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Which depth of Coir Matting should I choose?

Coir in Entrance RecessCoir 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.

It is important that the coir lies level with the surrounding floor to prevent trips and falls. A mat that is flush with the surrounding floor will also make it easier for wheeled traffic, such as wheelchairs, to transition over the mat. You should note that the depth of coir will include the backing of the mat. Having a backing is important to prevent dirt and moisture falling through the matting to the surface beneath.

Here are some points to consider when deciding on the depth of Coir Matting:

17mm deep coir


How deep if your mat well/recess?

The first thing to do is measure the depth of your mat well using a tape measure, to see how deep it is. Most suppliers measure the depth in inches or mmm. It may not be the same height across the whole mat well, so we recommend checking the depth in a number of places to ensure accuracy.


Is your well/recess level?

As mentioned above, you should measure the well/reccess in several places to check that the whole mat well is the same depth. You can also use a spirit level to double check. If the well is not quite level, you can use floor screed to even out the surface. This will help to ensure that the matting is not higher or lower in some areas than others, creating an uneven walking surface.


Thicker is not necessarily better

It may be thought that the thicker the depth of coir, the better and more durable. However, this is not always the case. The thicker the matting, the more difficult it is for people to walk on or use a wheelchair over the matting. If you have a very deep recess, we would recommend bolstering it with floor screed or with some marine plywood, to reduce the depth of matting that you require.


How can Mats4U help?

At Mats4U we have a variety of depths of Coir Matting for different depths of mat wells and recess, these include 14mm, 17mm, 20mm, 23mm and 28mm.

If you need help choosing the depth of your Coir, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0121 313 6748 or [email protected]

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