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How do I prevent my coir mat from shedding?

12/04/2018 11:04
Posted in Blog
Kelly Taker

Coir is one of the most popular types of entrance matting on the market in the UK. It’s popularity is mainly due to its low cost, its natural looking appearance and its scraping and wiping properties.

However, one of the biggest cons of coir matting is the amount that it can shed and wear, which can leave the surrounding floors looking untidy.  

Make an Entrance with Super Absorbent Mats

23/03/2018 13:29
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admin mats4u
One of the main ways people choose a mat is on how it looks. First impressions count, an entrance mat is one of the first things a visitor sees when they step foot on your premises. The mat should also be functional, so it needs to super absorbent to stop the dirt and water being traipsed through your doors.

How an office mat can help boost employee wellbeing

09/03/2018 09:42
Posted in Blog
Nikki Riddle

A mat can stop dirt and water coming into your premises and can therefore stop slips, trips and falls, therefore helping to look after the safety of employees and visitors. Mats don’t just have to be functional though, they can be the first impression a customer has – and first impressions count!

The correct placement of entrance mats – Why it is important to get it right

05/03/2018 10:41
Posted in Blog
Mark O'Sullivan

There’s more to placing an entrance mat than you might think. Incorrect placement can reduce the effectiveness of the mat and create health and safety problems. So, before you chuck your mat in front of the door and walk away thinking job done, have a quick read through our blog to check you have placed it correctly and get the most out of your mat.

Prevent accidents at work with non-slip floor mats

23/02/2018 10:28
Posted in Blog
Nikki Riddle

29% of injuries in the workplace are caused by slips, trips and falls and are the biggest cause of absences in the UK. This costs businesses over £500 million per year!

Slips, trips and falls can occur anywhere in the workplace, but the rest of this article will focus on the areas that can be particularly hazardous.

Do you sell bespoke mats for residential properties?

19/02/2018 11:26
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Kelly-Jean Taker

Keeping water, mud, and dirt from getting inside your home, particularly in bad weather, can be a bit of a challenge. That’s why it is important to have an effective door mat at the entrance to your home, to prevent the transfer of water, mud, and dirt into your home, where is can ruin your carpets and flooring.

We understand that in your home, you don’t just want any old door mat, but something that fits in perfectly with its surroundings, as well as being great at removing dirt!

You can make your residential door mat bespoke in terms of both size and colour, to best suit both the space and décor in your home.

Can you customise a mat for a business?

09/02/2018 13:51
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Kelly-Jean Taker

You can customise a floor mat with any logo, message, or image for your business. A customised logo mat can create a great first impression and show pride in your brand to both your employees and customers. Not only will a customised logo mat look aesthetically pleasing, it will also help keep your building clean by wiping people’s feet!

Mats to Stop Snow at The Door

14/12/2017 12:19
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Kelly-Jean Taker

Snowfall looks so pretty, especially during the festive season. However, it can make some of us feel very uneasy when trying to get around, with fear of slips and falls. You cant do much about stopping the snow from falling, but you can prevent it from making its way inside your building, helping to prevent wet floors and slip and fall accidents inside.

Which depth of Coir Matting should I choose?

01/12/2017 10:04
Posted in Blog
Kelly-Jean Taker

Coir is one of the most popular types of matting for fitting into mat wells and reccesses, as it is available in a variety of different depths. The question is, how do you decide which depth of coir is best for you?

The most popular depth of Coir Matting on the market is 17mm, due to this being a common depth for mat wells and recesses in the UK.

How to Prevent Forklifts from Skidding on Wet Floors

24/11/2017 15:17
Posted in Blog
Kelly-Jean Taker

When forklifts are moving in and out of a warehouse or factory, they will be bringing in all sorts of dirt, water and debris on their wheels. This can make both the wheels of the forklift, and the warehouse floor slippery. This problem is intensified on wet, rainy days, when the amount of water and dirt brought in increases.

We often think about the danger to pedestrians of walking on wet and slippery warehouse floors, but what about the forklift trucks and their drivers?

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