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The Science behind the Nomad™Aqua Series

Nomad's tried and tested dual fibre loop system traps dirt and absorbs moisture more effectively than conventional matting. And it goes on working harder for longer too, providing lasting protection for your floors, your company image, your staff and customers - and your bottom line.


Putting the mats to the test
As well as being the most effective on the market 3M Nomad Aqua Series Entrance Mats are also among the most durable – as proven by our extreme testing regime. During development our mats undergo 22,000 cycles in a dry drum – a heavy steel ball with rubber profiles on the surface to simulate foot traffic. This is equivalent to 5,000 crossings per day, or 9.1 million crossings over the 5-year lifetime of the product. Just to make sure, we then test the mats to the limit, with 176,000 cycles – the equivalent of 1.8 million crossings per year for 40 years! Additional tests also include slip resistance, water absorption, chemical resistance, dimensional stability, drying time and flexibility

What do The Results look like?