Coir Matting

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.  

Click on the link to see our full article on the pros and cons of coir matting.

We have put together a few ideas on how you can help to prevent your coir mat from shedding, to give it the longest possible lifetime and help to outweigh some of the cons on using coir as entrance matting.

It is important to note that some shedding is always normal with any coir matting, particularly in the first 2 weeks of purchase and use.

Luxury/commercial grade coir

Coir matting has different ‘grades’. The higher the grade of coir, the more tightly packed together the bristles are, meaning that the amount of shedding is decreased. You should therefore look out for ‘commercial grade’ or ‘heavy duty’ coir when looking to purchase low-shedding coir matting. 

Budget grade coir will be much more prone to shedding and are generally chosen when cost is the main concern.

Install coir into a well/recess

If coir is installed into a recess, it is much less likely to shed heavily onto the surrounding floors than if the mat is loose laid. This is because the edges of the mat will be encased inside the recess, so bristles will only shed on the walking surface of the matting, instead of the edges too!

The matting height should fit flush to the height of the well/recess for the least possible shedding and also to avoid trip hazards.

Regular vacuuming

Coir matting will require regular vacuuming, particularly in the first couple of weeks, to prevent any loose bristles being tracked from the surface of the matting onto the surrounding floors and carpets.

What to do next?

Here at Mats4U we sell superior commercial grade coir which has minimum shedding after the first 2 weeks of install. It is available in a variety of different depths so that it can installed effectively into a well/recess.

You can view our Supercoir Heavy Duty Coir Coconut Roll Matting on our website, or contact us for more information on 0121 313 6748 or