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Why are Mats important?Part 1

Is having a mat really important to us? Learn how useful mats can be and prepare to be surprised.

Aqua Trap Entrance Mats

Aqua Trap Entrance Mats

Cleanliness is one of the most coveted and important thing for everybody. When customers choose a restaurant, cleanliness ranks at the top for fast-food destinations. (Restaurants & Institutions, 1994). And when asked, “What’s the first thing you look at when judging cleanliness?” the most popular first response of consumers was “Floors” (42%). (CDI Research, 1991). Hence, a doormat or an entrance mat can keep your entrances clean by trapping the dirt and preventing it from tracking inside the building.

Entrance Matting

Estes Entrance Matting

However, keeping these floor clean can be costly as well and it is estimated that 90% of building maintenance cost is labor.” (Cleaning Management). 39% of all custodial time is devoted to floor care maintenance. (National Executive Housekeepers Association) while proper matting alone can save approximately 200 labor hours in the average home per year. (Mr. Don Aslett, America’s #1 Cleaning Expert). Hence, it very vital to choose an entrance mat that can successfully stop the data from tracking inside as “A dollar spent keeping soil out of a building will save 10 dollars in removing the soil once it’s inside.” (Cleaning & Maintenance Management).

Entrance Matting

Orientrax Entrance Mats

Up to 24 pounds of dirt can be tracked in by just 1,000 people coming through an entrance over a 20-day work period. (ISSA). While the estimated cost of removing a single pound of dirt from a modern building can exceed $600. (International Sanitary Supply Association). Judging by this data, we can spend up to 21,600$ in removing dirt in a month from a modern building that has a traffic of up to 1000 people.

Without entrance matting, 1,500 people can remove 42% of the finish from the floor. (3M). 30% of the dirt tracked in is trapped in the first 3 feet of a typical mat, 85% of the dirt gets trapped within a 15-foot length of typical matting. (ISSA). Hence having an entrance mat is very important for keeping the dirt from tracking inside the building and trapping the dirt effectively without incurring the huge costs of cleaning up the flooring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Hits of 2011

As we welcome the new year we would like to thank all of our customers from last year.  This is the perfect opportunity for us to reflect upon the products that made the “A” list with our customers last year.   Only a few weeks into the new year and we have seen many new trends emerge with customers purchasing our new product lines so check back often! Here are the Top 10 best sellers by category

Funny Doormats – “Oh Shit Not You Again”This door mat was a favorite with our customers and no other product saw greater numbers as gifts during Christmas.

Funny Doormat

Funny Doormat Winner 2011!

Heated Mats -This series of stairway and walkway heated mats made ice melting stair mats and walkway mats were a hit as temperatures dropped and safety became top of mind with our customers both residential and commercial.

Heated Mat Winner 2011!

Heated Mat Winner 2011!

Heated Stair Walkway Mats

Heated Stair and Walkway Mats

Coco Mats – Vinyl backed mats for recessed areas and our synthetic backed coco mat designs took pole position last year, especially due to the custom sizes available to fit any door or entrance way.

Recessed-Cocomat

Recessed Area Cocomat Winner!

CocoDesigns

Cocomat Designs Winner!

Chair Mats – Personalized Custom Chair Mats for Hardwood floors were extremely popular as people were looking to protect their Hardwood Flooring investments.  In Offices the exact custom shapes available for any workplace or recreational area were the preference.

Hardwood-Chair-Mats

Custom Chair Mats

Safety & Anti-Fatigue – Comfort Eze Mats were a popular pick in both workplaces, as well as home kitchens and garages.  This products durability and bubble-faced surface ensured everyone could get the job done and not have sore feet at the end of the day.

ComfortEze

Comfort Eze Takes the Cake!

Garage Mats – Coin Pattern Roll out garage floor mats were extremely popular in homes and commercial areas.  The patented coin pattern offers users slip resistance, a finished look and protection from oil and chemicals for the concrete below.

CoinGarageFlooring

Coin Pattern Garage Flooring of Champions!

 

 

Entrance Mats – Arrow Trax Matting saw the entrance ways of many hotels and businesses this year due to the vast array of sizes and the different colors available that go with the décor of any entrance way.

Arrow-Trax Matting

Arrow Trax!

Soft Floors – Jumbo Reversable Soft floors were ideal for customs looking to have a safe attractive play area for their kids while protecting their carpet, hardwood or laminate flooring underneath.  The array of colors and being able to put them together like a puzzle allowed parents to fit the play area in any space.

Reversible Soft Floor Tiles

Reversible Soft Floor Tiles

Custom Logo Mats – Waterhog mats were ideal for businesses looking to put their logo on their Entrance Way and withstand the heavy traffic even in rainy conditions as these mats are true Waterhogs!

Waterhog Inlay

Waterhog Inlay 2011 Winner!

 

2012: The coming year through mats.

Keep your home cleaner, brighter, and cheerier through the use of mats this year. Kick the year off with a classy mat that is personal to you and your family. I’d suggest going with a monogrammed doormat, these doormats come in a variety of different sizes so you can really make a statement with them.

But nobody is going to see your gorgeous monogrammed mat if your walkway is super snowy and people are leaving piles of snow on it, so why not get something to help you keep that snowy walkway clear, like a snow melting walkway mat for example. These things will last you for years and save you a bunch of back aches from the added shoveling of the walkway, giving you plenty of energy to continue shoveling the drive way (don’t worry I’m sure heated driveway mats will come along soon enough!).

Next stop: April Fools!

You know you love the funny doormats, and maybe you’re thinking they are better suited for someone else, well, why not try it out. Just this one day, see how it feels, and maybe it’ll become a permanent resident (like your annoying neighbor).

 

'I will not be a Doormat' doormat

 

 

Spring Has Sprung: Time to think about sprucing up the inside of your house, getting rid of the thick winter throws, and dark colors, lighten up your living room with Sisal Mats. The natural colors and soft weaves can really transform a room.

Sisal Mat

Summer: Change it up a bit with a fun doormat design, or maybe even try a larger overhaul and install a coco stairrunner! These make the biggest differences on places with dark hardwood or funky colored carpets, they can soften up the place, and they are super easy to install! (Check out my step by step guide.)

For Rainy Falls: Try implementing a Waterhog Mat at your front door and NEVER WORRY ABOUT MOPPING UP FROM RAIN AGAIN.

Halloween: We have a variety of spooky mats to help you get into the swing of things. They definitely add a nice touch to your seasonal decorations and they also make for a funny mat come Christmas time, because, why not?

If you’re not down with using an ironic witch mat at Christmas, why not go with a more suiting, Santa mat, or Reindeer mat, or Snowflake mat, there really is a huge variety of Christmas mats to choose from, check out this Facebook Album.

Black Friday Mat Special!

Save 15% off your next purchase from Coco Mats n’ More! All you need to do is find us on Facebook, which is where we will be posting our promo code. Our special will last an entire four days this year, so you should have no problem avoiding situations like this:

when you are searching for fabulous doormats at awesome prices this weekend.

Eco Fashionable Coconut Runners

Photo Credit: Sharif Sharifi / Alfonso Arnold

Photo credit: Daniel Jolly & Victoria Radbourne

Photo credit: Daniel Jolly & Victoria Radbourne

Photo Credit: Sharif Sharifi / Alfonso Arnold

Photo credit: Daniel Jolly & Victoria Radbourne

Actress Mashiah Vaughn and Urban Rush Host Fiona Forbes photo credit: Daniel Jolly & Victoria Radbourne

Our coco runners were recently used as an eco friendly alternative to red carpets at a huge fashion event in Vancouver, Eco Fashion Week. This was Eco Fashion Week’s third season and is one of the premier eco friendly fashion events in North America today. Our coco runners were used at four different media walls where plenty of celebrities, models, and fashion industry leaders posed on our mats for photographs.

Our coco runners are made from fibers found between the internal shell and the outer coat of the coconut, once harvested the fibers are soaked in a slow moving body of water until they puff up, making them easier to weave into mats. Coir fibers are tough and waterproof making them ideal for doormats. Most doormats today are made from coir, or synthetic coir.

Red Carpet vs Coco Carpet

Often times red carpet is made from nylon which contains toxins that can pollute the air and cannot be recycled. Last year the Environmental Protection Agency reported over four billion pounds of carpet found in the US’s solid waste stream. Runner, rugs, and mats made from coconut fibers are completely biodegradable and do not expel any toxins into the air, making them a much better choice for the environment and are quickly becoming the new must have decor item.

Coco runners come in a vast variety of widths and lengths and can be found on our site!

Introducing the Coir Mat Finder

Our new mat finder option makes it easy to find the type of coco mat you are looking for. We have sorted our mats into 5 categories:

• Large Size Mats
• Woven Backed Mats
• Vinyl Backed Mats
• Thin Mats
• Thick MatsFound It

This tool is especially handy if you don’t have a mat in mind but know that you want it to have a vinyl back, or be thick etc. All you have to do is decide what it is you are looking for in a mat, select the category that best suits your needs and a list of mats with that specific attribute will pop up. Currently the mat finder is only for our Coco Mats.

Leave a comment if you can think of anymore ways we could make it easier for you to find the coir mat for you, or what other types of mat finder you would like to see.

MAGIC DOORMAT CONTEST!

 

*Contest Now Closed*

Enter to win a Magic LED Mat of your choice!

These unique Coir Doormats light up using Motion Sensors. The lights are crush proof and the mats are made from highly durable natural coconut fibres. These mats are designed for heavy traffic entryways and are also awesome at trapping dirt.

How you enter!

You will receive 1 entry for each of the following!

Contest closes May 31st at 1 pm PT, winner will be announced shortly after that!

Find your new Magic LED Doormat! <–Click there!

 

GOOD LUCK!

 

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring is in full gear, the snow is melting or completely gone in most cases, people are packing away their  heavy winter gear and pulling out lighter and brighter clothing. So why not do that with your home? Here are a few ways to give your home a spring make-over.

Lighten up your home:

Exchange your throws and table cloths for softer ones in whites or pastels, or try softening up dark hardwood with a  sisal mat and get rid of heavy drapes and replace them with bamboo blinds, this pair will bring a cool beachy vibe to any room.

Beautiful Sisal Mat

Beautiful Sisal Mat

Make your outdoor space more liveable:

Invest in a patio set, or even just a bench you can put at your doorway or in your yard. Make your garden beautiful, spend time planting flowers and working on the layout, so that it’s something you’ll want to show off, make a walk way for you and your guests to stroll through using garden paver’s, these are great if you’re spending a lot of time in the garden and want to keep dirt on your shoes to a minimum, and don’t forget  about a doormat! Adding a light colored coir mat to your front door adds a pleasant homey touch, and also keeps slush and mud trackage to a minimum.

Add color:

Get a big bunch of fresh flowers and set them on your kitchen or coffee table, for a bright and cheery vibe, this could also be replaced with a glass bowl filled with lemons or oranges, an inexpensive alternative with a longer life span. Both of these options will add a pleasant punch of color and bring a wonderful scent to any room.

All of these changes can easily transition into summer, and ultimately look good year round. So lighten up your rooms, open the windows, and enjoy spring!

Customer Appreciation Sale On Now

Customer Appreciation Sale
Save 10% On All Mats & Matting!

Over the next 3 days Save 10% on all mats and matting.

VALID March 2nd to March 4th

SAVE 10% on every single mat we have in stock: funny mats, coco mats, outdoor mats, entrance mats, personalized mats, rubber mats, gym flooring mats, pet mats, office mats, car mats, garage floor mats, logo mats, horse stall mats, N More…

Valid for 3 days only, don’t miss your chance to save 10% on all our mats and matting!


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Coupon Code: APPRECIATION
 


*During Checkout Enter Coupon Code: APPRECIATION To Get Your Discount. For Custom
Cut Sizes, give us a call 1-866-561-1921 and mention this code to get your discount!

New! Dust Star Mats

We now have in stock Dust Star mats which are one of the most innovative mats to date. They are made using Microfiber technology which are known to accumulate and absorb more particles of dirt, dust and bacteria then any other known product available.

Positively charged microfibers will attract hair, lint and dust and control air pollution. These mats also hold three times more liquid then similar olefin mats.

dust-star
Thickness: 1/2″

Fibers: 70% Microfiber and 30% Olefin

Backing: Vinyl

Type of Mat: Wiper

Available Sizes: 2′ x 3′, 3′ x 4′, 3′ x 5′, 3′ x 6′, 3′ x 10′, 4′ x 6′, 4′ x 8′, 4′ x 10′

Roll Sizes: 3′ x 60′, 4′ x 60′, 6′ x 60′

Uses: Heavy traffic areas, Hospitals, Schools, Restaurants, Factories, Medical Clinics, Dentists, etc

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Dust Star is truly one of the most unique mats that we sell. If you have used Microfiber products before, surely you will have been impressed with the results. This powerful new technology creates a mat that can control dust and air pollution like no other. Also, their unique ability to hold large amounts of water is extremely useful.