Across the UK every day, millions of us go to work in an office environment. Offices are places where we conduct our work, but also where we have important meetings with clients, customers and suppliers. Creating a positive experience for all visitors is crucial to maintain a professional appearance, but it must also a safe and clean working environment for our staff. With the right Office Door Mats in place, you can ensure that the first steps taken inside your office leave visitors of all types feeling positive and safe.
With thousands of products to choose from, we decided to create this buying guide to help you find the right door mats for your office of any size.
The ideal type of mats for any commercial entrance is a fitted version. These permanent matting systems are hard wearing and fit flush to the surrounding floors, creating seamless entrance flooring area.
There are several varieties of fitted door mats, but for offices we would recommend using the Matwell Tiles. Each tile, measuring 29cm x 44cm, is made from durable rubber which is resistant to crushing – ideal for entrances with wheeled traffic or large numbers of people passing through. Installation is incredibly easy, simply lay the tiles into their position and join them together with the interlocking lugs that run around the edges. Choose from two tile designs, with heights of 16mm and 18mm
Not every office has the option to use a fitted door mat, so loose lay mats can be used instead. One of the most popular options for offices is our EntryBrush, a highly versatile and functional mat that is reasonably priced too. Choose from a range of standard sizes or choose your own length from our made to measure versions. Pick one of 5 colours which are all selected to suit an executive office environment and hide dirt for longer. One of the key features of EntryBrush is the ribbed design that helps to scrape dirt away from shoes.
In an age of more stringent health and safety regulations, fire resistant door mats are not only becoming more popular but in some cases they are a strict requirement. The increased awareness of fire risks in busy buildings is encouraging more building contractors to make using fire resistant matting mandatory. As well as our fitted mat tiles, we also stock our Dura-Plush which is flame retardant to DIN 4102 B1. It is a hard-wearing mat that is suitable for medium and heavy traffic areas, including busy offices. The mottled colours help to hide dirt and the PVC backing helps to keep the mat from moving around on the floor.
For some organisations, bold and vibrant colours are a key extension of their brand’s personality so using an executive mottled mat isn’t going to suit their office.
Our TrafficGuard is available in a vibrant red colour along with either smooth brown or deep black options. One of this mat’s other key features it it’s low profile, a height of just 7mm, making it great for wheelchair access.
If you’re looking for a door mat that will look great in an office environment whilst being easy to keep looking clean and new, then our Easy Clean is the mat for you. Made with microfibre materials, this mat has a luxurious soft pile with a carpet like texture. The fibres are also super absorbent removing water from footwear. Choose from one of four executive colours with two size options.
For challenging environments, where your mats must cope with huge amounts of traffic or extreme weather conditions, then our AquaProtect is the ideal mat to choose. Our AquaProtect Super can soak up 6 litres of water per square metre, with a raised waffle pattern that helps to remove dirt and mud from visitor’s shoes. It is also extremely crush resistant, so can be used in high traffic areas too. The natural rubber base also ensures excellent grip levels on all floor surfaces.
At First Mats, we have a huge selection of products for all environments and the selection above are just a few options that we recommend for offices. Visit our Entrance Mats page to see the full collection of matting products and feel free to request a free sample of any of our mats.
Our mats are only ever sourced from established and reputable manufacturers, who test our mats to internationally recognised standards, so you can always buy with the confidence that your matting will stand the test of time.
Our existing customers include DHL, Debenhams, The BBC, Stihl and the Metropolitan Police – make First Mats your first choice for commercial and industrial matting today.