Front door doormat

Shopping for a doormat can be a bit tricky. With many styles, purposes, durability, and colors available, it is definitely difficult to find a mat that provides all of these great qualities in one bunch. 

The entryway of your home is the first thing your guests will take a look at and rub their feet on, let’s make sure you choose the best doormat for your home. We’ve broken down the top 3 considerations when it comes to finding the perfect doormat.

  • Avoid Full Rubber
  • Doormat Surface
  • Checking the Size

Avoiding Full Rubber Outdoors

According to the Huffington Post, rubber mats are great as they are durable, won’t slide around, and easy to clean.  According to DACO, “a workplace injury occurs every 7 seconds in the US, adding up to nearly 5 million injuries per year” and that “About 16% of all workplace injuries are due to slipping or falling. Installing rubber floor mats is one step you can take to help prevent these types of accidents.”

Reduces foot pain, stimulates blood flow, and just makes you feel more comfortable. However, this is more for industrial users. Additionally, indoor rubber mats in the home are mostly used  in the garage or even kept away during the wintertime. This is due to the cold weather that will in turn, damage the rubber mats making them crack.

Doormat Surface

It’s a good idea to consider the door mat surface whether it is used outdoors, high traffic areas, or indoors. This is because mats come with different surfaces such as abrasive or textured. Additionally, look for mats that have “Scraper surfaces”, designed to prevent mud from entering. 

Helpful Tip: If you are looking for a mat that's used lightly, choose something with less texture or something flat surfaced. If you are looking for a mat designed for high traffic areas, you’ll definitely want an outdoor logo mat or anti-fatigue mat.


Always Check the Size

As silly as it may be, doormats do come in different sizes, and it's important to find one that fits your home or business. The Huffington Post suggests keeping ¾ or 80% of the width of the doorway where it will be used. And consider the height as door mats can be too thick and get stuck when opening the door.

To conclude,  Custom-Mats recommends avoiding rubber for outdoors during winter, being aware of the doormat surface, and always checking the size of your mat before purchasing. If you still need help finding the right doormat, simply contact us or give us a call at 800-330-1343. We’d be more than happy to have our product specialists help you!

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