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Coir Matting

  • Are All Mats Made in the UK?

    Are All Mats Made in the UK?

     

    "So, are all mats made in the UK?" This is one of the most frequently asked questions of all.

    Coconuts Palms in Kerala, Southern India Coconuts Palms in Kerala, Southern India

     

    As you know, most of our doormats are made from Coir Fibre, which is a by-product of coconut production.

    The fibrous outer husk around the outside of what we recognize as the rough brown coconut shell is soaked, teased, and spun into a coarse yarn which in turn becomes the tufts of many of the coconut doormats we sell.

    The UK is not renowned for its coconut groves.

    They are grown all over the world but not in the UK. The main parts of the world for coir production for use in doormats are in Southern India and Sri Lanka.

    So how do we make doormats in the UK?

     

    Many of the mats we sell are indeed made right here in the UK with raw materials from overseas, but others are specially produced for us in other countries, including India, Sri Lanka, Italy, USA and The Netherlands.

    Where are our mats made?

     

    Many of the mats we sell are made right here in the UK, but others are specially produced for us in other countries, including India, Sri Lanka, Italy, USA and The Netherlands. We choose our supply partners very carefully to ensure a quality product and ethical, responsible supply chain.

    Coir for our doormats comes from waste coconut husk Coir for our doormats comes from waste coconut husk

    Hand Stitched Coir Mats

     

    Our traditional made to measure hand stitched mats are made here in Lincoln, UK, in our custom matting workshop. Our partners in India and Sri Lanka make giant rolls of woven backed coir for us which then travels to us in containers by sea freight.  Here in Lincoln we use traditional mat making skills that have been in our family for generations to turn these giant rolls into individual bespoke doormats made to the exact size that you specify.

    See them here.

    Ready-Made Coir Mats

     

    The same factories that produce our giant rolls also made individual doormats for us from the same high-quality coir fibre we use in our bespoke products.

    These standard sized mats are made on looms, either modern power looms or old-fashioned wooden hand looms. They are come in a range of sizes from the very small 60cm x 40cm to the huge 125cm x 75cm.

    These ready-made mats come from both India and Sri Lanka.

    See them here.

    PVC Backed Coir Matting

     

    Many of our customers order cut to size PVC backed coir matting. There is currently no manufacturer producing the large 2 metre x 12.5 metre rolls of this material here in the UK. Traditionally in Europe it is made in The Netherlands and Italy. There are also factories in both India and Sri Lanka making it too.

    Our Lincoln team hand stitch bespoke mats to order Our Lincoln team hand stitch bespoke mats to order

    We buy a lot of these rolls, because we stock all the grades, colours and thicknesses available. We import them to the UK and then your order is hand-cut to your specified size in the UK in one of our workshops.

    See it here.

    Printed Doormats

     

    We have a wide range of printed doormats, these come from various countries including India, Sri Lanka and Italy. However, the coconut fibre for most of them originates in either India or Sri Lanka.

    See them here.

    Washable Doormats

     

    We are very proud to stock Hug Rugs which are made here in the UK in a factory in Yorkshire. They use recycled materials such as plastic bottles, recycled commercial plastic and old t-shirts to make their beautiful range of highly absorbent washable doormats.

    In addition, our custom-made washable doormats are also made in the UK.

    See them here.

    Logo Mats

     

    We sell most types of logo mats for businesses, all of these except for the rubber ones which come from USA are made here in the UK.

    Traditional Coir Doormat - Hand Stitched in the UK Traditional Coir Doormat - Hand Stitched in the UK

    See them here.

    Slate & Wooden House Signs and Gifts

     

    Our slate and wooden signs and gift are made to order in a small workshop in Staffordshire. It is a skilled task. As a result, we do not just import blank signs and carve them. Our workshop makes the wooden signs individual from lengths of wood and bevels the edges. Therefore, we can offer a totally bespoke service as every part of the sign is made to order here in the UK.

    See them here.

     

    Get in touch:

    We hope that this has helped to make things a little clearer. However, if you still have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our customer colleagues who’ll be happy to help.

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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

     

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