What are Message Mats Used For?
Message mats are frequently used to personalize the décor around a home’s entrance and to keep entryways safe and clean. With styles ranging from funny mats to doormats with an attitude, it is easy to find your style and personalize your home. Vivid images and witty phrases will welcome your guests with your personality. Aside from the aesthetics of these unique door mats, they are functional in creating a safe and clean entryway. Made of durable coconut coir, message mats made of these course fibers are able to proficiently scrape dirt off and absorb any moisture from shoes. Additionally, coir is moisture-resistant and will provide a sturdy surface to reduce the chances of slips. Oftentimes, coir message mats come with a rubber or vinyl backside to help prevent the mat from slipping and sliding. These qualities of coir message mats will artistically frame your entryway and prevent the gathering of hazards on the interior floor that may become a safety issue.
1. Personalized Décor
Due to their witty and funny designs, message mats are most often used as home décor. They can be simple, elegant, hilarious or heartfelt; it all depends on your personality and what you want to portray to your guests. The designs on the surfaces of these message mats are usually painted on and can introduce a bold, striking aesthetic to the outside of your home. Unique door mats are meant to welcome guests with words and phrases. Some message mats will feature words or phrases, while others will show more elaborate graphics and pictures to convey their message. Other times, doormats with an attitude can greet your guests with a rude (but funny) message.
1(a). Welcome Mats
Welcome mats can greet your guests with a simple “Welcome” or a witty phrase. These are unique door mats that will help brighten up your entryway and create a welcoming atmosphere. Compared to a bare and bleak entrance, a warm or witty welcome mat will transform the aesthetics of your entryway. Warm messages can create a homey and comfortable environment that will help make your guests feel more at home. For instance, for those looking for a more modern door mat design, messages such as “Welcome Home” or “Home Sweet Home” are painted on the naturally brown coir fiber surface. They are simple, yet welcoming phrases that will lift the spirits of not only your guests, but of you and your family as well. Some welcome message mats offer beautifully painted floral or classic borders along with a message to further create a decorative and warm entrance. For those looking for a classic and elegant welcome mat, coir rubber message mats are available in ornate cast iron designs. The rubber material is intertwined with the coir fiber to create elegant designs within the coir and around the borders of the mat. Welcome message mats can completely change the environment around your home’s entrance by creating a bright and lively entryway that is cheerful and inviting.
1(b). Funny Mats
Funny mats can give you and your guests a chuckle and can turn a bad attitude into a lighthearted, friendly attitude for those having a less-than-ideal day. These unique door mats are designed to allow you to add a little flair to the outside of your home that will match a witty personality. For instance, a doormat with a message signed by the family dog is a hilariously cute way to get your guests to chuckle and alert them of a pet in the house. Some humorous welcome mats give a friendly reminder to guests to wipe their “paws” before entering the home. Other funny messages show-off the owners’ resilient or loud personalities with exclamatory or humorous statements. Funny mats create a cheerful atmosphere that will put a smile on your guests’ faces and uplift their mood.
1(c). Welcome Mats for Pet Owners
Purchasing a welcome mat for pet owners is a simple and aesthetically pleasing way to inform your guests that there is a pet in the house. Humorous welcome mats for pet owners are available in cute and clever designs that will fit you and your pet’s personalities. The classic “Beware of Dog” sign is depicted on these mats in a lighthearted way as to not scare your guests away. Other dog themed message mats are designed to look like a warning sign, but with a not-so-intimidating puppy painted in the middle of it. Rubber-Cal also offers a line of message mats made for cat owners. It is not common to see a “Beware of Cat” at a residence, but we want to ensure all pet owners have a mat that is fitting for the pet they own. There are other, more minimalistic pet message mats that simply welcome guests with a depiction of a dog or cat to give them a subtle warning before walking through the door. Welcoming message mats for pet owners is an adorable and endearing way to show your love for your pet and to alert anyone of the presence of a pet in the house.
1(d). Doormats with an Attitude
Doormats with an attitude is perfect for someone with a sassy, but endearing, personality. Unique door mats with a feisty message will radiate the energy of a fun and quirky person. The slightly rude messages painted on these mats give off a playful and sassy attitude that will have people smirking and laughing. For example, these mats often convey messages in rude and commanding statements such as “Go Away”, “Scram!” or “Not You Again!”. These may seem rude or stand-offish, but, for those with a quirky or sassy personality, doormats with an attitude will come off as silly or humorous and add a bit of your personality to your home’s décor.
Where Can I Place Message Mats?
Message mats are usually place outdoors in residential settings due to their designs, but some designs are offered in a larger size so that they may be used commercially if desired. The coir and rubber materials used to make message mats are able to withstand outdoor conditions for an indefinite amount of time. Rubber is resistant to the degrading outdoor factors including harsh UV rays, ozone and abrasive weather conditions. It is also a material that creates traction with each step even when moisture is on its surface. Coir rubber mats will not be affected by moisture and will retain its traction creating a non-slip surface. Coir is also a weatherproof material that will resist the formation of mold and mildew despite its moisture absorbing abilities. Additionally, coir fiber is durable enough to return to its original form even after constant foot traffic. Most of these unique door mats are available in the common size of 18 inches by 30 inches that can fit any standard entrance; however, a larger size of 24 inches by 57 inches for larger or commercial entryways.
Unique door mats are designed to allow you to add a little flair and personality to the outside of your home. You can really make an entryway statement and set your home apart from the cookie cutter crowd with an entire selection of mats to choose from ranging from humorous welcome mats to doormats with an attitude. With our line of eco-friendly message mats, you have the perfect cost-effective and functional alternative to more expensive synthetic material products. If you choose a mat made of natural coir material, you will have a mat that will guard your entrance from outside dirt, moisture and foot traffic. Since some of these unique door mats come with a solid rubber or vinyl backing, you will benefit from extra anti-slip traction. A combination of looks and functionality like this is truly hard to beat.