Choosing the Correct Type of Entrance Mat Backing

Whatever your flooring type, Mat Tech has a backing type that will best suit your needs. Mat Tech offers two different backing types that are each intended for different flooring types. The two backing options are “Gripper Back” for carpet and “Smooth Back” for hard surfaces.

Gripper Back

Gripper Back

Smooth Back

Smooth Back

Gripper Backed mats perform best on loop pile carpeted surfaces and come standard on all rubber backed entrance mats.  The cleats help the mats stay in place better on the carpeted surfaces especially loop pile construction carpeting.

The smooth backed entrance mat option is recommended on hard surfaces such as tile, marble, terrazzo or concrete.  We have found that the smooth backed mats slip and move less on hard surfaces, while gripper backed mats grab the carpet pile and minimize inconvenient mat creep or movement.

The next time that you order a quality entrance floor mats from Mat Tech please make sure you specify the backing type that best suits your needs. Remember, all of our mats carry a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.