Posted on: June 29th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
You might not think there’s much to door mats. Most people probably think of a front door or welcome mat as being a flat, boring, rectangular piece of rubber, or a fuzzy, scruffy section of material that is unattractive and there only to wipe off their feet, and to be (generally) ignored the rest of the time. Don’t you, now, when you stop to think about it, think that most people probably don’t even wash or clean their own front door mats?
Maybe it’s just me, but until I started learning about these fantastic mats available today, I always thought ornate or decorative door mats was kind of a silly investment, and that most of them were much too expensive. But nothing could be further from the truth. Recycled rubber door mats, for instance, are not only tough, durable, and practical; they’re also good looking, spacious, provide non-slip qualities, and help protect expensive flooring indoors by providing an excellent surface for wiping feet on porches and in breezeways.
Posted on: June 25th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Pretty much every front door step I’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. At our house, we have a “no shoes” rule [it comes from my wife’s culture, and I do favor the rule, even though I’m somewhat exempt, working from home and need my “back shoes” 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 haven’t invested in a couple of entry mats. Do you have entry mats for your home? Why do we often tend to think of entry mats as being only for businesses, or breezeways? If you’ve got nice carpet or floors you’d rather not have dirtied up, then you might want to consider the practical value of entry mats.
Posted on: May 31st, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Are you looking for durable, luxury, indoor carpet mats to protect interior floors? Most people naturally think of welcome mats or outdoor entrance mats for walkways and front porches; but what about something for just inside the doorway, or even a breezeway, for when people are in a hurry to get out of the rain, sleet, or snow, and they don’t take enough time to wipe their feet on your decorative welcome mat?
Then, once inside, they apologize for getting your floors all wet and/or muddy, and you keep thinking, “Boy…we sure need some mats for just inside the door for people to clean their feet off!” It’s at times like those you realize you have no one to blame but yourself for not putting down some good entrance mats to catch not only the water and grime, but also to protect your own liability against falls due to slippery floors.