Give Everyone A Warm Welcome With Door Mats That Are Personalized
Many households of many types from detached to an apartment will have a door mat to greet relatives and guests. Some homes will have the outside of the door, other upon entering while many may have both. There are mats designs for indoor or outdoor use while others are produced for either which means it will the individuals choice as to where their mats will go. They can be simple, plain and functional and are used as a means to wipe feet clean before However, they can also have words of welcome and also some nice images or custom words which can often make them too nice for simply cleaning a pair of shoes on and act more as a greeting to anyone who enters. There are also ones that have been designed around a particular theme such as animals or for certain times of the year like Christmas. There are also personalized varieties the have been made for a particular family or individual.
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For most people door mats are a boring and functional item that they don’t pay any attention to but there is more to them than which makes them an essential accessory to your family home. There are many benefits to using them and we will look through some here.
Preserving Your Floor
When anyone enters your home from outside their feet will most probably be dirty and something should be their for them to dry them on. Clean shoes will ensure any type of flooring, be it wood or carpet will last longer without having a lot of dirt and wetness walked into it. This will mean many more years of good use for your carpet or other flooring for the cost of a mat that can easily be replaced.
Door mats are built to do a job and that is to be able to take all the wet, mud, dirt and any other things they come up against. They are cheap to replace but more often that not will be strong enough to outlive many types of flooring.
There are many options to choose from which means you can choose the right look that will fit your home. They come in a wide range of colors which means you can find one color styles or those multicolored, with pattern or having a featured image like an animal. An initial look at a door mat can give a clue to the type of person who lives in the house.
Pets are messy and not they type to wipe their feet. They like to walk straight in, choose the cleanest spot in the house to sit and clean. While they may not use a mat to brush their feel, just walking across will help remove some of the dirt accumulated on the paws.
Making people feel welcome into your home is one thing many people strive for and having a nice mat is one of the more inexpensive ways of doing so. They add a piece of decoration to the outside that lets visitors know it is a house that is warm and inviting. They are a great way to welcome guests and this is true of those that are outside or inside the home.
Family and close friends will take their shoes off and even if they do not asking them to does not feel too awkward. However when other guests visit perhaps to do some work, while some may, many people will not ask them to take theirs off. This means a lot of germs etc is being spread around your home but with a mat in place people tend to automatically wipe their feet.
A Guard Against Dust
Obviously dust is not going to be fully controlled but a mat at the entrance will take some of it from their feet before entering the property.
When it is raining outside it usually means wet shoes and often mud. Rather than having it trodden around your floors it can be left at the door on the mat.
You may have a particular slippery floor and that first unknown step could cause a slip but a rubber mat will prevent this somewhat, especially if they are only coming as far as the entrance.
There are doormats that are infused with chemicals that will kill microbes and bacteria before they get to enter your property.
With no mats anyone is free to walk in and bring in many germs and bacteria as well as dirt etc. This will mean your floors are filthy and will need cleaning after every visit, especially if you have children playing on the floor. Having a mat at the door means cleaner shoes and not as much need to clean up after everyone.
Better Air Quality
Your flooring and carpets could be full of dust, dirt and many other chemicals which can be disturbed when walking over them. They will then end up in the air and being breathed in which creates much indoor pollution which could irate any family member who suffers with any allergies or asthma.
While all these points are not obvious they do show how having a door mat outside is really beneficial to all home owners. They not only serve a crucial function they can also be wonderful to look at with some amazing artistic designs, many different types of wording including funny varieties and those that are personalized for a family. Personalized items around a families home are quite popular and it not only doormats that come ready for the family home but also blankets and mugs. There also many other items that you will find available for various members of a family and these include clothing that ranges from full outfits to a pair of socks and jewelry where you may come across bracelets or rings. Some objects from this niche are for individual members of the family while others have been produced to include everyone. They can all be customized in some way to include names, dates, personalized text or even photographs.
Those companies that design and produce mats make a vast variety with many different options to choose from. Colors will be one of those options from which there will be many to choose whereas sizes, while there are some options will not require as vast a range due to them only needing to be in front of a door. Some will come with patterns, images and words already written and printed while others will have options to make them personal to you. Simple ones will probably be purchased as and when required but special ones that represent the whole family or individual members such as Mom, Dad, Son, Daughter, Husband, Wife, Brothers or Sisters could make for a unique gift. Apart from those themed for certain festivities most will be used throughout the year but they can still make for fun gifts on occasions such as Christmas, Birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day.
We know a door mat is very useful and something every home should have at least one of. They come in various colors, sizes and of course a variety of shapes to make them more interesting. Many additions can be added to make them more custom to your requirements and all of these options mean finding the perfect mat for your home, that ties in with its overall theme if it has one, a lot more easier.
Custom Mats Give The Front Door Personality And Are Great Housewarming Gifts
It does not matter what it may be but everyone loves to be given a gift and they are always more exciting when wrapped up as there is a feeling of the unknown and this means much excitement. Most of the gifts given will be at Christmas and Birthdays but many are also given throughout the year for other occasions. It is not just the receiving of gifts that is exciting but also the giving. In fact it is often the giving of something to a loved one that brings the most joy. Forever who may be the recipient, having a gift that has been personalized just for them makes it all the more special as it shows some love, thought, care and attention has been put into it.
There is a large amount of different personalized things that can make for some wonderful gifts and a door mat is probably not one of the most exciting things ever. However, they are useful and are an unusual gift which may surprise many recipients. They can look quite charming and presentable especially those that have been created around a particular theme, time of the year or a family with some attractive images or interesting words. We think they would make for a marvelous housewarming gift as they are one of those items that you don’t really think of straight away when buying a house.
Due to the fact they are more just a functional piece for the home, most people won’t put a lot of thought into a doormat but there are actually many different varieties of which we will run through a few here.
The type that are placed outside of your home in front of the door to allow family and guests to clean their shoes before entering so that all the dirt isn’t carried inside. These will be abrasive so that a good level of cleanliness is achieved and hard wearing as they will take a lot of punishment from shoes and the environment.
Made especially for use inside and will often be at the entrance when you first enter a property. These can be quite decorative and come in various colors but still provide a functional material to remove dirt from shoes.
Indoor Or Outdoor
These are dual purpose in that they are suitable for both inside and outside the entrance door which means they will be hard wearing but also look good.
These will be more focused on designs, colors, their looks and personalized elements such as names, initials, logo’s or funny images and different themes. They can live inside or out and are there to give everyone a warm welcome.
Helps prevent tired feet and legs when standing for long periods.
Hold water which is then easy to clear.
Have a beveled design which makes it hard to trip up on when walking on them.
Good for anyone who is prone to static shocks.
As well as there being many different types from which to choose there are some other useful features and benefits that applied to some mat and some of these include:
- Weather Resistant
- Snow and Ice Melting
- Shoes Cleaning
- Eco Friendly
- Unique Shapes
Not only are there many different types of mats from which to choose you will also find them that have been produced in a variety of materials and we have assembled a list below.
Perfect for outdoors as rubber is resistant to all forms of weather and UV rays.
Natural Cotton Fiber
Cotton has an even higher capacity for absorption than coconut fiber.
A great material for cleaning the soles of shoes and also absorbs moisture very well.
These have a vinyl underlay which makes them anti slip but also fairly cheap.
The fibers within the mat are made from coconuts which makes them highly efficient and resistant to many things such as
These are only really for decorative use and can add some elegance to the look of your entrance.
Very fine hairs that have incredible absorbency due to the increases surface area.
As we can conclude from the lists above there is a lot of options and choices to be made before purchasing a door mat. It is important to take time and consider all of these options carefully so that you are getting exactly what you require. Before making a final selection you will want to ensure the dimensions are correct to ensure that the mat will match the width of your entrance or one that may need to fit between a door’s frame. They don’t all have to be square or rectangular and you may wish to choose a more unique shape like one in the shape of an animal or person something more simple like a half moon. The style of the mat will be down to your personal preference and this will mean choosing the overall design, colors, patterns, theme and what personalized or custom options you may wish to include.
Find Some Ideas And Inspiration For Your Home
We have a list of some of our favorite door mats from various styles with a brief description in the hope to offer you some ideas and inspiration.
Custom Door Mats
- Fully custom mat with choice of family name and three more lines of text
- Custom laser engraved lines of text
Custom Front Doormat
- Custom design for your front door including words of choice
- Personalized front door welcome with family name
- Custom monogram letter of choice
- Custom outdoor mat with silhouette image and family name
- Hell’s Grannies Logo
- Globo Gym Purple Cobras
- Cobra Kai
- Umbrella Corporation
- Books turn muggles into wizards
- Beware I’m Usually Naked
- Welcome Please Lose The Shoes
- Hope You Like Kids And Animals Because It’s A Zoo Inside
- I’m not perfect but my lashes are
- You Have Better Tacos
- Welcome To The Shitshow
- Friendly Reminder – Unless You Call Or Text First We Don’t Answer The Door
- Beware of husband – Pets are shady too – Wife is cool
- Doorbell broken – Yell Ding Dong really loudly
- Come back with a warrant
- Unless you have tacos tequila girl scout cookies or my Amazon package Go Away
- Good friends and Good Beer are always welcome (If we’re not home, just leave the beer)
- Hold One We’re Probably Not Wearing Pants
- Go Away
Personalized Front Door Mats
- Welcome with personalized family name
- This is us our life. our story. our home
- Personalized with monogrammed initial and surname
Personalized Camping Doormats
- Happy Camper with personalized family name
- This is how we roll with personalized first names
- Home is where you park it
- Camper life
Personalized Dog Doormats
- Personalized your dog photo with No need to knock…we know you’re here text
- Spoiled dogs and their household staff live here
- We hope you brought wine and dog treats
- Home is where someone runs to greet you
- Dallas Cowboys
- Arizona Cardinals
- Baltimore Ravens
- Carolina Panthers
- Chicago Blackhawks
- Denver Broncos
- Detroit Lions
- Detroit Red Wings
- Green Bay Packers
- Houston Texans
- Miami Dolphins
- Minnesota Vikings
- New England Patriots
- New York Giants
- New York Rangers
- Oakland Raiders
- Pittsburgh Penguins
- Toronto Maple Leafs
- New York Yankies
- San Francisco 49ers
- Extra large mat with simple Hello laser printed across
Door Mats With Picture
- Fully customized mat with any picture of choice plus any text
- Grand kids Spoiled Here
- The worlds best grandparents live here
- Rubber backed coir mat with Welcome
- At the beach
- Aloha Beaches
- Witch Please with witches hat, bats and broomstick
- It’s a bunch of Hocus Pocus
- Hope you like dog hair
- I hope you like cats
- Keep calm and save the planet
- Moon through its phases
- I need my space
- Home is where we park it
- Cast iron heavy duty with dragonfly pattern
Lord Of The Rings – The Hobbit
- No admittance except on party business
- The Your Custom Name Family
- Home Sweet Home – The Personalized Name Family
- Home Sweet Home
- This house is protected by the good Lord and a gun. You might meet them both is you come in unwelcome
- Happy Holiday
- Hello Fall
- Welcome to the Lake
- Lake Rules
- Life is better at the lake
- Nautical theme anchor and rope
- With nautical compass
For Dog Lovers
- Beware of dog ( The cat is shady as hell too)
- Wipe Your Paws
- This is not a joke – If you ever want to see these people again, bring me a 5 lb steak in a plain brown bag – The Dog
- Cat shaped with tail
- Just so you know, there’s like a lot of cats in here
- All guests must be approved by – your cats name
- Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal
- Snowman mat in snowman shape
- The magic of Christmas is not in the presents, but in his presence
- Merry Christmas
- It’s the most wonderful time of the year
- Texas Star on brown wood barn print
- Heavy duty coco mat with monogrammed initial
- Horse image with family name
- Vintage Industrial scene with steam pipes and pressure gauge
- Custom welcome doormat with address
- Vinyl backed with anchor
- Polypropylene with anchor
- Cute Hello Pumpkin wording
- Happy Thanks Giving
- Welcome with image of falling leaves
- Disney Mickey and Minnie Mouse kissing heart – home sweet home
- Home Sweet Farmhouse
Half Round / Half Moon
- Half round with monogrammed initial
- Half round Merry Christmas
- Top Of The Mornin’ To Yah with shamrock
- Personalized last name welcome mat
- Man Cave Where I Do Man Shit
- Rock effect with custom family names on rocks
- I am blessed coming in – I am blessed going out
- Faith Family Friends
- Rustic old barn wood effect
- Rustic Sunflower – You are my sunshine entrance
- Arrivals – Departures with planes
- Two flamingo’s and floral pattern
- This is our Happy Place
- Welcome with pineapple drink image
- It takes a lot of sparkle to be a teacher
A Mat Is Useful Throughout The Year And Is Part Of The Decoration
The more we look into door mats the more we can see they are as boring and unremarkable as what most people would first think. There is a lot to them and as we have seen they serve a number of purposes all of which are equally important. They will last a long time protecting your home and welcoming guests which means giving some thought into buying the correct one, also fairly important. The type and style which you will purchase is going to very much depend on your individual circumstances, essentially – where you actually live and who you live with. Making them person to a family or individual person can make them more attractive and can turn a bland mat into one that is an eye catching conversation starter.
With a view to having some custom image or wording it will probably make it more difficult to see it being used to have feet wiped on it. There is a nice advantage to having a custom mat and that is they are fairly large in size and you will be able to show off your masterpiece much better as it will stand out easier than many smaller items than can be personalized. They are also an item that even as a gift you will at least know that it is something that will be regularly used throughout the year.
Even the smallest need to be fairly large and as we have just mentioned this makes them a great item to have custom additions.
Obviously any sizes can be custom made but the more standard sizes include the following:
- 60 x 35 cm
- 60 x 40 cm
- 68 x 40 cm
- 70 x 40 cm
- 75 x 45 cm
- 83 x 50 cm
- 90 x 55 cm
- 98 x 60 cm
- 105 x 65 cm
- 113 x 70 cm
- 120 x 45 cm
- 120 x 75 cm
- 150 x 45 cm
- 180 x 45 cm
You will know doubt find other sizes available and there is also the thickness of the mat to consider of which most you will find in the following thickness sizes:
- 15 mm
- 17 mm
- 20 mm
- 25 mm
- 30 mm
- 35 mm
- 38 mm
- 40 mm
- 45 mm
- 50 mm
As you can tell by the more common sizes most tend to be rectangular in shape but there also many readily available doormats that come in a variety of shapes a few of which include:
- Half Moon
- Flower / Petal
- Big Foot
- Game Controller
- Harry Potter Sorting Hat
- Fruit Shapes
These are just a few example of different shaped mats you can purchase rather than the usual plain rectangle type, although they do tend to fit at the door better. Obviously shapes are limited by your own imagination as many people can make a custom shape of your choice as well as the size you require.
Choosing the correct mat for your property may not be quite as straightforward as first thought. There are indeed many different options which cover many different types of buildings. Higher quality materials mean better durability and therefore better value for money. The properties of door mats vary where some will be able to remove moisture effectively making them quick to dry while others are more crush resistant and other types focus on durability. Some mats are manufactured to be multi-functional and feature various materials, some of which are good at scraping and others good for wiping away moisture. For any commercial property it is important to ensure mats are legally compliant.
Their main function is to remove dirt and moisture from shoes and if multi-purpose mats are hard to find the ideal matting solution is to have two mats. The first should be a scraper mat such as coir which will scrape off dirt and the other should be an absorbent variety that removes any excess moisture from the shoe. One can be placed on the outside of the door and the other inside as you step through. The size of the mat is the next step and you will want to ensure it is large enough that it cannot accidentally be stepped over and that anyone can place both feet on it without a problem. The next choice is the thickness of the pile and while the immediate thought could be thicker is better, shorter piles will often have a firmer brushing action. Last step is the fun part where you get to choose what personalized option is best for you family home.