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Dirt, Grime, and Mud Mats—The Perfect Flooring Option for Mudrooms

The benefits of having a mudroom in your home are many. So much so that any home in America could profit from the creation of such a space—a designated location for removing dirty shoes, wet coats, and dripping umbrellas. Regardless of where you live, even if you see little moisture in the form of rain or snow, the messes that exist beyond the threshold of your door will always be present. From dirt to grime a mudroom creates a space where all that rubbish can be left behind. But because of its intended use, a mudroom will require a floor surface that is resistant to water and easy to clean up. The strategic placement of some highly durable and affordable mud mats can greatly reduce the strain of keeping this sort of space clean. And because these matting options were originally meant to be used as external door mats, they are designed to stand up against the harshest elements; bringing them indoors will only result in added protection! An outside doormat has to be strong, not only to stand up against the weight of feet but also to withstand the elements. Bringing a waterproof door mat into your mudroom will ensure that it can handle anything from moisture, mud and snow to ice.
These are the top 4 reasons why we think external door mats can easily be brought indoors, especially in mudrooms and other clearing spaces within the home.

  • Durability
    Outdoor matting can be made from a number of materials—from fully rubberized and coir options to a blend of rubber or vinyl and coir, all of which are perfectly suited for the capture and containment of dirt, muck, and mud. However, the use of these high quality materials also ensures that the mud mats will be long lasting and won’t need constant replacement. Many rubberized mats are made from recycled tires, which stands a true testament to the products durability, especially when you consider the sort of abrasive all-weather and all-terrain environments that tires are designed to not only stand up against but to also function within. And this is the same sort of durability that you’ll be getting when you employ an outside doormat.
  • Slip Resistance
  • Safety Applications

By keeping moisture, mud, and dirt outside you are ensuring the security of your interior floors. These are surfaces that people walk on and being that they are at home—individuals can tend to be a little less careful. Just a few drops of moisture can turn any hard surface like hardwood, tile, or linoleum into a high risk area. And because slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries, using walk-off mats to help prevent the potentially dangerous conditions is a simple but great way to be vigilant.

  • Keeping Floors Clean

Cleaning costs of flooring structures can be costly and take up a lot of your time. There’s nothing quite as annoying as having strangers in your home working at their own pace—and you may just not have the time, energy, or resources to properly clean it yourself. For a good deep cleaning most floors will require specialized equipment! A good way to avoid or at least prolong the need of going to professional cleaners is with the use dirt trapper mats! These outside options sit just beyond your door, where they can be used to wipe shoes off before guests and loved ones enter your home. Carpets, tile, hardwood, and linoleum floors are all susceptible to messes; so guarding against them is a smart move.

A waterproof door mat can be either a fully rubberized mat or a coir mat that is lined with rubber or vinyl. This rubber or vinyl backing acts as a barrier where moisture and dirt can settle rather than festering under the mat itself where it can lead to the growth of mold and mildew. But another benefit of having this rubber or vinyl backing is the added grip that the material has, which allows it to cling to the subsurface upon which it’s settled on. This adds a slip resistant surface on two fronts—for those with wet and soaked shoes who might slip on tile, hardwood, or linoleum floors as well as keeping the mat itself from slipping and moving when it’s underfoot.

  • Interior Floor Protection
    Another quality that an outside doormat will bring to your mudroom is its excellent scraping capabilities. Often, these matting options come with a bristled or highly textured design. The purpose of this design is to aid in the removal of debris, moisture, mud, and dirt. It’s important to remove this rubbish because it will keep interior floors clean and it will help prevent slip-and-fall accidents. However, mud mats that capture moisture and dirt can also help protect the actual interior flooring structures of your home from a lot more than just messes. Gravel and other debris that cling to the soles of shoes can easily scratch, dent, and seriously damage hardwood floors, tiles, and linoleum, which can result in costly repair or replacement costs.
The doormat in brown & tan color combination design around the border at front door
3 Pears design on a brown matt
  • Easy To Clean Up
    Whether you employ your external door mats in or outdoors, the ease with which you clean up shouldn’t change. External matting tends to be easier to care for, requiring little more than a broom to sweep away debris. Some options (fully rubberized matting) can even be hosed off for more thorough cleanings. This same ease of maintenance can be brought indoors. For example, a waterproof door mat can easily be taken out to dry out after heavy use, and other flooring options can be shaken out or beaten to dislodge stuck-on mud or dirt.

Bringing mud mats into the home—especially within designated entrance spaces like mudrooms—is a great option for keeping guests and floors safe. And because many of these external door mats are made from natural or recycled materials, prices are kept low, making them an affordable option with proven longevity! Also, don’t forget that an outside doormat is available in a variety of styles—from variations in designs to material.

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