With a sigh of relief, you open the door. You are finally here! You made it! You toss your keys in the bowl by the door and kick off your shoes. You unwind, with no deadlines, time on your hands time is finally here! Yay!
There are few feelings quite like the feeling of release when you are at your lake house. For a while time is your own, you make your own rules and regular conventions and pressures are suspended.
While you are in this coveted capsule of time, you look forward to the lessening of duties and “have to’s”. Even cleaning up should be on the back burner, and when it is brought to the forefront, it should be minimal and easy.
With that in mind, we have constructed a list of 10 awesome doormats for your lake house that will aid in stopping the dirt at the door.
In and out, out and in. In the water, on the shore, running through the grass, walking down dirt roads, and in and out and out and in. Exactly what you should be doing at your lake house.
All of this freeing activity brings dirt and debris along with it. But we don’t want it to be another issue to deal with it either, while we are decompressing. Choosing one of these 10 door mats will help to keep the great outdoors close to the door, where you can shake it off...just like last week’s department meeting.
The two sizes, four colors and patterns selection for this welcome door mat includes a really cute paw print that says “Must love dogs”. I have a friend who has a plaque in her house that says “If our dog doesn’t like you, chances are, we won’t either” All dog lovers will understand!
DURABLE: This beautifully designed door mat is incredibly durable and strong. It’s perfect for indoor use and is versatile enough to use any season of the year.
CAPTURES DIRT: The mesh weave construction is designed to capture all of the dirt, mud and other messy unwanted debris from tracking into your home. Plus, it’s water resistant, helping to create a protective barrier between your mat and the floor.
CLEANS LIKE NEW: Simply vacuum with a hand-held or full sized vacuum or shake off outdoors. For a deeper clean, use a garden hose to rinse the mat outdoors.
AND 10-YEAR GUARANTEE: All of our mats come with a 10-Year No Questions Asked Warranty.
TOUGH CONSTRUCTION: This door mat is constructed of tough, high-quality all-natural rubber. Our door mat is designed to be durable and strong, yet soft and flexible for all-around versatility.
ABSORBS MOISTURE AND DIRT: The mat is designed with a strong, rubber beveled border that helps to form a retention dam to trap moisture, mud or other messy unwanted debris from tracking into your home.
EASY TO CLEAN: Simply vacuum, sweep with a broom, or shake off outdoors.
GUARANTEE: All of our mats come with a 10-Year No Questions Asked Warranty.
Although, to me, it might not be the best option for a heavy duty, high traffic area, like some of the others we have reviewed. This one would be good for other needs. The pet food bowl option, in front of the sink in a bathroom, or an easy to pick up and shake out mat for an RV. They do have several patterns and colors to choose from.
MANY USES: Keep your entryway nice and clean with the addition of this stylish doormat. Great for pet feeding or litter area or under a pet water/food bowl as it also offers a naturally stain resistant nylon pile and an easy-to-clean no-hassle maintenance
DURABLE: Non-slip rubber backing that stays in place. Low-profile design glides under most doors without catching and curling.
GUARANTEE: If you are not totally content with this rug, return it hassle-free for a full refund - we pride ourselves for having amazing customer service.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Rotate periodically, absorb moisture with paper towels, spot clean with mild soap or detergent and vacuum regularly.
The rugs reviewed above will serve a variety of purposes in various sizes and colors. The main purpose that these welcome door mats will serve is to give you more of what you are at a lake house for: time.
You can achieve a relative and healthy amount of cleanliness by stopping dirt and debris at the door. They are mats that can be picked up and shaken to remove stones, sand, dirt and twigs that otherwise would find its way into the living areas of your lake house.
Not all of it will be stopped, and that is not the point. Part of the atmosphere and experience of a lake house is the bits and pieces of the outdoor that are inside.
You want the items in your lake house, welcome mats included, that will work for you, not another item that requires maintenance and care. We know that we can’t eliminate all upkeep, that is not realistic, but we do want to minimize the time spent doing so.
The time away at a lake house is precious, and if a welcome mat at the entry doors help keep the debris where we can fling it back where it came from, then it is a good item to have at the doors.
In thinking of the variety of colors of door mats, my favorite in any of the selection of welcome mats for a lake house would be a darker brown. On this color, dirt would be less visible and if I can’t see it, it doesn’t exist!