How to Choose the Right Lobster Rope Doormat for Your Front Door

Written by: Karen Marsh


If you're interested in buying a Lobster Rope Doormat but not sure how to pick the right one for your front door, this guide is for you!

Here’s our flash course on the benefits of each type of Lobster Rope Doormat so you can select just the one that will make your doorstep smile for years.

Choosing Among Different Lobster Rope Doormats

The first thing you need to know is that all of our nautical rope doormats are made from lobster rope. Whether it is called nautical rope or lobster rope, it is all the same type of commercial fishing rope used to tether lobster traps to their buoys.

That means all of our Lobster Rope Doormats are designed to withstand sea, salt, air, wind, sun and freezing conditions! They never mildew or grow mold, are fast-drying, and new nautical rope mats have added UV protection. Each Lobster Rope Doormat is handwoven in the USA so your purchase supports small business and workers.

It also means you get to choose your outdoor doormat solely by which one you like the best. Yay! Whether you live on the coast, lakeside, in the mountains, or the city we've got a welcome mat just right for you. Now that we've got that behind us, let's talk about:

How Lobster Rope Doormats Differ

The main variance for you to consider is New Rope or Recycled Rope

Here are the benefits of each:

Recycled Lobster Rope

Recycled lobster rope is so cool because it has actually been in the ocean and is filled with history. Some fisherman or fisherwoman staked their living on this actual rope, knowing it would safely bring in the day's haul. Imagine the rope breaking? No, no, no...

This nautical rope is also important because it has been pulled from the ocean and does not add to the growing problem of plastic in the sea. And, because it is woven into colorful outdoor doormats, it is not adding to pollution on land either.

Our weavers do a great job creating an attractive Lobster Rope Doormat with the colors they have available and they fill in with other scrap lobster rope.

Who Should Buy A Recycled Lobster Rope Doormat?

If you love buying upcycled, eco-friendly products that have a great story, this recycled nautical rope doormat is perfect for you. While you cannot choose a specific mat or colors (each mat is one-of-a-kind) you'll get a colorful random array of hues that always work together. The randomness of Recycled Lobster Rope Doormats actually makes them a great choice for most decor.

New Lobster Rope

If you are sold on owning a Lobster Rope Doormat, but you'd rather have a say in the colors you get then you'll love our Wicked Good Lobster Rope Doormats handwoven in Maine from new lobster rope.

Wicked Good Doormats are made from our heaviest weight nautical rope - our special blend of polypropylene and polyethylene rope. This rope is our toughest and strongest of all, resulting in a super rugged (but cute!) nautical rope doormat. These Lobster Rope Doormats come in 2 sizes, 18" x 30" and 24" x 36".

By owning a Wicked Good Doormat, you’re doing a great thing for the Earth by investing in quality materials that last, rather than cheaper products that need to be tossed out and replaced often.

Wicked Good Lobster Rope Doormats, Recycled Lobster Rope Doormats, Outdoor Doormats

Both Wicked Good Lobster Rope Doormats and Recycled Nautical Rope Doormats are long-lasting and can withstand Mother Nature's toughest weather.

Their weave catches sand and dirt but does not trap it (say good-bye to grubby doormats filled with who-knows-what). Instead, dirt passes right through the doormat. These nautical rope doormats will never get soggy.

Bring on the rain! This fast-drying lobster rope is ready for it. Our all-weather welcome mats are easy to clean - lift up and sweep away! If you need to hose one off, do it right at your door. It's that simple. The color does not run, stain or transfer so your surface is protected.

If you need a tough, long-lasting doormat, you can't go wrong with either Wicked Good or Recycled Lobster Rope Doormats.

The fact is, both last for years and are handwoven to have the highest quality available in a doormat. Select your new outdoor doormat by the style that you love the most.

If you still have questions about Lobster Rope Doormats, you can always reach out to us at and we will get right back to you!

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