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Coir Coconut Entrance Matting

Coir matting is still a firm favourite for entrance matting in the industry, due to its traditional and timeless look, and its ability to scrape and wipe dirt and footwear. Coir doormats are an effective fabric for high-traffic areas such as doorways, entrances, and reception areas of a business or office block. 

Our range of coir door mats features sustainable coconut fibres which make them naturally eco-friendly and are PVC-backed to prevent water and moisture from seeping through onto the floor. This will minimise the risk of slips on a wet floor. The coir fibres are twisted, to resist crushing and prolong the mat's lifetime. 

At Mats4U, we only offer premium grade coir, which means less shedding and a longer lifetime of the matting. When evaluating coir matting against other materials like synthetic or rubber mats, it becomes clear why coir stands out. Unlike synthetic mats that may offer a variety of designs and colours but often lack in absorption capabilities and thickness, coir provides an excellent scraping surface that effectively removes dirt and moisture. This keeps entrance areas cleaner and safer. 

Additionally, while rubber mats are indeed durable and weather-resistant, they sometimes fall short in aesthetic appeal compared to the natural, classic look of coir. Moreover, coir matting is not only about appearance; its natural resilience adds to an extended lifespan, outlasting many other materials with proper maintenance. 

This makes coir matting a cost-effective choice over time. Its performance in durability and functionality, combined with its eco-friendly properties and superior design to prevent moisture penetration, makes coir an ideal solution for businesses looking for sustainable, effective entrance matting solutions. We offer a selection of standard lengths from 1m or 2m rolls, or we can cut to size to any length you need.

As well as the traditional coloured coir, we can also offer several coloured coir options, to help match your décor. You can even have your logo on a coir mat, if this is of interest, have a look at our coir logo mats and request a free, no-obligation quote and digital design proof. 

What is Coir Matting?

Coir matting is a popular choice of entrance matting that is produced using natural coconut fibres from coconut husks. Coir is a natural and renewable material that is known for its durability and moisture-absorbing properties. It has a traditional and natural appearance with a coarse scraping surface.

Coir matting is commonly used as a practical and eco-friendly flooring solution for both indoor and outdoor areas. It is often found in entranceways, hallways, and high-traffic areas where dirt and moisture need to be trapped and absorbed. The rough texture of coir matting helps to scrape dirt and debris off shoes, preventing them from being tracked inside.

Coir matting is valued for its natural appearance, sustainability, and resilience. It is resistant to mould and mildew, making it suitable for humid environments.

What are the benefits of Coir Mats?

Coir mats offer severe benefits that make them a popular choice for various applications.

  • Excellent Dirt and Debris Trapping: Coir mats have a rough and textured surface that effectively traps dirt, debris, and moisture from shoes. The fibre scrape and brush off dirt particles, preventing them from being tracked indoors. This helps to keep your floors cleaner and reduces the need for constant cleaning.
  • Cost:  One of the biggest pros of coir matting is that it has a low price point in comparison to rubber backed entrance matting for example.
  • Appearance: Coir has a natural and traditional look which makes it an attractive choice for entrance matting. It can also be dyed in a number of different colours.
  • Scraping and Wiping Properties for Dirt Removal: Due to the texture of coir matting, it has good scraping and wiping properties, as long as the mat is in good condition.
  • Good for Mat Wells or Recesses: Coir matting can be cut to pretty much any size or shape and laid side by side; making it a good choice for use in mat wells or recesses. Coir is also available in several depths.

For more information on the benefits, read our blog on the pros and cons of coir matting.

Where to use Coir Mats?

Coir mats can be used in various indoor and outdoor settings.

  • Mat Wells or Recesses: Coir matting is ideal for mat wells or recesses because it is available to purchase in a variety of different depths, to fit the depth of your well or recess.
  • Custom or Unusual Sizes: Coir mats can be easily cut to size with a sharp Stanley knife, making them great for unusual and bespoke sizes.

  • Entryways: Coir mats are popularly placed at entry points, both residential and commercial, to trap dirt, mud, and moisture from shoes. They help keep the interior floors cleaner by preventing debris from being tracked indoors.

  • Hallways and Corridors: Coir mats can be used in high-traffic areas such as hallways and corridors to protect the flooring and reduce the amount of dirt and dust being carried throughout the space.

  • Patio and Porches: Coir mats are suitable for outdoor spaces like patios and porches. They can help prevent dirt, sand, and leaves from being tracked inside the house and provide a natural and rusty look to the outdoor area.

  • Mudrooms: Coir mats are an excellent choice for mudrooms, where they can effectively trap mud and wetness brought in from outside. These moisture-absorbing properties help keep the area clean and reduce the risk of slipping.

  • Commercial spaces: Coir mats are commonly used in commercial settings such as retail stores, offices, hotels, and restaurants. They are placed near entrances and high-traffic areas to maintain cleanliness, enhance safety, and create a welcoming impression for customers. 

For more information, read our blog on ‘Where and Why to Use Coir Matting’.

Which depth of Coir should I choose?

  • How deep is your mat well/recess?: Measure the depth of your mat well using a tape measure.  
  • Is your well/recess level?: 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. You can also use a spirit level to double-check. If the well is not quite level, you can use a floor screed to even out the surface.
  • Thicker is not necessarily better: 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 marine plywood.

Coir matting comes in various grades and options, each priced differently based on the depth they offer. These variations cover a spectrum from personal to commercial use, providing a range of aesthetic choices and functionality priced to accommodate different budgets and needs.

For more information see our blog ‘Which depth of Coir Matting should I choose?

How to cut a Coir Mat

Achieving accurate and precise cuts when resizing PVC-backed coir mats is a straightforward process, given that you possess the necessary tools. To successfully complete the task, gather a sharp utility knife (such as a Stanley knife), a steel ruler, a marker pen, and a tape measure. These tools are crucial in ensuring that you can make cuts that are both precise and string.

  1. Measure the well's dimensions on all four sides.
  2. Flip the mat and mark the well's corners on the backing
  3. Connect the marks to outline the area to be cut.
  4. Use a sharp utility knife and a steel ruler to make straight cuts
  5. Separate the cut portion from the main mat
  6. Flip the mat and place it in the well, trimming if necessary for a perfect fit. 

Scissors should not be used to cut coir matting because they lack the necessary strength to effectively handle the material's toughness. This inadequacy makes it difficult to achieve a clean, straight cut, potentially resulting in jagged edges and uneven lines.

You can see our full step-by-step guide on how to cut a coir mat here.

Buy Cut to Size / Made to Measure Coir

If you’d rather not cut the coir yourself, no problem. We offer a custom size coir which we can cut to size for you, in a choice of five different depths. Our range includes options for perfect fits in mat wells as well as trim-to-fit coir with durable PVC backing, designed to cater to all your specific needs—whether it's for your home or your workplace. We focus on the details, ensuring that each piece of matting is precisely sized and meticulously crafted to meet the highest standards of quality and functionality.

How to install Coir Matting

We have created a guide and a video on how to install coir matting into a well or recess, with just 7 simple steps.

How to prevent Coir from shedding

One of the biggest cons, or bug bares, of coir matting is that it can shed and wear, which means it can start to look untidy. It is worth noting that there will always be some initial shedding when coir is first installed, and then this should slow down.

A key way to ensure that coir shedding is minimal is to ensure you purchase a superior, commercial grade of coir. You should also ensure that the matting is vacuumed regularly.

For more information read our blog on how to prevent my coir mat from shedding.

How to clean Coir Matting

As mentioned above, regular cleaning of coir matting can help to prevent shedding, and also prolong the lifetime of the mat. Avoid using strong chemicals to clean coir, as this can do more harm than good. A simple vacuum or shake outside regularly should keep your coir mat looking clean and presentable. 

Read our blog on How to Clean Your Coir Mats step-by-step guide. 

The Lifetime of a Coir Mat 

The lifetime of a coir mat can vary depending on several factors, including the quality of the material, the level of foot traffic it experiences, and how well it's maintained. Generally, coir mats are known for their durability and longevity compared to other types of mats, but their lifespan can still be influenced by various factors:

  • Quality of Material: High-quality coir mats made from natural coconut fibres tend to have a longer lifespan compared to lower-quality mats. The density and thickness of the fibres can impact the mat's ability to withstand wear and tear over time.
  • Level of Foot Traffic: Coir mats placed in high-traffic areas, such as entrances or doorways, may experience more wear and tear compared to those in less frequently used areas. Heavy foot traffic can cause the fibres to wear down more quickly, reducing the mat's lifespan.
  • Maintenance: Proper maintenance can significantly extend the lifespan of a coir mat. Regular vacuuming or sweeping to remove dirt and debris, along with occasional shaking or beating to loosen embedded particles, can help prevent premature wear and keep the mat looking fresh.
  • Exposure to Elements: Coir mats placed outdoors may be exposed to harsh weather conditions such as rain, snow, and sunlight, which can affect their durability over time. UV exposure can cause the fibres to fade or deteriorate, while moisture can lead to mould and mildew growth if the mat isn't allowed to dry properly.
  • Quality of Construction: The way a coir mat is constructed can also impact its lifespan. Mats with sturdy backing and reinforced edges are less likely to fray or unravel over time, prolonging their usability.

While there's no set lifespan for a coir mat, with proper care and maintenance, a high-quality coir mat can last several years or even longer before needing replacement. It's essential to monitor the condition of the mat regularly and replace it when signs of excessive wear or damage become apparent to maintain safety and functionality.

Custom-cut coir mats

Do you have a unique size or shape of coir? We can help! Please contact us on 0121 313 6748 or [email protected] for a quote. 

How can Coir mats be ordered from Mats4U?

Ordering Coir mats from Mats4U is a seamless and hassle-free experience. When it comes to coir mats, you have two convenient options for placing an order.

Firstly, find the item you would like to purchase, where you can specify the size, colour, and any additional details required in order for you to proceed to the checkout process. Alternatively, if you prefer a more direct approach, you can give our sales team a call and provide them with all the necessary information.

We understand that sometimes time is of the essence. If you're in a hurry to receive your coir mats, feel free to reach out to our team by calling 0121 313 6748 or emailing [email protected]. We are committed to working with you to meet your target delivery date. Furthermore, we offer free delivery within the UK, and for international customers, we have convenient delivery options.

Contact us today, and our team will be delighted to assist you in selecting the perfect, high-quality industrial floor mats to meet your specific needs. You can visit our Contact us page or, during UK office hours, utilise our Live Chat to connect with our c mat coir experts promptly.