Grand Impressions HD Mat Specifications
Material: Acid-dyed type 6,6 nylon yarn
Weight: 32 ounces/yard2
Construction: Cut pile
Substrate: Freudenberg LUTRADUR® polyester spunbond non-woven fabric 3.8 oz. per square yard (130 grams per square meter)
Material: SBR rubber - smooth only
OVERALL MAT THICKNESS: 3/8 inch (0.375")
STANDARDS & TESTING
- Passes DOC-FF1-70 for the surface flammability of carpet
Grand Impressions HD logo mats are produced using a layering process of color. Colors are typically matched to our standard pallet of 150 colors unless a specific coated PMS color is requested*.
- Minimum Text Height: 1" for serif fonts and 1/2" for sans serif fonts
- Minimum Line Thickness: 1/8" except for white & light colors which should be at least 1/4"
These text requirements are for general use; however, special fonts and very thin letter forms may need to be made larger or thicker and will be approached on a case-by-case basis.
Light background colors should be avoided due to their tendency to show dirt on the mat more than a darker or neutral tone.
We also advise against the use of screens, tints, and transparencies in the design because they are not easily converted to our color palette.
*We will do our best to match a PMS color, however, color matching can be extremely challenging. Although we can get close, color is never an exact science and variations will occur. An exact color match is vulnerable to many factors. One factor is that we are printing on white nylon carpet. Another factor is that we use a hot press to combine the carpet and rubber backing. Heat from the press often causes the color to lighten. Typically, we can get close to most PMS colors, but the final color may be a few shades off. For the PMS color to be as close as possible, we require additional time to create the proof sketch. Specific PMS colors may be matched for a one-time additional fee per PMS color.
Grand Impressions HD mats should be vacuumed regularly (daily in high-traffic areas; weekly in lower-traffic applications). They can also be cleaned with an extractor or hosed off as necessary to remove heavy soil. Hang dry and always make sure they are dry before placing them back in service.