Door Mats are the rough rugs that are typically placed on the floor before the entrance of a building or indoors directly next to the entrance. Door Mats are utilized in all types of spaces including residential dwellings like apartments or houses, stores, offices, or schools. Doors Mats were intentionally designed to serve the purpose of removing the dirt, mud, or snow from the shoe soles of the user before they enter the building. Door Mats are typically rectangular in form, but can also be made in different shapes. Door Mats range in materiality and can be made with different colors and designs.
What makes a door mat good and adequate includes being resistant to water either from rain or snow, as well as being UV-resistant. Other qualities of a good door mat are being resistant to mold and mildew, having sturdy materiality that follows its function, heaviness, and being easy to clean.
Door mats are useful as they can trap and contain about 80% of dust, dirt, and grime that would go into a building if it hadn’t been for the door mat. Door mats also help protect the health and hygiene of everyone within the interior space.
You can prevent a door mat from sliding by implementing different techniques to see what works best for the space and materiality of the door mat. You can prevent a door mat from sliding by switching to a door mat with rubber backing, adding rug grippers, attaching carpet, or using rug tape.