Large door mats are ideal for covering larger entryways and double doors because it is important to cover the entirety of the width of an entryway to avoid slip and fall accidents. Our double door mats offer wide-ranging protection for residential, commercial and industrial entrances. A large entrance mat is commonly used to protect the interior floor surfaces from hazards such as dirt, debris and moisture. Oftentimes, double-door mats come with a surface pattern that helps enhance traction and dirt-removing qualities of the mat. As an added benefit, our line of wide door mats is easy to move, install and clean with the use of common household cleaning appliances and water.
Large Door Mats
What Does a Large Entrance Mat Consist Of?
A large entrance mat could consists of rubber, natural coir or polypropylene fibers depending on the type of doormat. Eco-friendly repurposed rubber and natural coir are ideal for outdoor heavy-duty door mats for double-doors. Repurposed rubber such as recycled and reclaimed rubber are made up of scrap tires that are made to withstand harsh and abrasive outdoor conditions. Rubber double-door mats are also moisture-resistant and possesses a high coefficient of friction which allows it to retain its traction even in wet conditions.
Natural coir and polypropylene fibers are also moisture-resistant materials; however, these two fibers have the ability to absorb excess moisture as well. Additionally, derived from the husks of coconuts, natural coir fiber is ideal for scraping shoes due to its rough texture. Both rubber and natural coir large door mats can be used in the outdoors; however, polypropylene carpet mats are strictly indoor mats due to its moisture absorbing qualities. Despite this, carpet mats provide a second barrier that traps outside hazards such as moisture, dirt and debris within its fibers. The polypropylene carpet fiber holds the ability to resist the negative aspects of moisture such as growth of mold or mildew while actively reducing chances of accidental slips and falls.
What Size is a Double-Door Mat?
Coir or Coco double-door mats have the dimensions of 24-inches by 57-inches compared to the standard door mat dimensions of 18-inches by 30-inches. Rubber double-door mats are also available in more made to length sizes ranging from 3 feet by 4 feet to 3 feet by 25 feet. Carpet mat sizes range from 2-feet by 3-feet to 4-feet by 6-feet depending on which style of carpet mat to choose. Natural coir mats, however, are only available in the standard mats size or in larger double-door mats. This is because natural coir mats, while possessing a high degree of functionality, are generally used as décor or statement pieces to decorate an entrance. Whether an entrance is found in a commercial or residential area, it is important to find large door mats big enough to cover the entire entryway to avoid accidental slips on bare surfaces.
1. Should Large Door Mats Go Inside or Outside?
For the best safety and cleanliness results, large door mats should be placed both inside and outside especially in commercial or industrial settings. However, not all large door mats can be used outdoors and will have to strictly remain indoors. Materials such as polypropylene carpet fiber cannot be used outside because it is designed to absorb moisture and will lose its abilities if left exposed to wet weather. Rubber and natural coir, on the other hand, are designed to stay outdoors without suffering damage. Despite these differences, when used together, an outdoor rubber or coir mat and an indoor carpet mat will be even more effective in preventing any outside dirt or moisture from trailing indoors and causing accidents that may lead to serious injury.
1(a). Outdoor Heavy-Duty Door Mats
Outdoor mats must be non-slip and heavy-duty door mats due to the functions they are expected to perform such as scraping. Contrary to popular beliefs, concrete and asphalt can become just as slick as other flooring options which makes it even more important to place a large entrance mat in the outside areas surrounding an entrance. For example, large door mats such as rubber runners can be cut to custom lengths for outdoor ramps, pathways and sidewalks leading up to the entryway. This will offer more traction and stability even in the face of wet weather and moisture on the surface of the mat.
Additionally, outdoor wide door mats are where most of the dirt and debris are scraped off before entering a home or commercial building. Rubber and natural coir possess such qualities necessary for making heavy-duty door mats. Some rubber large door mats are available with a surface texture that enhances the mat’s scraping abilities. While mainly used for décor, natural coir large door mats are exceptionally good at scraping dirt and debris from shoes as well. Both materials are moisture-resistant, strong and anti-slip to provide a sturdy surface for you to effectively scrape your shoes on. Rubber naturally retains its traction even when moisture is present to help prevent slip and fall accidents when scraping your shoes. Rubber and natural coir are both extremely durable in the face of outdoor conditions and will be able to withstand harsh UV rays, ozone and weathering making them ideal for outdoor heavy-duty door mats.
1(b). Indoor Large Door Mats
Although the materials used for making indoor large door mats are not as tough or durable as rubber or natural coir, they do hold the important responsibility of absorbing excess moisture and trapping excess debris the outdoor large door mats could not reach. The main purpose of these wide door mats is to create an extra barrier to help aid in preventing dirt, debris and moisture from creating hazards on the interior floor. Polypropylene carpet filament fiber provides excellent moisture-absorption and dirt-trapping abilities while being resistant to the formation of harmful organic byproducts such as mold and mildew despite its absorption qualities. In addition, the polypropylene fibers of carpet door mats can trap excess debris that may still be clinging to your shoes. Since carpet mats can also be customized to a specific length, they are ideal for indoor lines that can lead straight in from the outdoors.
What Methods Can I Use to Clean Large Door Mats?
Large door mats can be cleaned by rinsing, sweeping, shaking or vacuuming the debris off of and out of the mats. Moisture-resistant rubber mats can be cleaned using water without the worry of damage and can even be taken out and hosed down. However, natural coir and polypropylene carpet mats must be shaken out, swept or vacuumed due to their ability to absorb moisture. Large door mats have a no-adhesive installation process which makes it easy to take outdoors for a cleaning. You will want to check the state of your double-door mats often to help keep it clean and functional.
Wide door mats offer superb levels of traction and stability while preventing outside dirt, debris and moisture from tracking inside and creating slip and fall hazards. Due to their larger size, double-door mats are usually found in industrial or commercial entryways. However, large door mats made of natural coir are available for those larger residential entryways because they are often bought solely for design. Given their sheer size, all of these protective qualities are maximized to fit larger areas surrounding an entrance.