If you’re looking to refresh your business entranceway to create a smarter look for your brand and reduce the volume of dirt that gets trailed into your premises, you could do far worse than taking a closer look at coir mats, which invariably make a great choice for entrance matting.
What Is Coir Matting?
Even if you haven’t heard the term before, you’ll have seen coir matting widely used across commercial settings and at people’s homes, especially in porches and entranceways.
Also known as coconut matting, environmentally-friendly coir matting is made from natural fibres derived from coconut husks, the water-resistant layer between the hard shell and the outer coating of the fruit. This cost-effective matting is usually brown, although other shades are available, and with tough, short bristles making these natural floor mats highly efficient at removing dirt and moisture from shoes and boots.
Coir fibres are strong, waterproof and resilient, after all their ‘day job’ is protecting coconuts from the elements.
Reasons To Choose Coir Entrance Mats
Essentially, coir is a timeless classic when it comes to mats, and it never goes out of style, remaining popular across a wide range of commercial settings. At the same time, there are number of benefits of coir matting – here, we list some of them:
#1 Hides and disguises dirt well
Thanks to the stiff bristles and the typically dark colours used, coir entrance matting does a great job of not showing up any dirt and grime trapped amongst its fibres.
#2 An eco-friendly option
As mentioned above, coir is an entirely natural material. And while this entrance matting may often come with a PVC backing, there’s no doubt that coir mats are among the eco-friendlier floor-mat options. At the same time, technology in this arena is advancing at pace, with fully biodegradable options set to come on to the market.
#3 Long-lasting and hardwearing
You can expect to enjoy many years’ service from your coir mats, even (or particularly) in high-traffic, heavy-footfall areas. These floor mats are definitely not something which need replacing frequently.
#4 The natural-looking choice for your premises
When it comes to selecting an entrance mat, it’s essential to choose the right material that only does well time after time in terms of performance, but which also complements your brand and its ethos.
For a business that’s pushing a sustainability message, as well as seeking to do the right thing, coir matting makes an excellent choice. Indeed, we’re seeing more and more organisations choosing coir matting for this very reason, especially those whose ethos has a strong focus on the environment and the natural world.
#5 Tailored to your own brand
This is another of the benefits of coir matting. Coir entrance mats can be branded with your own logo or brand colours, although of course, if you prefer, you can go for plain, smart-looking and unbranded floor coverings. But many businesses opt to boost their name with a logo and branded coir mats.
So you are in no way limited to the natural hue of coir entrance mats, especially if you’re going for something extremely smart, such as for a hotel or restaurant setting.
#6 Outstanding anti-slip properties
The texture and material of coir entrance matting makes it a great anti-slip option. Clearly, this could be especially important if you tend to have more vulnerable visitors coming and going from your home or premises. That’s because the strength of coir matting is such that it easily scrapes mud, dirt and grime off shoes, along with water droplets. Not only do wet, grubby floors look awful, but of course they’re also a clear slip-and-trip hazard.
#7 Coir mats can be the perfect fit
Looking at fitted mats in particular for your floors? Then you’ll find that coir matting works very well. It comes in a variety of depths, while its versatility makes it suitable for custom shapes and different sizes of matwells and other recesses in your floors. Equally, coir matting is very easy to cut. Fitted coir mats are the natural choice!
#7 Easy to clean
There’s nothing complicated about cleaning coir mats. Just shake off the dirt from your coir matting outside and then run a vacuum over them, making sure your floor mats are dry before doing so.
#8 A natural finish
As well as being available in a myriad of colours, coir mats have a very natural finish. It’s true that, in direct sunlight, the colour of coir mats can fade. But, interestingly, this often only adds to the look and its timeless feel.
Looking For Coir Entrance Mats?
If you’re already aware of the benefits of coir matting and are on the lookout for coir entrance mats, either loose-lying or fitted models, we at UK Mats Direct both manufacture and supply these products to businesses across the UK, from retail to restaurants, hotels and the public sector. If you’re looking for a branded entrance mat, we also offer coir logo mats. Get in touch with us today or check out our range of coir mats on our website.