Are Outdoor Door Mats Necessary?

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Having an outside doormat means that there is the first barrier to bringing unwanted dirt and mud into your home. Outside doormats are the best door mats for scraping your shoes. Take a look at the range here.

Our outside door mat range are extremely hard-wearing. From hand stitched coir external door mats to synthetic zero maintenance outside door mats we have them all.



Tips for Choosing the Best Outdoor Doormat

Outdoor doormats are made of durable materials that trap dirt and water when you wipe your feet. Common materials include rubber, jute, coir, faux coir (synthetic materials made to mimic bristly coir), and other synthetic fibers. Nonslip options are best (and safest), so look for features like a rubberized backing to keep the mat in place. In addition to being water resistant or quick to dry, it should also be easy to clean with just a quick shake or vacuuming.


Make sure to choose the appropriate size for your entryway. An outdoor doormat should look balanced in the doorway. For less busy households and small doorways, a smaller mat should do. Larger or double-door entryways with lots of comings and goings can likely benefit from a larger mat.

Outdoor doormats are most often chosen for their style and color rather than their utility—and that’s perfectly fine. They are made to dress up your front door, after all. Consider the doormat’s design, color, or pattern. There are almost endless options available to suit any style.

  • Look for attractive, durable, and easy-to-clean materials.
  • Consider a nonslip backing for safety.
  • Keep size in mind.
  • Choose a design and color that complements your home.

Do you need an outdoor mat?

Since the public will come in contact with an outdoor mat before an indoor mat, outdoor mats will be the first line of defense against water, snow, ice, dirt, mud, and debris. That means that you want your outdoor mats to be extremely easy to clean and very efficient at channeling away dirt and water.

What is the best outdoor mat?

The best outdoor doormat keeps the outdoors out while prettying up your front door area. Very little goes into maintaining a doormat, other than the occasional cleaning and replacing when the mat gets too worn down, but we’ve compiled a few questions and answers for choosing and using your new outdoor doormat

Q. Do I need to replace my outdoor mat from time to time?

A. Yes, if your outdoor doormat gets too worn down, it’s time for a replacement. Signs of overwear include tears, holes, and dirt or stains that can’t be removed

Q. What is the best material for an outdoor doormat?

A. Coir fiber and rubber are best for outdoor doormats since they are practical and able to withstand moisture and weather.

Q. Are coir fiber mats good for outdoors?

A. Yes, coir mats are excellent for outdoor use. This popular material is naturally abrasive and durable.

Q. Are all outdoor mats waterproof?

A. No, not all outdoor mats are waterproof. If your chosen mat is not waterproof, make sure it is quick-drying or water resistant to reduce moisture problems.

Q. Can I use my outdoor doormat on the beach?

A. If you’re camping on the beach or have a sun shelter set up, a doormat can reduce sand from tracking into your structure. A good outdoor doormat should be easy to shake clean, making it suitable for beach-going.

Q. How often should I wash my outdoor doormat?

A. An outdoor doormat should be shaken off or vacuumed weekly and washed seasonally to keep it in relatively clean condition.