Ferrari showroom features the Shuttle entrance mat

Published Mar 24, 2017

When Continental Cars opened their new Ferrari showroom in Newmarket, they required an entrance mat tough enough to handle the rolling loads of cars. They selected the Shuttle matting system for its looks and proven high performance in a number of vehicle showrooms.

Shuttle features a patented aluminium grid, with interlocking modules that maintain their structure under intense compression. It is engineered not to buckle or twist with heavy rolling loads. Alternatives often deform under such loads, look unsightly and create tripping hazards.

The grid design not only creates strength in all directions, it also cleans off shoes in all directions, making it ideal for open-plan spaces where people (and vehicles) approach from any angle. Lineal matting systems, by comparison, are designed for lineal foot traffic – either way in a single direction. Shuttle can be used in both situations, but comes into its own in large public spaces, maintaining a consistent visual appearance and handling multidirectional traffic.

Shuttle has polyamide carpet inserts for maximum water absorbency – the synthetic fibre can absorb up to 5.17 litres of water per square metre. This ensures a maximum amount of water is drawn off people’s shoes and car wheels, keeping surrounding smooth floor surfaces as dry and safe as possible.

Shuttle’s patented modular grid system was developed specifically for lobbies and entrances where design and performance are critical, giving it all the attributes required of a high-end Ferrari showroom.

Shuttle is manufactured and installed by Advance Flooring Systems, NZ’s leading supplier of innovative commercial flooring and entrance matting systems, servicing Australia and the Pacific. For more information please contact us at 10 Harbour Ridge Dr, Wiri, Auckland 2104, New Zealand, Tel: 0508 238 262. Or visit us online at