Modern doormats are a great starting point if you want to update your home’s aesthetic to something that is more with the times. The key feature of modern or contemporary doormats is their design aesthetic. Modern designer doormats often feature unique designs on their surfaces that are meant to catch eyes and enhance the surrounding area’s overall visual appeal. However, whether you have a floral themed or striped doormat, they also have a functional purpose thanks to the natural coir material that is used to make them.
Coir is a natural resource that has been used for hundreds of years. It is the rough fiber extracted from the outer husks of coconuts and has often been used to make ropes in the past. Today, coir is used to make modern style designer doormats. The reason why coir is the preferred material for use on contemporary doormats is due to it’s superior protective qualities against outdoor factors such as sun, rain, dirt, mud, and general debris. Additionally, coir is an easy material to paint on for design purposes. Modern doormats can come as a painted message doormat or a painted striped doormat, but they all share a unique and sensibly current aesthetic value.
Doormats made of coir are ideal for placement at entryways because of their scraping ability. When people enter your home, they are often unknowingly bringing in a lot of dirt. Unwanted outdoor debris like mud and rocks often tend to stick to footwear and get tracked into your home. This is one of the fastest ways that houses get dirty. Modern doormats made from coir material are the ideal guard against this kind of intrusion. Coir is a very thick and rough fiber capable of reaching into the nooks and crannies of various different kinds of footwear to scrape and flush out debris. The fibers will then trap the resulting debris and prevent it from going indoors. If you are in the market for contemporary doormats, be sure to get one that is made from natural coir material!
Since coir is harvested from a natural source, it only makes sense for it to be suitable for use in outdoor areas. Outdoor elemental factors are often a concern for many materials because the UV rays from the sun can cause fading, cracking, and discoloration in some items. Moisture from rain and snow not only cause stains, but it can also contribute to the development of mold and mildew. Modern doormats made from coir will not suffer from these problems. Coir is harvested in hot and wet climates where coconuts are abundant. The material has the strength to remain constantly exposed to the sun. It also prevents the formation of moisture induced mold and mildew because it absorbs water.
Most of our contemporary doormats come with a rubber or vinyl backing. This backing frame has a twofold purpose. On one hand, it provides a decent level of floor protection for the area on which the mat is placed. The areas leading up to entryways tend to be made of sensitive and easy to damage materials like wood. Having a rubber or vinyl backed floral or striped doormat will protect such surfaces. At the same time, the surrounding frame can help keep your modern doormats in place without them skidding or slipping out of place anywhere.
Ultimately, the purpose of modern doormats is to greet your guests with a unique up-to-date style that shows that you are with the times. Contemporary doormats come in a variety of different design patterns that are meant to suit a range of aesthetic preferences. Some of these designer doormats can place a unique twist on the traditional “welcome” mats with creative and/or snarky greetings. Other modern doormats can have an abstract design pattern that would be approved by Picasso himself.
While they may look like they have been created with the creative hand of a designer, doormats such as these combine function and aesthetic in a way that few others can. With their long-lasting, durable coir surfaces and their unique painted designs, modern doormats are bound to bring a whole new element of charm and personality to your doorstep.