Picture the scene...
The weather outside is wild. The rain is biblical. The wind is tempting tiles from your roof. The trees shake perilously.
The dog signals it's time for walkies.
Yep, there's no getting away from it, irrespective of the inclement weather, your loveable pooch needs its exercise.
So it's on with your boots, out with the lead and off you go to brave the elements, wade through sludge and return home soaked to the bone.
But before you drag your muddy feet through the door, one simple thought warms your soul: the knowledge that a high quality runner mat is set to protect your flooring from mucky paws and caked footwear.
Available in a range of designs, the mats are ideal for entrances where dirt can easily be tracked in from outside, safeguarding your flooring and adding a splash of style to the room, too.
From on-trend colours guaranteed to complement the most outlandish décor, to stylish runners from some of the leading lights of design, we're sure to have a mat to suit you.
For example, check out our stunning range of Alfred Gockel design mats and add the German designer's unique style and personality to your floor.
If that doesn't float your boat, our famous Dirt-Trapper Multigrip is on hand to absorb moisture from wet feet and paws, reducing the risk of accidents thanks to its anti-slip rubber backing.
Our runner mats are available in a variety of sizes and are of the highest quality, ensuring that hallways and kitchens are well protected in the fight against grime.
If you would like to learn more about the selection of mats for the home we offer here at The Mat Factory, please feel free to browse all of the products in our range.