What types of doormats are there?
Doormats come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials. The kind of doormat you choose largely depends on whether you need to remove dirt from shoes outside or protect floors from rain and mud inside.
• Scraper mats are doormats made from coir, a natural fibre that comes from coconuts. They’re particularly good at scraping and removing clumps of dirt and caked mud.
• Washable mats are more absorbent and soak up moisture from wet shoes. They’re usually lined with PVC backing to prevent rain from soaking the bottom.
• Rubber mats are affordable, easy to clean and can hold up under any condition. They may not look stylish, but they get the job done.
• Rope doormats are available in different weaves and materials, such as synthetic polyolefin rope. They’re soft and lightweight, but they also tend to move around easier than other mats.
• Lobster rope doormats are for serious heavy-duty traffic. Made from nautical rope used to tether lobster traps, lobster rope doormats are mildew, water and insect resistant. Although they’re heavier than other doormats, they withstand harsh weather conditions and are easy to shake out and clean.
• Personalised floor mats add a bit of flair to your entranceway and usually come in coir. There are a variety of patterns and styles available to satisfy your aesthetic desires.