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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/

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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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