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Do I Want My Doormat To Be Outside Or Inside?

You’ve probably already chosen to buy a mat for your floors. You may have found that doormats are generally divided into two categories: in and out.

There are so many doormats to choose from, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. You don’t have to know exactly where to look for the right one but you can choose one based on the main door design trends.

Each application can be divided into these two categories by asking the simple question: Should a doormat go inside or out? We might seem a bit cheeky but we indeed need both. You will need a doormat both inside and outside. Here’s why.

Why Is A Doormat Necessary Outside?

You can protect your floors from slippery and wet conditions by using outdoor doormats.

It’s hard to know what’s underneath people’s feet when they enter your office or home. Outdoor doormats catch dirt and water at the entrance, so it’s not something you have to discover.

Outdoor doormats are meant to be used to clean the shoes of people who pass them. While it is common for people to wipe their feet while walking over doormats in residential buildings, this is less common in commercial buildings.

Commercial entrance mats tend to be longer. The industry standard is at least 8 steps. It takes this many steps to get all dirt off shoes.

Why Is A Doormat Necessary Inside?

After you cross the threshold, the indoor door mats will dry completely. The big dirt pieces have been removed by your outside scraper, but the small ones have been thrown away. The smaller particles and water droplets can be removed by the mat that is just inside the door. Waterhog mats are the perfect choice for this.

For indoor use, mats should be absorbent. You need to make sure that the mat you select is appropriate for your use. A mat that can hold large volumes of water is essential for areas with high traffic, like the High-Absorbent Reinforced Rubber Back Mat.

Outdoor mats would be useless if they were too absorbent. Indoor door mats are the final step, literally, towards a safer and cleaner floor.

If You  Already Purchased A Doormat. Do You Place It Inside Or Outside The House?

The material is important to consider if you already own a doormat. If they are wet, carpet and fabrics can’t be taken outside. Rubber and other water-resistant materials, however, can go outside.

Coir mats are made from rubber and coir can cause problems for the whole mat. Rubber backing on coir mats can be damaged by water. Coir expands as it meets water.

Aluminum should not be used outside as it doesn’t offer slip resistance. Aluminum is waterproof but allows water to pool on its surfaces. Slippery metallic surfaces are unsafe for doorways and we won’t recommend aluminum for doors.

Outside Mats And Inside Mats: What Is The Difference?

The way they handle the water is the key difference between indoor and outdoor mats. The water flow through mats outside will be greater than inside mats.

Indoor mats can absorb smaller amounts of water. They are also the last surface that is touched before your feet touch the floor. They need to absorb water in a smaller amount and more consistently.

Customers should double up on their entrance mats. You will need to trap dirt from the outside and dry your shoes. Both outside and interior doormats are necessary to maintain safe and clean floors.

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