The Best Heavy Duty Outdoor Door Mats: Lobster Rope Doormats

Written by: Karen Marsh


Charming outdoor mats set the right first impression while protecting a home's interior. 

Aside from being an attractive addition to a front entryway, the best quality outdoor doormats keep floors clean by removing dirt and debris from the entrants’ shoes and stopping dirt in its tracks before it travels inside. 

However, with various door mat materials available on the market today, homeowners have a difficult job deciding which features they need for their homes. 

Choosing a woven doormat made from marine-grade lobster rope addresses the problem two-fold: by giving visitors an inviting, stylish impression of your home and by being a long-lasting weatherproof outdoor mat for years.

Why is Lobster Rope the Best Outdoor Mat Material?

A quality, heavy-duty door mat is an essential but sometimes overlooked accessory to any front porch. 

The best outdoor doormats are durable, withstanding daily foot traffic, and accompanied by stepping, scraping, or scuffing while also easily cleaned and maintained.

But many of these types of outdoor mats are dull and drab - industrial-looking and cold.

Beyond the base functionality, you’ll want to secure a durable outdoor doormat that offers the right first impression as one of the first features visitors and guests will see at your home. Lobster rope doormats offer numerous colors, shades, and styles to help you find the perfect addition to your porch or entryway.

No fisherman wants to risk losing his hard-earned catch. The material The New England Trading Company utilizes in nautical rope doormats is our own exclusive marine rope. 

Designed to be weatherproof, water-resistant, mold and mildew resistant, durable, and long-lasting, our lobster rope is some of the best around (if not the best!)

These lobster rope doormats offer consumers the benefits of polysteel rope, enabling them to last for years, holding up under the roughest weather without taking on odors and dampness. Such heavy duty outdoor door mats are easy to clean and maintain, drying fast to ensure they’re ready to return to action in no time.

Mold and Mildew Resistant

Lobster rope doormats brighten any front door space while stopping dirt in its tracks. Initially designed to tether lobster traps to buoys in the ocean, we engineer lobster rope material to withstand the harshest conditions. 

The New England Trading Company crafts lobster rope heavy-duty door mats out of material that can withstand the ocean’s varying temperatures and current while hauling hundreds of pounds of lobster gear up from the depths. 

Lobster rope’s tough and durable nature naturally weaves into strong, weatherproof outdoor mats that can stand the test of time at your front door.

Although doormats welcome and encourage visitors to clean their feet when they visit your home, they track whatever resides within the fibers into your home each time they cross a doormat.

Weatherproof outdoor doormats made from lobster rope remain mold and mildew resistant, efficiently helping you alleviate dirt and dust issues while improving your home’s air quality and eliminating common musty doormat odors.

Low-Maintenance, High Value, Preeminent Quality

Lobster rope doormats from The New England Trading Company last for years, far beyond the standard doormats that many homeowners replace each season.

These heavy-duty door mats are an economical way to get the most bang for your buck with a durable and aesthetically pleasing addition to your entryway.

Traditional outdoor doormats do a good job of preventing dust, dirt, mud, and grime from entering the home. Unfortunately, they accomplish this task by keeping everything they pick up within their fibers. 

While other front door mats get soggy and grimy, our Lobster Rope Doormats use a unique hand-woven design that prevents debris from entering the home while passing through the weave. Wicked Good Nautical Rope Doormats and Recycled Lobster Rope Doormats continue providing a bright and cheery coastal invitation at your door while ensuring your home’s interior air remains clean.

Some assume that a nautical rope doormat is floppy or lightweight, unable to withstand real foot traffic and debris. 

The New England Trading Company doormats are an exception, weighing up to 10 pounds each, bendable but still rigid enough to stand up to the most strenuous use.

When you choose a lobster rope doormat from New England Trading Co., you gain a hand-woven addition to your front door that enables you to feel the quality in.

The Sustainable Heavy-Duty Doormat Solution

The New England Trading Company lobster rope doormats are colorful and unique ways to adorn your front entryway. In addition, they’re an eco-friendly alternative that allow you to help our environment as well.

Our Wicked Good nautical rope doormats are handwoven from brand-new marine-grade fishing rope that lasts for many years, not just a season. Our Recycled Lobster Rope Doormats are made from recycled and leftover scrap rope - with both collections having minimal energy consumption and a simple manufacturing process that requires little to no machinery intervention. 

The New England Trading Company proudly keeps hundreds of thousands of pounds of lobster rope out of landfills and our oceans. Our recycled lobster rope doormats embody the adage ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ by repurposing what fishermen might otherwise discard into a landfill or the ocean, reducing the amount of litter along the Atlantic coast.

We believe we can make a difference in minimizing our carbon footprint by doing our part to produce our lobster rope doormats ethically and sustainably while reducing ocean plastic. 

Purchasing these curated selections from our team helps us stay in the business of producing beautiful, creative, and sustainable products and additionally supports non-profit organizations dedicated to cleaning up our oceans, lakes, and rivers.

The New England Trading Company believes that customer satisfaction comes first. This commitment begins with ensuring our coastal products are of superior quality while staying available to respond quickly to customer queries and needs.

Check out more info on our brand-new polysteel rope mats in our Wicked Good Doormats collection and reclaimed lobster rope doormats in the "Colors of Maine" Recycled Rope Mat line - our all-weather mats are here to greet your guests with a splash of coastal charm while withstanding the elements.

If you're ready to find the perfect Lobster Rope Doormat for your home, don't forget these important tips on how to buy the best outdoor doormat.

And if you're looking to pair your nautical rope doormat with the perfect accessory, check out these Lobster Rope Baskets from our Wicked Good line. Handwoven from the same authentic lobster rope, these baskets stand up to all seasons and last for years. Have a look at why our customers love these for their home!

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