All of us are familiar with doormats because they are common in almost every home that we go to. This is because they serve two purposes; one is to accentuate the look of a house and the other is to trap and capture dirt that is entering the house via the shoes or sandals. Doormats come in different styles and colors and there are some people who even prefer to personalize theirs and have them give a custom message and artwork.
Doormats are important to many people because people do not want to spend a lot of time cleaning the house. The maxim “prevention is better than cure” holds true in this case. It is better to prevent dirt and dust from gaining its way into the house than battling with it once it has entered.
People spend millions of dollars, if not billions, a year on cleaning their home environments. This is done by vacuum cleaners, cleaning detergents, brooms, brushes and all manner of cleaning gadgets. This does not even mention the amount of time spent doing the cleaning and buying equipment such as air purifiers and humidifiers. Another added expense is hiring cleaners. This can also drastically add to the cost of cleaning.
Dirt inside the house can be troublesome. It can be responsible for sinus complication, nasal congestion, asthma attacks, nose bleeds, flu-like symptoms and even respiratory problems. This is because dust or dirt in the air inside the house which has not been left outside the door using a doormat, can harbor bacteria, germs, viruses, fungi and even pollen which cause a myriad of respiratory discomfort.
There are different types of doormats. In the US, they are also called rags. One of the most common trends concerning doormats is customization. While many doormats have the generic message that says either welcome or welcome home or home sweet home or just home, people are moving to have the doormats designed to their specifications. That means we can see door mats that look different from the norm and also give a custom message such as a quote from a famous person or a bible verse. Others are customized to fit the occasion for instance, during the Christmas season; it is not uncommon to see doormats that have the red and white colors of Christmas. Others have images of Santa Claus, reindeer and even a message that says Merry Christmas. These are custom doormats.
Mats can be purchased in any large department store such as Wal-mart, Palais Royal, Target, Bed, Bath and Beyond and such. While these stores do offer variety when it comes to style, the message in the mat is more or less the generic “welcome home” message. To purchase custom doormats, the best place to search is online. There are many doormat websites which will not only ship the custom doormat to your door, but will also create it exactly the way you want. The companies can also design the artwork and impose a message of your specifications.