Welcome mats are the first taste a vistor gets of your home. Not only are welcome mats meant to be the initial sign of welcome they're also supposed to actually serve a purpose. There's nothing worse than a visitor tracking dirt and mud all over your house, so if that's an issue for you — make sure you choose one that will actually serve as more than a mere hello.
If you're looking for your welcome mat to also do some cleaning duties make sure you select one that's durable and made from rough materials such as spun vinyl or coconut fiber. Coconut fiber is the most common and typically comes with a latex backing that holds everything in place and keeps the mat from slipping around. These types of mats will provide a durable space to keep shoes nice and clean before entertaining the house.
If you're not too concerned with scraping shoes clean, the sky is the limit! We really love pebble door mats because they add just a touch of sophistication without being over the top.
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