Entrance Mats vs. Carpet Tiles

There are so many options when it’s time to renovate or build; it’s not always apparent which choice is the right one: entrance mats or carpet tiles? It’s essential to consider several factors before making an investment.

Comparing Function


Entrance mats stop dirt at the door by trapping debris underneath the mat and are slip resistant, removing water from shows and reducing slipping hazards. Water and dirt are removed from shows with minimal debris tracked into the building.


With carpet tiles, dirt and debris sit at the surface of the mat and becomes increasingly wet and slippery as foot traffic increases. Debris can also be tracked through multiple rows of carpet and throughout the building.

Benefits for Buildings

Durable entrance flooring systems have a long lifecycle and continue to perform for years. They put a spotlight on the building’s entrance with an array of standard options, plus custom design options when you contact our product experts. Entrance mats and grids also require far less cleaning and overall maintenance.


Carpet tiles, however, are easily damaged and require constant replacement. While it can be an economical band-aid fix, it is not a worthwhile long-term investment. Damaged tiles require extensive cleaning and frequent replacement, and piece-mailed replacement results in an less cohesive look and a negative first impression.

Better Solutions

We understand that every project has its own special criteria for entrance mats + grids, and that our standard designs may not be right for your needs. We have a team of technical experts that can work with you to design a custom entrance flooring product that meets your building's exact requirements.


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