeasurable.