We make bespoke doormats using traditional techniques in our Lincolnshire based workshops. Whatever size or shape you need our skilled team will be able to custom stitch your mat to order here in the UK. We use eco-friendly coir / coconut which is completely biodegradable and a great environmental choice. If you have any questions or need some advice choosing please call us or get in touch via the website, we pride ourselves on our customer service and our friendly team would love to help you.
Make An Entrance Ltd is a specialist supplier of bespoke doormats to homes and businesses throughout the UK. They make traditional hand-stitched coconut doormats from a workshop in Lincolnshire. The website was founded in 2005 by Samantha Burlton and her husband Stuart, although its roots go back much further.
In the 1990’s, Stuart’s father Allen Burlton ran a factory for the Royal School for the Blind where people made traditionally hand-stitched doormats. Sadly, government policy in the late 1990’s meant the factory closed.
Allen kept the mat making business going on a very small scale through one tiny workshop in Suffolk and continued to serve his loyal customers.
In 2005 Sam and Stuart launched makeanentrance.com online and started to increase the product range. Today they offer every type of doormat for homes and businesses, including personalised mats for home and those with company logos.
Since the closure of the blind workshops, the Burlton family had been afraid that the traditional doormat making skill would die out and be lost forever. They set about ensuing that couldn't happen and in 2019 opened a new workshop in Lincolnshire where they now have a skilled workforce all stitching the mats by hand the way they have been made for generations. They have an apprenticeship programme and are always on the lookout for new applicants passionate about heritage skills.
Many of our products are made in the UK but as doormats tend to be made from coconuts we need to import the raw material. Our traditional bespoke hand-stitched doormats are individually made to order in our Lincolnshire workshop from raw material that comes from Sri Lanka and India. Our logo mats are made in the UK as is the Hug Rug range of washable doormats which we are very proud to stock. Many of the products we hand finish in our UK workshops such as cut to size matting come to us from suppliers across Europe to be hand finished to our customers exact reuirements in our UK workshops.
Our raw materials for doormat making are largely coconut-based. These tend to come from either India or Sri Lanka.