Here at Commercial Matting, we manufacture a variety of entrance mat styles, to be utilised in any indoor location. Entrance mats are essential for any business, as they provide a practical solution for keeping floors clean and dry, whilst also enhancing the look of your entranceway. They are a great investment to protect carpet, hardwood, and wax-finished floors. We offer a range of coir mats, synthetic mats, and rubber mats on our website, providing you with a large selection to choose from. As we stock so many, it can be challenging to decide which one is right for your needs, so we have written this blog post to help you make an informed decision. We will be comparing coir mats against other popular types of entrance mats, highlighting the key differences between them all, to see how you can benefit from them!

The benefits of traditional coir mats

Coir mats are made from the fibres of coconut husk, making them a natural and eco-friendly flooring solution. Coconut fibres are strong, durable, and water-resistant and are therefore able to withstand heavy foot traffic. These qualities make coir mats a popular choice for use at busy entrances and locations, as they are able to reduce the amount of dirt and dust that is tracked into your building. The elimination of dirt and moisture can not only prevent slip and trip accidents from occurring in the workplace, but it can also lead to a tidier and more hygienic environment, which will provide a positive impression on visitors.

One of the biggest advantages of coir mats is their durability and brush-like texture that can withstand general wear and tear. As the fibres are incredibly strong, they can undergo vigorous usage without affecting the functionality of the mat. Plus, their moisture resistance can ensure your floors remain dry, which is essential to minimise slip accidents. In addition, all of our coir mats are backed with PVC, to guarantee your floor stays dry. The PVC that we use is impervious to liquids and retains surplus water within the mat, preventing it from leaking onto your floor. This non-slip feature makes our coir mats advantageous to many of our customers.

Coir mats are also more environmentally friendly compared to other synthetic mats. Being made from a renewable resource, coir mats are a sustainable option that does not contribute to greenhouse pollution. Furthermore, due to their natural composition, they biodegrade more quickly than synthetic mats, overall reducing their impact on the environment.

Other styles of entrance mats

While coir mats are a popular choice for use at entrances, there are several other types of entrance mats available to choose from. These include rubber, synthetic, and throw down mats.

Synthetic mats

The synthetic or brush mats that we manufacture are an alternative to coir matting, and are made out of 100% synthetic fibres that do not moult or shed. Instead of coarse, thick coconut fibres, these mats are designed with a ribbed texture that successfully collects mud and dirt. The synthetic mats we stock are created out of polypropylene, which is a rigid thermoplastic. Although they are not as eco-friendly as coir mats, they perform to the same high standard, and they effectively scrape the soles of shoes when people enter your building.

Throw down entrance mats

We stock two varieties of throw down mats; heavy-duty throw down and luxury throw down, which are great for all entranceways. They are predominantly manufactured out of nylon fibres, which are water-resistant and hard-wearing. These mats are particularly attractive to those wanting to enhance their interiors, as they are available in a range of vibrant colours. The twist nylon design traps moisture and dust within the mat, keeping your interiors free from dirt.

Rubber mats

The rubber mats that we supply are manufactured out of high-quality non-slip rubber, that can withstand all weather conditions. Generally, these mats are placed at the exterior of your entrance, to remove dirt and moisture before it enters your building. For locations that are extremely susceptible to harsh weather conditions, rubber mats are an effective barrier. Plus, due to their robustness, they can also be installed in environments that are prone to chemical spillages, such as workshops and factories.

Choosing the Right Entrance Mat for Your Needs

When choosing an entrance mat, there are several factors to consider, including durability, absorption capacity, cost, and environmental impact. The right mat for your needs will depend on the specific requirements of your home or business, and the level of foot traffic that the mat will be exposed to.

Factors to consider

  1. Durability: How much foot traffic will the mat be exposed to?
  2. Absorption capacity: Is the mat going to be used in an area prone to dampness?
  3. Cost: What is your budget for the mat?
  4. Environmental impact: Are you looking for an eco-friendly option?

Coir mats are a durable, eco-friendly option with excellent absorption capacity, making them ideal for use in high-traffic areas prone to dampness, and with them being manufactured out of natural materials, they are also cost-effective and are one of the cheaper solutions.

Our rubber, synthetic, and throw down mats are also incredibly durable and resistant to moisture, but they may not be as eco-friendly as coir mats. They are also more expensive due to their synthetic composition, however, they are a great investment for those searching for a more luxurious and professional look.

All of our mats are available in a variety of colours, sizes, and thicknesses, to ensure you receive a mat which meets all of your requirements. For locations which experience substantial footfall, many of our mats are offered in a heavy-duty variation, to provide you with years of service. Please feel free to browse our catalogue of entrance mats on our website today or if you require further information about the products we stock, contact us today and we will be more than happy to help!