Doormats DIY

Best doormat materials

The first thing a guest sees before entering your home (or the only thing he can see from home, as with salespeople), should make your welcome mat a good impression. Regardless of whether you choose a cedar mat or another type of rug, you can definitely choose who you are and how sensitive you are. Imagine being a lover of wood or leaning on metal? The different mat types each have their advantages and disadvantages. Here are some of them.

Doormat made of cedar wood

The benefits of wood are many. Hardwoods are durable and weather resistant. The unique grid design of these mats holds dirt and allows air to circulate, allowing carpets to dry faster. Wood carpets are often equipped with bristle boots for the hardest stains and last for years without maintenance. After all, the beautiful natural color of cedar does not require color, mastic is optional and the wood has a pleasant natural aroma.

There are, however, disadvantages that must be considered. First, if the cedar mat is exposed to prolonged moisture, it may deform and rot. In sunlight and heat cracks and cracks can occur. Besides, and this is not necessarily a bad thing, cedar, if untreated, will also turn gray. Although it is not harmful to wood, some people prefer that the wood retains its original color. In addition, wood is often more expensive than other mats and does not retain the same amount of impurities and dust like other materials.


From the Malayalam word “kayak”, which means “rope”, coconut fiber is the coarse fiber that covers the outer shell of the coconut. There are two types of coconut fibers, brown and white, but the latter is usually converted into fibers to make mats. The advantages of Coco are: It is relatively insensitive and is one of the few natural fibers that are resistant to salt water damage. By buying one, you would support local workers in poorer countries, such as India and Sri Lanka, who still harvest coconut by hand. It’s about climbing and harvesting 25 to 250 trees every day. Monkeys are also trained for this purpose, although they are less effective. Then the coconut fiber is biodegradable and long-lasting. It can handle moderate traffic and is also suitable for printing pictures and personalized messages. After all, they are generally inexpensive and insect resistant.


Palmyra is similar to coconut fiber and is the palm fiber that takes its name from the ancient Syrian city of the same name. These mats are often made with a combination of palm and wire. The benefits of Palmyra are very similar to those of coconut fiber. These rugs are easy to clean, beautiful and exotic. They are biodegradable and long-lasting. In addition, the sale of these carpets helps the natives.

Nylon and rubber

Nylon and rubber are different from the last two in that they are synthetic and synthetic. The advantages are numerous: sturdy enough to withstand pedestrian traffic and perfect for adding names, images, and sayings; they can be of any color and are waterproof, durable and durable. They are also weather-resistant, have good traction and are resistant to shredding, mildew, and discoloration. They can be easily used indoors and outdoors.

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