They say that home is where the heart is. This old adage is true for a lot of people. Think about all the times you’ve had a very long day at work and the only thing that appeals to you at the end of the day is simply going home. We have all been there. For those times when no one is there to greet you when you finally reach the front door, a welcome mat is perfect for providing the first greeting once you are finally in your home again.
Home entrance mats are a ubiquitous but valuable part of many homes across America. They serve to provide a warm welcome to not only you, but also your friends, family, and guests. A welcome mat can come in a variety of different forms and designs, but their overall purpose of making you feel like you are back in your own personal kingdom remains the same no matter their outward appearance. The “Welcome Home” doormat and “Home Sweet Home” Doormat are some of the most enduringly popular types of home entrance mats around.
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A home welcome mat from Rubber-Cal is typically made of a coir surface and a rubber or vinyl backing. Coir is a natural material that is harvested from the outer husks of coconuts. This thick and rough fiber is ideal for use on a welcome mat because it does not get damaged when exposed to inclement weather and can scrape off unwanted outdoor debris from your shoes. The rubber or vinyl backing is meant to provide a solid frame for the coir to rest on.
Coir home entrance mats are a great way to keep the inside areas of your home clean when you return. After all, nobody wants to come back to a home that is dirty and streaked with mud. The coir surface on a welcome mat can prevent that situation from happening. The fibers of coir have a knack for reaching into those hidden little crevices in your footwear and scrape away those hard-to-find debris particles. Mud, sand, gravel, wood chips, they can all be scraped away by coir fiber and remain trapped in the coir until the home welcome mat is cleaned. You can therefore spend more time enjoying the comfort of your home instead of wasting valuable time cleaning.
When entering your home, the last thing you need to do is slip and fall flat on your face. Anti-slip safety is a very crucial feature to have. Since our welcome mat products are usually backed by a rubber or vinyl frame, they make for a safer entryway. The frame helps keep the mat firmly in place, greatly minimizing the chances of you suffering a slip-and-fall accident while entering your home.
A welcome home doormat is always meant to be placed outside directly at your front door. After all, their purpose is to greet people coming inside. Thanks to the coir fibers that make our home entrance mats, they can be left outdoors throughout the year. The secret behind this lies in the all-weather strength of coir. Since it is a natural material, it can withstand constant exposure to UV rays from intense summer sunlight or moisture in the form of winter rain and snow. If a home doormat withered and rotted away, it wouldn’t be any good for making you feel welcome and comforted at your doorstep.
In order to make you feel like you are at “Home Sweet Home”, doormat products need to have a distinctly soothing and welcoming visual appeal. Home entrance mats come in a variety of designs that are specifically made to convey a feeling of belonging and hospitality. A welcome home doormat could simply have the words “Welcome Home” written on it’s surface, but at the same time another welcome mat can have the very same words framed by an elaborate border that looks like it was painted by an artist.
Rubber-Cal’s home welcome mat inventory is full of diverse options to suit a wide array of different home designs and aesthetic tastes. A home doormat is a cost-effective way of having something welcome you home for those occasions when no one is around. After a long hard day at work, you deserve to come home again to a clean and welcoming environment.