Can you believe that I've never had an outdoor mat to welcome people into my home? Never. In all of my house. I know, it's pretty pitiful. A couple months ago, I reached out to The Rope Co. I have to be honest, I had this mat for almost two weeks before I put it out. Listen, it was so pristine I didn't want it to get dirty. HA! Don't harass me, this is just me being me.
Knowing I had to review it, I finally put this beautiful mat in front of our door. I was tempted to put a sign in front of it telling everyone to avoid stepping on it. STOP! If you had this at your front door, you'd feel the same.
That being said, everyone has been stepping on it to get in the front door. See, I'm not a horrible person. I allow people to walk in my front door still. =)
You might be thinking, "Um, this is just a doormat. What's the big deal?" So glad to know you were thinking that, because I have the answer. First of all, it's Made in the USA! Logan, the owner, is a 5th generation lobsterman, and his roots in ropes stems back to his great-grandfather who worked in lace mills. His story is amazing, and I would encourage you to read it. How many people do you know who can trace a line like his? It's really cool! Their products are made from his father's rope company in Maine!
What I've already loved about this doormat is that it's taken a lot of muddy paws and dirty shoes because it's been raining for almost two weeks here in Maryland! It's also easy to clean off. We can just whack it against the porch or rinse it off with the hose. Honestly, with all of the traffic of people coming in and out of our home, we knew we needed something that was durable.
This particular doormat is the Navy & Light Tan from their Nautical Line. Pretty apropos since I'm living near the ocean now, and my hubby loves all things that do with the Bay. Specifically the crabs and oysters.
My doormat is hand woven. It doesn't retain water so no concern about mold or mildew. It's also UV protected so I don't have to worry about the blue fading or bleeding. The Rope Co suggests using their doormats on non-skid surfaces or with a non-skid pad underneath. The smallest the doormat comes in is an 18" x 30" up to the largest for a double door of 26" x 50". So a great range of sizes for any home.
They also sell more than just doormats. They have a magazine rack, a bin that would be perfect for keeping your blankets in your living room, and a rope basket that would look beautiful in a child's room.
The Rope Co will add beauty indoors and out. Please be sure to visit this family owned company on their Facebook and Instagram channels as well!