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  • Doormats for YMCA’s New Nomad Centre

    At Make an Entrance giving back to worthy causes and supporting our local community is an important part of our business.

    When we found out about YMCA Lincolnshire’s latest project to open the new Nomad Centre on St Rumbold’s Street in Lincoln, we were keen to get involved and support the project to help make a difference to the lives of those facing homelessness in the city.

    What is the Nomad Centre?

    The Nomad Centre is a specialist facility for homeless people built by Lindum Group for YMCA Lincolnshire – an organisation which provides a range of support, services and facilities within Lincolnshire including emergency overnight accommodation, housing, day care, youth work and training.

    Make An Entrance Doormats for YMCA’s New Nomad CentreNomad Blog

    The YMCA and its projects aim to uphold the worth and dignity of all individuals, ensuring that people of all ages and backgrounds have access to the basic essentials of life and can enjoy the benefits of companionship.

    The Nomad Centre is a new facility which replaces the existing Nomad shelter on Monks Road and is the only permanent direct access homeless provision in Lincolnshire. It has 20 new en suite rooms, two hostel rooms, a professional kitchen and a day centre giving residents 24-hour access.

    The centre was officially opened by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Mr Toby Dennis, on Wednesday 13th November and a community open day was held on Saturday 16th November for members of the public to visit the centre and get first-hand experience of the fantastic facilities.

    How are we involved?

    Sam Burlton from Make An Entrance with Rachael Baxter from YMCA Nomad Sam Burlton from Make An Entrance with Rachael Baxter from YMCA Nomad

    The Nomad Centre will support those without homes, those forced to sleep rough, those with complex difficult backgrounds and those who have suffered from abuse, addiction or have fallen on hard times. The YMCA therefore wanted to ensure that these rooms were more than just four walls and a bed; every room is designed as a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) for Trauma Informed Care (TIC). When we heard about the wide-set corridors and laminated flooring, we knew our doormats would make the perfect welcoming touch.

    Delighted to be able to get involved, we produced five doormats that not only match the Nomad Centre’s branding but are also machine washable so they can be cleaned easily.

    Ahead of the official opening last week, we visited the centre to deliver five of our Carpet Logo Mats, which are each complete with the green-coloured Nomad logo printed big, bright and clear on each mat.

    During our visit we were given a tour of the amazing facility by Rachael Baxter, Community Engagement Manager at YMCA Lincolnshire. The rooms were dressed to appear occupied by residents, with inspiring case studies from those helped by the centre placed in the rooms to highlight the impact the project has on the community. It was fantastic to see how our doormats have instantly added a homely feel to the rooms.

    Why is the new facility so important?

    During our tour, we talked to the centre staff about how important these rooms will be for improving the quality of life for the residents. The whole centre creates a homely and positive environment and is a crucial service given that street homelessness in Lincoln is now three times higher than in 2010.

    We’re thrilled to have played a very small part and would like to thank YMCA Lincolnshire for all their hard work within our community – the new Nomad Centre looks fantastic! If you’d like to know more about how you can get involved to support the YMCA, visit: https://www.lincsymca.co.uk/get-involved/

  • Book Shop Doormat for Lindum Books

    Beautiful Book Shop Doormat

    We love a challenge at Make An Entrance, that's why we create our book shop doormat. When we saw our favourite book shop struggling to find a suitable doormat we were desperate to help.

    Lindum Books BEFORE we made their book shop doormat Lindum Books BEFORE we made their book shop doormat

    Lindum Books is a beautiful independent bookshop in the heart of Lincoln's bailgate. A gem of a place, filled with a wide range of books from classics to the latest releases. And always with great advice from the dedicated team.

    Why they needed help:

    The lovely building is also a source of one of the challenges the team were facing in terms of finding the right kind of doormat.

    There is no mat well (recess) in the historic quarry tiled floor and the clearance under the door is tiny.  As a result, there was no way they could put any kind of doormat right next to the door. 

    The shop has a compact layout with the desk to the right of the door. The majority of people stride straight ahead to the back of the shop, past the front counter. When we noticed this it gave us an idea.

    Our Logo Mat Solution:

    Let's create a logo doormat to really set off the desk area. But, we'll use it like a runner. This will take advantage of the flow of foot traffic through the store to really keep the floors clean.

    Our Book shop doormat was a brilliant solution and the new mat looks great. It's large to absorb lots of water. Very stylish with the Lindum Books logo in gold on a classic black background.  Most importantly, it's a lovely finishing touch to their recent refurbishment.

    Logo Door Mat for Lindum Books Our Logo Door Mat for Lindum Books

    At peak times such as the Lincoln Christmas Market. The book shop team have previously really struggled to keep the floors clean and dry. We're sure that their new Make An Entrance logo mat will have made those problems a thing of the past.

    If you would like a quote for your building, get in touch with our logo mat team here.

    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 or 01522 24 68 38.

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  • How to Clean Door Mats

    It’s a door mat’s job to get dirty, loyally protecting your floor from mud and debris. In spite of this, it’s not ideal to have a filthy mat greeting visitors to your home or business. Therefore knowing how to clean door mats is important for the appearance of your entrance-way and in maintaining the longevity of your mat.

     

    Coir Matting

    When it comes to coir matting, check out our Care and Maintenance Guide for our advice on how to clean door mats made from natural coir fibres.

    How to Clean Door MatsOur coir care guide gives some great tips on how to clean coir matting

    Coir is a very popular choice for entrance matting due to its hard wearing properties, although it does have to be treated with a little sensitivity. The natural coconut husk fibres can be damaged by harsh chemicals or forceful scrubbing.

    What if your main priority is having a door mat that can withstand a vigorous clean and is also very durable? We have just the thing...

     

    Synthetic Coir Scraper Matting

    Our brand new range of synthetic coir scraper matting is versatile, hard wearing and brilliant at removing dirt from shoes. When laying awake at 3:00am, you never need to worry about the burning question of how to clean door mats again! Hose it, scrub it, put detergent on it, this matting can endure the deepest of cleaning. It is also functions equally well indoors and outdoors.

    Personalised Outdoor Mat A stylish house name personalised outdoor synthetic coir scraper mat

    On top of all this, you can choose to personalise your mat using one of our contemporary designs.

    Although care of our synthetic coir scraper matting is very easy, we have produced a care and maintenance guide for if your preference is to launder it in a washing machine. Yes, it's machine washable too! Plus a short cycle in the tumble dryer is absolutely fine for removing excess water.

    Synthetic Coir Scraper Mat Care Guide Everything you need to know about how to clean and care for our synthetic coir scraper matting

     

     

     

     

    How to Clean Door Mats - Spring Cleaning Offer

    We’re so thrilled about our new collection that we’re offering a 20% discount in preparation for the season of Spring Cleaning. Thinking of sprucing up your entrance hall ready for family visits over Easter (it’s early this year!)? Been searching everywhere for a personalised outdoor mat? Struggling with how to clean door mats? This offer is for you!

    Personalised Prosecco Door Mat An "Of-The-Moment" design in synthetic coir - perfect for outside your front door

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Take advantage of this great offer by simply entering SPRING20 into the Coupon Code box at the checkout page for any of our new Synthetic Coir Scraper Mats.

  • Design Your Own Door Mat

    Not only does a uniquely designed door mat add that finishing touch to your entrance-way, it sets you apart from your neighbours and is an instant talking point with visitors to your home. With Make An Entrance you can design your own door mat, using a huge range of materials, colours and techniques.

    Contemporary

    Hard wearing synthetic coir along with an anti trip border creates the perfect canvas for you to design your own door mat. Using the latest printing technology, our brand new collection of synthetic coir personalised matting gives a contemporary finish to inside and outside your home. We have researched popular images that make the most impact whilst incorporating that all important personal touch.

    Design Your Own Synthetic Coir Door Mat Neutral base colours with your choice of accent colour on cool contemporary personalised designs

    Photo Printed

    With our innovative personalised photo mats you can really go to town and design your own door mat by staging a photo to be printed onto the mat. There are so many possibilities, from a photo of your beloved pet, to a holiday sunset, to you and your spouse’s wedding shoes. Made from high twist nylon fibres, our photo mats are machine washable, so you never need to worry about your favourite photo becoming dirty.

    Design Your Own Photo Print Door Mat You really are in the design seat with our Personalised Photo Mats

    Traditional

    Many people still opt for coconut coir matting for its natural look and hard wearing properties. If you would rather choose coir, you can still design your own door mat using our wide selection of stencils.

    Design Your Own Door Mat Choose Your Stencil Traditional stencils are used to create the motifs

    The stylish silhouettes of pets, country animals and popular hobbies contrast well with the rich golden brown coir fibres, and you can even include text such as your house name or a message into your design.

    Design Your Own Door Mat Traditional Coir A striking way to personalise natural coir

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    All of our personalised door mats make fantastic presents, so you can design your own door mat gift for that special someone who has pretty much everything. It is a great way to mark an occasion, from marriages, anniversaries, new homes, new babies, new pets...the possibilities are endless!

  • Logo Entrance Mat – not just for Businesses

    Logo Entrance Mat and Custom Oak Sign in situ Our competition winners custom oak sign and logo entrance mat were used in the outdoor learning area of their school

    Corporate businesses are increasingly recognising the importance of having a logo entrance mat that displays and promotes their company branding.

    Logo Entrance Mat:

    We produce a variety of types of logo mats for businesses but we’ve also realised the versatility of logo entrance mats in exhibiting other images for non-business situations.

     

    Learning Area Comp - winning logo entrance mat A child's drawing translated onto an outdoor logo entrance mat

    School Competition:

    A brilliant example of this was when we recently sponsored a competition at a local primary school. The children, aged seven and under, were asked to create a design for their new outdoor learning area. The winning image would be printed onto an All Weather Outdoor Logo Mat and engraved into a Custom Oak Sign.

    Learning Area Comp - winning custom oak sign A child's drawing made into a custom oak sign

    The children put lots of thought into what would make striking and informative logos to identify their special new learning area. They submitted some fantastic designs.

    We are really proud of how closely we were able to keep to the children's designs and how well they transferred onto the mat and sign.

    Because our All Weather Logo Mats are super hard wearing and are not damaged by the elements, the mat can stay in situ all year long for everyone to enjoy.

    Custom Oak Sign:

    The Logo Entrance Mat, paired with the Custom Oak Sign is an effective way of helping visitors know that they’ve arrived in the right place. As shown by the competition entries, we can pretty much produce anything on these products. This means you can be as creative as you like.

    Like to do something similar at your school? Call us on 020 8819 5869 or email us your ideas.

  • Music Department Mat

    Over the years we have made some amazing mats!

    Music Department Piano Key Mat Music Department Piano Key Mat

    A while back we were approached by a music teacher to help her design a mat to be used as a teaching aid in the primary school music department.

    What we made for her was a real beauty, with a musical stave running the length of the may and a piano key design around the edge.

    The children sit around the edge of the mat for the lesson and the teacher finds it a real help with teaching music.

    As you can see, the mats we make are not simply limited to being used to wipe your feet. Do you have an idea you would like us to help you with?

    Simply call our creative team on 020 8819 5869 and let us see how we can help you.

    Check back soon for our new post where we reveal a beautiful outdoor mat we created in a schools competition.

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