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Rubber Backed Door Mats

Discover our Rubber Backed Mats range, combining... Discover our Rubber Backed Mats range, combining durability with practical design. Ideal for any setting, these mats have non-slip rubber backings and long-lasting durability, ensuring your floors stay protected in style. Explore our range to find the perfect Rubber Backed... ˅

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Rubber Backed Door Mats offer unparalleled quality, durability, and slip resistance, making them a superior choice for your floor. Unlike mats with Vinyl backings, which tend to have less grip on smooth surfaces and are susceptible to edge cracking, Rubber Backed Mats excel in flexibility and robustness, making them the best choice for busy entrances. Their added weight ensures they stay firmly in place, meaning mats are also less likely to slip on smooth floors.

Ideal for both residential and public buildings, Rubber Backed Door Mats may initially seem pricier, but their extended longevity makes them a cost-effective option in the long term. These mats stand out for their reduced likelihood of slipping compared to vinyl-backed alternatives. They also effectively shield floors from dirt and moisture. As a result, Rubber Backed Door Mats are an excellent investment that will pay for itself many times over.

For more fantastic matting options, see our full range of Entrance Mats, or contact our excellent customer service team for advice and information.

Benefits of Using Rubber Backed Mats

While Rubber Backed Mats may be more expensive than other materials, they offer numerous benefits that will pay you back in the long run.

The rubber construction of door mat backings is far superior to vinyl, one of the most commonly used materials. Although vinyl looks like rubber, it lacks flexibility and grip. This stiffness often results in the borders cracking and deteriorating quickly, and makes them more likely to slip and slide on floors.

Rubber is really flexible and strong, ideal for products like Wellington boots and car tyres along with door mats.

  • Non-slip rubber backing: Compared with alternatives, Rubber Backed Mats are less likely to slip on smooth floors.
  • Strong Rubber Borders: Rubber's flexibility means that Rubber-Backed Mats are far less prone to edge cracking, ensuring a longer lifespan.
  • Ideal for busy entrances: The heavy duty design of rubber backed door mats makes them ideal for busy, commercial entrances.
  • Eco-Friendliness: As a naturally produced material, rubber is more sustainable and easier to recycle, aligning with environmentally conscious practices.

These attributes position Rubber Backed Mats superior to their PVC or vinyl counterparts, offering practicality and long-term value.

Rubber Backed Door Mats Buying Guide

Selecting the right Rubber Backed Door Mat can be crucial. To assist you in making an informed choice, our expert team at First Mats has curated a selection of our top and most sought-after products, each with unique features and advantages.

Best Selling Rubber Backed Mat: AquaProtect

AquaProtect absorbent door mat

AquaProtect is one of the best all-round mats in the First Mats range, thanks to its exceptional performance. The bevelled rubber border and Decalon fibres make it suitable for busy entrances, and it can absorb an impressive 5.4 litres of water per square metre. This heavy-duty mat is available in a wide range of colours and sizes. - View AquaProtect Rubber Backed Absorbent Mat

Machine Washable Option: Renown Mat

Renown 9mm Machine Washable Entrance Mat - Red

The Renown mat offers a soft plush pile for luxurious comfort, and a textured gripper backing for carpeted floor types. Machine washable at 30 degrees, its soft fibres are easy to keep looking clean. Renown is available in five standard sizes, ranging from 60cm x 85cm to 115cm x 240cm, making it a popular choice for homes, offices, and retail spaces. - View Renown Machine Washable Mat

Customisable Option: Premier-Plush Made-to-Measure Mat

Premier-Plush Made to Measure Door Mat - Slate Grey

Our Premier-Plush mat is available in custom sizes, both in width and length. This premium, commercial-grade mat combines a dense woven fabric pile with a non slip nitrile rubber backing. You can select from a smooth or textured backing, optimising grip on different surface types. With a wide array of colour options, the Premier-Plush mat can be tailored to meet your specific needs and aesthetic preferences. - View Premier-Plush custom size doormat

Rubber Backed Logo Mats

One of six Logo Mats for Autocraft's trade show display

If you're looking for a high-quality entrance mat that offers all the benefits of a rubber backed mat but with your brand's logo printed on them, our Logo Mats are perfect. They include a nitrile non-slip rubber backing for the ultimate in grip, flexibility and durability needed in high-traffic entrances. View our printed Logo Mats product for more information.

Each of these Rubber Backed Door Mats from First Mats is designed to cater to different requirements, ensuring that you find the perfect fit for your space and needs.

How to Clean Rubber Backed Door Mats

Maintaining the cleanliness of your Rubber Backed Door Mat is essential for both appearance and longevity. While the cleaning method remains consistent across different backing materials, there are a few key steps to ensure optimal care:

  • Some rubber backed door mats are machine washable for convenience. Note that mats larger than 60cm x 90cm may not fit in a standard domestic washing machine.
  • For everyday maintenance, a quick vacuum can effectively remove visible dirt and dust.
  • For a deeper clean, consider hosing down the mat and allowing it to dry naturally.
  • If stubborn stains persist, use a mild detergent, but test a small area first to ensure the colourfastness of the fibres.

Following these steps will help ensure your backed doormat remains clean and durable, maintaining its functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Rubber Backed Mat FAQs

What are the main advantages of Rubber Backed Door Mats?

"Rubber Backed Barrier Mats offer superior durability, enhanced slip-resistance, and greater flexibility than other materials. They are also more effective in trapping dirt and moisture, making them ideal for both residential and commercial use."

Can Rubber Backed Door Mats be used outdoors?

"All indoor door mats should be used indoors, regardless of the backing type. This is because the fibres will absorb rainwater, which could damage them over the long term. For outdoor use, look for mats specifically designed to be used outdoors instead."

How do I choose the right size Rubber Backed Door Mat for my space?

"Consider the door width and the area you wish to cover. Standard sizes are suitable for most doorways, but consider a custom-sized mat or one of the larger standard sizes for larger spaces."

Are Rubber Backed Mats safe to use on floors with underfloor heating?

"Rubber Backed Mats are generally safe for use on floors with underfloor heating. However, ensuring the mat's material is compatible with elevated temperatures is important. Some rubber materials may not be suitable for constant heat exposure and could cause discolouration or floor damage. Always check the manufacturer's guidelines or consult with a flooring specialist to ensure compatibility with your specific type of underfloor heating system."

How often should I clean my Rubber Backed Door Mat?

"Regular vacuuming is recommended for daily maintenance. For a more thorough clean, hose down the mat as needed, depending on the amount of foot traffic and exposure to dirt."

Can I wash my Rubber Backed Door Mat in a washing machine?

"Some Rubber Backed Door Mats are machine washable, but checking the manufacturer's instructions is important. Mats larger than 60cm x 90cm may not be suitable for domestic washing machines."

Will the rubber backing damage my floor?

"Rubber-backed door Mats are generally safe for most flooring types. However, it's advisable to periodically lift the mat on certain floors like hardwood or vinyl to allow the floor underneath to breathe."

Are there different styles and designs available for Rubber Backed Door Mats?

"Yes, Rubber Backed Door Mats come in various styles, colours, and patterns, allowing you to choose one that best fits your decor and functional needs."


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