The 30 Best Welcome Mats for a Great First Impression
Whether you live in a tiny apartment or a large house, an easy way to make your home feel more inviting is by putting out a welcome mat. Not only are these mats a stylish addition to any entryway, but they're also functional since they trap dirt and moisture from shoes (so it doesn't get all over your floors).
To come up with this list of the best welcome mats, we researched dozens of doormats on the market and evaluated them based on durability, functionality, and style. We also considered factors like design, size, and material when narrowing down our recommendations. After all, a quality welcome mat should look nice and prevent debris from entering your home.
Here are the best welcome mats for every style.
Our Top Picks
- Theodore Magnus Natural Coir Doormat
- Frontgate Sunburst Half-Round Coco Doormat
- Anthropologie Floral Greeting Doormat
- Grandin Road Monogrammed Coir Border Doormat
- Entryways Coir Rope Knot Doormat
- Letterfolk Tile Mat
- L.L. Bean Everyspace Recycled Waterhog Doormat
- Beneath Your Feet Doormat
- EnCoir Designs Personalized Doormat
- Ruggable Welcome Doormat
Theodore Magnus Natural Coir Doormat
Frontgate Sunburst Half-Round Coco Doormat
Anthropologie Floral Greeting Doormat
Grandin Road Monogrammed Coir Border Doormat
Entryways Coir Rope Knot Doormat
Letterfolk Tile Mat
L.L. Bean Everyspace Recycled Waterhog Doormat
Beneath Your Feet Doormat
EnCoir Designs Personalized Doormat
Ruggable Welcome Doormat
Sierra Concepts Front Door Welcome Mat
Loon Peak Croll Drifted Nature Welcome Doormat
Juvale Lavender Plant Welcome Mat
Revival Rugs Seasalt Doormat
Pottery Barn Pride Doormat
Zoohaus Welcome Abstract Mat
Nickel Designs Hand-Painted Doormat
Chilewich Bold Stripe Shag Mat
Hello Goodbye Coir Doormat
Simply Essential Super Sponge Doormat
Buganda Vintage Geometric Doormat
Honey Beehive Coir Doormat
Mainstays It's Good to Be Home Coir Outdoor Doormat
Winston Porter Coover Dog Welcome Mat
Funny Welcome Mats Mixtape Welcome Mat
Threshold Welcome to Our Home Rubber Doormat
Lattice Rubber Doormat
Hamlin Row Shop Yay! You're Here! Doormat
Juvale Beware of the Cat Welcome Doormat
Endie Co. Ombre Personalized Doormat
Questions You Might Ask
What is the best material for a welcome mat?
For a welcome mat that can handle any weather and last through the seasons, opt for a rubber or polyester base, as those materials hold up well to the elements. Coir welcome mats are typically less durable and long-lasting (they also shed easily), but the benefits are that they come in many patterns and styles, are good for covered patios and porches, and are effective at trapping dirt and debris. Just keep in mind that some people may be allergic to coconut coir.
How do you clean a welcome mat?
The best way to clean a welcome mat largely depends on the material it's made of. Most mats made out of coir are best cleaned by simply shaking and sweeping dirt away or by using a vacuum for tight areas. Mats made out of rubber, PVC, or polyester can often be rinsed with a hose or even thrown in the wash, depending on their specific care instructions. Most mats can be spot-cleaned as needed.
Take Our Word for It
This article was written by Rachel Simon, a writer for Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, The New York Times, and many other publications. She frequently covers home products and decor and spent hours researching the best welcome mats to compile this list. Rachel narrowed down the options by considering factors like design, size, and material.