Make any area of your home functional and stylish with mats. Whether you want to keep dirt and debris outside or ease stress on your feet while standing for an extended period of time, you can find the right mat to satisfy your needs.
Types of Mats
Invite a stylish first impression with the perfect welcome mat at your front door. Welcome mats come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors so you can easily find one that complements your home’s exterior. Personalized door mats can display your family’s last name or a playful welcome message to show off your sense of humor to visitors.
While it’s important to have an outdoor welcome mat for family and friends to wipe off their shoes, some muck – whether it be snow, mud or dirt – can still be tracked into your home. Include an indoor mat in your main entryway to protect your carpet or floor from grime.
Mats don’t have to be used only for entrances. Anti-fatigue mats are essential if you spend long periods of time cooking and cleaning in the kitchen or utilize a standing desk in your home office. These mats provide additional cushion between your feet and the ground, alleviating foot and lower back pain to keep you healthier and more productive. Many anti-fatigue mats are water mats, making them perfect to place in front of your sink or any other wet areas.
Make sure to consider material types when shopping for a mat. Coir is a popular choice for outdoor mats because its coarse texture dries quickly, resists mildew and offers a wide range of styles and colors. Coir also is completely biodegradable and eco-friendly since it’s extracted from the husks of coconuts. Ideal for outdoor and indoor use, rubber mats are another great selection for your home. They may not offer as many style options as coir, but they’re tough, waterproof and flexible. For extra comfort, try foam mats blended with rubber.
Whether they’re inside or outside, mats can help keep your home free from grime all while adding a touch of style and comfort. For more information about mat materials, placement and care, take a look at our Doormats Buying Guide.