Mat Structure

We broadly distinguish between doormat and carpet qualities in our mats. This distinction is also reflected in our product designations FLOR and DECOFLOR. Under the name FLOR, we combine various doormat qualities, which are offered in tailored sizes and with a standard edge for treading. Our DECOFLOR carpets can be ordered in any size (usually up to 2 m width of rolls). These products are usually produced without edge processing, but an optional whipping or tape edging is often possible on request.

Technical Structure of Our Products

On our product pages, you will find a variety of technical terms that can cause confusion at first glance. We would like to explain the structure of a printed doormat to you using a simple diagram, discuss the different materials used, and eliminate any ambiguities.

Schematic illustration of the structure of a doormat
Example: DECOFLOR 1000

In the production of a carpet, white pile yarn is threaded through a thin, soft fabric (the tufting base or primary backing) with fine needles at close intervals (the tuft division). The pulled-through yarn loops are then cut, creating a soft velour pile (Cut-Pile). For loop pile carpets, the yarn loops are left in their round and continuous form (Loop-Pile).

For mechanical strength, slip resistance, and durability, the resulting textile carpet is provided with a backing coating. High-quality NBR rubber is bonded to the primary backing in a vulcanization process using heat and pressure. In the case of a latex backing, the tufting base is equipped with a foam backing, which is embossed and hardened.

Surface (Pile)

We use different fibers for the pile, the visible and tangible surface, in our products. These range from the extremely robust scratch fiber in the SCRAPER 1000 and the resistant and dense PA heat set fibers in the classic logo mat qualities, to the velvety soft velour of the advertising mat up to the loop pile carpet. Generally speaking: the higher and coarser the pile, the better the dirt trapping effect – the finer and flatter the pile, the better the print details are displayed.

Comparison Surface Scraper, Logo Mat, Advertising Mat, Loop Pile

Backing Coating

Various materials are also used for the backing coating. In principle, it can be said: every backing coating is slip-resistant and provides sufficient stability, and every sturdy doormat/carpet can be rolled up for transportation or storage. We use extremely robust, PVC-free NBR rubber in our high-quality logo mats, which allows for industrial cleaning (e.g., in laundries) of the mat. For advertising carpets and mats, usually lighter and more flexible materials (e.g., NSF latex rubber) are used, which are also absolutely slip-resistant and cut-resistant even when processed without edges.

Comparison Backing Rubber / Latex Coating (DF730, DF700, DF320, DF1000)

Edge Processing

FLOR logo and foot mats are standardly supplied with a surrounding edge that ensures the mat lies completely flat and, above all, allows for a trip-free passage and easier driving over the mat in entrance areas (e.g., with children's or shopping carts). The typically edgeless processed DECOFLOR carpets can be laid almost seamlessly next to each other, but depending on the product, they can also be enhanced with a whipping or binding.

Comparison edge / whipping / binding
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