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stuart rollinson
05-23-2014, 9:39 AM
Hi, I was wondering if it's possible to personalise a doormat made from coir, with a co2 laser?
i have seen doormats personalised with paint, but was wondering if laser would be better? Thanks

Dan Hintz
05-23-2014, 2:36 PM
I'm sure it burns easily, and likely a dark color, though I can't guarantee the entire thing will hold together if you go too deep.

Joe Hillmann
05-23-2014, 3:23 PM
I tried making a couple doormats using outdoor door mats from walmart (I bought the cheapest ones they had). I engraved them as lightly as I could while still getting a good contrast. The lasered area started to tear within a year. Due to their size they also took quite a long time to engrave. A better quality rug would probably have held up better.

You could always use the laser to cut a stencil and then paint or dye the design into the rug. That way you aren't reducing the strength of the rug, of course you would have to find a paint that would hold up for at least a couple years.

stuart rollinson
05-23-2014, 5:27 PM
Thank you, i will buy a few different types and try engraving slightly out of focus to speed the process up as i dont need high detail, and see how they hold up to use.

Doug Fisher
08-04-2017, 7:20 PM
I would interested to hear how lasered coir/coconut doormats have worked out for others. I used the coir mats from Home Depot. They initially looked great but within 2.5 months they are really not acceptable in terms of wear to the lasered graphics. I zapped them pretty strong to get a good dark "printing" but I am now thinking a lasered coir fiber is by default going to be a weakened fiber that will wear fairly fast (i.e. break off). The Home Depot coir doormat's fibers are not as dense/thick/stiff as other coir mats. Maybe a denser mat would wear better?