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  • Eco Friendly Matting 10% Off


    Eco Friendly Matting made from coconuts10% Off Eco Friendly Matting.

    Through out September we've had a spotlight on our woven backed Eco Friendly Matting. Because its made from coconuts it's one of our most eco-friendly choices. It has no PVC backing meaning its completely biodegradable. You can simply compost it in your home compost bin at the end of its life.

    We have a wide range of standard sizes and also made to measure if you can't find the perfect size for your home.

    September's offer is 10% off any of our woven backed coconut eco friendly matting.

    Simply use code "Eco10" at checkout or quote it when you order by phone on 020 8819 5869.

    Offer ends 1st October.

    Let us help:

    Make An Entrance is a family run company and we pride ourselves on offering excellent customer service, getting the job done right first time.

    Finally, 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.

    Stay up to date with our latest news and offers by following us on Facebook or Linked In.

  • Eco Coconut Matting the Traditional Coir Door Mats

    We have been making eco coconut matting the traditional coir door mats for a very long time. In fact, the roots of Make An Entrance stretch back to the 19th Century.

    Originally partially sighted and blind people made traditional coir door mats in workshops around the UK. They were run by the charity Royal National Institute for the Blind.

    Today we still stitch our traditional mats by hand in the same way we always have; they are made to size you need in a range of thicknesses to suit your needs.

    Eco Coconut Matting The Traditional Coir Door Mats Eco Coconut Matting The Traditional Coir Door Mat

    What Is A Hand Stitched Coir Mat?

    It is our partner in India who makes the giant rolls of coir. These rolls of coir are made specifically for us.

    Our craftsmen then take this Eco Coconut Matting cut it to the size you need, and hand finish your bespoke doormat here in the UK.  The same way they have been made for decades.

    What makes it Eco Coconut Matting?

    Coir fibre is a waste product. It's the fibrous husk that surrounds the coconut. Using coir to make doormats is a great environmental option. It uses a waste product to do a great job. Then at the end of its life is can be composted to help other plants grow.

    Because coir (coconut fibre) is totally biodegradable, when your mat eventually wears out you can simply throw it onto the compost heap.

    Any of our woven back coir mats can be classed as eco coconut matting as they're plastic free and totally biodegradable too.

    Let us help:

    Make An Entrance is a family run company and we pride ourselves on offering excellent customer service, getting the job done right first time.

    Finally, 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.

    Stay up to date with our latest news and offers by following us on Facebook or Linked In.

  • Eco Large Door Mats Video

    Introducing Eco Large Door Mats:

    Our new Eco Large Door Mats are one of the products we are most proud of at Make An Entrance.

    Check out the video below to find out why:

    How  we make Eco Large Door Mats:

    We make these by hand on a traditional wooden hand loom in southern India. This gives them a very tight weave and firm pile. So they are extremely hard wearing.

    Our partner in India who makes the giant rolls of coir we use for our made to measure mats makes these mats specially for us.

    Because coir (coconut fibre) is totally biodegradable, when your mat eventually wears out you can simply throw it onto the compost heap.

    Coir fibre is a waste product. It's the fibrous husk that surrounds the coconut. Using coir to make doormats is a great environmental option. It uses a waste product to do a great job and then at the end of its life is can be composted to help other plants grow.

    Why we make them:

    At Make An Entrance we specialise in hard to find doormats. Because of this, people often come to us because they are struggling to find Eco Large Door Mats. These new 100% coir mats are a perfect choice. For instance, the biggest standard size is 123cm x 76cm which is already pretty huge. However, if that's not big enough for you we also do made to measure, as big as you like.

    If you'd like to learn more please get in touch. We're here to help.

    Let us help:

    Make An Entrance is a family run company and we pride ourselves on offering excellent customer service, getting the job done right first time.

    Finally, 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.

    Stay up to date with our latest news and offers by following us on Facebook or Linked In.

    Shop for Eco Large Door Mats

  • The Original Eco Doormat

    Our handmade traditional coir mats are the original plastic free Eco Doormat.

    100% Coir Doormats are the best eco doormats available. 100% Coir Doormats are the best eco doormats available.

    As coir is a totally natural material, from the outer husks of coconut shells, it is biodegradable. In the past, people would use their doormats until they wore out. Then they could be thrown onto the compost heap where they would break down to nourish the garden leaving no waste behind. The perfect eco doormat solution.

     

    Woven Coir Matting Made To The Size You Need. Bespoke hand stitched 100% coir doormat

    These days doormats have moved on and now come in many different types and materials including photo personalised mats, cut to size coir matting off the roll and washable synthetic doormats too.

    All of these products have a lot to recommend them, they are highly practical and long lasting. However, as we all become more conscious of our impact on the world around us, perhaps it’s worth revisiting the methods of days gone by. If an eco doormat is your aim then go for a traditional coir doormat that’s totally plastic free.

    Well to help you out our 100% coir eco doormat range is second to non. Our standard woven backed off shelf 100% coir doormats come in a range of sizes, thicknesses and qualities. Such as our Traditional Hand Loom Coir Doormats. 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.

    100% Coir Door Mat. Eco Doormat Tradtional Hand Loom Standard Door Mat

     

     

     

    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.

    But for something really special we offer a bespoke service where we make the mat to the size and shape you need. All stitched by hand here in the UK, The truly bespoke eco doormat.

    Every little bit helps when thinking about our impact on the world around us. Take your own coffee cup, refuse a plastic straw, buy a long lasting coir doormat.

  • Bank Holiday Offer

    Bank Holiday Offer Any PVC Backed Coir

    As the final bank holiday of the year approaches maybe it is time to have a think about refreshing your doormat before the autumnal weather sets in for good.

    Enter our PVC Backed Coir Matting.

    All of our coir is cut to the size that you need so there is minimal wastage. It is all cut here in our UK workshops.

    To make sure there is a PVC Backed Coir Matting to meet your needs we have all the Grades and all the thicknesses that is available anywhere in UK. We even have the thinnest!

    But how do I know which of the three grades of PVC Backed Coir will best suit my purpose? Here is our brief rundown on the three options:

    Budget Coir Matting- When wanting to keep the costs down.

    Superior Coir Matting- The best mat to use in homes.

    Heavy Duty Commercial Grade- Commercial properties or when only the best will do.
    Coloured Coir Matting- Wanting to match your décor or give your entrance a colourful pop.

    Also this Bank Holiday Weekend if you 

    spend £50 get £5 off just use the code PVC5
    spend £100 get £10 off just use the code PVC10
    spend £150 get £15 off off just use the code PVC15
    spend £200 get £20 off just use the code PVC20

    Take a look now!

    Offer ends Friday 30th August.

    We hope you have a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend.

  • Coir Matting Cut To Size

    Coir Matting Cut To Size

    Made To An Irregular Shape

    Awkward shaped mat well? Don’t worry; our craftsmen can create a Custom Shaped Door Mat made to your template from our Coir Matting Cut To Size.

    Many mat wells are not exactly square but sometimes they can present a real challenge. If the area you would like to fit a mat is an unusual shape, perhaps with several cut out sections or angles, then simply create a life size physical template. You can then get a custom shaped door mat made to your own specification made from our PVC Backed Coir Matting Cut To Size or Our Hand Stitched Traditional Coir Matting.

    How do I make a template?

    It’s a good idea to take the measurements first of all sides of the mat well or area as this way you can at least check the template is to scale before you start that first cut with the scissors. You could even use our PVC Backed Coir Matting Fitting Guide tactic and draw on the edge of your mat well in chalk first and then lay the paper on top to get the basic shape ‘printed’ on the paper.

    There’s no need to use special materials to make a template, thick paper (such as wall paper), a paper table cloth or plastic sheeting are all fine, and we’ve had lots of other types of material too! Just go back to your ‘Blue Peter’ or school days and get cutting and sticking!

    Once you have created the template we would recommend you check (and double check!) it is the perfect fit within your mat well, the last thing you want is a custom shaped door mat that doesn’t fit! This is especially important if you choose to have a traditional handstitched coir mat made to a template as you cannot trim them in situ for the perfect fit like you can with our PVC Backed Coir Matting Cut To Size.

    If you want your Custom Shaped Door Mat personalised further by having some wording or motif printed on it then that is also possible! The thing to remember in this case is to write on your template which edge is the ‘top’ so that any printing is done the right way up!

    Do I always have to create a life size template for a Custom Shaped Door Mat?

    Not if all the angles involved are perfectly 90 degrees, or even if it is a perfect ‘semi-circle’. In these cases you could draw a sketch, ensuring all sides and edge dimensions are labelled and send us this via email or post.

    If you are uncertain as to whether a sketch or life sized template is needed for your custom shaped door mat just get in touch!

  • PVC Backed Coir Matting

    Here at Make An Entrance we specialise in PVC Backed Coir Matting.

    All the grades all the thicknesses.

    Coir Matting All The Grades All The Thicknesses

    All of our Coir is cut to the size that you need so there is minimal wastage. It is all cut here in our UK workshops.

    To make sure there is a PVC Backed Coir Matting to meet your needs we have all the Grades and all the thicknesses that is available anywhere in UK. We even have the thinnest!

    But  how do I know which of the three grades of PVC Backed Coir will best suit my purpose? Here is our brief rundown on the three options:

     

    Budget Coir Matting- When wanting to keep the costs down.

     

    There is our Budget Coir or Cheap Coir Matting as we know Sometimes, when price is the overriding factor, cheap coir is what you'll need, it keeps the cost down and you will be able to afford to replace it a little bit more often.

     

    Superior Coir Matting- The best mat to use in homes.

     

    Our Superior PVC Backed cut to size coir matting is a dense surface and uniform colour which looks very smart. Some shedding is normal with any coir matting but with our superior grade matting this dies down quickly. A noticeably superior grade product. This matting comes in 14mm thick the thinnest available in the UK. Perfect for the traditional look for shallow mat wells.

     

    Heavy Duty Commercial Grade- Commercial properties or when only the best will do.

     

    Our Heavy Duty Commercial Grade PVC Backed Coir is The highest quality cut to size coir on the market. This is the material we supply to hotels, restaurants and other businesses. The bristles are packed tightly together to give a very firm brushing action and the colour is uniform. Heavy Duty Coir Matting is also DDA compliant, the perfect accompaniment to wheelchair access entrance.

    Coir Matting DDA Compliant Coir Matting

    Coloured Coir Matting- Wanting to match your décor or give your entrance a colourful pop.

     

    We have a range of coloured coir matting that can also cut to the size that you need for your mat well.

    From grey to red we will have something to suit your needs and colour scheme.

    Coloured Coir Matting Coloured Cut To Size Coir Matting

    We're here to help:

     

    Make An Entrance is a family run company and we pride ourselves on offering excellent customer service. We do the job right first time.

    Finally, 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. Or email help@makeanentrance.com

    Stay up to date with our latest news and offers by following us on Facebook or Linked In. We also have an email newsletter (about once a month) featuring our latest offers and new products to our range. Sign up for it here to be the first to know our news.

     

  • The Best Machine Washable Indoor Mat

    The Best Machine Washable Indoor Mat.

    This month we have had a lot to say about our Machine Washable Indoor Door Mats and that is because they are great!

    So, let me take you back through why our Machine Washable Mat range is the best around.

    Personalised or Plain

    Our plain colour standard washable doors mats come in soft shades to match any colour scheme or bright and vibrant if you want to make a statement. They are easy to order and will be down protecting your floors in no time at all.

    Or you can Add your own style from the moment your guests arrive with our Personalised Washable Door Mats.

    We can print pretty much anything you can think of in over 70 colours, so the only limit is your imagination. Perhaps you'd like your house or family name in a particular typeface? Or how about a stylish motif to suit your home?

    personalised washable door mats blog post What design would you like? We can make pretty much anything!

    Indoors or Outdoors

    Our range includes products suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

    Indoors you can have any mat of the carpet textile range, they are super soft underfoot so work well as rugs and runners as well as doormats. They are very absorbent so work well in kitchens too.

    Need a mat for outdoors? You would need something from our All Weather Range. Which is still completely machine washable.

    Just to complicate it our All weather range can be used inside too!

    Personalised Outdoor Washable Doormats Blog Our outdoor washable doormat is designed to withstand the weather.

    Non Slip

    Think paddling pools, water fights and soggy footprints through the hall. Our non slip washable door mats are here to save the day. So, they are great for use anywhere in the home.

    They can also come with an anti-trip tapered border.

    non slip washable door mats Pet proof your floors with our non slip washable door mats

    Made to The Size You Need

    Made to measure washable door mats are not always easy to find. But your search is over! Any size, any colour any design, what's not to love?

    What's more, we can even make unusual shapes, if you've been dreaming of a bespoke doormat, we will help you make it a reality.

    We make them to order whatever size you need.

    Made to Measure Washable Door Mats Indoor Made to Measure Washable Door Mats - Indoor Style

    Risk Free Ordering

    Most importantly, we also produce a proof for you to approve before we make your mat so there's no risk, therefore you can be sure you'll love the finished mat.

    We make it your way.

    Here at Make An Entrance we specialise in custom made products and washable mats are one of our top sellers.

    If you need advice, we're here to help you get the right product. Then just let us know so you can get the best machine washable mat for you. Call us on 020 8819 5869 or email us at help@makeanentrance.com

  • Design Your Own Mat Competition

    Design Your Own Mat Competition

    Calling all frazzled parents. If you are stuck for entertainment ideas for your little darlings this summer, why not get them to enter our Design Your Own Mat competition?

    design your own mat competition Ideal activity to get the children away from their screens!

    The competition is running throughout August and we welcome as many entries as you like.

    We will make the lucky winner's design into one of our fabulous washable doormats. If you win you'll be able to choose whether you'd prefer a mat for indoor or outdoor use.

    You can see some lovely examples of previous winning designs in the images on this page.

    design your own mat summer competition Both of these designs were previous competition winners

    How to Enter|:

    Grab your pens and pencils and get as creative and colourful as you like.

    Please use a plain sheet of A4 paper. It doesn't matter if the design is portrait or landscape. However, the prize is a 75 x 45cm mat which usually works betters landscape.

    Then, send your designs to us via Facebook Messenger or email them to us at help@makeanentrance.com by 1st September 2019.

    Most importantly, don't forget to follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with competition progress. We post all our news and offers there so you won't miss out.

    Enter our design your own doormat competition Enter as many times as you like.

    We're here to help:

    Make An Entrance is a family run company and we pride ourselves on offering excellent customer service. We do the job right first time.

    Finally, 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.

    Stay up to date with our latest news and offers by following us on Facebook or Linked In. We also have an email newsletter (about once a month) featuring our latest offers and new products to our range. Sign up for it here to be the first to know our news.

  • Non Slip Washable Door Mats

    Non Slip Washable Door Mats

    School's almost out for summer. Think paddling pools, water fights and soggy footprints through the hall. Our non slip washable door mats are here to save the day.

    non slip washable door mats Summer-proof your hall with our non slip washable door mats

     

    What could be more fun on a hot summer's day than a splash about in the garden? Save clean up time and prevent slips and trips with our non slip washable door mats.

    We make it your way.

    We make them to order whatever size you need. Choose from over 70 colours and even have them personalised with your own design.

    They are super absorbent and soft underfoot. Perfect for soaking up moisture off little feet (or paws) before it gets tracked into the house.

    They also make ideal hall way runners or kitchen mats. We even make them as easy to launder pet feeding mats for your four legged friends.

    non slip washable door mats Pet-proof your floors with our non slip washable door mats

    If you're in a hurry our ready made selection are in stock and ready to ship straight away. Totally made to measure and customised will take a couple of weeks from artwork approval. Order today and have your mats in time for peak summer.

    Let us help:

    Make An Entrance is a family run company and we pride ourselves on offering excellent customer service, getting the job done right first time.

    Finally, 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.

    Stay up to date with our latest news and offers by following us on Facebook or Linked In. We also have an email newsletter (about once a month) featuring our latest offers and new products to our range. Sign up for it here to be the first to know our news.

    Browse our range of Non Slip Washable Door Mats

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