Indoor Door Mats are an essential part of any home or business. They help keep your building clean, presentable, and safe. Using entrance mats indoors can help to prevent slips and falls, as well as tracking in dirt and debris. They can also help prolong your floors' life by providing a buffer between the outside elements and your building.
Indoor Door Mats are available in various sizes, colours, and textures to fit your needs. Choose a mat that is absorbent to soak up more water or a washable indoor mat that's easy to clean. Rubber-backed indoor mats are the most durable and highly recommended for commercial entrances. Indoor Door Mats are an investment that will pay for themselves many times over in terms of safety, cleanliness, and longevity.
Our indoor door mats are made from high-quality materials sourced from established, reputable suppliers. So whether your mat will be used in the home or a commercial building, you can buy with confidence from First Mats.
According to studies by ISSA (the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association), about 80% of the contaminants found in most buildings are carried into the facility on people’s shoes. This includes water, dust and debris, all things we’d rather leave outside. Indoor door mats help by capturing this dirt and water, keeping floors around entrances cleaner for longer and reducing the need to clean them frequently.
There are many options available, and choosing the right indoor mat for your entrance can seem quite difficult, but if you consider how each feature affects you, it’ll be easier to choose the best mats for your needs.
Indoor Entrance Mat Size
The size of the mat is an important part of its effectiveness. The more times a visitor steps on the mat, the more dirt and water it can capture, so use the largest mat possible within the space you have available. Several of our indoor door mats are available in custom lengths, allowing you to create a long runner mat at any length you need.
For narrow door gaps, see our range of thin door mats, with options starting at just 5mm thick.
What type of environment your indoor entrance mats will be used in. Is it a low-traffic area such as a home? A medium traffic area like an office or a high traffic area such as schools, airports and supermarkets? Our indoor mats are made with varying materials and thicknesses, so it is important to choose one that is suitable for its environment. To make this easier for you, the “Crush Resistance” icons show a rating between 1 and 3 stars to indicate a mat’s suitability.
Indoor Door Mat Thickness/Profile
Indoor door mats are available in a wide range of heights and thicknesses, so choosing the right one is important. Thicker mats will generally be more durable and absorbent but may pose a trip hazard or be difficult for wheelchair users to navigate. If you're using an indoor mat in a public area, be sure to check the height to ensure it's suitable for the space.
We also offer a range of mats for matwells or recesses, creating a flush finish with the surrounding floors. Most of these are for commercial environments, but domestic options such as coir matting are also available. See our range of matwell mats here.
Indoor Door Mat Backing Material
Most indoor door mats will have two types of backing, natural rubber or synthetic backings such as PVC, Nylon or Vinyl. The rubber-backed door mats tend to be a bit more expensive than their synthetic counterparts, but their heavier weight helps to improve their grip on the floor, reducing the slip risk, and they are more durable, so you can expect a longer lifespan.
For your indoor entrance mats to remain effective, they must be maintained well. Regular cleaning of your mats will help them to capture more dirt and water and increase their potential life span. The frequency of cleaning will depend entirely on the traffic and conditions outside, especially in the wetter seasons.
Some indoor entrance mats can be cleaned in a washing machine; remember that 60cm x 90cm mats are the largest recommended for domestic washing machines.
For all other mats, simply vacuuming over them when dry will remove most of the dirt, including dry mud.
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