Posts Tagged ‘Door Mats’
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.
Posted on: June 16th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
I think, very soon, I willâ€”admittedlyâ€”for the first time, will buy some decorative door mats and a nice kitchen mat for our home.Â But not just yet.Â Why?Â Wellâ€¦right now we donâ€™t have a kitchen in our home.Â No, really.Â The walls are mostly exposed.Â The sink is gone [thank goodness with new plumbing], no cabinets, weâ€™re down to sub-flooring, and weâ€™re waiting on a guy to come finish framing out the back wall for the sliding glass door that put our entire project on hold for nearly two weeks. Everything revolves around that sliding door being installed: the flooring, the cabinets, the sinkâ€¦everything but the texture on the walls.
Now, in case youâ€™re saying to yourself, â€œHe doesnâ€™t have to wait for the kitchen to be done to buy a couple of entrance mats to help keep the dirt out of his house as he and workers traipse in and out,â€ and youâ€™d be right; I just want the mats to serve as some sort of â€œclosureâ€ on the whole remodeling ordeal.Â Maybe Iâ€™ll just buy some plain, inexpensive door mats and replace them with the decorative kind later.
Posted on: June 15th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
I know, I knowâ€¦the idea, at first, of giving dear, old dad a door mat for Fatherâ€™s Day, might seem kind of lame, but nothing could be further from the truth! Trust me; Iâ€™m a dad, and sometimes the best gifts are those that leave a lasting impression, or that serve a lasting purpose.
Of course, donâ€™t make the door mat the only gift you give your dad! Think of something heâ€™ll get a lot of use out of; preferably something he enjoys, like maybe a grill, or grilling utensils, or perhaps an old turntable if he has old 45, 78, or 33 RPM, records. If he has a home office, maybe a nice, roll-up, bamboo chair mat to go under his desk to replace the clear plastic one thatâ€™s much less attractive.
Posted on: May 29th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Durable entry door mats like the one shown here are made with a unique â€œclean scrapeâ€ surface that is designed to especially clean shoes, absorb water, and still remain tough, resistant to sun fading, and general wear and tear from traffic and dirt. These rugged door mats are made with 100% recycled rubber backing.
And, if your desires are for genuine, eco-friendly products, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor entrance mats made of recycled rubber in either conservative profiles, industrial appeal, decorative welcome mats, and many other styles, sizes, and purposes. So no matter your need, circumstance, or vocation; thereâ€™s never a shortage of choices when it comes to entry door mats.
Posted on: May 21st, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Now thereâ€™s something many of us perhaps donâ€™t give much thought to: car floor mats.Â In truth, not many of us think about such things as door mats, or kitchen mats, anyway.Â Wellâ€¦if youâ€™ve bought a new car recently, or if youâ€™re one of those people who takes impeccable car of his or her carâ€”itâ€™s usually a â€œguy thingâ€â€”then you probably are much more cognizant than most people, butâ€¦well, you get the point.
The point is most of us, if we were to look for new car floor mats, would probably go to the auto supply store or local super store to buy them, and that does make sense.Â But for those of you ARE of the mind about such things, wouldnâ€™t it be great to know you can buy car floor mats that are made of 100% recycled rubber, to be â€œgreenâ€ about the whole matter?
And no matter [no pun intended, there] what kind of mats youâ€™re dealing with, youâ€™ll want to make sure you use the right kind of mat cleaner or disinfectant spray to keep them looking great, and helping to keep your auto looking and smelling better.
Posted on: May 12th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Springtime is almost over and summer is oh so close. But there still might be a few rainy days in the forecast, and so why not replace that old front door mat and buy a few welcome mats to match the coming summer, and subsequent autumn months?
Donâ€™t you get tired of that same, old mat thatâ€™s been there on your porch all these years? The same one you often look down at while wiping your feet and think, â€œWe need to get a new welcome mat.â€ So why not buy something thatâ€™s not only beautiful, but durable and eco-friendly, to boot?
Sure, you could settle for just one of several, nice quality, all season home door mats, and be done with it, but what about the back door? What about the entrance into the house, from the garage? Why not cover every entrance and place something attractive at each of those points of entry into your home? These mats are not only eco-friendly, but are durable and easily hosed off to maintain their beauty.
Posted on: May 8th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
It used to be, in industrial circles, there wasnâ€™t so much as a passing thought for eco friendly door matsâ€”door mats were door mats! You wipe your feet on them, for crying out loud!Â But thank goodness the mindset of the world has advanced to care about what happens to the earthâ€™s ecology.Â Door mats, after all, do wear out and they must be disposed of; so why NOT manufacture products that will break down and not pose long-term detriment to our environment?
Recycling technology has come such a long way, products made from recycled materials donâ€™t LOOK â€œrecycledâ€ in any way; on the contrary, these mats are very attractive and highly durableâ€”hardly what one would expect some years ago from â€œenvironmentally friendlyâ€ goods! Gone are the days of â€œstandardâ€, black, ugly welcome mats; nowadays door mats are better looking, more durable, more functional, plus they donâ€™t take a hundred years to dissolve!
Posted on: April 29th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Door mats come in many sizes, materials, and styles.Â Todayâ€™s decorative door mats are much more efficient for scraping away dirt and mud, channeling away grime, animal hair, and other refuse from your shoes into recessed areas so as to get your shoes much cleaner when you donâ€™t have the time to scrub the soles of your shoes with a brush. Â Eco-friendly, decorative mats are great for home use, while our Clean Scrape Recycled Rubber Outdoor Entrance Mats are ideal for commercial use to the entrance to a store or other facility or even outside the entrance to a garage or mechanicâ€™s shop.