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Choosing the Right Mat Size: Understanding Mat Width and Length

Have you ever stared at a mat listing online, wondering, “Is 60cm the width or the length?” You’re not alone! We get questions about the mat width and length a lot at Trusted Mats, and the good news is, for many of our mats, it doesn’t actually matter!

Width vs. Length: The Basics

Let’s start with the basics. When it comes to mats, the terms “width” and “length” play a crucial role. Here’s what they mean:

  • Width: Imagine standing in front of your doorway. The width is the measurement running from left to right, across the front of the entrance. It’s the side-to-side span of the mat.
  • Length: Now picture yourself approaching the doorway. The length is the measurement from front to back, as if you were stepping onto the mat. It’s the depth of the mat.

Why Does It Matter?

For most of our mats, the orientation doesn’t matter. Why? Because they don’t have specific patterns or designs. You can simply turn the mat in situ (that’s fancy talk for “right where it is”) to achieve the desired fit. So, whether you place it width-wise (landscape) or lengthwise (portrait), it won’t affect the mat’s functionality.

Mat width and length can be interchangeable

Examples of No-Fuss Mats

  1. Coir Matting: No need to stress about orientation. Plain coir mats are versatile—just flip them around or cut them to fit your space.
  2. Aqua Barrier Mat: Turn it whichever way you like. The Aqua Barrier Mat is pattern-free, so it adapts effortlessly.
  3. Shades Eco Heavy Duty Mat: Same story here. No patterns, no worries.
  4. Rubber Ramp Mat: Guess what? You guessed it—orientation doesn’t matter!
Aqua Barrier Entrance Mat used in School
The Aqua Barrier mat can be placed either way round, portrait or landscape, to suit your requirements

Patterns, Pictures, and Ribs

Now, let’s talk about mats with pizzazz! Some mats have eye-catching designs, ribs, or logos. For these, orientation matters. Here are a few examples:

  1. Aqua Rib Mat: The ribbed texture matters. Place it with the ribs running along the width for optimal scraping action.
  2. Ribbed Rubber Roll Matting: Again, those ribs! Width-wise or lengthwise—choose wisely depending on the application.
  3. Logo Mats: Logos and messages are usually designed to be viewed one way. Make sure they face the right way!

For these mats, referring to the product description or image will ensure you get the most out of the design.

Aqua Rib Grey Doorway
The Aqua Rib Mat should be placed in a landscape direction so the scraper bars are opposite to the direction of traffic

Still Stuck? We’re Here to Help!

We understand that navigating Mat Width and Length dimensions can sometimes feel like a maze. But fear not! Our friendly team is here to be your measuring tape muse. If you have any questions about a specific mat, don’t hesitate to Contact Us.

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