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Make A Great First Impression With The Right Welcome Mat

One of the first things guests will see when they visit is the entrance to your house. This area says a lot about you and about what they can expect once inside. Is your home cozy? Elegant? Modern? Traditional? Your welcome mat should reflect both your personality and your home’s.

  • Form And Function
    One of the main reasons for having a welcome mat to is to keep dirt from outside off of your floors. A good door mat will help to clean guests’ feet before they come inside. Different types of door mats serve different functions. The most basic types will help to scrape dirt off of shoes, while more elaborate ones will trap water and snow as well.

    Consider the ease of maintenance and the durability of a welcome mat before you buy. A door that gets a lot of traffic—the garage or mudroom door, for example—will need to be cleaned more frequently and is likely to wear faster than one at a little-used front door. A mat that is easily hosed off and can withstand a lot of muddy shoes is a better choice here.

  • Design
    When choosing your welcome mat, think about what you want it to say about you. There are many styles and patterns to choose from. You can choose a whimsical approach with pet-themed mats or other novelty styles. You can change your look regularly with seasonal designs or take a more sophisticated line with a simple monogrammed mat.
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