Has Your Entrance Mat Passed All Its Tests?
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Has Your Entrance Mat Passed All Its Tests?

Nov 30, 2021 Posted by Dane Latham

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What if the Abrasive Strip in a Stair Nosing Failed?

Stair Tread Nosings are a commonly used safety feature of steps and stairs in many styles of buildings, from offices to theatres, from town halls to universities, as well as public spaces. The nosings are designed to maintain the stairs in peak condition for safety and visibility as well as to prote...
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Do Cheap Entrance Mats Cost You More in the Long Run?

Studies have shown that as much as 80% of the dirt and debris that enters a building comes through the front door on the shoes of building occupants and visitors.  Because of this, buildings have entrance mats. The purpose of entrance matting is threefold:  To scrape shoes and trap dirt   To dry sho...
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Latham - Proud to be Premium

The concept of a premium brand might seem increasingly at odds with a world dominated by cheap imitations, poor quality, value engineering and price-based buying. 
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Latham – Compliant and Conforming Product to Eliminate Certification Risk

Australian Standards set out specifications, procedures and guidelines that aim to ensure products, services, and systems are safe, consistent, and reliable. 
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Has Your Entrance Mat Passed All Its Tests?

Entrance mats are designed to go relatively un-noticed, doing their job, day in and day out. But not all entrance mats are the same. There are some cheap and nasty imitations out there, pretending to be as good as the high-quality mats from Latham Australia. 
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If a Warranty Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is

Most products in Australia are sold with a warranty.  The ACCC define a warranty as ‘a voluntary promise offered by the person or business who sold the product or service to you’ adding ‘once you buy the product or service, the promise becomes a right that can be enforced under the Australian Consum...
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Custom Designs for Unique and Complex Situations

One of the great things about the creative aspects of the profession of architecture is that the results of the design process can be so varied and interesting. No two buildings need to be the same – unless that is the design, such as a pair of towers in Kuala Lumpur! Frequently, this means that the...
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Short supply chains and extensive inventory ensure availability

When you are dealing with a business that offers an extensive range of products in an enormous variety of configurations, you still expect those products to be available when you need them. You don’t want to discover that the products you selected are completely out of the ordinary and have to be so...
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Not all products that comply with a standard are made to the same quality

The Australian construction environment is a complex regulatory ecosystem. There are numerous standards that must be met for products, and ultimately whole buildings or projects, to achieve certification and completion. Just what does it mean for a product to be compliant with a standard? Is that th...
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The Latham Story

The Latham Australia story begins in the 1950’s. The business was founded by Mr William Latham and, ever since, has been owned by the one family.
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Access-ability: how can accessibility be improved in building design?

2020-21 has been a turning point for the construction industry. The global pandemic, combined with a looming deadline to reverse the effects of climate change, have forced us to completely rethink how we design our built environment to better manage infectious diseases and create a more sustainable ...
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Trade admin overload? Save yourself by going paperless (read how)

There’s no two ways about it: paper-based systems in trades businesses lead to double-handling, mistakes and lost time. Unfortunately paper is sometimes unavoidable and you may not be able to fully eliminate it from your trades business operations, and that’s totally fine. The goal should be to cut ...
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