Matting Care & Maintenance

  1. How Long Do Coir Mats Last?

    How Long Do Coir Mats Last? Coir mats are hard wearing and durable. They are also extremely effective at scraping dirt and absorbing moisture from footwear. However, with coir being a natural material it needs to be correctly cared for and maintained to ensure its longevity. The Quality Of The Coir Mat There are varying different grades of coir mats depending...
  2. Washable Doormats - Can I Put My Doormat In The Washing Machine?

    Machine Washable Doormats - Can I Put My Doormat In The Washing Machine? Washable Doormats are ideal because as we all know, the British winter is full of bad weather and your doormat takes the brunt of this. There are machine washable doormats out there. However, not all doormats can be cleaned in this way, and saturating them may damage...
  3. How To Clean A Built In Doormat?

    How To Clean A Built In Doormat? Once your doormat has been installed into a mat well or recess it will gradually pick up dirt over time with regular use. This is completely normal, your doormat just needs a quick clean. We send out a doormat care guide with every order to make sure that our customers know how to...
  4. How To Cut Coir Matting

    How To Cut Coir Matting How to cut coir matting is a common question that people ask when buying from companies that don’t cut coir to an exact size. Or perhaps you need an irregular shaped doormat. However, at Make An Entrance all of our Cut To Size Products are cut to the specific size you need. We can also...
  5. Underfloor heating compatible door mats? What do I need to know?

    Underfloor heating compatible door mats? What do I need to know? A common query we get asked in customer services is whether we sell underfloor heating compatible door mats. The answer is yes. We are more than happy to help you find the right doormat to work with your system. If you have under floor heating you’ll already be familiar...
  6. 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 We all want our homes to look clean and tidy, but even the most robust of mats will start to show signs of...
  7. What is the difference between portrait and landscape?

    Will my mat be made Portrait or Landscape? Landscape or Portrait refers to the the orientation of the mat. A standard doormat shape is a landscape  orientation, where the distance from right to left across the doorway is the longest edge. Of course, if your mat is plain, it doesn't matter! You can simply turn your mat to your desired...
  8. Home and Garden DIY

    The darling buds of May are finally starting to bloom. Now is the perfect opportunity for some Spring home and garden DIY. With this week being National Gardening Week as well as the lead up to May Day Bank Holiday, home and garden DIY is likely to be on many people’s agendas. Top Jobs: Home and Garden DIY   In...
  9. Spring Cleaning Top Tips

    Now the sun is finally making an appearance, it’s the perfect opportunity for blitzing your home to make time for enjoying warmer days outdoors. Our Spring Cleaning Top Tips are a great place to start. Traditionally, Spring is the time of year when windows and doors can be opened without a chill to let in lovely fresh air. Dust that...
  10. How to Make a Matwell

    How to Make a Matwell
    It’s officially Spring, so officially DIY season. Hence we thought it’s a good time to explore one of the most commonly asked questions by our customers – How to Make a Matwell?   What is a Matwell? Quite simply, it is a hole (or recess, to be more technical!) in your flooring around your external door, in which matting is...

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