Door mats and entrance mats are sometimes recessed into the surrounding floor. This allows the mat to be flush with the floor thus preventing a potential trip hazard.
This type of entrance mat is known as a mat well mat (matwell mat) or a recessed mat and is increasingly popular.
A mat well door mat or recessed door mat can be recessed into most types of floor including wooden floors, concrete floors, parquet floors and laminate flooring.
There are many different types of mat well mats. The first type known to be used for this purpose is coir. This is the traditional matting made from coconut husks that can be seen in many premises and is generally a tan brown colour. Whilst still very popular this is being used less today in favour of more modern textile mat well mats.
The more modern carpet pile mats provide a more contemporary appearance and are more absorbent that traditional coir mats. They are also thinner meaning that a new mat well does not have to be so deep. However this can present a problem when fitting into a pre existing mat well. However this is easily remedied by placing a sheet of marine ply wood of appropriate thickness beneath the mat in order to bring it up level with the floor.
Contemporary mat well mats are available in a wide range of styles and colours to suit your requirements and decor. The more modern materials used are effective at removing moisture dirt grit and mud from shoes and boots.
Mat well mats are very popular in all types of commercial and domestic premises including shops, office blocks, railway stations, airports, supermarkets… the list is endless!
Generally mat well mats are supplied to length, cut from a roll either 1m or 2m wide to allow for the mat to be trimmed to fit the mat well on site, ensuring a perfect fit.
As well as preventing trip hazards, mat well mats also allow easy access for wheeled traffic making the ideal for premises where heavy deliveries are made. They also allow easy access for wheelchairs making them very disabled friendly.
As matting experts we stock a large reange of recessed mat well mats are are always happy to offer advice as to which mat would best meet your needs.