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Pedimat

Q. What size are CS carpet strips?
Q. What is the average lead-time when ordering a Pedimat?
Q. How deep should the recessed opening be for a Pedimat?
Q. Can I have the frames shipped ahead of the Pedimat?
Q. What is the maximum size mat available?
Q. How are the Pedimat sections joined together?
Q. Why is your weight capacity listed as a rolling load test?
Q. How is the accuracy of a custom shaped Pedimat guaranteed?
Q. Do you manufacture custom Pedimatss for inside revolving doors?
Q. Is it possible to use a Pedimat on an ADA compliant ramp?
Q. In what situations do you recommend a drain and pan?
Q. Why does my serrated aluminum mat, with clear anodized finish, have shading variations?

PediTred

Q. What size are CS carpet strips?
Q. Why are your weight limitations listed as a rolling load test?
Q. What is the average lead-time when ordering a PediTred?
Q. How deep should the recessed opening be for a PediTred?
Q. Can I have the frames shipped ahead of the PediTred?
Q. What is the maximum PediTred Size available?
Q. How are the PediTred modules joined together?
Q. How is the accuracy of a custom shaped PediTred guaranteed?
Q. Do you manufacture custom PediTreds for inside revolving doors?
Q. Is it possible to use a PediTred on an ADA compliant ramp?
Q. In what situations do you recommend a drain and pan?
Q. Why does my serrated aluminum mat, with clear anodized finish, have shading variations?

Pedigrid

Q. What size are CS carpet strips?
Q. What is the average lead time when ordering a grid?
Q. How deep should the recessed opening be for a grid?
Q. Can I have the frames shipped ahead of the grid?
Q. What is the maximum size grid available?
Q. How are the grid modules joined together?
Q. Why are your weight limitations listed as a rolling load test?
Q. How is the accuracy of a custom grid guaranteed?
Q. Do you manufacture custom Pedigrids or stainless steel GridLine for use inside of revolving doors?
Q. Is it possible to use a grid on an ADA compliant ramp?
Q. In what situations do you recommend a drain and pan?
Q. Why do the installation instructions call for such an oversized recessed block out for frame installation?

Q. Why does my serrated aluminum mat, with clear anodized finish, have shading variations?

GridLine

Q. Do you manufacture stainless steel GridLine for use inside of revolving doors?

DesignStep

Q. Is the DesignStep adhesive considered permanent or releasable?
Q. What is the average lead-time when ordering a DesignStep?
Q. How deep should the recessed opening be for a DesignStep?
Q. Is Duromat recommended for use in recessed applications?
Q. Do you recommend DesignStep entrance carpet for use inside revolving doors?
Q. What is the typical coverage of a gallon of adhesive?


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Pedimat

Q. What size are CS carpet strips?

A. CS Heavy Duty Carpet and Exterior carpet are 1-1/4" wide by a maximum length of 750 lineal feet. Call factory for color selector and pricing.

Q. What is the average lead-time when ordering a Pedimat?

A. Lead times vary in all manufacturing operations but generally Construction Specialties Inc. is able to ship Pedimat within two to three weeks from receipt of signed shop drawings. All submittal drawings will provide a proposed lead time. Please contact the factory if expedited service is needed. Custom shapes or finishes extend lead times by one to two weeks.

Q. How deep should the recessed opening be for a Pedimat?

A. The depth of the recess will ultimately depend on the frame chosen for each application. Check the detail links for the frames available for each product offering.

Q. Can I have the frames shipped ahead of the Pedimat?

A. Yes, you can if the Pedimat is a standard shape (square or rectangle). The frames for an odd-shaped Pedimat or one with cut outs will be built at the same time as the mat and fit-tested for quality assurance before shipping.

Q. What is the maximum size mat available?

A. Pedimat can be built to a maximum of 12' wide or a total of 100 square feet per module. The modules can be installed to an infinite size. Each of the detail links contain the weight per square foot for each product. Please keep these weights in mind when requesting very large modules because the mats will eventually need to be removed so that the recess can be cleaned. We do not recommend splices be located in the center of the doorway.

Q. How are the Pedimat sections joined together?

A. They aren't. The shop drawings CS provided will show the lay out of each section. The installer only has to lay the Pedimat in place as shown on the shop drawings.

Q. Why is your weight capacity listed as a rolling load test?

A. We have found the rolling load test to be the most comprehensive real-life test available. Most entrance mat failures are due to heavy loads being wheeled through an entranceway. The rolling load test utilizes a weighted 5" x 2" solid polyurethane wheel, which passes over the mat 1000 times. To pass the test the unit must withstand the proposed weight without any permanent deformation to the rails or inserts. Alternative testing methods which measure the amount of deflection or the amount of weight per square foot a unit can withstand simply do not offer the real-world severity an entranceway faces daily. For entryways in businesses such as retail outlets, airports, banks, or casinos, rolling load performance is a critical factor. We recommend units with the highest practical loading capability be specified for such entrances. The rolling load data for all CS mats and grids are listed in the detail links for each product.

Q. How is the accuracy of a custom shaped Pedimat guaranteed?

A. A high quality custom shaped Pedimat is dependent on the quality of the template. Construction Specialties Inc. offers a free template kit to assist in the process. We also offer an optional guaranteed template service. Contact the factory for a free template kit or to schedule the optional template service.

Q. Do you manufacture custom Pedimatss for inside revolving doors?

A. Although Pedimats can be installed in this application, we do not recommend these products for use under revolving doors. The space requires that they be installed in many pieces and sharp edges result because of the small sections and radiused edges. Consider placement before or after the revolving door with a half-circle cutout to fit the space or consider PediTred G3 or G4, Design Step entrance carpet, or stainless steel GridLine for placement inside revolving doors.

Q. Is it possible to use a Pedimat on an ADA compliant ramp?

A. Yes, using our poured abrasive or vinyl inserts you can meet the higher requirement for static coefficient of friction recommended by the ADA. The mat will also need to be mechanically fastened. Please contact the factory with this special request.

Q. In what situations do you recommend a drain and pan?

A. Since the Pedimat is a shallow depth product it is recommended that a trench drain be put in areas of higher than average snow or rainfall. We do not offer a pan for the Pedimat product line.

Q. Why does my serrated aluminum mat, with clear anodized finish, have shading variations?

A. Due to the anodizing process, variations in shading may occur after assembly/manufacturing and is common among anodized metal products. Variations are slight and will mitigate over time with normal foot traffic wear.

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PediTred

Q. What size are CS carpet strips?

A. CS Heavy Duty Carpet and Exterior carpet are 1-1/4" wide by a maximum length of 750 lineal feet. CS can adjust the width of our carpet strips to replace competitor's product. Call factory for color selector and pricing.

Q. Why are your weight limitations listed as a rolling load test?

A. We have found the rolling load test to be the most comprehensive real-life test available. Most entrance grid failures are due to heavy loads being wheeled through an entranceway. The rolling load test utilizes a weighted 5" x 2" solid polyurethane wheel, which passes over the grid 1000 times. To pass the test the unit must withstand the proposed weight without any permanent deformation to the rails or inserts. Alternative testing methods which measure the amount of deflection or the amount of weight per square foot a unit can withstand simply do not offer the real-world severity an entranceway faces daily. For entryways in businesses such as retail outlets, airports, banks, or casinos, rolling load performance is a critical factor. We recommend units with the highest practical loading capability be specified for such entrances. The rolling load data for all CS mats and grids are listed in the detail links for each product.

Q. What is the average lead-time when ordering a PediTred?

A. Lead times vary in all manufacturing operations but generally Construction Specialties Inc. is able to ship a standard grid within three weeks from receipt of signed shop drawings. All submittal drawings will provide a proposed lead time. Please contact the factory if expedited service is needed. Custom shapes or finishes extend lead times by one to two weeks.

Q. How deep should the recessed opening be for a PediTred?

A. The depth of the recess will ultimately depend on the frame chosen for each application. Check the detail links for the frames available for each product offering.

Q. Can I have the frames shipped ahead of the PediTred?

A. Yes, you can if the PediTred is a standard shape (square or rectangle). The frames for an odd-shaped PediTred or one with cut outs will be built at the same time as the PediTred and fit-tested for quality assurance before shipping.

Q. What is the maximum PediTred Size available?

A. Grids can be built to a maximum of 12' wide or a total of 36 square feet per module. The modules can be installed to an infinite size. Each of the detail links contain the weight per square foot for each product. Please keep these weights in mind when requesting very large modules because the grid will eventually need to be removed so that the recess can be cleaned. We do not recommend splices be located in the center of the doorway.

Q. How are the PediTred modules joined together?

A. They aren't. The shop drawings CS provided will show the lay out of each module. The installer only has to lay the PediTred modules in place as shown on the shop drawings.

Q. How is the accuracy of a custom shaped PediTred guaranteed?

A. A high quality custom PediTred is dependent on the quality of the template. Construction Specialties Inc. offers a free template kit to assist in the process or we also offer an optional factory template service. Contact the factory for a free template kit or to schedule the optional factory template service.

Q. Do you manufacture custom PediTreds for inside revolving doors?

A. PediTred G4 or PediTred G3 are both recommended for this space. Avoid a carpet insert however, opting instead for poured abrasive, recycled rubber or the G7 or G8 serrated models. Carpet can easily be pulled from the rails with the constant motion of a door sweep. Other options for under revolving doors include Design Step entrance carpet or stainless steel GridLine. On any of these models, a template is recommended to ensure accurate fit.

Q. Is it possible to use a PediTred on an ADA compliant ramp?

A. Yes, using our poured abrasive or vinyl inserts you can meet the higher requirement for static coefficient of friction recommended by the ADA. The mat will also need to be mechanically fastened. Please contact the factory with this special request.

Q. In what situations do you recommend a drain and pan?

A. A drain is recommended in areas of higher than average snow or rainfall. We do not offer a pan for the PediTred product line. We recommend a trench drain set in a level base frame whenever practical.

Q. Why does my serrated aluminum mat, with clear anodized finish, have shading variations?

A. Due to the anodizing process, variations in shading may occur after assembly/manufacturing and is common among anodized metal products. Variations are slight and will mitigate over time with normal foot traffic wear.

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Pedigrid

Q. What size are CS carpet strips?

A. CS Heavy Duty Carpet and Exterior carpet are 1-1/4" wide by a maximum length of 750 lineal feet. CS can adjust the width of our carpet strips to replace competitor's product. Call factory for color selector and pricing.

Q. What is the average lead time when ordering a grid?

A. Lead times vary in all manufacturing operations but generally Construction Specialties Inc. is able to ship a standard grid within three weeks from receipt of signed shop drawings. All submittal drawings will provide a proposed lead time. Please contact the factory if expedited service is needed.

Q. How deep should the recessed opening be for a grid?

A. The depth of the recess will ultimately depend on the frame chosen for each application. Check the detail links for the frames available for each product offering.

Q. Can I have the frames shipped ahead of the grid?

A. Yes, you can if the grid is a standard shape (square or rectangle). The frames for an odd-shaped grid or one with cut outs will be built at the same time as the grid and fit-tested for quality assurance before shipping.

Q. What is the maximum size grid available?

A. Grids can be built to a maximum of 12' wide or a total of 100 square feet per module. The modules can be installed to an infinite size. Each of the detail links contain the weight per square foot for each product. Please keep these weights in mind when requesting very large modules because the grid will eventually need to be removed so that the recess can be cleaned. We do not recommend splices be located in the center of the doorway.

Q. How are the grid modules joined together?

A. They aren't. The shop drawings CS provides will show the lay out of each module. The installer only has to lay the grid modules in place as shown on the shop drawings.

Q. Why are your weight limitations listed as a rolling load test?

A. We have found the rolling load test to be the most comprehensive real life test available. Most entrance grid failures are due to heavy loads being wheeled through an entranceway. The rolling load test utilizes a weighted 5" x 2" solid polyurethane wheel, which passes over the grid 1000 times. To pass the test the unit must withstand the proposed weight without any permanent deformation to the rails or inserts. Alternative testing methods which measure the amount of deflection or the amount of weight per square foot a unit can withstand simply do not offer the real-world severity an entranceway faces daily. For entryways in businesses such as retail outlets, airports, banks, or casinos, rolling load performance is a critical factor. We recommend units with the highest practical loading capability be specified for such entrances. The rolling load data for all CS mats and grids are listed in the detail links for each product.

Q. How is the accuracy of a custom grid guaranteed?

A. A high quality custom grid is dependent on the quality of the template. Construction Specialties Inc. offers a free template kit to assist in the process. We also offer an optional factory template service. Contact the factory for a free template kit or to schedule the optional factory template service. Note: Stainless steel grids are not field adjustable therefore it is highly recommended that all stainless steel grids be ordered with the optional factory template service.

Q. Do you manufacture custom Pedigrids or stainless steel GridLine for use inside of revolving doors?

A. Although this product can be supplied in this application, we do not recommend Pedigrid for use under revolving doors. The 1-13/16" depth of the product can break the airlock, which negates the energy efficiency of the revolving door. Consider placement before or after the revolving door with a half-circle cutout to fit the space, or consider PediTred G3 or G4, DesignStep Entrance Carpet, or stainless steel GridLine for use inside revolving doors.

Q. Is it possible to use a grid on an ADA compliant ramp?

A. Yes, using our poured abrasive or vinyl inserts you can meet the higher requirement for static coefficient of friction recommended by the ADA. The grid will also need to be mechanically fastened. Please contact the factory with this special request.

Q. In what situations do you recommend a drain and pan?

A. A drain is recommended in areas of higher than average snow or rainfall. We do offer a pan for all grids but including a pan adds costs and complexity to the manufacturing of the unit. We recommend a trench drain set in a level base frame whenever practical.

Q. Why do the installation instructions call for such an oversized recessed block out for frame installation?

A. There are many variables in deciding how to install frame. The field condition and finish floor type are the two most important factors. The standard instruction covers the typical installation where there is an oversized recess to set the frames and then is backfilled with grout. Typically there is a tile, carpet or terrazzo floor that will then be installed to about the installed Pedigrid frame. In the case where there will be exposed concrete adjacent to the installed frame, the choice would be to create a block out of the recess, Option #2 of the frame offerings would then be recommended followed with caulk or grout in the small gap left between the frame and the finished floor.

Q. Why does my serrated aluminum mat, with clear anodized finish, have shading variations?

A. Due to the anodizing process, variations in shading may occur after assembly/manufacturing and is common among anodized metal products. Variations are slight and will mitigate over time with normal foot traffic wear.

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GridLine

Q. Do you manufacture stainless steel GridLine for use inside of revolving doors?

A. GridLine is recommended for installation inside revolving doors. The smooth flat surface and clean lines lend themselves to a successful installation. A template is recommended to ensure accurate fit. Ask about our custom baffles to address air flow issues and energy efficiency.

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DesignStep

Q. Is the DesignStep adhesive considered permanent or releasable?

A. When the instructions on the adhesive label are followed correctly, the glue can be either permanent or releasable.

Q. What is the average lead-time when ordering a DesignStep?

A. Lead times vary in all manufacturing operations but generally Construction Specialties Inc. is able to ship DesignStep two and a half weeks from receipt of signed shop drawings. All submittal drawings will provide a proposed lead time. Please contact the factory if expedited service is needed.

Q. How deep should the recessed opening be for a DesignStep?

A. DesignStep carpet is typically surface mounted and will finish similar to the carpet in the rest of the building. It could also be placed in the recess created by surrounding floor tile.

Note: DesignStep can be used to create a recess for PediTred LP or Pedimat.

Q. Do you recommend DesignStep entrance carpet for use inside revolving doors?

A. Yes. DesignStep entrance carpet is often used inside revolving doors. If the product is to be factory cut, a template is recommended to ensure accurate fit. The product can also be sent oversized for field cutting. Other options for under revolving doors include PediTred G3 or G4, or stainless steel GridLine.

Q. What is the typical coverage of a gallon of adhesive?

A. 135 square feet.

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