I've finally come to the conclusion that not all doormats are created equal. While the $10 coir doormat from Target seemed like a good idea at the time, the cheap price tag should have also clued me into the kind of quality I'd be getting. For those with an entryway that doesn't open immediately into their livingroom, this might not be an issue — but when the fur-balls pale in comparison to the constant vacuuming of shedding coir fibers, then yes, it's time for a change!
Here are a few of the contenders, although currently the Chilewich Shag and Cape Cod are leading the pack!
1 Chilewich Shag Doormat/Utility Mat - Tufted from durable vinyl yarns for a textured "looped" look. $45 - $150
2 Diamond Stainless Doormat - A non-rust stainless steel overlay backed with non-skid rubber matting, $68
3 Tree Trimmings Doormat - Formed rounds of small cutaway branches on an EVA backing, $75
4 Lattice Rubber Doormat - Made from 100% eco-friendly rubber with a molded base to keep it in place, $25 - $59
5 Cape Cod Doormat - Made from polypropylene cordage which contains a UV additive to prevent fading, $35 - $80
So while coir mats (also known as coconut fiber) of all sorts will be banned from my front door forever, I will be ushering in doormats of a different kind; vinyl, rubber, even rope. Has anyone else had to deal with coir fibers being tracked throughout their house?
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