Posts Tagged ‘Door Mats’
Posted on: October 15th, 2012 by Ben Gonzalez
Rain… Door mats…The smell of wet earth and asphalt beneath our feet. Â The subtle scents of maple embers gently burning upon open fires everywhere. Â The deep green hues of hill sides on the horizon brought back to life by the life inducing breath of fresh precipitation. Â I can really start to see, hear, and smell it all around me this time of year. Â You say you don’t? Â Then you must be in southern California; where Summer is perpetual and the middle finger is the universal commuter greeting.Â Tragic for someone as in love with cold, gloomy weather as I am… Luckily, the last couple of days have been quite autumn-esque with the aforementioned delights. Â By far, Autumn weather is THE sexiest weather of all.Â Sure. Â Some of you beach bodies out there relish in the supposed delights of SoCal summer with its warm breezes, hot sun, hot women, and the perpetual, mostly-infernally hot air.Â Â
Not me, though. Give me some rain, some scotch, and a fireplace for me and my sweetheart to re-enact our late night Best-of-80′s-R&B infomercials. You know the ones. Â Fire place, aqua-net hair, cheap wine for the lady, tacky sweaters, and that awesome, and I mean AWESOME, Scenic Wildlife Rugs designed by Eddie LeRoy and the Hautman Brothers!
What better way to channel my inner romantic than to proudly display A PACK OF WOLVES (yes that’s right, freakin WOLVES! when inviting the misses for a fire side ‘chat’. Â Did I mention WOLVES! ON MY FLOOR! YES!!!! Â Or perhaps you’re more of a buck? Â Fret not, dear friend. Woo her untamable spirit with the Eddie LeRoy Elk design. Â Perhaps youâ€™re neither of those, however. Â Maybe what you need is the immovable fixation of the FOCUSED COUGAR (yes, that’s a real mat!!) Shine like the solitary beast you are! Â If none of those tickle yours or her fancy, we’ve got bears, more wolves on the move, spring turkeys. Â Did I mention we’ve got a MAJESTIC TIGER! YOU CAN’T BE A MAHOGONY FURNITURE-OWNING MAN WIHTOUT ONE!Â Turn up the Luther Vandross or Michael McDonald and get on that mother.Â The home rug, I mean.
Posted on: October 9th, 2012 by Ben Gonzalez
Writer’s block is a serious, serious thing. Â Luckily, I’m not a writer so the awesome spew of thoughts that I get to share with you is pure, raw, and unadulterated by ‘artistic’ inclinations (see SARCASM). Â Also, blogging is not something I technically consider ‘writing’.Â IÂ find it to be a socially acceptable form of brain dropping (see JAB AT SELF).Â But what is the true poet to do? Â One who sees with the eyes of the soul and wants nothing but to be pure of heart and expression. Â What do the future Jack Kerouacs or Charles Bukowskis do in a world where a poorly written script for a movie can get your flatulent roommate a $250,000 paycheck (see BATTLESHIP)? Â The textbook answer is (obviously) hone your craft, travel, take risks, share your work and be receptive (but not subject) to the criticism of your peers. Â For most writing folk I know, the REAL answer it seems (and I cite previously mentioned writers as keen examples) is to indulge in the vice of the storytellers. Â Nice try, but the answer is not Dave and Busters… it is A to the L to the C to the O to the H O L!Â Warning!Â Could also lead to waking up on random door mats (see COLLEGE).
It is a well known fact that excessive consumption of spirits, (also knows as “fire water” by the Native peoples of the Americas) during some of these literary “experiments”, that ‘accidents’ are known to happen (also see COLLEGE).Â Certain ‘accidents’ require that you call a friend or roommate to help you flip the mattress over (see A FEW WEEKS AGO). Â Is there an easier way? Â Well, now, you can enhance your creativity (responsibly!!) and protect your nightly-used investment with one of our Premium Pillow and Mattress Protectors! Â These will not prevent irresponsible behavior (I personally enjoy a fine whiskey on Saturday night by the fireplace with my misses and cat) but it will certainly make some of the less serious consequences of your spirit-fueled literary legacy (see Kristen Stewart as Marylou in upcoming adaptation of ON THE ROAD) muchÂ more practical and your mattressÂ and those you share it with, will thank you for it!Â
Enjoy your Friday evening, everyone!Â If you do wake up on random doormats, hopefully it is one of your kitchen floor mats or indoor entrance mats and not a strangers.Â Drink responsibly!
Posted on: September 18th, 2012 by Ben Gonzalez
It is totally inevitable that when you go vegetarian (2 months now), there will undoubtedly be questions from friends, co-workers, and acquaintances to the tune of “we’re mammals. we’re supposed to eat meat,” or “what the hell are you gonna eat now,” and my favorite one of all is the horrified look on someone’s face as they ask “BUT WHY?!?!”.
While I generally don’t want to ascribe to any kind of moral higher ground, it is a highly personal decision (I promise, this is going somewhere).
#1- A high animal protein diet, especially when lower quality meats are consumed,Â continues to show more and more links to cancer, obesity, and a plethora of other premature chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.
#2 – I’m simply an animal lover. I’m not saying someone who enjoys a burger would eat their dog. For most, it’s a far removed thing as few of us EVER have to kill, skin, and cure our own meat.
#3 – Meat industry is horrendously bad for the environment, the planet, and the amount of suffering that chickens, cattle, or farm raised fish face is something that any child, if made aware of, would immediately give up hot dogs for. Both my nieces did.
Which brings me to my point.Â Most companies are far from perfect, but many more are trying to regulate their carbon foot print in whatever they can. That’s why I’m very happy that we at MatsMatsMats.com at the very least offer an eco-friendly section of products for those who try to be a little more conscious of environmental impact.Â From yoga mats
to playground surfaces
to door mats
, there’s actually a pretty generous selection of products that are made in America and are made from recycled or natural materials.Â Stop on over check it out!
Now that the preaching is over, I can admit that a big part of the reason for vegetarianism (and the raised environmental/social awareness thatÂ comes with it) Â is… le ‘wife’ won’t cook meat anymore.Â Sad faces all around.
Posted on: September 10th, 2012 by Ben Gonzalez
I’ve got a bad, bad headache today.Â I mean really bad.Â You know why?Â Because I recently became a father.Â It wasn’t planned really.Â I just got caught up in the moment of my girlfriend moving in and before you know it… I agreedÂ that I would help her take her CAT,Â Bobby!
Bobby, at least for now, is just like a newborn
son.Â Constant liter changes, 4 hours sleep cycles, and nothing but noise come 2:30am. This has made it considerably hard to keep it together after anÂ eight and a halfÂ hour workday then coming home him while he gets adjusted to his new home.Â Lots of clawing.Â Lots of spraying.Â It’s not so much the meowing or the constant roiling of cat liter at night, but the continuous scratching sounds of this fine, young feline specimen using our very nice rug (a gift from my mother) as a if he were kneading pizza dough has to stop!Â My girlfriend suddenly got the bright idea that since I work at MatsMatsMats.com, there HAS to be some kind of ‘cat rug’.Â Something that he can scratch into all he wants, but won’t completely destroy as he’s on his way to doing with our nice plush rug.Â Little does she know, we’ve yet to truly tap into the pet market.
The headache persists, and as I thought of what to convey to all you fine people in the blogosphere, I found myself taking twelve aspirin and then it happened…Â a moment of clarity.Â I scurried over to our Maxima Mat samples (typically used as entry floor mats
or door mats
) .Â All of a sudden, I found a durable mat with no ‘loose’ fibers that a cat would have a hard time ripping through. This mat will be put to the test this weekend and we shall see how well it holds up against this adorable ball of orange-white animal anxiety.Â Obviously, a product that is traditionally used as entrance mats
isn’t spray-proof (if you own a male cat, you know…), but it is made of 45 oz. extra coarse polypropylene fibers that can scrape the smart off a string-theorist (file under poorly executed astrophysics jokes).
I’m confident itÂ will hold up against the rage of a cat removed from his home of 6 years and into the abyss that is the recording studio/love shack/pin-pong death-arena that is ‘Casa de Benigno’.Â More as it develops.
Posted on: September 4th, 2012 by Alex Miller
I just moved into a new home and feel very lucky that I work for a company that sells, among other things, home doorÂ mats.Â We needed a front door mat and also a mat for the back door.Â I forgot how important these mats were until I noticed how much dirt was being tracked inside our new house.Â I thought about going to Costco or something to get a mat, but I didn’t want to settle on just anything, so I spent some time to look throughÂ the huge selection of entrance mats we have at MatsMatsMats.com.Â
I decided to go off a customers recommendation whom I had recently spoken to.Â She bought a couple different patterns of our CleanScrape Mats.Â She had a friend that had bought our mats and they told her how excellent they were holding up.Â So I sat down and picked out a couple different CleanScrape styles and sizes I liked.Â Â I received them atÂ my houseÂ about a week ago… delivered to my “front door.”Â They look awesome.Â Being in our early 30′s we play all kinds of sports and get plenty dirty.Â We got the Celtic Lattice matÂ for our back door so any water can drain all the way through as it is not a covered area.Â For the front we purchased the Welcome Iron mat.Â Â We were able to getÂ them in matching coffee colors.
People have different tastes (styles, colors, etc.) and different needs (sizes, quantities, etc.), but whatever your needs are I’m sure MatsMatsMats.com will have what your looking for… and if not, they can always makeÂ custom door mats (custom sizes or custom logo door mats) to fit your needs.Â So, whether you’re moving into a new house or apartment – like me – or just need to replace your existing door mats, it might behove you to check out the selection of mats offered by MatsMatsMats.com.Â They also offer a huge selection of quality commercial and industrial mats for the workplace, so keep that in mind too!
Posted on: January 24th, 2011 by Mark Carmer
There are so many different types of door mats being sold today.Â So, how do you choose the best one for your needs?Â
First, you need to determine what size doormat you need.Â A front door mat at an apartment or home with a single door is typically anywhere from an 18″x24″ to a 24″x36″ size mat. The next step is to figure out what matters to you most (color, durability, scraping action, theme, etc.).Â If you care most about durability and scraping action then you generally want to go withÂ rubber door mats, but if you care more about the look, colors, etc. than you will generally have more luck withÂ carpet topped mats.Â
However, you can now often get the best of both worlds with colorful, themed, durable rubber door mats designed to bring beauty and functionality to the entry of your home.Â The wipe your paws doormat pictured is one example.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2010 by Mark Carmer
Door Mats and Entry Mats - Keep The Dirt Outside
Many of the door mats, entry mats and mat runners found today incorporate fashion, durability and functionality.Â Specifically, many mats today offer improved scraping ability, color fade resistance, improved durability and ease of cleaning. Residential door mats are now designed using the latest fashion trends along with the durability and functionality of commercial matting products.Â
Therefore, protecting your floors doesn’t need to be a challenge. There are many options available to you depending on your needs. If you have problems with wear and tear in heavy traffic areas; discoloration due toÂ weather; or dirt that is tracked into your home and office, than the proper mat can be the solution to your problems. Mats can help keep your floors clean, provide protection and are easy to clean. Carpet mats trap water, keeping moisture in the mat and dirt off your floors!
Posted on: July 16th, 2010 by Mark Carmer
Help Keep Tires out of the Landfills. The latest Environmentally FriendlyÂ upscale Royale Entry Mats
Â made with a molded recycled rubber backing NEW to the Matting Industry! This durableÂ Eco Door Mat
provides Top-of-the-lineÂ heavyweight perfomance for any busy traffic area,Â for inside or outsideÂ entrance settings.Â Custom Sizes are available… up to 12′ wide and 60′ long! Royale Door Mats
are premium indoor/outdoor quality door mats made of heavyweight construction for high traffic areas.
- Dual fiber needlepunch carpet dries quickly and resist stainging and fading.
- The molded Recycled Rubber backing provides heft and durability while the crush-resistant carpet surface effectively removes debris and moisture.Â
- Bi-level surface scrapes debrisÂ from passing shoes.Â
- Attractive double border design traps debris and moisture in the MAT and off the floor.
- Heavyweight recycled rubber backing minimizes movement on carpet and hard wood floor surfaces.Â
- All weather construction
- Custom Sizes available..2 feet wide up to 12 feet wide by widths up to 60 feet in length!
Ideal for heavily trafficked indoor/outdoor entrances, walkways and/or lobbys.
Posted on: June 25th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Pretty much every front door step Iâ€™ve ever stepped upon has a welcome mat of some sort or other, but not so many have entry mats, and I often wonder why.Â At our house, we have a â€œno shoesâ€ rule [it comes from my wifeâ€™s culture, and I do favor the rule, even though Iâ€™m somewhat exempt, working from home and need my â€œback shoesâ€ on pretty much at all times].
But when the weather is inclement, or when we tend to track in dirt and grime, we typically lay down a cheap throw rug to wipe our feet, and now, after writing these posts, am beginning to wonder why we havenâ€™t invested in a couple of entry mats.Â Do you have entry mats for your home?Â Why do we often tend to think of entry mats as being only for businesses, or breezeways?Â If youâ€™ve got nice carpet or floors youâ€™d rather not have dirtied up, then you might want to consider the practical value of entry mats.
Posted on: June 18th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Just last night, while visiting the home of an acquaintance of a guy I was with, I noticed they had one of these beautiful door mats. In fact, the image here is the very mat they had on their doorstep! I was standing there with my buddy, and when I looked down, I said, â€œHey! I write about these and other kinds of mats!â€ I was able to look more closely at the mat and was quite impressed how something of such simple beauty (I know; theyâ€™re not museum quality, but they do almost look to be too attractive for the front porch!).
If youâ€™ve always gotten by with the old, black, welcome mats, which I think must â€œcomeâ€ with every home built in the U.S, why not buy something that is not only durable and functional, but also decorative as well? Decorative door mats made of recycled rubber canâ€™t be beat for looks and durability.