Here at Grimeford Mill, we manufacture a variety of entrance mats to be used within a range of settings. Whether you’re looking to install a mat within a school, reception area, shop, or office, we have the solutions for you! Despite one of our most popular product categories being our coir matting range, our selection of brush mats comes in close second.

Brush matting is a synthetic option, that offers similar benefits to coir but without the downside of shedding. If you’re wanting to try a new matting solution, you might want to invest in brush matting!

In this blog post, we are going to explore why brush matting is the best alternative to coir and why it’s worth considering for your needs.

What is Brush Matting?

The brush matting that we manufacture is made out of durable polypropylene that is fade-resistant and can hold up against general wear and tear. Especially in busy areas that experience heavy footfall, our brush mats will ensure your interiors remain clean and dry, whilst also offering a stylish benefit too. If you want to achieve a similar appearance to coir that is perhaps slightly more modern and contemporary, brush matting is a perfect option.

The Advantages of Synthetic Fibres

No shedding

The main benefit to brush matting is that it does not shed. As brush matting is manufactured out of 100% synthetic fibres that do not moult, they require minimal maintenance, and are therefore perfect for busier environments and businesses.

Long-lasting solution

Due to the formation of the fibres and polypropylene attributes, brush matting is incredibly durable and long-lasting, and is ideal for both residential and commercial settings. Designed with a ribbed texture, brush mats offer excellent scraping properties that eliminates dirt and grime before they can be tracked into your building. Even with vigorous usage, our mats will withstand heavy footfall and wear and tear. All of our brush mats are guaranteed for 10 years for heavy commercial wear and pass the flammability test for BS EN 13501 – 1 Efl-s1, so you will be investing in a product that will last you many years.


Whilst brush matting is a great alternative to coir with a similar appearance, it can be deemed as more luxurious and modern due to the synthetic fibres. Coir can have a very traditional, rustic appeal which is great for companies with that look and feel. However, if your business has more contemporary branding, brush matting might be a better choice. Our brush mats are available in a variety of vibrant colours to match a range of interiors. Whether you’re looking for a bold statement piece or a more subtle and sophisticated look, we have an extensive range to select from.

Low maintenance

Unlike coir matting which might require more frequent cleaning and vacuuming to remove loose fibres, brush matting is very low maintenance in comparison. To clean our brush mats, you can simply lift and shake them in an outdoor location or vacuum them to remove trapped dirt, or if necessary, you can easily wipe the surface with a damp cloth and mild detergent to remove stubborn stains.

Improved accessibility

If your premises needs to be wheelchair-friendly or accessible for prams, brush matting is more suitable for locations that have a lot of wheeled apparatus passing through. Typically brush mats are between 11mm to 13.5mm thick, whilst coir mats are generally 17mm thick. Due to the depth of the coir, it is sometimes challenging for wheelchairs to roll over, so brush matting is a suitable alternative. Plus, we also stock brush mats with a gradient rubber edge for those looking to have their mat loose-laid. The durable rubber edge ensures trip accidents are kept to a minimum and enhances accessibility.

On our website, we stock a variety of brush mats to suit all of your requirements. All of our brush products can be purchased made-to-measure, so you can acquire a mat that perfectly fits within your space. Please feel free to browse our online catalogue today or if you have any enquiries, contact us today and we will be more than happy to help!