Buying Guides

Wheelchair Friendly Door Mats

In 2010, the Equality Act came in to force ensuring that all businesses must make reasonable adjustments for wheelchair users and people with other disabilities to be able to access their premises unimpeded. This includes measures such as providing ramps over or around stairways, improving signage and removing heavy doors that are too difficult to open. Entrance Matting can also be a problem for wheelchair users as unsuitable matting makes accessing a building much more difficult. Many commercial grade mats have thick rubber backings that can increase the height of the mat to 14mm or more and some don't have flush or bevelled edging which blocks wheels. The materials or type of mat can also make access more difficult if they...


Rubber Backed Door Mats

Door Mats are usually made with either PVC, Vinyl or Rubber Backings. The advantages of Rubber Backed Door Mats are that they are hard wearing and offer excellent anti-slip properties. Rubber is a heavier material than Vinyl, which helps to reduce the chances of the mat moving on the floor. This is aided further by the fact that Rubber mats can also feature a bobbled or other textured under surface making it even better at gripping the floor. Rubber is also very flexible and durable meaning that you can expect a longer life span from a rubber backed door mat than one made with Vinyl or PVC, especially in areas with high volumes of foot traffic. Choosing the right mat...


Thin Door Mats

Thin door mats are crucial for homes or offices where a mat with a low profile is required. As well as durability, water retention, sizes and cost, we also understand that the height/thickness or profile of a mat can be an important feature too. A thin door mat can make life easier for wheelchair users who may struggle to enter a building with a chunky entrance mat. For others, it’s the gap between the floor and bottom edge of the door that is the controlling factor when choosing a suitable door mat. Whatever your reasons, we have put together a list of our best thin door mats to help you find the perfect door mat. MudProtect Thin Door Mat With...


Red Door Mats

There are many reasons why you may want to purchase a red door mat. For most people, it’s simply a case of using a floor mat to brighten up a house, the vibrant red mats work particularly well in a white walled room, for example. Others like to use a red door mat in cinemas and theatres to replicate that glitzy "red carpet" experience. For businesses, a Red Door Mat may be used because it matches the corporate colour scheme, or to mark certain areas of the business such as a kitchen or other staff area. Red Door Mats became more popular in 2016 as this was, in the Chinese Zodiac, the year of the fire monkey. People who practice...


The Best Door Mats for Winter

As we move away from the warmth of summer towards the approaching winter, you may have started to notice some familiar changes. The days are getting shorter, there’s frost on the car windscreen and the trees have shed most of their leaves. What you may also have noticed is the water and dirt trailing through the entrances as people come and go from your home or workplace. It can be a real chore to try and keep on top of this mess, but with the right matting fitted you can trap most of the dirt and water at the door keeping your home or workplace clean and safe. Indoor and Outdoor Mats To maximise the protection from the outside elements,...


Guide to Anti-Fatigue Mats

In order to fully understand the purpose of anti-fatigue mats, we must first understand some of the stresses that the body endures when exposed to improper flooring in the workplace. When standing your muscles are tensed to counteract gravity and keep you upright. Stand for too long and your muscles become constricted and your blood flow is reduced, which will make your muscles and joints ache. This stress on your muscles and joints builds over time, causing physical fatigue and the eventual need for medical attention. As the heart is forced to work harder to pump blood through these constricted areas, the body uses more amounts of energy. The result is pain, discomfort and fatigue. To counteract these symptoms, anti-fatigue...