What is a Welcome Mat?
A welcome mat is a decorative door mat that is used to greet or welcome guests into a home or business. More often than not the work “welcome” or a synonym of the word appears on the surface of the doormat. Words like aloha, hello, hi, come in offer the same sentiment. Due to the durable rubber and coir material, they are made from, welcome mats can be left outdoors and used in both residential and commercial settings. However, since they are design oriented, these decorative welcome mats are generally used at residential entrances. Designs range from minimalistic and simple mats stating “Welcome” or more creative and quirky mats that depict images that compliment individual personalities and home aesthetics. Despite the décortive aspect of welcome mats, they offer a high level of functionality. The fibers of a coir welcome doormat can effectively trap dirt and absorb moisture before they have the chance to travel indoors. This creates a safer and more attractive entrance by preventing moisture and debris from littering the interior floor and causing a slip or trip accident. Regardless of whether a welcome doormat is placed in a residential or commercial setting, it will add to the area’s aesthetic and décor.
What Size is a Standard Welcome Mat?
The most popular sizes of Welcome mats are 18-inch by 30inch for standard doors and 24-inch x 57-inch for double door or entrances with French doors. It is important to have a welcome doormat that will cover the entirety of the space in front of an entrance to prevent any damage from coming to the doorstep or ground around the entryway. This is why Rubber-Cal offers some welcome mats in a larger-than-standard size of 24 inches by 57 inches for estate-style residential entryways or for commercial double-door entrances. Having an outdoor welcome mat that has sufficient coverage is important especially in commercial areas where constant foot traffic may chip away at the doorstep. Damage to the area around an entrance can be a potential hazard as guests may trip over an uneven or broken doorstep. Nothing is less welcoming than a battered or damaged doorstep, which can create a safety hazard, but a welcome doormat can provide a protective barrier against wear and tear from constant foot traffic.
1. Do Welcome Mats Go Inside or Outside?
Welcome mats should go outside and in front of an entrance because it is a decorative mat that is used to greet guests, protect the area around the entrance from damage and prevents environmental hazards such as dirt and moisture from trailing indoors. These welcome mats are well suited for the outdoors is because of their coir composition. Coir is a natural and eco-friendly product that is made from the fibers of coconut husks. An outdoor welcome mat made of coir is able to resist the harmful effects of moisture and UV rays. It prohibits the formation of unwanted byproducts like mold and mildew and does not degrade and break apart when frequently exposed to sunlight. As a result, a welcome doormat made of coir can last comfortably for extended periods of time under constant foot traffic and are often backed by rubber or PVC to prevent moisture from soaking through the mat and to keep it firmly in place.
1(a). Minimalistic Welcome Mats
The top priority of a welcome doormat is to make your friends and loved ones feel welcome and at home. Our line of welcome mats is meant to convey to your guests the idea that you are a warm, hospitable person who loves inviting people into their home. It is amazing how much meaning can be conveyed in the one simple word that is common to these mats: Welcome. Some welcome mats have a simple, almost minimalist design layout on them suited for people with a more modest sense of style. These minimalistic welcome mats simply have “Welcome” painted on them in either elegant cursive or clean print with a patterned border around the perimeter. A minimalistic welcome doormat is ideal for consumers who have décor already set at the entrance. This will add a warm welcome to your front door while being a subtle addition to your décor without ruining your home’s aesthetic.
1(b). Decorative Welcome Mats
For the more flamboyant consumer, there are decorative welcome mats with fantastic design patterns that will let your personality shine. They are a cheerful and eccentric way to welcome guests into your home. Floral designs and depictions of fruit create a lively entrance that is perfect for nature lovers. Other decorative welcome mats are a bit more unique in how they welcome guests with creative anagrams of welcoming phrases and quirky reversable mats that greets your guests as well as bidding them goodbye. Our line of unique welcome mats also includes mats for pet owners. Whether it be a heart made of paws or a cute painting of a cat, a welcome doormat is a cute way to show your love for your pet.
1(c). Elegant Cast Iron Mats
Some welcome mats are comprised of both coir and rubber materials to create an elegant cast iron design in coir fiber. These are perfect for consumers looking for a more elegant aesthetic for their entrance. Made up of eco-friendly recycled rubber and natural coir fiber, these unique welcome mats offer enhanced functionality as well as style to your entrance. The rubber is intricately made into beautiful patterns that intertwine with the coir fiber and border the mat. Oftentimes, the word “welcome” is embossed on the coir fiber using rubber material for raised lettering. Cast iron coir rubber welcome mats are ideal for those looking for a more elegant and sophisticated aesthetic for their entryway. In addition to the design aspect of these unique welcome mats, the gaps created by the rubber cast iron pattern act as drainage holes that effectively drain moisture from the surface of the mat.
Our unique welcome mats all have a distinctive aesthetic that are designed to show off your personality and welcome your guests with the warmest of greetings. Welcome mats are cost-effective and eco-friendly products that aids in keeping a clean appearance while keeping those who enter safe. These decorative welcome mats will help guard against potential hazards such as moisture and debris from trailing indoors. Furthermore, the durable coir and rubber materials welcome mats are made of can be left outdoors without the fear of degradation. Minimalistic and flamboyant designs are available for you to choose from with designs ranging from beautifully painted images and elegant cast iron designs to a simple “Welcome”. No matter which option you go for, a welcome doormat from Rubber-Cal will always send an inviting welcome to guests and loved ones.