Posts Tagged ‘welcome mats’
Posted on: April 16th, 2013 by Stag
I have recently built myself a new computer. Filled to brim with gimmicks, frills, jiggles and monster massive hardware! I spared no expense (quite literally), buy the end of this not so little build I had a larger, more in-charge computer and much smaller bank account. But alas it was worth it; fore now I can go into that strange and uncertain land of the interwebs knowing that I indeed walk softly and carry a big gunâ€¦per say.
However changing your computer, especially when it is a desktop can be much like changing out furniture and in many cases that is exactly what you have to do. Â So, I found myself again upgrading. However this time it was my desk, then my bed frameâ€¦and while Iâ€™m at it why not that entertainment center I was looking at. I even when so far as to get new welcome mats for my house, new kitchen mats and certainly a very nice bamboo chair mat for this new desk and new office chair. Not to would be outright injustice, I say.
So with my computer, bedroom, kitchen and front door up to date, new and shiny; all I have to do is get some new floor mats for my car and we are set. Cause anything worth doing, is worth doing right, right? Be it new toys and consumer electronics or home furnishings and home mats; once you get going it is very hard to stop.
Posted on: January 9th, 2013 by Stag
After the New Yearâ€™s festivities this last week, I would highly recommend to you as I have to my friends; to invest in new door mats! Needless to say, I most certainly drank far too much on New Yearâ€™s, as Iâ€™m sure many of us did. Due to my competitive nature, and my fellow New Yearâ€™s Eve-ers playing the oh-so fun game of Wizard (Definitely look that one up); I eventually found myself in a peculiar and somewhat uncomfortable situation later in the evening. Namely I found myself passed out on my friends welcome mats.
Now this front door mat was by far not the most comfortable or supportive of entry mats. Though seeing as though I was semi-conscious at the time this fact did not reveal itself to me till the early hours of the morning. Now I know what youâ€™re thinking, these are not made for that. Indeed, home doormats are made for the effective wiping of feet and overall upkeep and cleanliness of the home; agreed. However, I love things that are multi-purposed and if only my dear friends would have found some time to update their door mat to a more â€œaccommodatingâ€ mat perhaps I would have woken slightly more refreshed and rejuvenatedâ€¦still confused of course, but rested perhaps.
Needless to say the Wizard (yours truly) will be updating my own outdoor doormats at home in preparation for another such evening. Fore anything can be a resting place for a wary Wizard and every mat needs a home. So the time for updating those mats is at hands everyone. Trust me your neighborhood wizards will certainly thank you.
Posted on: November 6th, 2012 by Ben Gonzalez
A bad spill can be embarrassing or monstrously hilarious. Is it too late to use spooky adjectives? Monstrosity? Devilishly? I think I missed the boat so lets move on.
This past weekend, I got to rejoice in the misfortune of a stranger. Poor fellow took a nasty spill walking up to his front door. Not sure if the sprinklers were recently working or some kind of freak sheet of ice covered his concrete walkway to his front door (SoCal so not likely), or perhaps misusing new exercise products, nonetheless it was quite glorious.
His arms flailed upwards while he tried to use one of his hands to hold on to the grocery bag he was carrying and the other to maintain his balance in a weird pose like a half-demon on a Dore engraving. In slow motion, right before my eyes, his body angled itself toward the ground and the expression of his face spoke of inevitable shame, humiliation, and a possible doctors visit if the landing is botched. I thought to myself, if only he had a thick exercise mat, better yet, stunt mats to cushion his fall.
A quick split second passes, heâ€™s on the floor, the grocery bag is in the air, and he covers his face as if it were to land on him. It misses him by a hair and I try with every ounce of my strength to hold in my laughter as I run across the street to help him up. Heâ€™s okay.
He lost his footing. However, I did notice, he’ had no welcome mats or walkway mats. In a quick fit of opportunistic sales tactic, I hand him a card and point him towards our website. He stares at me blanklyâ€¦
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 8th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Looking back over the years, I canâ€™t say weâ€™ve ever had much in the way of attractive or decorative welcome mats on our front porch, at home.Â My wife and I have been making some fairly extensive plans for some home renovations lately, and some of those include expanding our front porch.
Part of my planâ€”and I hope I can â€œsellâ€ her on the idea, tooâ€”is to buy something beautiful and fitting for our front porch, like perhaps an attractive, 100% recycled door mat, or perhaps weâ€™ll choose from among other rubber door mats that are much more colorful and beautiful to look at.
I know these door mats of today are not only, typically, made of recycled rubber, are very durable, easily cleaned, and highly resistant to sun fading, but just looking at them sort of causes me to marvel at what technology has made possible today. Take a look for your self to see what Iâ€™m talking about.
Posted on: May 28th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Decorative welcome mats arenâ€™t appropriate for most commercial settings. Maybe youâ€™re a commercial professional developer who has just built a nice facility to serve as your model office space, and you want to make a nice presentation. Are home-style door mats going to be the appropriate choice for your situation? Wellâ€¦not likely; not if you want to make an impression of professionalism that doesnâ€™t smack of real estate agent, when youâ€™re dealing with a different group of professionals.
Thank goodness, then, there are tough, sharp-looking, commercial entrance mats that will provide nice footing to every entryway, will pick up impurities on peopleâ€™s feet, and will even be suitable to place in your breezeway, and just inside the door, before visitors and employees step onto, perhaps, nice, hardwood floors.
Posted on: May 28th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Welcome mats arenâ€™t what they used to be, thatâ€™s for sure! Welcome mats are no longer unattractive and ignored. Front door mats and other entryway mats now range from rugged and sharp looking to elegant and quite decorative. In fact, welcome door mats, such as 100% recycled rubber door mats are almost attractive enough to frame! It almost doesnâ€™t seem right to put these lovely items outside or where people are going to wipe their feet on!
For instance, take a look at the cute door mat pictured here. This is simply one among many, gorgeous, often colorful decorative door mats that are not only just thatâ€”decorativeâ€”but also extremely fade resistant, and easily cleaned; just spray with a garden hose, or perhaps brush with a tire brush.
Posted on: May 18th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
When youâ€™re looking for entrance door mats with carpet top, rubber welcome mats just donâ€™t cut it, now do they?Â Sure, recycled rubber door mats are gorgeous and are great for greeting guests, who need to wipe their shoes, but you canâ€™t expect those arriving at your business or even home to stand out in the rain, if you donâ€™t have a covered porch, wiping their feetâ€”especially if they donâ€™t happen to have an umbrella, now can you?
And you donâ€™t have to worry about spending an arm and a leg for decent entrance mats, either.Â Low cost entry door mats are readily available and come in a variety of colors and appearances to fit most any taste and needâ€”typically in conservative profiles, so as not to draw unwanted attention to them selves.
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!