Mats Inc., a nationally recognized commercial flooring company, has recently announced its rebranding. Now Matter Surfaces, the company states that the new name and branding is to better reflect the scope and overarching mission, having grown significantly since its initial conception.
Founded in 1971, the company originally had its start as a family-owned business selling entrance mats throughout the Greater Boston area. In the decade that followed, founders Bob and Catherine Schiffmann would build a vast portfolio of entrance solutions, while also building out vendor and client relationships before finally introducing its first line of contract flooring products in the early 90s.
Now, the company seeks to further grow out their collections of design-focused, architectural flooring, citing the importance of entrance systems and designer floorings as being integral to creating healthier spaces. “Truly thoughtful design,” the company states in a press release, “Makes the world more beautiful while enhancing wellbeing and protecting the planet.”
New Flooring Collections Planned for Later this Year
Following this rebrand, Matter Surfaces will continue to be the exclusive North American distributor for a curated selection of European brands including, BOLON, Parador Modular ONE, and wineo Purline, as it further establishes itself as a design-focused architectural surfaces company.
Matter Surfaces’s current collections which include Arrival entrance solutions and Formative contract flooring. Plans for additions in new categories are in the works and will be announced later this year. With these collections and their brand partnerships, Matter Surfaces offers an expansive catalog of solutions for retail, healthcare, hospitality, corporate and multi-family environments.
“We started as an entrance matting company more than 50 years ago and our name reflected that. Over the years, we initiated partnerships that brought us well beyond the entranceway and directly into commercial interiors. Today, we’re proud to be a surfaces company focused on great design, wellness and service for the commercial market. We wanted our name and identity to reflect this evolution,” said Barry Hume, president and CEO.