How to choose a doormat
• Consider where you need a doormat and why. Is rain a problem? An absorbent, washable doormat may be the best solution. Do you work with mud, sand or gravel? A good coir mat will scrape dirt off boots, so you don’t leave footprints throughout the house.
• Consider how much traffic each entrance receives. For entrances that you expect many people, or even pets, to use, consider more heavy duty models such as lobster robe doormats.
• For outdoor mats, choose a style that can drain water quickly.
• For indoor mats, choose colours that won’t bleed into the floor or carpet, as well as colours that can hide the dirt better.
• Some mats are both absorbent and efficient at scraping dirt. These doormats are perfect for garages and larger entrances.
• The size of your doormat is also important. If it’s too small, people might walk right over it or not take the time to dry and clean their shoes. A large floor mat encourages people to take off their shoes and is more likely to reduce the chance of dirt creeping into floors and hallways. When in doubt, choose a large floor mat and have it cut to a desirable size.
• In general, small and thin mats remove dirt more effectively than long and thick mats.