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Coir is a tough and fibrous material that is made up of the outer husk of the coconut. High quality doormats can be made out of this material. But, let us see how coir doormats are extracted and made into the doormats of high quality.
What is Coir?
Round, brown coconut is only a part of the fruit. The tough and the fibrous material called coir comes from the outer husk of the fruit. A thick protective layer surrounds it that must be removed from the fruit so that it can be processed into coir.
· First of all, coconut needs to be de-husked so that it can be separated from the inner edible seed.
· After that, the entire husk is removed and soaked in water for an extended period. This will enable growth of microbes naturally. Microbes feed on the softer parts of the fruit and eat it fully leaving only the raw coir. This consists of fibres that are to used and loose material known as coconut dust. Coconut dust is just a filler material that is not used in the extraction of matting and hence it is discarded.
· In a fast-rotating drum, the extracted coir undergoes the beating process. Metal bars are used repeatedly that loosens the fibres.
· Finally loosened fibres are then placed in a slow-rotating drum that separates the fibres by length. Small length fibres are not used to make mats. These are used as padding materials and only the medium length fibres are used to make coir and the longest fibres are used to make long-lasting twines and ropes.
· The coir fibres of appropriate length are bundled, assembled and gathered to make mats of diversified sizes, designs and shapes.
High quality doormats can be made with the coir because it is highly durable material that is resistant to weather-change. This material is normally used to make outdoor mats. Not only does the coir mats resist the harsh UV rays, its natural brown colour gives a rustic feel to the ambiance. These are suitable for the areas that have temperature variations or receive heavy rainfall. These highly sustainable mats also look appealing because of its brown rustic look.
In short, coir doormats would be highly durable and environment-friendly. If you have a swimming pool at home or any other slippery areas, you should use anti-slip mats having rubber padding. Not only in the wet areas these mats are also used in the refineries that receive high oil spillage.
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