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  • Doormat Tray and Inserts - NEW

    Doormat Tray and Inserts - New Eco Friendly Door Mats now in stock.

    Refresh, don’t replace with our NEW rubber doormat tray and inserts. Simply replace the coir inserts.

    Doormat Tray and Inserts - Eco Friendly Doormat Doormat Tray and Inserts - Eco Friendly Doormat

    We all want our homes to look clean and tidy, but even the most robust of mats will start to show signs of wear when exposed to the great British Weather.

    Our new Rubber Doormat Tray and inserts provide the perfect solution. The rubber mat will stay looking good as new for years, simply replace the coir insert whenever it looks dirty or worn.

    They are inexpensive and we even offer a multi-pack with one free. Keep some in stock ready to give your doormat a refresh whenever required.

    Door Mat Inserts - Multipack £10 Door Mat Inserts - Multipack £10


    Make An Entrance is a family run company and we pride ourselves on offering excellent customer service, getting the job done right first time. If you have any questions or would like to place an order by phone, we're here Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm to take your call on 020 8819 5869.

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  • Doormat Making - See how we do it

    Doormat making is a traditional skill, that has been handed down through the years.

    Today at Make An Entrance we have a huge range of mats of every type. But our business began with simple coconut mats. We have been making our traditional hand stitched mats the same way for decades.

    Our craftsmen take the simple coconut and make quality mats that truly last. Most importantly for the environment they're plastic free and totally biodegradable too.

    Watch our video to see how it's done:

    Order exactly the size you need and we'll make it just for you.

    We can make mats up to 2 metres wide and 10 metres long! We offer a range of thicknesses to suit your mat well, or they look beautiful loose laid on the floor too.

    These are the mats that we supply to the National Trust, they are very attractive and long lasting; They look great in period properties.

    Doormat Making - hand stitched to order Made from coconuts and hand stitched to order by UK craftsmen
  • Custom Coir Matting for Home Improvements

    Custom Coir Matting to improve your entrance Custom Coir Matting to improve your entrance

    Yay! It's  Bank Holiday weekend again. The ideal time to think about sprucing up your home for summer.

    Is your home entrance and garden looking a little unkempt?

    When things are out of hand its difficult to know where to start.

    But these quick fixes can make all the difference.

    Home Improvement Tips

    Mini tasks like sweeping up all the leaves that have been lurking hidden in corners of the garden, washing the front door down, and finally changing your door mat can have a big impact.

    They only take a few moments too, leaving you to enjoy the rest of the weekend doing something more fun, and the front of your house looking good as new.

    At Make An Entrance, were all about helping you to make these changes quickly and easily. Our cut to size coir matting is a prime example.

    Custom Coir Matting

    Simply measure what you need and we'll cut it to size and deliver it direct to your door.

    Most importantly, there's no minimum quantity required with our custom coir matting.  No need to order a whole square metre when you only need  a little piece.

    Because with us you order just what you need with no wastage and we'll do the rest.

    Besides that, with Free Courier Delivery on orders over £40 (and just £3.95 for smaller orders, tidying up your home entrance has never been easier.

    And this Bank Holiday weekend shop online with us at makeanentrance.com and save 10% off your order with code "SUNSHINE"


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  • Easter Indoor Outdoor Door Mat

    With Easter only being a week away it is a great time for families to get together; as there are Easter Eggs to be hunted and roasts to be eaten.

    However, as we wait for the weather to warm your gardens might still be slightly muddy. But that will not put off the intrepid hunters and huntresses searching for their chocolate. With all the extra feet running around the garden that does mean it will be much more muddy than normal. And of course you don’t want mud being trampled back in!

    So this Easter, to ensure you have full home protection, we are giving you 2 80cm x 50cm mats an indoor and an outdoor mat both for £49.99 saving over £10. Your outdoor mat is our Outdoor Man Made Coir, it has a hard scraping action to help remove any dirt or stones stuck to shoes before anyone steps over the threshold. They will then step indoors onto a Cotton Washable Door Mat that is great at removing any excess moisture.

    Both mats are available in different colours so not only do they help your home stay clean throughout all the Easter madness, they can match your décor too.

    Take a look here

  • Man Made Coir

    Coir is an extremely good all-rounder mat, great at removing dirt and dealing with the footfall that comes year after year, season after season.

    But if you are needing a coir mat that is free standing on the floor it can start to become an issue of which mat to go for. If you need a standard size then great you have plenty of options. But if it is an irregular size or shape then you are limited.

    Enter the Man Made Coir range.

    Man Made Coir Man Made Coir Range

    We have 5 different types of Man Made Coir dependent on your needs. All can be cut to the size you require. They can all be free standing or go into a mat well and are suitable for underfloor heating. They are also thinner than coir for when clearance is an issue.

    Coarse Man Made Coir is our standard synthetic coir. It has a more bristle feel to it meaning in it is great for removing dirt off shoes.

    Next is our Soft Man Made Coir along with all the normal colours of Black, Dark Brown and Golden Brown comes in Grey. It is softer underfoot for all those that like walking around with no socks or shoes on.

    For all the houses that need a bit more dirt removal from shoes prior to entering, or would maybe just like a different look form their doormat. We have our Wide Ridge Man Made Coir and our Ribbed Man Made Coir. Both of which come in a Golden Brown and Grey Colour.

    Lastly, we have our Outdoor Man Made Coir. If you are in need for mat to sit outside but don’t want to have to deal with the maintenance that is required for a coir mat this is the matting for you. Have it in the size you need and just put it down it is as simple as that.

    We will have something to suit your needs here.

  • Traditional Hand Loom Coir Doormat

    We have had some sun and warmth so far, but even though the weather is regressing slightly the daffodils are starting to flower which can only mean Spring.

    Unfortunately, that also does mean starting to look ahead for the annual spring clean and house refresh.

    Well, to help you out we have recently added a new range of standard size coir mats, our Traditional Hand Loom Coir Doormat.

    Made from the same great hard wearing material that is used for our Hand Stitched Coir Mats the only difference, they are not finished by hand here in the UK.

    We have 5 standard sizes available for you to choose from all 100% Coir with a woven back and finished edges. Meaning it is also eco-friendly and biodegradable when you are finished with it.

    To get you started this weekend if you use code HANDLOOM it will give you 10% off our new range of Traditional Hand Loom Coir Doormats. Running until Tuesday 12th March.

    So, get the same great quality doormat without the wait.

    Take a look now.

  • Runner Mats

    We have been busy this week adding some new Runner Mats to the website.

    Checked Runner Mats and Modern Runner Mats.

    Checked Runner Mats
    Modern Runner MAats Modern Runner Mats

    These both come in a variety of sizes, to ensure you will get the best mat to protect your floors.

    In a range of colours from slightly quirky with a highlight of colour to enhance the appearance of the mat to a modern design for a modern lifestyle.

    All of these mats have slip resistant and are fully machine washable at 30oC to keep them looking fresh after all the drip and spills.

    Practical and hard wearing they are the perfect accompaniment to any home.

  • Mother's Day Gifts

    Mother's Day Gifts Slate CoasterWith Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday being nearly a month away, it’s time to start looking forward to the Mother's Day Gifts you will be giving this year.

    This year instead of rushing last minute to get the generic bunch of flowers that everyone buys why not go for something different?

    We have a range of Slogan Coasters to suit every Gin, Prosecco, Wine, Tea and/or Coffee lovers. They come in a set of 4 and you can choose which slogans you would like. 1 of the same or 4 different ones.

    Also, if your mother likes tea, wine, gin and prosecco you can create your own coaster pack. So there is nothing for you to loose.

    All coasters are handmade in the UK on the highest quality slate!

    Take a look now!

  • Muddy January

    Muddy January 15% Off Muddy January 15% Off

    As we start to get the first signs of winter! We all know that any ice or snow will eventually turn in to water making everything nice and muddy.

    So, the last thing you want to happen is that mud being brought into your house.

    To help you combat the impending mud, for the remainder of January we are giving you 15% off any Machine Washable Door Mat.

    With new styles recently added to the website and our Machine Washable Door Mat range has every colour and size imaginable available to for you there is no excuse.

    Perfect for entrance to the homes to catch all the muddy foot and paw prints, then when it needs a refresh to put it in the Washing Machine at 30 degrees. It is as simple as that.

    Just use the code ‘MUDDYJANUARY’ until the 31st January to get 15% off.

  • Getting Ready for Winter – Protecting your floors


    The nights are drawing in which is a sure sign winter is fast approaching. Flip-flops by the door will be replaced by the fluffy winter boot and with them the inevitable muddy footprints!

    Getting Ready for Winter


    Here at Make An Entrance we love the great outdoors whatever the season! However we also know that you don’t necessarily want it being brought back into your home in the form of muddy wet marks on your floors!

    So far we have been blessed with some great Autumn Sunshine and mild temperatures. Now is a great time to start thinking about getting the much needed protection in place for your floors before the weather really starts to turn!

    So what is our winter protection advice as your local doormat experts? - A Duo Doormat Set!


    We believe you can’t beat a duo doormat set to provide the best protection for your floors. Firstly a hardwearing outdoor mat for scraping away debris such as a synthetic scaper mat or woven backed coir mat. This will get the worse of the dirt off of those wet muddy boots.


    Follow this up with an absorbent mat indoors to soak up any remaining dirt and moisture and you have the best possible combination of mats to protect those floors. If you want an indoor mat that can be kept looking fresh all winter our machine washable door mats are a great choice.


    Doormat Sets - Functional Outdoor Scraper Mat paired with Indoor Washable Cotton Mat


    We have put together a range of doormat sets that follow this advice and may save you time having to search for your own combination!

    So now you can go outside and have as much fun in the wintertime as we do without worrying about those muddy footprints!


    Getting Ready for Winter


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