What Should I Look for in a Doormat?
When inquiring about a doormat, you should look for qualities such as durability, surface traction, dirt scraper qualities, moisture absorption and aesthetic features that help the doormat integrate into the existing décor. Rubber door mats are generally used outdoors where they will be exposed to harsh conditions. A recycled rubber doormat is durable enough to withstand heavy foot traffic and changing weather patterns including precipitation. The tires used to produce recycled rubber usually contains synthetic rubber material that enhances their outdoor longevity. Along with this, rubber is a naturally strong material that is resistant to abrasions and tearing when faced with rough conditions. Since some of our rubber door mats are inlaid with coco coir materials, the coir material used in rubber door mats are also inherently resistant to the harsh outdoors. Coir possesses a naturally high degree of resistance to UV light, and will not wither under constant foot traffic due to coir’s origin as coconut husk, an extremely hardy and all-natural product renowned for its moisture absorbing characteristics and all-weather resistance. Additionally, both rubber and coir naturally have excellent traction abilities. Rubber is able to retain its traction even in the face of wet weather and coir’s rough nature act as effective dirt scrapers and allows your shoes to firmly grip onto its fibers for enhanced traction. The rubber and coir materials these waterproof door mats are made of are both durable materials that have the ability to enhance traction at any entryway and last even under heavy foot traffic. To fit any home or business aesthetic, rubber entrance mats are available in elegant cast iron and in professional-looking linear or wave-like surface patterns.
1. Are Rubber Doormats Good?
Rubber door mats are good doormats for both commercial and residential entryways because they are able to resist degradation from the outdoor environment, create a non-slip surface, reduce the amount of dirt and debris from trailing indoors and create a waterproof surface to safely wipe shoes. Design-oriented styles and multiple surface patterns are also available for those looking for a decorative and functional rubber door mat. Oftentimes, rubber entrance mats are available with a mixture of natural coir fiber for aesthetic purposes and enhanced traction and moisture absorption. The rubber and coir materials used to create waterproof door mats are able to last in the outdoors for long periods of time without losing its abilities or degrading. Hazards such as the collection of dirt or moisture on the interior floor can cause accidents that may result in injury. Rubber door mats will prevent such accidents from occurring by creating a sturdy surface to scrape away unwanted dirt and debris. Furthermore, you do not have to sacrifice aesthetics and décor for safety with beautiful cast iron doormat designs available.
1(a). Environmental Resistance
Rubber door mats are usually made of the recycled or reclaimed rubber variation which allows these mats to be used and left outdoors without being damaged. Made up of repurposed vehicle tire rubber, a reclaimed or recycled rubber doormat is durable enough to stay outdoors indefinitely without losing its functionality. Tires are designed to last through highly abrasive road conditions, harsh UV rays, ozone and changing weather conditions which also makes them durable enough to withstand constant foot traffic. Rubber’s low compression set allows it to return to its original form after being constantly traversed for extended periods of time. These protective qualities are transferred over to these rubber door mats when the tires are recycled, making a recycled rubber doormat a tough product which can stand up to the physical demands required.
1(b). Anti-Slip Entryway
Rubber is the best material for making an anti-slip entryway due to its naturally high coefficient of friction. Waterproof door mats made of rubber will retain its traction and grip even when it is wet. This quality is very beneficial to the safety of an entryway because it produces a higher level of grip and traction when moving on the surface of the mat. Many forms of rubber door mats are completely non-porous and do not allow fluids to permeate their surfaces further preventing the mat from shifting or sliding while in use. Some rubber door mats made of recycled rubber, due to its crumb rubber composition, come with a textured surface to help enhance rubber’s natural non-slip abilities. The high level of traction of our rubber entrance mats also helps in ensuring that the product does not slip out of place, even in areas of heavy foot traffic such as commercial locations or even a family home.
1(c). Cleanliness of Interior Floors
The cleanliness of interior floors translates into the safety of interior floors. Rubber entrance mats often come with a patterned surface that are designed to help scrape off any unwanted dirt and debris clinging to your shoes. Not only does the collection of debris on the interior floor create an unattractive entrance, it can also create a slip-and-fall hazard. A recycled rubber doormat offers a rough surface texture that also aids in removing dirt and debris from shoes without the addition of a surface pattern. Along with preventing slip and fall accidents, the dirt scraping abilities of rubber door mats also creates a clean and professional aesthetic to any business. Rubber entrance mats can provide a clean, attractive entrance while offering an extra layer of protection from dirt and debris for the interior floors.
1(d). Design-Oriented Functionality
Rubber entrance mats are available in surface patterns ranging from cast iron doormat designs to small protrusions and linear or wave-like patterns that cover the entire mat. These surface patterns and designs are made to aid in the functionality of rubber door mats. Cast iron doormat designs can aid in this process through the gaps within its design. These gaps act as drainage holes for cast iron mats to efficiently drain moisture to create an anti-slip surface. However, if you do not need the elaborate cast iron doormat, rubber entrance mats are available with drainage holes to help drain moisture from the surface of the mat. Other rubber door mats are fashioned with surface patterns such as a checkered top or small linear protrusions. These patterns are made create a professional look and aesthetic, but are also an integral characteristic that helps aid in traction and dirt scraping abilities. Small protrusions of surface patterns provide gripping point for shoes to grab onto as you traverse the surface of a rubber door mat. Other designs feature linear or wave-like protrusions that extend across the surface of the mat provide additional foothold when going up uneven surfaces. Additionally, these deep corrugations also help aid in the removal of dirt and debris from the bottoms of shoes to further create a safe and clean entrance.
1(e). Waterproof Door Mats
The versatility of rubber entrance mats is highlighted by the waterproof nature of rubber and natural coir. By being waterproof, rubber door mats create a safer environment surrounding your home or business. Waterproof door mats create a surface where moisture can slide right off without settling on the surface of the mat and causing accidents. Rubber is inherently moisture-resistant which prevents the formation of mold and mildew. Rubber entrance mats intertwined with coir fiber are designed to help absorb moisture before entering a home or business; however, these waterproof door mats are resistant to moisture which inhibits the growth of mold and mildew that may cause health complications. Being waterproof, rubber entrance mats are able to be easily cleaned with the use of a hose or other water sources. Constant exposure to moisture will not deteriorate the rubber material making rubber door mats a long-lasting safety solution for any entryway.
Rubber door mats are the best solution for safeguarding your entryway and keeping interior floors free of any dirt or debris. Made up of eco-friendly rubber and coir materials, these waterproof door mats can resist the harmful effects of UV rays and moisture while preventing outside dirt from ruining the interior décor of your home or business. Both rubber and coir materials waterproof door mats are made of are durable enough to withstand harsh outdoor conditions and constant foot traffic without losing their traction and scraping abilities. Rubber entrance mats are also available in elegant cast iron designs that utilizes the qualities of both rubber and coir while adding a touch of décor to an entrance. Rubber door mats and the designs and surface patterns they are available in provide a safe and aesthetically pleasing entranceway for your home or business.