Door matting is an essential part of any home or business. It helps keep floors clean and dry, protecting them from dirt, water, and debris that can be tracked in from outside. When it comes to choosing the best door matting, there are several factors to consider, such as durability, size, and budget. In this article, we’ll discuss the different types of door matting available and help you choose the best one for your entrance.
Types of Door Matting
Aqua Barrier Entrance Mat
One of the best performing door matting options for stopping dirt and water at the door is the Aqua Barrier Entrance Mat. This mat has a bi-level construction that scrapes and wipes dirt and water from footwear and holds it in the base of the mat, preventing it from being tracked off the mat. A bi-level mat, such as the Aqua Barrier, is better than a single-level mat at doing this.
The Aqua Barrier Entrance Mat is available in a range of 3 sizes and 4 colours to fit most entrances. It’s also easy to clean and maintain, making it an ideal choice for high-traffic areas than attract a lot of water, heavy dirt and mud.
Shades Eco Heavy Duty Mats
For made-to-measure door matting, the best mat to choose is Shades Eco Heavy Duty Mats. They are exceptionally hard-wearing and can be made in any size up to 1.5 x 6.6m, so they will fit perfectly into any high traffic entrance area where door matting is required.
Advantages of this mat include that they are made from eco-friendly materials and can be machine-washed for convenience. Additionally, they come in an impressive range of 8 colours, allowing you to choose a mat that complements your decor.
Velour Vinyl Mats
For budget-conscious customers, the best door matting to choose is Velour Vinyl Mats. They are vinyl-backed, making them cheaper and available in custom lengths. They are excellent door mats or runner mats at a low price.
They come in a range of 4 colours and in lengths up to 25 metres to fit any hallway or along corridors.
For traditional-looking door matting, coir mats are a popular choice. They can be cut to size easily to fit in mat wells or to cover entire entrance areas or porches. We have a guide and a video explaining how to cut coir mats so that they can be customised to fit any entrance area you require.
Coir Mats are durable and long-lasting, with a natural look that complements any entrance. They are also an eco-friendly choice.
Rubber Ramp Mat
Outdoor mats are recommended to use in conjunction with indoor door mats, as they help stop heavy dirt and mud outside, leaving less work for the interior door matting to do. The best outdoor matting is the Rubber Ramp Mat. It is excellent value and extremely durable.
Rubber Ramp Mats are easy to clean and maintain, with a slip-resistant surface and drain through holes that makes them ideal for outdoor use resisting the UK’s changeable weather.
Choosing the Right Door Matting for Your Entrance
When choosing the right mat for your entrance, there are several factors to consider. For comprehensive information on this topic, we recommend you consult our Entrance Mats Complete Guide. To summarise, factors to consider include:
The size of your entrance will determine the size of the mat you need. If you have a large entrance, you may need a made-to-measure mat, such as the Shades Eco Heavy Duty Mat. If your entrance is smaller, a standard-sized mat, such as the Aqua Barrier Entrance Mat, may be suitable.
If your entrance receives a lot of foot traffic, you’ll need a mat that is durable and long-lasting. Mats such as the Shades Eco Heavy Duty Mat or the Rubber Ramp Mat are ideal for high-traffic areas.
Your budget will also play a role in choosing the right mat. There are a variety of options available at different price points. From high-end options that prioritise performance to budget-friendly choices that get the job done, there is a door mat for every need and budget. Here are some top choices based on price:
For those on a budget, the Velour Vinyl Mats from Trusted Mats are an excellent choice. These vinyl-backed mats are available in custom lengths, making them a perfect fit for any entryway or hallway. Despite their affordable price, these mats are still effective at trapping dirt and moisture. Plus, their low profile design means they won’t get in the way of doors opening and closing.
Another budget-friendly option is the Coir Matting also available at Trusted Mats. Coir mats are a popular choice for their traditional look and excellent performance. They can be cut to size easily to fit in mat wells or cover entire entrance areas or porches making it a great choice for those who want a DIY option.
For those looking for a mid-range option, the Aqua Barrier Entrance Mat from Trusted Mats is a great choice. This heavy-duty entrance mat has a bi-level construction that scrapes and wipes dirt and water from footwear, holding it in the base of the mat. As a result, dirt and moisture are prevented from being tracked off the mat and onto your floors. Bi-level mats like the Aqua Barrier are superior to single level mats at doing this job.
Another excellent mid-range option is the Pro Hygiene Anti-Microbial Mat from Trusted Mats. These mats are designed to handle heavy foot traffic while still maintaining their effectiveness at trapping dirt and moisture. The material contains an additive that kills bacteria and lasts the lifetime of the mat, without washing out. Ideal for those looking for ways to ensure a healthier more hygienic environment.
For those who prioritise performance, the Shades Eco Heavy Duty Mats from Trusted Mats are an excellent choice. These mats are exceptionally hard-wearing and can be made in any size up to 1.5 x 6.6m, ensuring a perfect fit for any space. They are made from eco-friendly materials and can be machine washed for convenience.
Another high-end option is Premier FastTrack Modular Entrance Matting from Trusted Mats. These door mats are designed for high-traffic areas and are made from a durable blend of nylon and polypropylene. They are highly effective at trapping dirt and moisture, and come supplied in tiled form for fitting any shape or size of area.
Overall, when choosing the right door matting for your needs, it’s important to consider factors such as budget, performance, and material. With the variety of options available at Trusted Mats, you can find the perfect door mat for your home or business that meets all your needs and budget requirements.
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