A nation of home improvers, we’re constantly looking for ways to modernise and personalise our houses. We’re encouraged by renovation shows to paint our walls, bring in pops of colour, install industrial lighting, the list goes on. Yet one thing they often fail to mention is a door mat, and what benefits it can bring. Why they are treated like an afterthought is unclear to us – we think they should always be front and centre – and we think after reading this article you might agree.
We always want to create the best first impressions, and your homes façade is the first thing people see when they come to visit you. Rather than leaving them standing in a drab porch or entryway, you should put effort into the first space they will see. We think one of the best ways to do this is with a door mat – your entrance won’t seem complete without one, and you can choose a mat that complements the rest of your home. Add some potted plants and a bespoke doorknob, and your guests will definitely notice the effort.
We like to think of our homes as a safe space, but the truth is there are a number of ways you and your family can hurt themselves. One of the most common home injuries are slips and falls, and this can occur due to moisture and debris on your shoes or floors. Thankfully, a front door mat can provide an area to wipe all that water and dirt from your shoes before any nasty accidents occur. You could even add a hand painted sign saying ‘please wipe your feet’ to remind children and guests.
After spending potentially thousands of dollars on beautiful floors for your home, the last thing you want is dirt and mud to be tracked through into every room. And unfortunately, hours spent cleaning can only do so much. By adding a mat to your home, you’re drastically reducing the amount of dirt being bought inside, keeping your floors looking their best for years to come. You’re also protecting one of the highest traffic areas in your home from becoming damaged and worn before its time – good job!
Whilst you may not think the humble door mat can do much to creating a healthier indoor environment, you’d be surprised to learn that it’s indeed true. Given the amount of dirt that you can track in on your shoes – including chemicals, bacteria, and even harmful pesticides – a mat provides somewhere to clean it off, preventing these substances from entering your homes air, carpets and furniture.
If you weren’t convinced already, investing in a door mat for your home is one of the simplest and most effective changes you can make. You’re sure to notice a significant difference in the cleanliness of your floors, and you’ll love not having to take your shoes off before you even get in the front door. If you want to know more about the benefits of matting, contact our friendly team today!