Doormats may not be that noticeable; they’re on the floor and hardly get noticed even when they’re stepped on, but each doormat has a purpose to fulfill. If you’re familiar with the saying: “It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.” Then you’d get an idea of the importance of doormats. Without these simple mats outside our front doors, there’s nothing to collect excess dirt from footwear. This will make the floors on our homes filthy. Hence, you need the best doormat to help your home maintain its spick and span look.
Masterpiece Home Stones Door Mat
Everything must come together to fit a certain theme to achieve cohesiveness in the look of your house. If you think about it, doormats are often overlooked and just get stepped on (excuse the pun). It’s important that your house must achieve perfect cohesion or else an out of place article of furniture or even a doormat can stick out like a sore thumb that will ruin the looks of your home.
Masterpiece’s Home Stones Door Mat is designed with a bright stone decoration that’s printed in high resolution to give the printing a realistic look. The primary surface material of the doormat is made with heavy duty recycled rubber such as old tires that are melted and remolded to give it new life. On the main façade of the doormat where the printed design is visible, the designers at Masterpiece installed a layer of flocked fiber that gives the doormat some texture. This composition is required so it can scrape dust and dirt from the shoes of your visitors; pair this with the 3D molding on the rubber to achieve the realistic stone effect, and the result is an efficient functional doormat.
You don’t want a doormat to exist just for the sole purpose of looking great, pick it, so it provides practical function as well. Since its primary objective is to help take care of the loose dirt on the shoes, it’s expected that the mat will get dirty in no time. There’s no denying that it will get dirty, but the smooth rubber and fine fibers make the mat stain resistant and easy to wash with running water and a brush.
Kempf Water Retainer Mat
Doormats don’t have to be always on the front door; they could be put in front of every door. Instead of buying a different mat for a separate door for your house, why not get the same mat for every door of your house and achieve cohesion by using like doormats. The point for a multipurpose mat is that some doormats are only designed for dry applications, and others are exclusively for wet. For example, a microfiber mat does wonders for those stepping out of the shower, but these mats do a messy job of retaining dust and excess soil. On the other hand, a molded rubber mat can trap the dirt but aren’t designed to hold water, so the result is a muddy doormat.
With that in mind, Kempf made a multipurpose doormat that can effectively trap dirt as well as absorb water while not leaving the mat looking like a muddy mess. The mat comes in an 18-inch by 30-inch size and is perfect to use for the main entrance of your home. The wide area of the mat allows it to absorb up to an impressive 1.5 gallons of water. If the rainy season comes, you don’t have to worry about dirty floors from wet, dirty shoes; the Kempf Water Retainer Mat is large enough to scrape most of the dirt. The doormat can also absorb almost all the excess water that once you’re done stepping over the doormat, your shoes are now clean and dry enough to use indoors.
For versatility, the mat comes in different sizes for different widths of doors. It also comes in a small two by 3-feet size that’s perfect to use under your pet’s food bowls, so you don’t have to worry about messy pet food on the floor. Speaking of mess, the rubber back is non-slip and does not allow water to go through it, all the water is absorbed by the fibers of the mat, and the mat is easily washable using a high-pressure wash or running water and a brush.
DII Coir Fiber Doormat With Non-Slip Backing
The Coir Fiber Doormat from DII is a dry doormat that’s exclusively made for handling dust and excess soil. This doormat does not provide and significant water-retaining features to work as a standard bathroom doormat or a doormat that will handle wet shoes. The doormat is a bit on the pricey side for a doormat, but it makes up for it with an easy to clean functionality and long lasting usability before you need to wash it.
The mat is made up of coir fiber that effectively traps the dirt and scrubs the soles of your shoes clean from any soil. The fibers also prevent dust from going airborne when stomping your feet on the doormat. On the bottom of the mat is made of a one-piece rubber sheet that has a non-slip back so you can scrape your shoes on the mat with no worries of the mat slipping.
The doormat is available in a ton of design choices and themes that’s going to fit any house theme or occasion. The printing is high quality and blends perfectly with the coarse coir fiber. As mentioned earlier, the mat features an easy to clean function that makes getting rid of dirt as easy as holding the mat upside down and shaking it briskly to empty the mat of the held dirt.
Grassworx Omega Doormat
This mat uses a mix of modern design and technology to make it a one of a kind doormat, however, you’d be hard pressed to spring for this doormat especially if it costs beyond $25. This pricey doormat holds a lot of features you don’t normally find in doormats. These features are the kind of things you never thought you’d ask but realize that you need it.
Talking about features, this mat uses clean machine technology to make it hold up to a pound of dust and dirt while maintaining a clean surface. The surface of the mat does not allow the trapped dirt to form dust clouds when the mat is stomped on so you can forget the mess caused by a dusty doormat. The doormat has an aggressive boot scraper using a blend of fine and coarse fibers for the mat while felt-like fibers on the borders give the doormat some character and add texture to the design. Even though it’s intended as a mat for dry applications, the fibers are treated with a special chemical that makes it resist moisture and mildew that will cause foul smells to circulate. Washing the doormat is easily done with a quick shake and followed by a thorough wash using a garden hose.
High Cotton Hi I’m Mat
It was mentioned earlier about how a mat can be used not to break the cohesion of your house’s theme right? I didn’t say about how a doormat can provide a bit character for your home or reflect your personality. A majority of mats usually include a welcome greeting to invite your visitors inside your house. But that’s boring; it’s a good thing the geniuses at High Cotton are thinking outside the box. Creating a simple doormat that adds a lot of character makes it an enticing buy for anyone.
High Cotton’s “Hi I’m Mat” doormat is cheap and simple; it does what it needs to do while giving your visitors or yourself a bit of humor to brighten your day. Instead of the usual welcome sign, the mat says “Hi I’m Mat” in a simple yet funny fashion that’s quite “punny” (double pun right there).
Puns aside, the mat does nothing special aside from giving you a brief giggle and the usual things you get from a doormat. It offers minor versatility by having the functionality to both works in wet and dry applications, however, don’t expect too much about the dirt and water retention of this doormat. The backing is made of a solid non-slip rubber surface which traps dirt and water. The humorous print is printed using colon-fast inks which make it resistant to fading. For maintenance, the mat can be cleaned with running water and a brush, and it’s thin dimensions make it dry quickly.
Kempf Border Coco Coir Doormat
If your house has a large main entrance or you want to provide a doormat for a commercial establishment such as a small store or a café, then the Kempf Border Coco Coir Doormat a straightforward and cost-effective solution to fit your needs. Distributed in numerous large to extra-large sizes such as 36-inch by 60-inch dimensions, this doormat is meant for heavy traffic. Speaking of heavy traffic, the fibers are made of 100% natural coco coir. These fibers are not only effective in keeping dirt and moisture from getting inside your house or establishment, but it’s also rugged enough to handle the abuse of being stepped on more frequently than regular doormats.
Designed primarily as a dry mat, this doormat works great in trapping the dirt and keeps it hidden under the thick fibers of the coco coir mat. Thanks to the large size of the mat, it can also provide minor water absorption but don’t expect it to function like a microfiber doormat that leaves no trace of excess water after wiping your shoes on the mat.
The mat is designed with a traditional and natural look; the coco coir fiber is left undyed except for adding a border design on the edges of the doormat to give it some character. The dye is colorfast and does not fade even after using the doormat for a long time. Kempf ensures that the design will stay clear and sharp even after years of use. Washing the doormat is easy by spraying high-pressure water on it to get rid of the dirt and finishing it with a soapy scrub using a brush and the mat will be good as new.
Fasmov Entrance Rug
The Fasmov Entrance Rug is designed to be simple, low profile, and efficient. This doormat is great if you don’t want to have a particularly eye-catching doormat or just want a sleek black doormat. Judging from its name, the doormat is made for entrances. The design is meant to be heavy duty, and it has to handle heavy traffic from people going in and out of your establishment or house.
The material on this doormat is a mix of rubber and polyester fibers. The rubber is meant to keep the doormat in place and stop it from sliding around. Also, the fibers allow the mat to absorb a fair amount of moisture from the footwear of your visitors. Thanks to its generic design, you can use the mat in a variety of entrances to places such as your garage, laundry room, bathroom, back door, and more. It doesn’t matter if it’s indoors or outdoors; the mat is designed to handle the heat, cold, heavy traffic, and even wind.
The rug’s dimensions are measured at 20-inches by 31.5-inches. For a price less than $15, you get a heavy duty mat that can be used in various entry ways to parts of your house. Cleaning can be done using a brush and running water. If you want a quick wash, hang the door mat and spray it using a garden hose. Afterward, leave it to dry, and it’s ready to use.
High Cotton Do You Live Here Doormat
Continuing High Cotton’s humorous doormats, the “Do You Live Here” doormat throws norms out the door and substitutes it with High Cotton’s crude humor. Like the “Hi I’m Mat” doormat, this doormat is the same 18-inch by 27-inch doormat, but it has a higher price than the sub $15 “Hi I’m Mat” doormat. The design of this doormat leaves you with a question; “Do you live here?” then you are presented with two options. One of which is presented with crude humor. While it does well to provide you or your visitors with a short giggle, the much simpler design of the cheaper “Hi I’m Mat” doormat leaves a lasting impression on your guests.
The mat is not thick and not too thin, and the doormat offers a balance of dust and water retention to make it perfect for outdoor use. The materials are made of rubber and coarse polyester fibers that trap the collected dirt and prevents it from going all over the place. Washing is achieved by using running water and scrubbing the fibers clean using a brush along with detergent.
Doormats don’t have a lot to offer except to work as a functional doormat by keeping the dirt from footwear outside of your house. If a doormat does more such as complement the look of your home, then that’s a reason to buy a doormat. A doormat can also be used to reflect your personality; if the interior of the house reflects your personality, then what better way to do it than by using a doormat that also does the same.
With that in mind, all you have to consider is if a doormat works efficiently as dust and water collector and if it looks good. Prices don’t fluctuate too much so you can just focus on the former.