The importance of a door mat is under stated.  You may not notice it but every person who enters your home steps on it. It is the first and last thing they see as they come and leave. There’s no second chance for a first impression. You will want a doormat than will make a lasting impression but also durable.


While, hopefully, you won’t lose sleep over this decision there are a few things to keep in mind. What do you want from your doormat- decoration, durability, removing dirt or moisture? What material? Hiding a stain? Do you want it inside, outside or both?


Coir is a popular material for doormats. It is made from the natural fibres of a coconut. This gives it the rough texture and it is highly absorbent and hardwearing. Coir mats are known for their quality and performance. The rubber backing on our Doormats only adds to the durability. Coir effectively traps moisture and dirt keeping your home clean.  Don’t be put off by thinking that they only come in their natural colour this is so untrue- they come in many colourful modern and funky designs- there is one to suit all tastes. 


Rubber is another popular choice.  This is a popular choice for outside as the surface can be used for scraping dirt of muddy boots.  Solid rubber is long lasting and easy to move around when they need cleaned. They come in many designs but look particularly look nice in traditional styles.


Always measure your doorway as it’s important for the effectiveness and appearance. Ideally, it should measure at least 80% of the doorway width and wide enough to get two feet on at the same time. And don’t forget to measure the height of the door from the ground as you want to be able to open your door smoothly.


Enjoy choosing your new doormat!!!



 

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