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The Best Outdoor Mats for Your Home

The Best Outdoor Mats for Your Home

Posted by New England Trading Co on 27th Jul 2022

If you're looking for the best outdoor mats for your home, look no further than Lobster Rope Doormats! Since 2009 our doormats have been beating out all others when it comes to beauty and function, plus they've got a great story...

What are Lobster Rope Doormats?

Maine is known for its lobster, and lobstering is a big part of the state's history and culture. It's no surprise that this area of the country has discovered the hardest-working and longest-lasting nautical rope around. To get the job done well (and not lose your daily catch) you need to depend on your fishing lines that tether your lobster traps to buoys in the sea.

That means that sun, salt, rain, ice and wind can't break down your fishing rope. It has to be weatherproof.

It's natural that ultra durable and long-lasting lobster rope has been repurposed into some of the most beautiful outdoor mats around.

How long do Lobster Rope Doormats last?

Because these outdoor mats use new (or recycled) lobster rope, they last for years and years. These Maine rope mats stand up to Mother Nature's harshest weather. Let it rain all day long - these fast-drying doormats will never grow mildew or mold that is tracked into your home from other mats.

Plus, each rope doormat is tightly handwoven on special looms and the ends or seared together creating a permanent bond. That means your outdoor mat will not lose its shape or size, or begin to fall apart in bad weather.

Is Lobster Rope Natural Rope?

Lobster Rope is synthetic rope to ensure it will last for years. Natural rope, or coir that is often used in an outdoor mat, will shed and break down over time. If left outside, a natural rope doormat can start to rot in just one season.

Does Lobster Rope Have An Odor?

Not even our Recycled Lobster Rope Doormats - the ones that have actually been in the sea - carry an odor. The fast-drying rope resists the mildew and mold that grow on wet, soggy doormats and cause odors.

Are all Lobster Rope Doormats Recycled?

For those who love to recycle and upcycle, we've got a line of gorgeous Recycled Lobster Rope Outdoor Mats that use both rope that has tethered traps in the sea, and leftover scrap rope.

Some people prefer a new rope mat, and for them we've got our flagship Wicked Good Lobster Rope Doormats and ColorWave Lobster Rope Doormats.

How thick is Lobster Rope?

Lobster Rope is 1" - 1.25" thick so when planning for your outdoor mat, be sure to leave enough clearance for your door. The thickness of this rope doormats give it a nice, substantial and full look at your door.

How Do You Clean a Lobster Rope Doormat?

The weave on these rope doormats allows dirt and debris to pass through them. Simply lift and sweep away. Other outdoor mats tend to trap dirt, resulting in the mat getting heavy and dingy with time.

Because Lobster Rope is fast-drying we recommend you can do additional cleaning just by hosing it down right at your door.

Should I worry about my outdoor mat blowing away?

Not if you own a Lobster Rope Doormat. They weigh 7-10 lbs each and stay in place on non-skid surfaces. For slippery surfaces, anchor with a natural rubber non-skid pad that is also mold resistant.

What colors do Lobster Rope Doormats come in?

We carry everything from classic navy to bright teal. We also have many earth tones - brown, sand, cream - for those who want a more conservative outdoor mat. In all we feature over 40 different color options.

What size of outdoor mat should I get?

Front door are generally 36" wide, so a doormat that is roughly 33" - 36" will create a nice presentation. an 18"x30" outdoor mat works really well for back or single doors. They are also very popular as a layering mat - a recent trend in outdoor decor that is gaining steam where you place a smaller doormat on top of a larger bottom outdoor rug.

Are Lobster Rope Outdoor Mats Only for Coastal Areas?

Actually we ship tons of Lobster Rope Doormats all over the country. They were made for coastal areas that experience lots of humidity, but their long-lasting properties are appreciated in any geographic region that deals with lots of snow and ice. Our wide variety of colors makes it possible for everyone to find an outdoor mat perfect for their home.

Does Lobster Rope Shed?

No, lobster rope is synthetic and does not shed and rot like natural rope doormats.

So, if you are looking for the best outdoor mat, we've got you covered. But don't just take our word for it:

"Summer doormats

The quality is topnotch. The sizes fit the door perfectly. The delivery was quick." - Joani O.

"A beautiful way to walk into your home!

Durable and good looking. If it gets muddy just rinse it off. A true New England classic- looks fantastic!" - Stacey C.

"This purchase is a WIN!!

Love my doormat. Love the colors. Love the quality. Love how quickly it arrived. Worth the $. This mat will last forever. Highly recommend." - Beth H.

If you're looking for more outdoor doormat inspiration, here's how you can find the perfect welcome mat for your front door.

Ready to choose the right doormat for your front door?

Here are some good places to start:

Wicked Good Lobster Rope Doormats

ColorWave Nautical Rope Doormats

Recycled Lobster Rope Doormats

and you can complete your front door decor too, with these coastal decor accessories.

“Home, the spot of earth supremely blest, a dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.”
-Robert Montgomery

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The Best Outdoor Mats for Your Home