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How long do natural coir doormats last?

The lifespan of a coir mat can vary significantly based on many of factors. When properly cared for, a coir mat has the potential to maintain its excellent condition for many years. However, this depends on various elements, including the level of care it receives, the amount of foot traffic it withstands, the quality of the mat, and its placement within a particular location.

The care and maintenance of your mat is crucial for extending its lifespan. Regularly turning the mat will even the wear on the mat. Additionally, vacuuming or shaking the mat outdoors to eliminate any loose fibres or debris will prevent the accumulation of dirt and maintain the mat's quality. Another consideration is the placement of the mat; avoiding direct sunlight can effectively prevent fading and preserve its appearance and keeping your coir mat dry and indoors can prevent damage.

The amount of footfall on the mat can significantly impact its overall lifespan. In general, the more foot traffic the matting is exposed to, the shorter the lifespan of the coir. It's important to consider this factor when selecting a doormat, especially if it will be placed in an area with heavy foot traffic. However, there are ways to mitigate the effects of constant use. Opting for a thicker and higher quality coir mat can greatly contribute to prolonging the longevity of your doormat.

When choosing a coir mat, by opting for a heavy-duty option or our traditional backed custom size coir matting, you can significantly extend the lifespan of your mat. The traditional backed coir matting is our highest quality matting choice, delivering durability and resilience.

If you are interested in a printed coir mat, it's essential to consider the impact of foot traffic on your printing. Coir mats are known for their durability and versatility, but it's important to note that the printing on these mats will fade over time with regular footfall. This is due to the surface spraying method used for printing, as opposed to inlaying the design into the mat. Consequently, it's advisable to reserve printed coir doormats for areas with low foot traffic, such as homes. For high-traffic entrances, like those in shops or pubs, strategic placement of the printing becomes crucial. Placing the design at the top or bottom of the mat, rather than in the centre, can extend the lifespan and maintain the quality of the printing. Individuals tend to focus their foot wiping at the centre of the mat, making the edges a more resilient location for the printed design.

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