There are two types of people in this world; cat people and dog people. While one may argue that they are better than the other, it is true that these little fluff-balls bring a whole lot of joy in our lives.
No matter how much we love them, it’s true that both of these bring plenty of dirt in our homes too, and eventually, it’s our duty to mop and sweep those dirty floors! We can use scat mats for dogs and we can use robotic mop cleaners as well. But a great outdoor mat would suffice as well.
Dogs are more likely to play dirty (quite literally!) because the owners take them for long walks and guess who comes back with dirty feet and dusty fur? Or with a coat full of pollen, ugh!
Furthermore, the natural instinct to tear and puncture stuff with their teeth and claws is more observable in dogs.
Although the adorable-ness of these little gremlins suffices for the cleaning part, let’s accept it; every now and then, cleaning becomes a tiring task. More so, when the cleaning required is plenty! Or you are cleaning those floors for the fifth time in a day and you are definitely tired and ready for your nap!
To counter this problem, we have come up with a list of doormats that simply are the best for your precious’ littering problem!
Say bye-bye to cleaning first thing in the morning, or the last thing in the day, or before taking your afternoon nap or before drinking your evening tea!
We have got it all covered!
A list of perfect doormats for your little one
Starting from the balls of fur that pile up at the corner of our rooms to the torn up pieces of tissue papers that fly around every now and then in our houses, our dogs have a tendency to create a mess, and we as great dog parents, have to clean it up.
Doormats for dogs nip this problem right in the bud before it even starts being a problem! They also promote great hygiene for our dogs and our homes, both! They sometimes act as great toys for our pets too, sharpening their mental abilities and their hunting abilities too. SCRATCH, SCRATCH, SCRATCH!
In creating this list, many factors had to be considered! These mats should be made out of a material that is water-resistant and is easily washable.
These don’t just have to target the problem of a high pile of mud; some areas have a great amount of pollen in the air. This pollen stick to the dog’s fur and when these enter our home, we naturally feel allergic (AACHOOOO!).
These mats should be easy to clean (whether wash or vacuum). Their absorbency has to be considered too.
After considering all these factors, we have come up with the following list.
Now, let’s get rollin’ fellas!
Dog Gone Smart Large Dirty Dog Doormat
Okay, so this item tops our list, and for obvious reasons!
These mats are extra-absorbent, so say ciao to those wet, muddy feet that just came right from a well-watered park after hours of engaging play! This is made possible due to the thousands of microfiber strands in its structure.
It has a GSM absorption rate of 3000 that is higher than its competitors with a GSM from 900 to 1500. This quality makes them absorb 7x their own weight, again due to the microfiber technology! Go microfibers!
The greater GSM absorption rate is what makes these mats so great. But what is a GSM absorption rate? Well, it stands for grams per square meter (g/m2). Like, how many grams is the mat able to absorb for each square meter of the mat. Cutting it short, mats with a greater GSM rate can absorb a greater amount of liquids!
Also, these mats are non-slippery. That means your dog (or the mat) won’t skid from underneath your dog’s feet even when it comes bolting into your house! The manufacturers claim that they are the only mats to use the heavy “Gripper Non-Skid” backing on the bottom to prevent skidding and movement.
They are suitable for long-lasting use as they are constructed with double basting and even stitching for rugged durability. Your dog, won’t have to leave it favorite mat anytime soon!
These mats are of an appropriate size (the large doormat measures 35 x 26 inches) and can be easily washed in your washing machine. They are also available in many different colors (your dog won’t have to compromise on its choice of colors!).
These mats are beautifully made and the soft micro-fibers make it versatile enough to be placed anywhere your dog wants it to be! This mat also has the highest weave which is great for getting between your dog’s pads.
And to top it all off; it comes in many different designs! Ah! What a (neat) treat. Place those brooms and mops in your backyard, you won’t need them as often now (winks!).
GrassWorx Clean Machine High Traffic Doormat
Okay, so first things first; these mats act as magnets for sand and are very much durable. So, if you live near a desert or near the perfect Palm Beach, it will make your place even more perfect by stopping sand from entering your house. AHH, just perfect!
This doormat with its triple cleaning action – grabs, holds, and hides up to one pound of dirt per week. Awesome, now, isn’t it? Sayonara to cleaning your dogs’ mess for a week!
Its first-class AstroTurf scraper blades stop dirt at your door and work in stopping dirt from entering your household like a charm!
This durable and hardworking doormat resists mold and mildew. While being that much resistant, another plus is that its color would not fade any time soon!
It is just splendid for any type of doors. Be it entrance doors, garage doors, back doors, patios, or decks. It’s just great for all of these places!
Plus, it is pretty easy to clean! The dirt stuck in it can easily be removed and rinsed with a garden hose, neat (oof!)!
It is also weather-resistant and works in all weather conditions – removing snow, mud, sand, grass, leaves, and dirt from your little one’s paws.
It also can be used to remove dirt from your shoes! It is ‘the’ deal. Great for your pet and your dirty shoes, both!
However, its texture is kind of rigid, so this isn’t the mat for your partner if it has sensitive paws!
Soggy Doggy Doormat
This mat is super absorbent and is made from microfiber chenille. And it comes in a special ‘noodle’ design making it exceptionally effective at absorbing dirt and water.
It acts as if a sponge has been placed on water or dirt. Yes, it is super spongy! The manufacturers claim that it absorbs 5 times more water and dirt than normal doormats for your dog.
It is exceptionally durable. The substance it is made from is also frictional, so it won’t slip from underneath your dogs’ paws! Or move here and there.
It also dries pretty quickly after washing, so you don’t have to wait for hours and hours waiting for it to dry. Waiting for such a long time also makes your home prone to attract dirt from your dog’s paws while the mat is not there.
It can also be easily washed in your washing machine and can also be dried in it!
It comes in a standard size of 26 x 36 inches (plus 2 more sizes) and fits the standard door. Place it right in front of your entrance door to stop dirt and water from even entering your home!
It also has 8 color options, so your pet can pick out its favorite color while you enjoy (not) cleaning those floors so frequently!
Also, this mat is so versatile and soft, that you can even place it your car, or even in your dog’s crate, or next to your desk if you work from home!
My Doggy Place Ultra Absorbent Microfiber Dog Door Mat
It has 5x the GSM absorption rate of normal mats, soaks up Water & Dirt like a spell has been cast to clean it all, protects floors (of your bathrooms, entrance, bedroom, you name it!).
The chenille microfiber is thick and is high-pile, this mega-soft mat keeps your dog’s (and your own) feet cozy and gives them a warm pillow-like feel. Buying these mats will definitely turn your home into a home-spa, yeah, it’s that good!
This chenille microfiber quality which makes these mats extra-soft also has an added benefit! This quality makes them dry faster than the average mat after you give them a good wash.
The ‘no-slip’ rubber backing gives it a great grip, so your dog won’t skid off the mat!
Its tough, durable construction with double stitching makes these mats last longer than average dog doormats.
These mats are available in 5 different sizes. The medium mat measures 31 x 20 inches and is machine washable in cold water using mild detergent, and is dryer-friendly, that too on low settings. And after washing you can just shake it off to restore the fluff!
With many different sizes, designs, and colors, you can use them wherever you want in your home! Its use is up to you! Use it as a doormat for your dog, or use it as your shower mat, or perhaps a kitchen sink mat, there are endless uses, your imagination is the limit!
iPrimio Dog Extra Thick Micro Fiber Door Mat
First of all; like any other great dog doormats, it’s super-absorbent and is machine washable.
This mat is ultra-thick justifying its absorbency and it great for dogs that come with pollen sticking to them, or step foot in your home with extra muddy or extra wet paws.
These mats come with a waterproof liner that will keep any excess moisture from reaching your floor and damaging it. Good Lord! No more damaged floors from now on!
And after absorbing all that dirt and moisture, if they get extra dirty, just throw them in your washing machine and wash them as if you’d wash your night pajamas! So they are definitely an easy wash.
The Microfiber Thick Strands dry fast and soak many times their weight. They have a GSM Absorption Rate of 3000.
Furthermore, if you are not satisfied with the quality of these doormats you can always ask for a refund! Cool! Just let the makers know why you weren’t satisfied and they will give you a full refund or a free replacement. The makers are reliable and are a registered brand on Amazon.
One downside of these doormats is that they are not perfectly stain-resistant and they might get an increase in permanent stains over their lifetime. Plus, they only come in two designs, so there’s not much of a choice there either!
DII Indoor/Outdoor Natural Coir Easy Clean Rubber Doormat
With these doormats at your entrance, you can greet your guests with a unique style! These are available in a number of cute and colorful designs and styles, you will find just the right one for your home and that is easy on your dog’s eyes as well!
It is made of a strong naturally occurring fiber (coconut coir fiber) that is strong and durable. This fiber is used to create stiff and strong bristles that are just perfect for scraping and picking out dirt from your dog’s paws (and your shoes and boots too!).
These natural fiber cells absorb water and filter out the dirt and debris from entering your home. So with these doormats on your hand, wave goodbye to outdoor filth!
These mats are one of the best and would have made it up our list only if they were a bit more absorbent, but they definitely do a splendid job on dirt, mud and snow!
These are just excellent outdoor mats but long exposure to outside elements may reduce their lifespan.
Their thick lower profile makes them anti-slip and prevent you or your dog from tripping! There’s this non-slip PVC at its back that makes all this possible. So if you’re tired of doormats sliding from under your feet or doormats that don’t stay in their place after your dog aces inside, these mats are for you!
These sturdy rugs aren’t just for your front porch or the entrance, use them on patios, in your garage, laundry room, mud porch, entryway – any entry or exit with high traffic would benefit from these indoor/outdoor rugs. Aren’t these just great mats?!
The main quality of these doormats are that these are extremely attractive and attractive doormats are not an easy find. Consider yourself lucky if you are a design-freak (wink!)!
Enthusiast Gear Puppy Paws Plush Mat
Okay, so these mats are extra comfortable. They can be used under your dog bowls, in dog crates and kennels. They can also be used in your car to prevent it from falling victim to your dog’s mess. They can also be used for your cats!
These are so comfortable that they can also be used as beds for your dogs. Plus, when your dog walks on it, he or she will just love the soft-bristly feel of this mat on their paws!
The manufacturers claim that they absorb 5x more water than the average cotton mat. So in a nutshell, you can stop worrying about those wet paws dirtying your home up!
It also has a tough and durable construction with what they call it ‘Non-Slip Hot Melt Adhesive Backing’. This makes these mats stay wherever you put them and even your dog waltzing in your house won’t move them. Plus, this also makes them anti-slip. GOODBYE BANANA PEEL MATS!!
What makes these mats even more wondrous is that they are easy to clean and they also dry pretty quickly. Just fold up the mat and shake the fur, dirt and grime into your garbage bag. Then give it a good swing outside for a new-like appearance. To disinfect these mats, a machine wash is just enough!
These mats come in a variety of sizes and colors, so just go out and pick out the perfect size and color for your little one!
In addition to them being fast-drying, these are also anti-bacteria and odor-free, which makes them so awesome!
Beau Jardin Super Absorbent Indoor Doormat
These mats are made of super-absorbent fibers which will scrape off a good amount of filth, mud, dirt, grime, pollen, snow, grass (you name it!) from your dog’s feet or your shoes right before entering your abode. You don’t have to fret about getting those floors dirty as often!
Its non-slip latex lower material prevents you and your pet from slipping (or the mat from slipping from its place). The low-profile design won’t your doors get stuck due to the placing of these mats this is an excellent option if you have low-door clearance!
These mats are sturdy, so the edges won’t get curved in case they get stuck somewhere.
They can be easily washed in a washing machine, or can even be rinsed off with your garden hose, or with your vacuum cleaner, it’s always your choice! YOU ARE IN CHARGE! Always. Don’t forget that!
It comes in two sophisticated designs, and is made out of cotton which is a friend of our environment!
The dark-gray one is made out of black and white fibers and the brown one is made from brown and white fibers.
Another awesome feature of these mats is that these can be easily cut! They can be cut into a size of your choice and can be placed anywhere you want!
One downside of these mats is that it MIGHT shed some fibers in machine-wash (especially when you are washing it for the first time).
To sum it all up….
All the features mentioned in this post should be considered while going to purchase the perfect doormat for your little one, you both deserve the world!
The mats should be super absorbent too, to soak all that mud and moisture and filth from entering your home and that tires you from cleaning it so often. This is not fair. Raising a dog should be a fun experience, not a tiresome one!
They should be of an appropriate size so that they can be placed anywhere you want them to be. But, trust me you are better off placing these mats at your entrance (and for obvious reasons)!
The doormat should be easily washable, whether through a washing machine, or a vacuum cleaner, or a garden hose. THEY SHOULD BE EASY TO WASH!
Furthermore, it’s a plus if these mats dry out quickly, you do not want to keep your entrances un-matted (we know it’s not a word) for too long or the grime will get in!
The mats have to be stylish too, let your dog sniff around and pick out its favorite mat. And you can do it too if you want to. But you do not have to do compromise on the design. Go pick out your favorite color and your favorite design. You and your doggo deserve it!
The mats have to be durable too, they should not shed their fibers or get torn off on the slightest wash or the slightest scratching from your dog’s claws. They should be weather-resistant and should stand tall and unscathed even in tough weather-conditions.
Plus, they should be made out of a substance that keeps you and your dog from slipping and does not need to be adjusted every now and then. It should have the friction of its own!
It should have a bristly-type texture perhaps by using microfibers that will scrape all that dust or pollen or grass or snow from your dogs’ feet when they enter your home.
This list was created to guide you when you go to buy the perfect doormat for your doggo (and for yourself). The list starts with the item that is highly recommended and won’t disappoint you.
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