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Wet Weather Mats

Matshop manufactures a complete range of wet weather mats that are designed to remove moisture from feet and wheeled traffic as they pass over.

Do you want your mat installed into a recess, or are you looking for a temporary mat that can be rolled out when the rain comes? We have a wet weather mat for every floor type, every traffic volume, and every quantity of water that might enter your building.

When choosing the correct door mat for the building's entrance is it important to identify the following:

  • What volume of traffic will pass over the mat on its busiest day
  • Where the mat will be positioned (externally or internally; outdoors under cover or outdoors exposed to all the elements)
  • What type of surface the mat will be placed on (porcelain tiles, terrazzo, polished concrete, raw concrete, slate, marble or recessed into the floor)
  • Whether or not water might get under the mat
  • How you intend to drain or dry out the mat
  • Where you will be storing the mat
  • Who will be in charge of bringing the mat out when adverse weather is predicted

Wet weather door mats can be broken down into three traffic categories: high, medium and low.

High traffic mats are typically used in large shopping centres (usually with at least one major retailer) or large schools (usually with over 500 students). Medium traffic businesses include neighbourhood shopping centres, service stations and restaurants. Low traffic applications might be a small corner store or takeaway shop.

Our door mat selection includes a range of backing patterns suitable for different floor surfaces. Suction cup backing prevents movement on smooth and shiny floors; raised pattern backing prevents the mats from aquaplaning if water gets underneath; grippers hold the mat in place on carpet to prevent movement or walking.

It is important to make sure that the mats are completely dry, both on the carpet surface and underneath, before rolling and storing them. Ideally, your building will have an area large enough to hang the mats to dry, but if not then you should choose a mat that will dry with natural evaporation.

When the wet weather stops, you should leave your mats out to dry for a few days before being rolled up and stored. Leaving them for adequate time is important to ensure they are completely dry and safe to use during the next predicted rainfall.

Lastly, storing wet weather mats is just as important as making sure that you choose the right mat. Matshop supplies storing and rolling accessories that will prevent the mats from being warped or damaged while not in use.

Our easy-to-follow storing instructions ensure that your mats will be ready for immediate use when it rains. They will not be warped or rippled, and they will not deteriorate after a few uses.

It is particularly important that you follow the care instructions for natural materials, such as coir. Only some coir mats can be used in wet weather, so feel free to reach out to one of us if you aren't sure if yours can.

For more information about keeping coir mats working in wet weather, check out the answer to can you keep coir doormats outside?


9 years ago