The most important consideration for your door mat is the material it's made from! As your door mat lives outside, it must be ready to weather the elements. Choose from the following popular, durable materials for your best bet at a good door mat!
It may not be gorgeous, but it can give off a minimalistic, rugged vibe and it will last through anything. The rubber will be completely waterproof, making it an excellent choice for homes that get a lot of rain.
A synthetic rope will be durable and strong; a natural-fiber rope will look prettier, but will need to be replaced more frequently. However, its texture can do a very good job of removing soil and dirt from your shoes before you enter your home.
Fabric or Carpet
These can come in a variety of designs, but as they aren't exactly weatherproofed, are likely best for the interior of your home. If you're looking for an absorbent option, this is best - having one just inside will help keep soil and dust from outside going further into your home!
Cast iron door mats are having a moment these days; however, you'll find that they are more decorative than purely functional. If you're looking for a door mat that will last forever, though, metal door mats will definitely deliver over the long run!