There is not much to say about doormats, isn’t it. They do their jobs to keep your shoes clean and your home as well. If you place a doormat outdoors or indoors in front of your entrance door it will have besides being practical an aesthetic value also.
I belong to those people though who don’t need to have a welcome printed onto the outdoor doormat. But I like them when I see unique prints on other people’s doormats. For me a doormat mostly needs to be practical. Here are some thoughts about what kinds of doormats are available and best for tiny homes.
We lived for some years in Northern New Mexico where dust was ubiquitous. We therefore needed two doormats, one outdoors and one indoors. The one outdoors was smaller than the one indoors, but it could have been the other way around as well. And we had winds. High winds. So, very often we had to look for our outdoor doormat after a windstorm swept over our small adobe house. It often was somewhere hanging between the our house surrounding sage brushes. We learned fast that a good doormat needs to be strong enough to withstand winds.
The material of the doormat plays also a key role. Good doormats are made of eco-friendly material that is water absorbing and dirt trapping. Some are even biodegradable. A good doormat needs to be easily washable and dryable.
Another important point is about the size. If you’re looking for a doormat which will be used in a high traffic area you might need to find a bigger doormat.
But if you live in a tiny home, an RV or Camper, houseboat, tiny house or small apartment where you just don’t have the space for a big doormat, you will need to look for smaller sized doormats. For you I found the following Top 3 doormats of smaller sizes but still very sturdy.
Bertte Super Absorbent Entrance Doormat
- Material: eco-friendly polypropylene fibers
- Certificated by REACH
- Hydro locking, water absorbing, dirt trapping
- Non-slip top and bottom
- Stain resistant
- Easy clean by simply shaking, sweeping, vacuuming or horsing off
- Anti-bacterial surface
- Size: 18“ x 30“ x 0.5“
The rubber bottom allows it to stick on the hard wood floor. The fiber on the top is not hard for bare foot, but hard enough to get some dirt off your shoes. I put this doormat inside the door goes to garage. My floor is noticeably cleaner than before. It’s a good buy.
Cleans bottom of shoes much better than other door mats. Has a low profile, does not block door. Easy to clean, just vacuum over it and all the dirt is lifted away. Satisfactory!
Awesome mat. What can I say. Just step on it, wipe your feet, then keep your floor clean. Perfect!
Entrance Washable Indoor/Outdoor Doormat
- Vinyl backing reduces mat movement
- Long lasting and biodegradable
- Made of high quality polyester and rubber
- Anti-bacterial surface
- Size: 31.5“ x 20“
I needed a rug to capture dirt being tracked in from the garage and this mat does a good job. The ridges are rough enough that I can easily clean the bottom of my shoes. The bottom of the mat is skid proof so it stays in place which is also what I was looking for.
The rugs look to be well made and does not slip when laid down on wood laminate.
One of the best mats that I have ever bought. The rubber backing is heavy and strong.
Doormat Shoe Scraper Greek Key Grey
- High density woven polypropylene with raised surface
- Sturdy environmentally friendly recycled rubber base
- Size: 17“ x 29“
- Easy to clean
- Quick drying minimizes bacteria and mold growth
- Multiple colors and sizes to choose from
I have now had these mats for two months and they are absolutely great. The difference inside our front and back entrance is wonderful and they add a nice undertone of elegance. Great product.
Happy with the way this mat cleans. It is well made with good rubber and materials. I think it will last for a long time under daily use.
These are pretty great at wicking the dirt away from your shoes before you come inside. Just brush your shoes lightly, and you can actually feel the bristles scrubbing them.
* Prices are good at the time the article was written, but subject to change without notice.