I love a good doormat in front of a home. It not only looks welcoming it completes a home. And if you’re a no-shoes-inside home like I am, it’s the spot where people can take their shoes off. The best part of doormats is that there are so many different kinds and options. And of course you can customize them as well. This makes them great as a gift to newlyweds, new home owners or even to you. If you’re looking for the best doormats for your home, there are a few things you need to know.
What Material Should You Choose?
A mat is a small piece of fabric or other material that is placed on the floor. They can be placed indoor and outdoors. It can be used to remove dirt from the soles of shoes, feet, and as a welcome sign. Most doormats are rectangular or semi-circle shape. They are made from a wide range of materials including rubber, nylon, cotton, and coil. So which material should you choose for your home doormat?
Rubber doormats are durable and provide water protection for your floors. They can be great for wet boots and shoes but don’t provide a lot of debris removing option. What does make rubber mats great is that they are easy to clean. Just rinse them off with detergent and water.
Synthetic and natural fiber doormats are perfect for those that want to clean the debris off of their shoes. Their rough surfaces are great for removing dirt, mud and other debris. They will get noticeably dirty over time and you’ll need to replace them. These options can also shed their synthetic hairs and fibers.
Cotton or cloth mats are lightweight and great for indoor and outdoor use. They can be washed easily but are more for aesthetic purposes. There are specific rubber mats that allow you to insert the mat into place. These are great for your holiday and seasonal mats. They are easy to change and update throughout the year.
If you are looking for the best doormats for your home, make sure to choose indoor and outdoor options. Outdoor options can be for cleaning shoes while the indoor options are for aesthetics.