Once the yarn is created (see part 2) the next step is weaving. There are many different kinds of weaving each with different outcomes for the fibre. From splicing, spooling, warping to beaming and looming, each has its own process and outcome.
Depending on the weaving process and configuration there are many types of weaves which can be achieved. The Plain weave is the simplest which basically weaves one thread over the other alternatively and continuously. The basket weave is very similar to a plain weave although the threads are criss-crossed just like the weaving of a basket. The Twill weave s achieved by interlacing diagonal and is highly used in ornamental settings. There is a Three shaft Twill and Four Shaft Twill weave which are more complex and capable of displaying complex patterns which are mirrored on each side of the finished product.
Coir Mats are a different type of coco fibre mat, they have a brush-like surface. This is the product we most commonly sell at Cocomatsnmore.com as they are the most functional iteration of the coco fibre mats. These mats are made in three types; Creel: known for its thin brush fibres, Rod mats: known for their thick brush and Fibre mats: known for their compact brush. Coir mats are available with or without backing. If a customer wants a mat which is more durable and with less chance of slipping they may use a vinyl-backed coir mat.Another type of coco fibre mat is the Scraper or Chain Mats, which is made from braided strands of coco yarn and can provide a high scrapability.
Once the mat type has been chosen there are many different ways of styling the mat to fit the application. For residential use many people like to use our personalization service displaying a single letter monogram or the household sir name. Businesses using coco mats will often use coir mats which are custom cut to fit their unique entrance ways or recessed well areas. Businesses will also have their company logos printed onto a coco mat through a process called flocking. Another popular way of having a logo printed on coir is an inlay design.
That brings us to the end of the process of creating a beautiful, durable, functional doormat. If you would like more information or to browse our wide selection of coconut fiber doormats please visit Cocomatsnmore.com or call us toll free at 866-561-1921.