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A subsidiary of emco Bau, C/R/O/ is a leading supplier of high-quality walk-off mats, offering a range of solutions such as floor coverings for preventive cleaning and absorbing dirt and moisture. In a testament to the skills of the company's design team, one of its particularly ambitious projects has just been named "Floor of the Year 2019". Every year, Germany's association of top flooring specialists - Netzwerk Boden - picks out a floor that not only perfectly combines distinctive optical qualities with technical application know-how, but also boasts exceptional innovative prowess.

The winner for 2019 is the MAXIMUS ASSISTANCE walk-off zone from C/R/O/, which was chosen for its tactile guidance system for blind and partially sighted people. Judges praised the practical combination of two key design aspects - helping the visually impaired find their bearings at the same time as preventing dirt from spreading indoors. "By choosing this walk-off zone with its tactile guidance system, our association members singled out a particularly innovative, functional solution that boasts an impressive representative design and strong material," explains Beat Ludin, Managing Director of Netzwerk Boden. The judges' decision was heavily swayed by the premium-quality velour tufting, which is designed to stand out from conventional textiles with special fibers and properties that do a fantastic job of hiding dirt.