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    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 7th Feb 17, 6:34 PM
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    Doormats for Amtico floor
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    • 7th Feb 17, 6:34 PM
    Doormats for Amtico floor 7th Feb 17 at 6:34 PM
    I've had Amtico fitted in the living area. I need a new mat for inside the patio door.

    I know Amtico make very expensive mats and the fitters said | could also use a turtle mat. They suggested the cheaper mats were not suitable because the rubber backing can affect the Amtico.

    What doormats do you have on your Amtico, what are the pros and cons?
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    • tired dad
    • By tired dad 7th Feb 17, 9:57 PM
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    was told the same and out fitter supplied one. Its actually really good but a bit dearer. TBH for the cost of the stuff, the mat is not beyond the reach. I'm not taking any risks
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 7th Feb 17, 9:59 PM
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    I know Amtico make very expensive mats and the fitters said | could also use a turtle mat. They suggested the cheaper mats were not suitable because the rubber backing can affect the Amtico.
    Originally posted by Annie1960
    It does. We weren't told this and now have two patches under mats that are discoloured.

    If your flooring is dark, it may not show but it does on our light floor.
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 7th Feb 17, 11:34 PM
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    was told the same and out fitter supplied one. Its actually really good but a bit dearer. TBH for the cost of the stuff, the mat is not beyond the reach. I'm not taking any risks
    Originally posted by tired dad
    Do you have the Amtico or Turtle mat?
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 8th Feb 17, 11:10 AM
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    It does. We weren't told this and now have two patches under mats that are discoloured.

    If your flooring is dark, it may not show but it does on our light floor.
    Originally posted by Mojisola
    Same thing happened to my mother
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 8th Feb 17, 11:49 AM
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    So should I get an Amtico one, or are Turtle mats just as good? The Turtles make more varied designs.

    Also, what type of mat is good for outside the patio door?
    Last edited by Annie1960; 08-02-2017 at 11:51 AM.
    • paddypaws101
    • By paddypaws101 8th Feb 17, 4:21 PM
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    I have had a pale cream Amtico floor in kitchen for several years. I always use Turtle mats and have never had any staining.
    Outside I have a cheap plastic mat from Ikea....it is kind of spiky like grass leaves would be so good to scrape any hard dirt off shoes and is not ruined by the rain.
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 8th Feb 17, 4:40 PM
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    Karndean and turtle mats. Not worth the risk of discolouration caused by cheap mats.
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 8th Feb 17, 6:28 PM
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    Karndean and turtle mats.
    Originally posted by Silvertabby
    Are those the ones with latex backings?
    • tired dad
    • By tired dad 8th Feb 17, 11:24 PM
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    Do you have the Amtico or Turtle mat?
    Originally posted by Annie1960
    We have genuine Amtico mat
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 16th Mar 17, 7:42 PM
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    I have ordered this one for inside the patio door:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Home-Kitchen/Turtlemat-Retro-Spot-Multi-Grip-75-120cm/B003ZJ7ZCO/ref=sr_1_11?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1489693322&sr=1-11&keywords=turtle+mat

    I was going to order one with a tree picture but I couldn't decide which way around to put the tree (decisions, decisions!), so ordered the spots instead.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00X7WNO2E/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2NW4 UVXU17Z20&coliid=I35J1541NEG4O
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 19th Mar 17, 8:59 PM
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    Doormat has now arrived, and it is amazing the difference in quality between this and cheap mats I've had in the past. It feels great to stand on, and looks good.
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