Frequently Asked Questions


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

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!

We offer two different colours, sand or pebble which are available in the linen or herringbone weave patterns.

This is a question we are asked a lot! Marquee companies 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!

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

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

We've found it only take 11 hires- PapaFlex has a proven return on investment!

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.

If you have any queries, you can send us your enquiry through our contact form. Alternatively, give us a call on +44 (0)xxxxxxxxxx

Currently, we predominantly sell matting. However, after operating in the events industry for over 10 years, we can recommend suppliers, other products, and potentially source them for you! If you have any queries, you can send us your enquiry through our contact form, or give us a call on +44 (0)7482 903032