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This Customizable Mat Adds Much-Needed Color and Creativity to Your Home

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Letterfolk is a contemporary home decor brand that prides itself on its creativity.
The Tile Mat, the brand’s best known product, has been popular on social media since 2020.
The product comes with customizable tiles that allow for you to change the design anytime you want.

Since seeing the Tile Mat on Instagram, I’ve been intrigued by the endless opportunities it provides for creativity. The customizable tiles and bright colors seemed like something that could only bring joy to my home.

After my cat took one too many swipes at the mat I had in my kitchen, I decided it was time to try it. 

Ordering Your Tile Mat

The Tile Mat is a flexible, vinyl-like mat that has an unlimited number of uses, but typically is used as a doormat, bathmat, or catchall mat for one’s kitchen. It comes in two shapes, rectangular or halfmoon, with a variety of tile colors that can be purchased separately. 

Shoppers can choose between two sizes and a few different colors for the rectangular Tile Mat. Available for $75, the standard size is 18” x 30” and can be purchased in black, white, or clay. The large rectangular mat is available for $100 at 24” x 36”, and comes in black and white.

Letterfolk Tile Mat
The Tile Mat  features interchangeable tiles, creating infinite, customizable options.

On the other hand, the Halfmoon Tile Mat, also $100, comes in one size: 36” x 24”, and is available in black and white as well. 

Each tile mat comes with 150 neutral colored silicone tiles. Tile Set Bundles can be purchased for an added $30 or $40, depending on the number of colors that come in the bundle. 

For those that want to choose their own color scheme, customers are also able to select from 25 different tile colors for $12 each. 

I went for the standard size rectangular tile mat in white with the “Fresh” Tile Set Bundle colorway, specifically because I wanted to use the Tile Mat in my small kitchen, and because the pastel colors in the Tile Set Bundle reminded me of spring! 

When the mat first arrived, I was ready to start playing around with designs, but quickly discovered I needed some inspiration. I had read on Letterfolk’s website that there was a Tile Mat Design Tool, where you can plan out your designs before creating them, as well as the much-needed Tile Mat Inspiration page

Tile Mat inspiration
The Tile Mat Inspiration page showcases creative designs for your mat.

Both of these tools helped me out a lot! I wanted to emphasize the creative components of both the product and my home, and the examples on Letterfolk’s inspiration page gave me some ideas as to what’s possible.

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Letterfolk's Tile Mat Design Tool

I used one of the designs I found on the inspiration page, but swapped out the colors the designer used for the ones I already had. I also added a yellow border with my third color, something I’d seen other customers do on the Inspiration page. 

Here’s how it turned out:

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My Tile Mat design IRL

Living with the Tile Mat

My first thought after unboxing the Tile Mat is that the experience is as intuitive as I’d hoped– the mat is easily unrolled from its box, and each color is separated in a cute drawstring bag (an element I particularly liked, because it felt like something I could easily reuse). Snapping the tiles on and off the mat is easy, just how I had imagined it would be. 

Snapping the tiles on and off the mat is easy, just how I had imagined it would be. 

The material of the mat itself is heavy, meaning that it grips the floor and doesn’t slide around. I purposely bought the mat to use in my kitchen, as I often drip liquids like coffee, olive oil, or salad dressing on the long journey from my prep surface to the sink! 

Thus far, the mat has been easy to clean, just as I’d hoped. A simple swipe with my regular cleaning spray and a paper towel seems to work. I was pleased to discover that the way the tiles fit together doesn’t create any additional hard-to-reach gaps. The tiles can also be cleaned in the dishwasher — the mesh bag they come in is great for storage and doubles up as a wash bag you can throw in the dishwasher when you want to clean your tiles.

Most importantly, the tough vinyl-like material of the mat is resistant to cat scratches, which makes me feel like it’s going to last quite a while in my home.

Pros

  • Customizing the Tile Mat is a fun activity that creates endless designs for just one product.  
  • The colors offered for both the tiles and the Tile Mat itself are aesthetically pleasing. 
  • Letterfolk’s website offers inspiration for Tile Mat designs as well as its helpful Tile Design tool.

Cons

  • While the vinyl-like material of the mat is functional and easy to clean, it does not provide padding when you step on it. 
  • Colored tiles need to be purchased separately from the Tile Mat.
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About Letterfolk

Founded in 2015 by Joanna and Johnny Galbraith, Letterfolk is a contemporary home design brand that prides itself on its creativity, use of premium materials, and thoughtful design. The company designs and sells objects that are meant to be a meaningful addition to your home, in order to help you create a space that feels comfortable while celebrating your unique sense of design. 

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Meaningful Objects Inspired by Simpler Times

Lettefolk’s products are inspired by simpler times, and seeks to help its customers celebrate ordinary moments at home. Many of the products that Letterfolk sells are known to be highly giftable, letting folks who love Letterfolk share its ethos with those they care about. 

In 2021, the company joined Pattern, a home-centric collection of brands that retains the company’s core values while allowing for its founders to leave the company knowing that it's in good hands. 

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A Fun Addition to Any Home

The Tile Mat by Letterfolk has been a welcome addition to my home. I was seeking a product that was fun, durable, and easy to clean, and the Tile Mat definitely pulls through on all of the above while generally being a fun item to have. I would 100% recommend the Tile Mat to anyone who enjoys customizable, practical products. 

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Sasha Weilbaker is a freelance writer with bylines in Thrillist, Business Insider, and The Vegetarian Times. She's particularly interested in the intersection of sustainability and materials. In the wild, she can be found cycling around New England, scouting coffee shops, or obsessing over new podcasts.
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