1-Feb-23 | Tips & Tricks

How to Choose Between Stock Doormats and Custom Matting

Custom and Stock Mats in different sizes and colours

Door matting comes in two different options, stock designs and sizing or fully customised door mats with colours, logos and intricate designs. But do you need a custom design? The short answer is no, you don’t need to have a customised mat for your business or organisation. Sometimes stock products are cheaper and can work better for you in the long run, especially if you are looking for a minimal look. But how do you know which one is best for you and your business? This blog will help you reach an answer and delve into the pros and cons of stock and custom designs and will help offer product suggestions for your business’ particular field. 

Alongside the protection of flooring and keeping surfaces and carpet clean, there are other pros and cons to each type of matting, which we have listed below.  

Pros and Cons of Stock Doormats

Large blue fabric and rubber backed stock entrance door matStock mats are the perfect choice if you prefer a simpler design or need something to blend in with your premises or existing custom matting. But what are the pros and cons?

Pros of Stock Matting

  • Cheaper than customised designs. 
  • Quicker shipping and delivery. 
  • Easier to clean.
  • A broad range of stock products. 
  • Not limited to doorways or entryways. 
  • Blends into the environment if needed. 
  • Easily and quickly replaced. 
  • Good resale value.

Cons of Stock Matting

  • Limited colour and size options. 
  • Little or no branding options. 
  • Can quickly run out of stock.

At Mats Nationwide, we have a huge range of fabric and rubber mat options that are available to purchase from stock or can be customised if needed. Our entrance mat range features heavy duty mats, extra large mats, absorbent doormats and budget mat options to meet every need.

Stock matting at Mats Nationwide warehouse

Pros and Cons of Custom Matting

Mats Nationwide Custom Printed Rubber Doormat

With custom matting, you have the pick of everything from size, colour, and design. But what are the pros and cons of this style of doormat?  

Pros of Custom Matting

  • Varied sizing and colour options. 
  • Option for adding your own logo or design. 
  • Fully custom to your needs. 
  • Helps market your business or organisation. 
  • Attracts customers’ attention.
  • Not limited to doorways or entryways. 

Cons of Custom Matting

  • More cost with customisation. 
  • Custom prints take time, slowing down shipping and delivery. 
  • White designs get dirty quickly.
  • Little to no resale value. 
  • A larger margin of error with imagery and designs.

If you are in need of a high quality custom door mat, we suggest our customised logo mats for freedom of design, colour and size for both your indoor and outdoor matting needs. If you are looking for a long lasting mat for commercial use, our commercial mats are available and customisable with 151 standard colours and with a bank of 16 million colour possibilities! If you need a custom mat for your retail company but aren’t sure where to look, we have a blog on branded shop entrance mats to help you find the right one for you. 

Choosing the Perfect Door Mat

Choosing the right doormat for you can be difficult with many options to choose from, but it all comes down to your needs and requirements. If you need a doormat that functions as a doormat, with no requirement of marketing, a stock door mat will do the job and you can choose from the stock colour selections and a limited range of sizes.  

However, if you are looking to add a little colour and promotion to your business, or have a doorway that is a difficult shape and size, a custom mat would be a great option. We also suggest our coir mats, which are natural and more eco-friendly, but also customisable, printable, and available in various sizes. There are many benefits to coir matting, they function very well as outdoor mats and can be very weather friendly. 

Mats work best when they are fitted and used correctly, so ensure to measure the space where you plan to place the mat and see whether you need a customised size or shape.  

We hope this guide has helped to get you started on your quest to find the perfect mat, but if you still aren’t sure which type of floor mat is best, we can help talk you through your options and help you find the best product for you that fits your organisation or company.

Contact our friendly team at Mats Nationwide today and we can help.