Winter is Coming! Prepare with Master Matting!

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Britain is set to be colder than Iceland in the coming days, The ‘Beast from the East’ is set to cause temperatures to plummet .
Reportedly more snow is heading for the UK in the next week, and the country should brace itself for yet another cold snap.
Biting Siberian winds, pulled over from the east, with even daytime temperatures struggling to get above zero. More snow will blanket the UK, causing yet more commuter chaos up and down the country.

Get your entrances prepared for icy temperatures and possible snow ensuring your building is safe from accidents, slips and falls.

It is important to take consideration in investing or replacing some or all, current mats with heavy duty, durable matting designed for a range of purposes including professional commercial use.

First you need to review and evaluate your current mat set up for entrance areas. There are a few pointers below.

  • Have you got both external and internal matting in place? To ensure maximum moisture, dirt and wet? If not, it’s important to implement such mat system for maximum dirt trapping. It is a well known fact that 70-80% of interior soiling enters buildings via foot traffic. Accidents occur due to wet and slippery surfaces. Dual entrance matting systems can radically reduce this by stopping dirt at the door reducing cleaning & maintenance costs and preventing slip hazards.
  • Your existing mats, are they correct size for your entrance area? Can they cope with the foot traffic coming through your building daily? It takes several footsteps to effectively dry someone’s shoes. An indicator that the wrong size of mats are in place, is if you have wet footprints beyond your current matting.
  • Can your current mats cope with wheelchairs, mobility vehicles, prams and possibly shopping trolleys? Do your mats ‘creep’ and edges curl up? Do your edges rip away as a result? If your answer is yes, then this does suggest that your mats need replacing with a more heavy duty product designed for commercial/industrial use. Mats that creep and curl act as a potential health and safety risk and should be removed immediately to avoid any injury. Master Matting’s Ramp Safe Rubber Edging comes as standard on our entrance mats and are DDA compliant.
  • Lastly, consideration should be given to which external and internal mats are best suited for your building/environment. We have a vast range of suitable products that are great mats, popular with many sectors ranging from schools, offices, retail, hospitals and hotels. Please use the contact form below or alternatively, visit our Sectors page for guidance

Entrance Matting – Reduce Slips, Trips & Falls

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There are a wide variety of entrance mats and or matting systems available. In the current culture of insurance injury claims, this is now more important than ever to ensure your entrance, reception and building has the relevant safety matting to protect you from such claims. This should be a particular consideration given high priority in a publicly accessed building.
Both primary and secondary entrance matting can be of vital importance, helping to reduce dirt, wet and moisture from entering a building. Thus, reducing slips, trips and falls.


Businesses and Contractors must be educated in the right systems to fit the project, from the technical requirements of heavy traffic areas, to the newest possibilities offered by the vast number of modern ever growing ranges of brightly coloured products available on the market.

Aluminium Logo Mat

Logo’s can be inset into a range of entrance matting to create an impressive, yet still effective addition to a reception or foyer.
Master Matting has a huge range of loose lay matting ranges, both standard and bespoke sizes, shaped and ramp edged for extra safety to the clients specification. In addition to this our Installations team can provide the more technical advice for heavy, high traffic areas. Providing expert advice, site survey reports and quotations to each project specification and layout, and of course Fessi Trained Master Fitters to carry out such installations.


Research tells us that up to 90% of all dirt present on the floor has been walked in from the outside. In addition to causing cleaning and maintenance issues, this can also permanently damage the flooring finish. This backs up the need for a high quality and effective entrance system. Reducing cleaning and maintenance costs in the long run.

Dirtmaster Foyer

For further help or advice, surveys or quotations please email or contact the main office on 01422 364 278.

Master Matting – Story time revolution!

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The importance of Story time in schools is an important part of the day, allowing children precious winding down time at the end of the school day. It’s #backtoschool for many this week and #firstdayofschool for lots of young children. We at Master Matting are making it our mission to transform these areas into, bright, colourful, welcoming, comfy and safe places for children to settle down on to listen to the story. Join us in our Story Time Revolution! Hashtag #StoryTimeRevolution @MasterMatting on Twitter. or email 

Most schools have the children sitting on an old rug or directly on the carpet. We have a variety of ranges that would suit such an area for story time. In a variety of colours and textures. We feel every Primary and Early Years classroom in the country could benefit from one of our mats. Making story time a comfortable experience and keeping the children’s attention on the story rather being distracted with how uncomfortable and itchy the floor maybe.

Storymaster by Master Matting are the ideal carpets for reading corners and quiet areas.

Story Master Original 

  • Approx 13mm deep
  • Warm and noise-reducing to enhance discussion, drama and story time.
  • Can be loose laid and stored when not in use.
  • Hard wearing, made from 100% polypropylene.
  • Passes British Standard Flammability Test BS5287 assessment and labelling of textile floorcoverings tested to BS7490 (Hot Metal Nut Test) Low radius of Char BS EN 1351:2002 Euroclass Efl s1 (sheet)
  • Rubber beveled edge to mats. Reduces slips and trips.
  • Standard and bespoke sizes available
  • 4 colours available Blue, Green, Red and Purple
  • Two tone mats and Multi colour check mats available
  • Circular mats available in a 2m, 3m and 4m diameter.

 Storymaster Soft

  • Soft to the touch pile, suitable for Early Years.
  • Approx 10mm deep.
  • Warm and noise reducing to enhance discussion, story time and drama.
  • Can be loose laid and stored when not in use.
  • Passes European Standard Flammability Test EN13501-1.
  • Rubber beveled safety edging. Reduces slips and trips.
  • Standard and bespoke sizes available.
  • A wide range of 6 colours available.
  • Two tone and Multicolour check mats available.
  • Circular mats available in a 2m, 3m and 4m diameter.

Play Master

PlayMaster by Master Matting are the ideal carpets for nurseries, primary reading corners and quiet areas, Early Years, Museums, soft play gyms and more.

  • Approx 8mm deep
  • Warm and noise-reducing to enhance story time concentration and comfort.
  • Can be loose laid and stored when not in use.
  • Bright and colourful, encouraging learning through interaction and play.
  • Soft to the touch pile carpet material.
  • Passes European Standard Flammability Test EN13501-1.
  • Rubber beveled safety edge to mats. Reduces slips and trips.
  • CE-Certificate of Conformity 2014_EN.
  • Standard sizes, square designs are 2m x 2m or circular are 2m diameter.

Customer Helpline

Should you wish to find out further information, visit our sectors page, Schools & Early Years. Or, call our helpful, friendly sales team on 01422 364 278

Alternatively contact us email