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  • 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

  • Made to Measure Washable Door Mats

    Made to Measure Washable Door Mats

    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?

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

    Our range includes products suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Plain colours in soft shades to match any colour scheme or bright and vibrant if you want to make a statement.

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

    Go totally bespoke and have one printed with your own unique design. Or if you're not feeling creative take a look through our selection of stylish designs. They can be easily customised with your house number or family name.

    Most importantly, all of these mats are machine washable. Just pop them in the washing machine to keep them looking good as new.

    Besides that, 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.

    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.

    If you need advice we're here to help you get the right product. We send a proof for you to approve before we make your mat so you can be certain you'll love the design.

    Made to Measure Washable Doormat - Outdoor Style Made to Measure Washable Doormat - Outdoor Style

    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.

    Browse our range

     

  • Personalised Washable Door Mats

    Personalised Washable Door Mats

    Add your own style from the moment your guests arrive with our Personalised Washable Door Mats. Take at look at our NEW Create Your Own Doormat.

    We can print pretty much anything you can think of, 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!

    Learn more:

    We make our doormats in the UK to whatever size you like. They are made to measure for every customer.

    These mats are suitable to go into a mat well or  to be loose laid on the floor. For freestanding mats we include a tapered anti trip border.

    Our Personalised Washable Doormats are designed to be machine washable, for the biggest sizes a carpet shampoo machine will tackle them easily. They can even be popped in the tumble drier.

    These mats are for indoor use but we also offer a version suitable to go outdoors too.

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

    We offer a choice of 72 different background colours so you are certain to find something to suit your decor.

    Risk Free Ordering:

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

    However, using them as doormats is just the tip of the iceberg. When you've felt how soft they are under foot and how easy they are to care for you'll want them all over the house.

    They are perfect as kitchen mats or hall way runners too. Because you can totally personalise them, you need look no further to find something to suit your home.

    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.

    Order your Personalised Washable Door Mat here >> Order Now
  • Cheap Coir Matting Cut to Size

    Cheap Coir Matting Cut to Size to order in our UK workshops. Sometimes, when price is the overriding factor, cheap coir matting is what you'll need. Order just what you need and we'll cut it for you. Delivered quickly by courier with no waste.

    Cheap Coir Matting Cut to Size Budget Grade Coir Matting - Cut to Size for You

    At Make An Entrance we pride ourselves on the quality and range of coir matting that we offer.  From 15mm to 30mm thick and in every grade and colour, we firmly believe that we have the best selection of coir matting available in the UK.

    Our budget grade product is ideal when you need to keep costs down. It does a great job and you'll be able to afford to replace it a little more often. If you prefer a firmer pile or want to minimise shedding then choose either superior or heavy duty commercial grade.

    We cut to size in our UK workshop, to your exact specifications so you'll only pay for what you need and there'll be minimal waste.

    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.

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

    Order Budget Grade Coir >>

  • 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.

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

  • 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

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