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Why do front doors need doormats?

Doormats are one of those things that we all take for granted. We see them outside nearly every front door, but have you ever stopped to think about why they are there? In this blog post, we will explore the history and purpose of doormats – you may be surprised to learn that they serve more of a purpose than just keeping your home clean!

The first doormats were made of straw or other natural materials and were used to sweep dirt and debris off shoes before entering the home. This was especially important in homes with hardwood floors, which were more susceptible to damage from dirt and grit. Today, doormats are made from coir, rubber, or other synthetic materials and come in various sizes and styles.

While doormats' primary purpose is to keep dirt and debris from being tracked into your home, they can also serve as a decorative element. Doormats come in a wide range of colors, designs, and materials, so you can easily find one to match the style of your home. You can also use doormats to express your personality or make a statement – some companies even allow you to design your own custom logo doormats!

What types of doormats are there?

Now that we’ve covered the basics let’s look at some of the different types of doormats you might encounter.

1. Coir Doormats

Coir is a type of natural fiber that is derived from coconuts. It is one of the most popular materials for making doormats because it is durable, absorbent, and has a rough texture that helps to remove dirt and debris from shoes. Coir doormats are often decorated with colorful designs or logos.

2. Rubber Doormats

Rubber doormats are made from molded rubber and typically have a textured surface to help remove dirt and debris from shoes. They are durable, easy to clean, and can withstand weathering well.

3. Fabric Doormats

Fabric doormats are made from various materials, including cotton, polyester, and wool. They are typically less durable than other types of doormats, but they are available in various colors and designs.

4. Recycled Doormats

Recycled doormats are made from recycled materials, such as tire rubber, plastic bottles, or scrap fabric. They are a great option if you are looking for an eco-friendly doormat.

5. Personalized Doormats

Personalized doormats are a great way to add a personal touch to your home. You can find companies that print a custom design or logo on a doormat, or you can create your design.


Doormats serve an important purpose by keeping dirt and debris from being tracked into your home. They come in various materials, sizes, and styles to suit your needs. You can find personalized doormats that add a unique touch to your home. So next time you see a doormat outside a front door, take a moment to appreciate its function – and maybe even give it a little thank you!