Carpet Fitting Question

Matwell or trim main door?

I just have laid engineered wooden floor but found the gap between the main door is not enough for a thin indoor mat. I wonder should I build a matwell or trim the main door? I like to go for the cheaper way... but not sure can a main door be trimmed and how much it may cost?

2 Answers

Best Answer

a mat well is sometimes the better option as if you take to much off of the front door there will be a gap which may cause a draft or let water in, where as cutting into the floor is fairly easy and a coir mat can be dropped into the cut hole, I would check the door height first though.

Answered 7th Nov 2012

l & p carpets

Member since 26 Jan 2012

A matwell would be a better option for a number of reasons:
It will collect dirt and any water carried in on your soles..not a good idea to let either onto wood.
As L&P stated trimming the door can just give you more issues.
I would recommend a 'ribbed mat as coir will shed over your floor and will also leave an unsightly area where you have wiped your feet.

Hope this helps

Answered 28th May 2013

UK Flooring Contracts Ltd

Member since 22 Jun 2012

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