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Our Story

Hello and welcome to Atlantic Mats.  We’re Susan and Mark. Mark founded Atlantic Mats in 2021 with the aim of developing sustainable, high-quality, durable doormats.

I have worked in the textile industry for over 30 years, after gaining an HND in Fashion Design. I began my career in the fashion industry with Courtaulds then moving into interiors, specifically, floor coverings. I joined James Turtle at The Turtle Mat Company in 2002 after gaining a masters degree in Design Studies. I worked on various projects including designing and launching their range of Cotton Turtle mat design mats which have gone on to great success building the company into a multi million pound concern. Following the sale of Turtle Mat to a large American corporate I moved on and have now joined Atlantic Mats. 

Mark, my husband had a very successful career in IT for the oil industry for 30 years building, supporting and maintaining large scale computing facilities across EAME and USA in the offshore seismic data processing sector.

So, we know a few things about mats and how they can help to keep your floor clean and dry.

All too often, doormats are regarded as disposable, when they get dirty we tend to discard them, we wanted to find a solution that was kind to the environment, long-lasting, sustainable and decorative.

In our pursuit to reduce waste and protect our limited resources, we developed Ocean Mats, a range of hard-wearing, washable doormats.

The Ocean Mat range is made in the country's leading eco friendly manufacturing plant from ECONYL® regenerated nylon made from waste such as fishing nets from the fish farming industry and other land fill waste. The dirt-trapping pile is 100% recycled and the anti-slip backing also contains recycled content. The mats are washable and can be used again and again.  They also dry quickly, so there’s need to use additional resources to dry them.

We are passionate about preserving our marine environment and have teamed up with Healthy Seas. We donate a percentage of the sales from every Ocean Mat doormat to support the work they do in rescuing ghost fishing nets and plastics found in our seas. To find out more about the amazing work they do visit Welcome to Healthy Seas

Our sister brand Cotswold Rope uses traditional techniques and UK sourced materials to produce baskets, fruit bowls, trays and rope doormats. The baskets look great filled with plants and are equally useful for all types of storage. Available in four sizes and seven colours, there is something for all colour schemes and uses.

Cotswold Rope doormats are made from a hard-wearing recyclable rope. Each mat is handmade, celebrating the craft of weaving. These long-lasting doormats are designed for outdoor use and are stylish as well as functional. They are great teamed with Ocean Mats and together offer the very best in trapping dirt at the door.