The best way to leave an impression on your guests, without a doubt, is to park your Lamborghini in front of the house. However, if you are still saving up money to buy your Lamborghini, there is a quick and inexpensive option that has a similar effect. I am taking about a door mat (I bet you didn’t see that one coming). A simple welcome mat is a great way to add a little style and personality to your doorway and give your guests a warm welcoming feeling. As of late, there certainly is a wide selection of door mats to choose from and personalize your entrance. Whether you choose one with a classical design, a colorful one, maybe one that has a humorous message written on it, or one with a funky shape, the doormat will always leave a good impression. But, the doormat is not all about looks, it actually serves a practical purpose. The door mat acts as a sentinel of your home by trapping dirt, debris, and moisture and preventing them from entering the house. This means that before you buy a door mat, there are a number of things you need to consider carefully.
First you need to consider where the doormat will be used. For example, if you are going to use the mat in an outdoor area with high traffic, it is only logical that you choose one made from durable materials and is also weather resistant.
One of the most important aspects of door mats is the material. Not only will it affect the look of the door mat, but it will also determine how it functions, how long it lasts, and the type of maintenance it needs. Pure rubber mats are great for wiping thick chunks of mud off shoes which makes them the ideal solution for rural areas and you can practically use them indefinitely. If you are an eco-consious person, you might want to look into door mats made from natural materials such as choir or jute, which are very durable and also look attractive. You can also find door mats made from various fabrics such as cotton, wool, nylon, polyester and so on.
Next, you need to check the size of the mat. Although mats come in many shapes and sizes, it is important that they fit the size of your door. Needless to say, you should be able to fit both feet on the mat. Other than that, the door mat should cover at least 80 percent of the width of the doorway. You also need to consider the thickness of the mat. Outdoor mats can be ticker, but for indoor mats you should make sure that it doesn’t get stuck when you open the door.
Safety is another important feature when it comes to door mats. Make sure that the bottom of the mat is slip resistant so that it can’t cause any slipping accidents. This is especially important if you have kids running in and out of the house all the time.
As far as the colour and style of the door mat goes, well, that’s up to personal taste. Choose a mat with bold colours or more neutral ones, a simple welcome written on it or a funny message. You really can’t go wrong here. Just make sure it matches the appearance of your home and, of course, your personality.
And finally, consider care and maintenance. Choose a door mat that is easy to maintain since a clean mat is the most effective in keeping the dirt out. Most of the door mats require no more than a good shake or a quick vacuuming depending on the material.