Erosion Control Coir Mat

Coconut Rolled Erosion Control Products

erosion control coir matThe Erosion Control Coir Mat and other Rolled Erosion Control Products (RECPs) are some of the strongest and longest lasting erosion control products on the market today. Also known as Erosion Control Blankets (ECBs), coir mats are designed to increase soil stabilization, decrease the effects of erosion, and allow vegetation to effectively take root. Coir mats are made from a natural and 100% biodegradable coconut fiber. Coir Erosion Control Mats are the perfect option for environmentally sensitive areas, steep slopes, or climates where shade or cold temperatures increase seed germination time.


If you have questions about our erosion control coir mat, call us at 1-772-646-0597.

Coir Mat Technical Specifications Semi-Permanent Control (2 - 5 years)

Product Open Area Weight Sizes Uses
Coir Mat 40 65% 11.8 oz/yds²
400 g/m²
6.56 ft x 165 ft
13.1 ft x 165 ft
Slopes: 3:1 or less
Flows: up to 8 fps
Coir Mat 70 50% 20.6 oz/yds²
700 g/m³
6.56 ft x 165 ft
13.1 ft x 83 ft
13.1 ft x 165 ft
Slopes: 2:1 or 1:1
Flows: up to 12 fps
Coir Mat 90 39% 26.5 oz/yds²
900 g/m²
6.56 ft x 165 ft
13.1 ft x 83 ft
13.1 ft x 165 ft
Slopes: 1:1 or greater
Flows: up to 16 fps


Temporary Control (9 - 24 months)

Product Mass per Unit Area Sizes Uses
StrawCoco Mat 400 9.45 oz/yd²
320.4 oz/m²
7.5 ft x 120 ft
8 ft x 112.5 ft
Slopes: 2:1 to 1:1
StrawCoco Mat 400B 10.5 oz/yd²
356.0 oz/m²
7.5 ft x 120 ft
8 ft x 112.5 ft
Slopes: 2:1 to 1:1


Temporary Control (6 - 9 months)

Product Weight Sizes Uses
BioJute Mat - 12.5 ft x 150 ft
12.5 ft x 300 ft
Slopes: < 3:1
Flows: < 11 fps
Straw Mat 9 oz/yd²
305.1 g/m²
7.5 ft x 120 ft
8 ft x 112.5 ft
Slopes: 3:1 to 2:1
Excelsior Mat 8.3 oz/yd²
281 g/m²
8 ft x 90 ft
4 ft x 180 ft
Slopes: > 3:1
Flows: < 6 fps

Questions about the coconut erosion control blanket? GEI Works can help! Call our team at 1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.

The GEI Works erosion control coir mat is an important stabilization and restoration product. View our Infographic for five ways to control erosion on an erosion control site.

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Common Coir Mat Uses


Rolled Erosion Control Products

coir mat staked downRolled erosion control products (RECPs) are a natural way to control erosion in areas with either temporary or long-term erosion control needs. Designed to offer a environmentally sensitive solution to erosion control, each coir mat is designed to biodegrade over a specific period of time. As the coconut erosion control blanket degrades, it will work to enrich the surrounding environment and contribute to extended vegetative growth. Read about how River Bank Erosion was Solved with Coir Mats.

Semi-Permanent Coir Erosion Control

Typical Lifespan: 2-5 years

coir matSome of the most commonly used coir matting models are those designed as an open weave style mat. Offering a higher strength design, this type of erosion control matting is able to accommodate areas with steep slopes or increased water flow.

  • Control Coir Mat 40
  • Control Coir Mat 70
  • Control Coir Mat 90

Questions about an erosion control coir mat? We can help! Call our team at 1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.

Semi-Temporary Erosion Control Mats

Typical Lifespan: 9-24 months

straw coconut matSemi-Temporary Coir Mats offer a perfect medium between long term control and short term straw mats. Featuring a blend of 70% wheat straw and 30% coconut fiber, these straw coir mats are able to offer an extended lifespan in a standard RECP design. Models include:

  • StrawCoco 400: 70% Wheat Straw and 30% Coconut Fiber with top UV-stabilized netting and bottom photodegradable netting
  • StrawCoco 400B: 70% Wheat Straw and 30% Coconut Fiber with top and bottom biodegradable netting

Temporary Erosion Control Mats

Typical Lifespan: 6-9 months

straw matShort-term erosion control mats are ones made from wheat straw, jute, and/or wood materials. These types of erosion control blankets typically last around 6 to 9 months and are used in level areas with low slopes or low water flows. Mats include:

  • Jute Mats
  • Straw Mat
  • Excelsior Mat

Permanent Erosion Control Mats

permanent control matFor long term erosion control, we also offer a UV stabilized synthetic fiber mat (also known as a turf reinforcement mat or TRM). Turf Reinforcement Mats contain heavy duty synthetic materials. They are not biodegradable and should not be used inwetlands or environmentally sensitive areas. For more information read our blog about Erosion Control Blankets (ECBs) and Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs).


Erosion Control Anchoring and Accessories

biodegradable pegsRegardless of which erosion control mat you choose, every product requires stakes, staples, or pegs to install. For these and more accessories, please contact our sales team. Options include:


Other Coir Product Options

coir logsWe also offer additional coir products for stormwater management, erosion control, landscaping, roofing applications, and more.

Other Coir Products

Do you have more questions about coir or need help choosing a coir mat? Visit the Coir Products FAQ for additional information.

Questions about rolled erosion control products? We can help! Call our team at 1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.