Best Selling Entrance Mats
|Guzzler £20.74||Oct-O-Mat £22.93||Superior Inlay £33.16|
Entrance Mats: Heavy Duty Commercial Matting
Buymats.co.uk has a large selection of quality entrance mats, barrier mats, floor mats and dirt trappers that are specially designed to scrape dirt and absorb moisture. The right entrance mats keep dirt and soil from entering the building thereby reducing cleaning costs and maintenance. Absorbing mats also reduce the risk of slips and falls due to slippery wet floors.
This category of mats is one of our best sellers. These mats are so popular because they are so useful, affordable and you can put them in any entrance. All these mats are made of carpet with a rubber backing. The carpet material is similar to what you may have at home, however much more durable and long lasting. An entrance mat should be equipped to withstand more footfall than a normal carpet. We offer carpet entrance mats in a range of patterns and designs to suit any entrance. Loose Lay means our mats do not have to be connected to anything. You can just take them out of the box and roll them out on your floor. No installation required. To see our full collection of Loose Lay Carpet Mats Click Here
|Guzzler £20.74||Diamond CTE £19.70||Aqua Trap £24.97|
As the title suggests, these mats can be used outside. Normal carpet entrance mats do not perform well in wet conditions. This is because they are designed to absorb the small amount of moisture on your shoes as you walk in. When they are outside and its raining they absorbe to much water and become useless. Our outdoor entrance mats do not have this problem because they are all made of rubber. Rubber is great at scraping dirt off shoes and doesn't absorb much water so it is the perfect material for outside. If you still want the carpet look check out our Wayfarer collection. These mats are made of rubber so are perfect for outside, but also look like carpet. To see our full collection of Outdoor Entrance Mats Click Here
|Oct-O-Mat £22.93||Rubber Brush £29.17||Wayfarer £85.04|
We sell these mats specifically to go into mat wells. Some entrances have lowered sections of the floor for a mat. This means you can walk through the entrance, onto and then off, the mat all without changing height level. Mat wells make any entrance look stylish and professional and if you do not already have one we would suggest you look into it. All the mats in this category can be cut to the exact size you need. If your mat well is particularly wide you may need some of our Mat Seaming Tape. To see our full collection of Indoor Installation Mats Click Here
|Swisslon Flair £88.00||Master Trax £95.86||Swisslon Uni £101.26|
This category of mats are designed for transitional mat wells. These are mat wells that move from the outside of an entrance to inside. This means the mats to be suitable for outside and inside use. All the mats in this category are modular. This means you can fit them together in any size or configuration. Most people start with the full rubber mats and such as the Master Flex, then move into the carpeted sections. This results in a good combination of scraping dirt and absorbing moisture. To see our full collection of Indoor & Outdoor Installations Click Here
|Master Flex D12 £15.36||Master Flex C23 £20.34||Superior Inlay £33.16|
We sell everything you need to install and personalise your entrance mat. We sell brushes, connectors, glue, holds and much more. If you are not sure about what you may need, get in contact and one of our mat experts will be happy to help. Click here to see our full collection of Mat Accessories.
|Mat Tape £1.78||Insert Brush £8.55||Mat Glue £45.65|
Commercial Entrance Mats
We offer a huge range of entrance mats to suit any building. We have over 100 styles of entrance mat and each of these styles comes in up to 10 different colours. This is a huge selection to choose from. If you can't find what you are looking for contact us or give us a call on 0121 368 0041. We are always looking to improve our selection, whether it be new patterns or colours. The newest addition to our line is the Guzzler in Burgundy and is something we are very excited about.
The problem: high cleaning costs and liability concerns due to dirty entrances and slippery wet floors
The cause: dirt, dust and grime are tracked in by dirty and wet shoes
The solution: entrance matting that targets three zones:
Zone 1: Scraping and drainage of water, dirt and debris
Zone 2: Scraping of fine debris and absorbing
Zone 3: Absorbing and drying
The Benefits of Entrance Mats
The entrance is the building’s first impression.
As with any introduction – to people, places, or products – first impressions are critical. Entrances have to satisfy a variety of requirements including attractive design, high throughput rate (even during the busiest of times) and excellent functionality. Entrance mats come in a range of colours and patterns to match any interior and improve the overall aesthetics of the entrance giving it a professional, stylish and upscale appearance making every first impression a great one. Even in between cleanings, mats for entrances should continue to look great after thousands of people have walked over them.
The benefits of commercial entrance mats have been recognized by many sustainable and environmental building assessors, such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method). A proper entrance matting system contributes to improving indoor air quality, acoustic performance, extending the useable life of interior flooring materials and reducing maintenance and cleaning costs. LEED, therefore, recommends a permanent entryway walk-off system of at least 10 feet long (up from 6 feet in previous versions of LEED) at all regularly used, exterior-to-interior entrances and entrances from covered parking garages.
Entrance Matting Systems Reduce Cleaning Costs
70-80% of the dust, dirt and grime in public buildings is tracked in from the outside and spread throughout the floors (International Sanitary Supply Association). Over a 20-day period, 1000 people can walk in 9.6 kilograms (24 pounds) of dirt into a building (ISSA). Twelve times as much dirt is tracked in during wet weather conditions based on field tests conducted by BST Laboratory over an 11-month period. Large commercial buildings with heavy traffic areas can see as much as 5000 crossings a day. The benefits of a good entrance matting system are very measurable in annual savings of cleaning costs. The more dirt removed at the entrance, the less can become airborne inside the building. Entrance matting is the first line of defence in keeping dirt and debris from entering the building and can remove up to 85% of the dirt.
Entrance Door Mats Contribute to Improved Indoor Air Quality
In building design, designers often overlook the benefits of designing entryways and managing buildings to remove tracked-in pollutants from shoes that improve air quality through reduction of air particles. Outside dirt can be a carrier of particulate matter such as dust, pollen, pesticides, bacteria, fungi, animal faeces and insect parts. Dirt particles are deposited on the floor, where they are ground into smaller particles as they are walked on. The smallest particles are suspended in the air, while the larger ones settle back on the floor, where they are ground again. These airborne particles are a large contributor to indoor air pollution which can cause breathing problems, allergies and aggravate asthma. Indoor air pollution is one of the top five environmental risks to public health as often indoor air is found to be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air; (Environmental Protection Agency) and most people spend 60-90% of their time indoors. (American Lung Association). Controlling the concentration of particulates through prevention and cleaning can help relieve symptoms and prevent disease.
Commercial Entrance Mats Protect and Preserve Interior Flooring
Constant tracking of dirt into the building is also a prime factor in the wearing of interior floors and carpeting.
Dirt and soils have a texture that is similar to a razor which is ground into floors during walking, causing scraping on smooth flooring and as carpets are walked on, their fibres can be cut. Within the first 6 feet, 42 % of the floor’s finish or carpet nap will be removed after only 1500 people have entered thereby shortening the overall life span of interior flooring. Entrance mats are made with coarser fibres that are designed to preserve the floor by absorbing much of the initial abuse that would otherwise shorten the interior flooring or carpeting useable life to protect the investment.
Door Mats Help to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls
Slips and falls are the leading cause of accidents in homes, hotels, restaurants, and public buildings. (70% occur on flat and level surfaces).
The four main causes of slip and trip accidents are:
• Slippery/wet surfaces caused by water and other fluids
• Slippery surfaces caused by dry or dusty floor contamination
• Obstructions both temporary and permanent
• Uneven surfaces and changes of level
In dry weather, entrance ways can accumulate dirt on the surface. Sand, bits of gravel and dirt are commonly called “boulder dust” because they act as miniature ball bearings when caught between a hard floor surface and a smooth shoe sole. The shoe loses traction and skids away causing the person to lose control and fall.
During bad weather conditions including rain, snow and sleet, interior flooring can quickly become slippery and interior carpet can become saturated thereby increasing the risk of slips and falls. Entrance mats play a role in reducing slips and falls due to wet floors by properly drying wet shoes and in keeping indoor and outdoor entrances accessible for people with mobility impairments such as walking aids and wheelchairs.
Commercial Door Mats
There are several differences between a commercial doormat and a private doormat. The standard size of a home doormat in the UK is 60cm by 90cm. This is because the standard front door is about 90cm wide. Commercial entrances usually have bigger doors and hallways and as such, need bigger mats. Here on Buymats.co.uk, we offer a huge range of sizes ranging from 60cm by 90cm all the way up to 2m by 20m. Commercial door mats also need to be stronger and more durable than there private counterparts. A commercial doormat is subject to much more traffic over its lifetime. It is also important a commercial door mat maintains its appearance over time. Providing a good first impression for a private home is nice but for a company it is essential. We make all our doormats out of the best quality materials available. They are an asset to all the business that uses them.
Door Mats UK
We can, and often do, deliver our mats all over the world yet our main focus is the UK. For standard orders, we can deliver to the UK within 3-4 working days. If you order before 12 we can normally dispatch your mats the same day. For mats that we need to customize, the delivery time moves more towards 4 days. This is because it takes us some time to add the bevels or cut the mat to your specification.
Commercial Entrance Matting
As we half talked about above, there are lots of benefits to having a matting system in your commercial entrance. For best results, we suggest a three zone system to scrape clean and dry. This system maximizes the benefits of entrance matting.
The Entrance Matting Zones
Matting solutions that are successful in stopping dirt and preventing slips and falls, address three major zones:
Scraping Zone catches the first wave of heavy debris with up to 40% of dirt/moisture being removed from shoes.
Cleaning Zone scrapes fine debris and absorbs moisture in the indoor foyer area for up to 70%.
Drying Zone completes the drying process and virtually all dirt and moisture is removed from shoes.
In smaller entrances, it is not always possible to install a large entrance matting system. It is then advised to split the 3 zones into an outdoor or portico scraping zone and an interior cleaning and drying zone. For smaller areas, a higher quality entrance mat with a higher absorbing capacity is then recommended.
Is Buying or Renting Your Entrance Mat Best?
A lot of our customers say they used to rent their mats before they bought them with us. This is a relatively common practice and a question we get asked a lot. Should I buy or rent my mats? We looked into this in a recent blog post. Click here to read more about the difference between buying and renting an entrance mat. You will read about the advantages and disadvantages of renting.
Do I Really Need an Entrance Mat?
Yes. There are loads of advantages to having an entrance mat. One of the main ones is cleanliness. Entrance mats help to remove dirt and moister from your shoes as you enter a building. If you would like to read more about how entrance mats can make your workspace cleaner have a look at this blog post about Scraper Mats.
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