When people think of coconuts, fanciful images often come to mind. People usually think of eating fresh coconut slices or sipping some refreshing coconut water while relaxing at the beach. What they tend to overlook is that coconuts, specifically their fibrous husks, can be used as a material to make household products. Rubber-Cal makes extensive use of this natural resource to provide consumers with affordable and eco-friendly natural coir mats. Our line of coir entrance mats is excellent for keeping your residential or commercial areas safe and clean. A natural doormat made of coir is better able to resist environmental hazards like excess moisture and exposure to UV rays. More importantly, a coconut fiber doormat is great for scraping dirt off from shoes and preventing the debris from going indoors. Coir mats are a fantastic matting option for entryways!
With coir mats the clue is in the name, as they are made from coir fibers. Coir has been in use since ancient times. Coir is the fiber that is extracted from the husks of coconuts and is strong and durable. Long before it was put to use in coir mats, its use originated in Southern India and Sri Lanka where coconuts are present in abundance. Local harvesters use natural processes and techniques passed down from generation to generation in order to harvest coir from the coconut husks. Historical records mention coir being used regularly as ropes for ships and other construction purposes. Today we make use of coir to provide customers with a natural doormat option. Many of these coir mats are also fashioned by hand, right there in the same villages where the coir material is itself harvested. The whole coir manufacturing and harvesting process is truly a community one.
Natural Coir Mats
The great thing about coco doormats is that they are organic and eco-friendly products. Coir mats are perfect for the eco-conscious consumer looking to reduce their overall environmental footprint. The production of a coconut fiber doormat produces minimal non-biodegradable waste. This benefits the environment by contributing to an overall reduction in waste that cannot be naturally broken down by nature. This is coir’s big advantage over many synthetic materials. As a more direct benefit to you, coir entrance mats are more affordable than their synthetic man-made counterparts. Coir mats help you save money and reduce your environmental impact at the same time.
The primary function of coco doormats is to help keep the interior areas of your home clean. They are able to do this thanks to the thick and rough coir fiber of the mat. The surface fibers of coir entrance mats do a great job of reaching the hard-to-get areas in the soles of footwear. They scrape off the dirt and mud particles that are attached to the shoe. Then they keep the debris particles stuck within their fibers. The particles will remain on the surface of the mat until they are brushed or vacuumed away. This is how coir mats can keep outside debris away from indoor areas.
Coir entrance mats are meant to be placed outdoors. In addition to guarding against incoming dirt, they can also endure the hazards of outdoor environmental conditions. Coir is a natural material that does not contain any synthetic chemical properties. Coco doormats exhibit increased sustainability in the presence of excess moisture and prolonged exposure to UV rays. In short, the intense durability and longevity of coir means that a coconut fiber doormat can function just as well outside as it does inside (which is to say: extremely well). Even under harsh weather conditions, coco doormats will not degrade and break apart as many other materials do.
UV rays provide a very serious risk to consider for many matting products – but not coir entrance mats. Products that lack any protection against UV rays can suffer damage in the form of cracks and discoloration. Even some forms of rubber – famed for its general hardiness – can be susceptible to the sun’s rays. However, this is not something that coir mats are concerned about. Coconuts grow in sunny environments. As a result, these coir entrance mats can endure prolonged exposure to sunlight without the coir fibers suffering any damage.
Coir mats are also built to handle moisture with ease. With most other materials, moisture can cause a lot of damage. Not only does it make a surface slippery and less safe, but excessive amounts of it can cause deeper structural damage. Additionally, organic byproducts like mold and mildew can develop. Coir mats do not experience these problems because the natural coconut fiber material absorbs and dries away the water. This effectively negates any chances of water damage occurring on the surface of a coconut fiber doormat. By placing a natural doormat outside your home, you can prevent the feet of family members and visitors from tracking in pools of moisture. Even if it is monsoon season outside, a coconut fiber doormat can keep moisture at the door.
Coco doormats can come in a variety of different forms. We make sure to offer different types of coir mats so you can have one that fits your aesthetic preferences. They are often handmade and come with surfaces that feature painted designs. Other doormats can have a wire frame running through them so that they have a specific form. There are coir mats made into animal shapes, which can have even better shoe-scraping abilities due to their shape. Other coir entrance mats might have pictures or messages emblazoned on them. Some coco doormats are known to feature a solid backing, typically made of PVC, that is meant to help the mat stay firm on the surface it is placed on. The various different types of coir mats available are meant to give consumers a wide range of aesthetic options to choose from. No matter which natural doormat option you go for, it can allow you to add an attractive look and a little personality to your doorstep. While a coir mat’s aesthetic appeal is a bonus, the most important thing to remember is that every mat will still feature the great eco-friendly protection of coir material.
Coir mats have a long history of being useful. The qualities of coir make it the perfect natural doormat option for your home or commercial entryways. Coir mats combine affordability with durable and long-lasting protection against various types of outside elements, from damaging debris to hazardous moisture. If you have ever felt a coconut husk, you know innately how tough and hardy they are. This same hardiness and reliability is, naturally, passed on to the coir mats made from the husk. A good coconut fiber doormat can be left outside for prolonged periods of time in the face of harsh weather and searing sun. Not only that, but they come in a huge array of styles, from sturdy wire-enforced coir patterns to bold and attractive painted patterns and messages. Any dirt-scraping coconut fiber doormat will provide a smart and cost-effective way to keep your areas nice and clean. Test one out today and you will become a life-long fan!
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