PapaFlex Event Matting – everything you want to know!



The Showmans Show this year was a great chance for our team at PapaShop to listen to your feedback and questions. As PapaFlex Event Matting was our focus at the Outdoor Events Exhibition, we start by answering your questions about our unique matting.


What is PapaFlex?

PapaFlex is PapaShop’s range of durable, polypropylene event matting.
It is used for outdoor events, tent flooring, outdoor walkways, and external terraces.


Why would I use PapaFlex Event Matting over coir matting or another polypropylene matt?

Coir/coconut matting absorbs stains, odours and water and fades over time. The fibres also break when wet.
On the other hand, a polypropylene matt is extremely strong, washable, colourfast, UV resistant and lighter to handle when wet.

Conventional polypropylene carpet has a very man-made colour palette, whereas we designed PapaFlex to look like a natural carpet.
Additionally we ship worldwide within 2 weeks – a very short lead time compared to competitive products.

Lastly, PapaFlex was developed by the team behind PapaKåta, our sister Sperry and Tipi national hire company.
They have tried and tested it at their weddings, parties and corporate events for 2 years!


What options are available in the PapaFlex range?

We offer:

  • 2 colours, Sand or Pebble
  • Linen or Herringbone weave patterns
  • 2m (standard) or 4m width
  • Standard lengths (10.5m) and bespoke lengths
Weave and colours C-W from top left; Linen Sand, Herringbone Pebble, Herringbone Sand, Linen Pebble
Weave and colours C-W from top left; Linen Sand, Herringbone Pebble, Herringbone Sand, Linen Pebble


PapaFlex Event Matting looks great new, but how do you clean it to keep it that way?

This is a question we are asked a lot!

PapaKåta use an industrial jetwash, but they tell us the key is attaching a turbo nozzle. This creates a lightning fast spinning water jet that dislodges more dirt from a larger surface area than a standard lance attachment…cleaner carpet, quicker!

Industrial jetwash with a turbo attachment
Industrial jetwash with a turbo attachment
Do you recommend putting anything underneath PapaFlex Event Matting?

Yes, unless the site is wonderfully dry!
We recommend single use plastic underlay beneath our matting, which we sell here on our website.


What is the best way to store the matts?

We use stillages to store them and these are available to buy from us here.

Stacked Matting Stillage
Stacked Matting Stillage


How long will it take to start making profit from my investment?

11 hires- PapaFlex has a proven return on investment!


Do I need to pay a 25% deposit?

Our deposit is lower than the industry standard, we just ask for a 10% deposit.
We than ask for the full balance before we ship.
You can order with a deposit in September, for a delivery scheduled in March.


How do I buy PapaFlex?

For immediate purchases you can buy online here.
If you have any queries, you can send us your enquiry through our contact form.
Alternatively, give us a call on +44 (0) 1491 714 002 – we always love speaking to our customers!


Does PapaShop sell any other products?

PapaShop also sell a range of dining chairs, outdoor lighting and firepits for events. To see our full range, visit our homepage.


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