The sea is a way of life for many people. Whether you live on or near a beach, or simply have an affinity for all things aquatic, it would be fair to describe your life as nautical. To help bring you a little more of the sea into your home, the Floor Mat Company offers a unique nautical doormat line. Whether they are stylized Cape Cod doormats inspired by the famous Cape Cod itself or a stencil painted fish doormat, there is bound to be a nautical mat for you.
Take a moment to consider why people use doormats. Doormats uniquely combine aesthetic and functional quality into one cost-effective package. On one hand, they are used to greet the people who come to your home. On the other, they are used to keep the area they are placed over safe and protected. Our line of nautical beach doormats is no exception. Continue Reading Below
Nautical welcome mats bring the added benefit of letting people know that your heart belongs at sea. This is done through the use of unique stencil painted designs on each mat’s surface. The designs on a nautical doormat use a combination of vivid blue, white, yellow, and red colors to help bring oceanic elements to life. Aquatic themed Cape Cod doormats are meant to be charming and engaging, with the goal of making you want to go to the beach or go out fishing on a boat.
The surface of each nautical doormat in our lineup is made up of coir. Coir is a natural material that is extracted from the tough and fibrous husks of coconuts. It is a naturally occurring material that is considered eco-friendly because its production leaves behind no harmful byproducts in the environment. A stylized fish doormat would not be the same without a coir surface. Coir is useful in this capacity because it is tough enough to scrape away dirt and mud from incoming footwear. Any dirty shoes that are scraped along the surfaces of nautical welcome mats will be cleaner afterwards because the coir will grab onto the excess debris particles. This will in turn help your interior areas stay cleaner over the long run.
Nautical themed beach doormats made of coir can be left outdoors for indefinite periods of time. A coir nautical doormat is actually meant for this. Since coir is a natural material, it is comfortable in “natural” situations, i.e. the outdoors. Coir does not degrade in the presence of excessive moisture. Just like the fish on a fish doormat, the coir is perfectly comfortable when wet. It will not allow for the growth of harmful microbial byproducts. This is especially useful in case you live next to or on the beach. Neither will it immediately discolor when left exposed to harsh UV rays. The coir in the nautical doormat will maintain its vibrant colors for a much longer period of time than most other types of materials. Cape Cod will not degrade your Cape Cod doormats!
Our nautical welcome mats often come with a backing that is made of rubber. The type of rubber used is most likely a blend of natural and recycled rubbers. Why use rubber on the back of a coir nautical doormat? For traction and durability. First, a rubber backing is more likely to keep the mat in place. Rubber has a natural level of grip and can hold onto a surface better than most other materials. Your footing is going to enjoy more stability when walking over rubber-backed beach doormats.
Secondly, rubber is also very tough. It is the perfect barrier to have in place between rough physical objects and sensitive surfaces. Most porches and patios are made of sensitive wood material. Wood is easy to damage but, unfortunately, expensive to repair and replace. Rubber is soft enough to be gentle against the surface it is placed over, but also tough enough to resist the impact of physical abrasions. When looking for a nautical doormat, make sure to check for the rubber backing.
If you have an inner love for the high seas and oceanic life, don’t hesitate to express that at your front entrance with a nautical doormat. Nautical welcome mats will help give your guests a better idea of who you are and what you love. They can add a new aesthetic dimension to your home, while also providing for safety and cleanliness for everyone. With the kinds of benefits that rubber and coir bring to a product, there is no reason to not have this kind of aquatic themed protective matting in place at your front entrances!