The Original Lobster Rope Doormats Since 2009. Lobster Rope is marine-grade polypropylene and polysteel fishing rope used to tether buoys to lobster traps in the sea. This weatherproof nautical rope is handwoven into front door mats that last for years. Our rope doormats stand up to water, wind, ice & salt. They never bleed and are mildew and mold resistant. The fast-drying rope is perfect for areas that get a lot of moisture. The added UV protectant helps extend their color in the sun. Whatever the weather, Lobster Rope Doormats are the best outdoor door mats around.
The Best Outdoor Rope Doormat for 2022
Discover why our Lobster Rope Doormats are so popular:
What is Lobster Rope?
Lobster Rope is long-lasting marine-grade fishing rope engineered to tether lobster traps to buoys in the sea. This rope is extremely weatherproof and durable as it needs to stand up to the salt, sun, water, and ocean storms.
What is the difference between Wicked Good Rope Doormats and ColorWave Rope Doormats?
Both of our exclusive outdoor doormat brands are handwoven in Maine using lobster rope. Wicked Good Rope Doormats use polysteel, which is the firmest lobster rope available. ColorWave Rope Doormats use polypropylene which has a slightly softer hand and more flexibility. It also has a slight sheen to the rope.
Both rope doormats last for years, are weatherproof, fast-drying, will not mildew or mold, and have added UV protection. We recommend selecting the doormat color and style you like best.
How thick is lobster rope?
Both Wicked Good Rope Doormats and ColorWave Rope Doormats are about 1" thick, but you should plan for 1.25" clearance. As a front door mat, they make an impressive and colorful statement.
How long do your outdoor door mats last?
Our nautical rope doormats last for many years. They are designed to withstand Mother Nature's harshest weather and retain their beauty, function, and charm. We always say, "the best outdoor mats for the front door last for years, not a season."
How do Lobster Rope Doormats ship?
We ship our doormats to the continental US via UPS Ground. It takes 1-5 business days for your rope doormat to arrive. We ship them flat to keep costs lower and reduce the carbon footprint. When the rope mat arrives simply lay it flat and it will retake its shape.
How do I pick the right doormat color for my front door?
Fortunately we have so many rope doormat colors available you will definitely find the right one for your front door. Our classic Wicked Good Doormats feature a classic navy that is versatile with almost any door color. We also carry many neutral doormats and solid doormats that work beautifully with most door colors.
How often should I change my doormat?
With our super long-lasting rope doormats, you will usually only need to change your outdoor doormat when you want a new color! They last for years.
Will your rope doormats bleed?
Never. Our doormats do not bleed color.
Will my doormat stay in its place?
Polypropylene and polysteel rope needs to be on non-skid surfaces the offer friction like cement, worn wood, etc. If you need a non-skid doormat pad we've got them right here: NON-SKID PAD FOR 18 x 30 DOORMAT and NON-SKID PAD FOR LARGER DOORMATSz
Weighing in at 6-10lb each our rope rugs will stay in place if they are on a non-skid surface. They are hefty and sturdy.
How much do the rope doormats weigh?
Our 18 x 30 rope doormats weigh 6-7 lbs., 21 x 33/34 weigh 8 lbs., and 24x 36/38 weigh 10 lbs.
How do I clean my doormat?
It's easy - just hose it down right at your door. This fast-drying nautical rope is very easy to maintain.
Why does it matter that Lobster Rope is mold and mildew-resistant?
Outdoor doormats get wet all of the time which can lead to growth of molds and mildew that break down your doormat. Worse, this is tracked right into your home every time someone crosses the threshold. With our fast-drying mold & mildew-resistant rope mats, you never have to worry about bringing these harmful molds into your home and affecting air quality.
Why do your rope doormat last so long?
Two reasons: first, Lobster Rope is engineered to last for years submerged in salt water. It's amazing how long it really lasts. The second reason is because our woven doormats catch dirt and pass it through. They do not get laden down with dirt and sand, which often ruins doormats and makes them take on odors. Lastly our doormats will never mildew or mold, so you do not track that into your home.
Can I return my Lobster Rope Doormat?
Of course - it is so important to us that you are happy with your doormat. We have a relaxed 30-Day Return Policy.
What makes Lobster Rope Doormats so special?
It may seem bold to suggest our nautical rope doormats are the best in the world, but after 13 years of offering them nationwide, with less than 1% return rate...we think we've got a shot at the title.
The great thing about outdoor rope doormats is that you don't have to live on the coast, or be a boater, or even be interested in coastal decor to enjoy the beauty and functionality of a nautical rope doormat.
Handwoven in Maine and crafted to last for years, our nautical rope mats are colorful, heavy-weight, and extremely durable. Easy to clean and fast-drying, these are the best doormats for anyone who wants function and beauty combined.
Weighing 6 to 10 pounds depending on doormat size, they easily stay in place on non-skid surfaces.
Have your Lobster Rope Doormats been in national media?
Yes! We've been delighted to have been featured on NBC's TODAY Show, HGTV Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens Magazine, ArchitecturalDigest.com, BobVila.com, MyDomaine.com, HuffingtonPost.com and more!
Can I use my rope doormat year round?
Absolutely! They add cheer to your door all year long. Not just for summer, these doormats add pops of colors that chase away winter grays, too. Because we have so many colors available - from vibrant blues, cool navys, and warm earthtones, you can now find a lobster rope "rug" in a color perfect for your home.
What about rubber doormats?
Heavy-duty, water-resistant rubber doormats are very functional, but they lack the color and charm of a rope doormat. Plus, extreme temperatures can cause rubber to crack, while rope doormats keep their cool in all weather.
What about natural coir doormats?
You can also find other natural rope doormats but you might be disappointed in how they hold up to the wind and rain. Prone to mildew, odors, and just natural deterioration, natural rope mats are usually best for indoor use. It is also important that your outdoor rope mat is heavyweight, so it will not blow away.
Do outdoor doormats take on odors?
Because they get wet all of the time, outdoor door mats can degrade easily and take on odors. Not quite the welcome you like to make to guests! Lobster Rope Doormats, however, are super fast-drying and never take on odors. Say goodbye to soggy doormats! Plus, because our rope doormats are made from synthetic fibers they will not rot, as natural fibers do.
Do your rope doormats have added UV protection?
Yes! When the rope is manufactured added UV protection is included. Of course all rope will eventually fade over time, but ours lasts for years.
Why does it cost less to buy a Lobster Rope Doormat?
When you purchase a strong, long-lasting doormat that not only does the job but keeps looking bright and cheery on your doorstep, you'll see it's worth the investment. It is more eco-friendly and economical to purchase a high quality doormat that lasts for years than to have to replace cheaper doormats more often.
As Seen on NBC's TODAY Show, in HGTV Magazine, and Better Homes & Gardens Magazine. ArchitecturalDigest.com "High Style" Doormat, BobVila.com, MYDOMAINE.com, HuffingtonPost
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