The Ultimate Guide to Choosing and Caring for Lobster Rope Doormats

Written by: Karen Marsh


Lobster Rope Doormats are, hands-down, the best long-lasting mats for outdoors. Handcrafted from marine-grade rope designed to stand up to the roughest of weather, these hard-working outdoor mats will look beautiful at your front door for many years.

Whether you are buying your first or fifth Lobster Rope Doormat, let’s talk about having the world’s best outdoor doormat right at your front door.

Here are our best tips on how to choose a Lobster Rope Doormat for your home and how to care for it (it’s super easy - we promise!):

Factors to consider when choosing a Lobster Rope Doormat

What is a standard door mat size?

The correct front door mat size is a common question. The typical outdoor doormat size starts at 18" x 30", a popular choice for single doors. But, here's a handy tip: most front doors measure about 36" wide, so consider a larger Lobster Rope Doormat, like a 24" x 36", for that perfectly balanced look.

Another popular big doormat size is the 24" x 60". This extra large front door mat size is great for double doors since those usually start at 60" wide. Our Wicked Good Lobster Rope Doormat Runner is just the perfect fit for these big entrances.

How do you measure for a front door rug? Try this simple trick: grab a piece of chalk and sketch out each door mat size. This way, you can visualize how each size complements your front door. 

What color should a door mat be?

Follow this simple rule: choose solids and double weave mats in natural tones for a classic front door look. For a front door style that pops from the street, choose vivid colors for your outdoor door mats.  

From bright stripes to earthy, natural tones, Lobster Rope Doormats work beautifully with any front door. Here are a some more few popular front door-doormat pairing tips that our customers love:

a. Create contrast - if your front door is a dark charcoal or black, opt for a lighter-toned doormat, like the Light & Dark Tan Double Weave. On the other hand a white front door is the perfect backdrop for bold colors - a Navy, Teal, Silver makes a fun, friendly welcome. 

b. Add drama - light-colored front doors can create a show-stopping entrance when paired with deeper rope mat colors, such as solid navy or black.

c. Go monochromatic - for a cohesive look, choose a Lobster Rope Doormat with a color that matches your front door. For example, a navy door goes well with a Navy & Dark Tan Double Weave doormat for that warm, inviting touch.

What are different Lobster Rope Doormat designs?

We always say, “we’ve got a lobster rope door mat for any door” and it’s true! Our Wicked Good Lobster Rope Doormats come in different patterns and many vibrant colors that work so well throughout the year - each doormat is guaranteed to impress your guests.

a. Striped Lobster Rope Doormats

Colorful striped rope mats instantly breathe life into your front door. There's nothing like the coastal charm of brightly colored Wicked Good Lobster Rope Doormats to grab everyone's attention. Try our best selling Navy, Teal, Silver door mat for a classic coastal look.

Or, make your guests smile before you even answer the door with our Rainbow Stripe outdoor door mat  - it is simply a burst of happiness right at your entrance.

We also feature earth tones in our striped door mats - check out the versatile Dark Tan with 2 Black Stripes or our Brown with 2 Tan Stripes

b. Double Weave Lobster Rope Doormats

Here’s a front door mat idea that is subtle and sophisticated; our Wicked Good Lobster Rope Doormat double weave design features two complementary colors woven throughout. You get just the right amount of color pop and timeless elegance.

Try our best selling Navy and Silver double weave - which works with almost every door. Or go monochromatic with a Dark Tan/Light Tan double weave.

Lobster Rope Doormats in Solid Colors

If you love the timeless "less is more" approach, our Lobster Rope Doormats in solid colors create a clean, refined look for your entrance.

A warm Solid Tan, cool Charcoal, or classic Navy rope mat easily creates a cozy yet eye-catching backdrop that lets you have fun with your other front door decor. 

How to clean a Lobster Rope Doormat

All Lobster Rope Doormats are designed to catch and release dirt, which is why these outdoor mats are easy to clean and continue to look so good at your door even after many years of use.

Just lift them up and sweep the dirt away. Each rope doormat dries so fast you can just wash it down at your door with a garden hose. You can also use a mild detergent, if you wish. It’s that simple!

Where to buy Lobster Rope Doormats

When product online, it is important to buy from a reputable, trusted company that invests in its equipment, staff, clean workspace, and rigorous quality inspection. As The Original Lobster Rope Doormat company, we created the standard for #1 quality rope doormats.

Wicked Good Doormats works closely with Maine craftsmen to ensure customers receive long-lasting doormats that they will truly enjoy for the many years to come.

Each of our Lobster Rope Doormats goes through a Proprietary 5 Point Quality Check that inspects everything from rope quality and color to weaving firmness, construction and craftsmanship.

Customer reviews and testimonials of Lobster Rope Doormats

Doormat quality and color – these are the two greatest features our beloved customers can't get enough of when it comes to Wicked Good Doormats. They know they're in for a top-notch Lobster Rope Doormat every single time. Here's what they have to say: 

“The Lobster Rope Doormat from NETCO is so beautiful and well made. Found this doormat while doing a search for a front porch update we were doing. Almost went with a standard type doormat and so glad I didn’t. You will not be disappointed in the Lobster Rope Doormat. We did not use a non slip mat under it as the mat is heavy enough on its own and doesn’t slip. Looks beautiful with our front porch update!!”

Scott, Verified buyer of Wicked Good Lobster Rope Doormats in Navy, Green, Seafoam

“We just love our new door mat. It adds a pop of color to our front porch. Had a rainstorm the other night and it still looks great! We have received many compliments already.”

Amy - Verified buyer of Wicked Good Lobster Rope Doormats in Navy, Teal, Seafoam

“The lobster mats are perfect for our homes. We have one at each door. The rope scrapes off dirt from shoes easily. The mat allows sun/air to pass through so there is no mess on the underside such as mold or algae.”

Jackie - Verified buyer of Wicked Good Lobster Rope Doormats in Silver & Black Double Weave

“We’re so happy with our new doormats! They’re sturdy and stylish with that quintessential New England quality that people look for in handmade items.”

Jennifer - Verified buyer of Wicked Good Lobster Rope Doormats in Navy & Dark Tan Stripe

“We just got back from visiting our son who lives in Maine. We absolutely love it there. My wife and I kept seeing and admiring these lobster rope doormats and thought they would be great for our home. Not only did they look good and were functional but they would add a “Maine feeling “ to our home here in Maryland. We are so happy with our new mats. They make us smile whenever we pull up to our home.”

Brian - Verified buyer of Wicked Good Lobster Rope Doormats in Navy, Teal, Seafoam

Loving these Wicked Good Lobster Rope Doormat options for your home? Whether you're a big fan of bright, beachy colors on your doorstep or lean towards subtle and serene tones, your choice of rope mat will create an eye-catching entrance that will leave your neighbors in awe.

Check out our complete collection of Wicked Good Lobster Rope Doormats to make a uniquely charming statement at your front door today.

If you want to know more about choosing the best, longest-lasting quality outdoor doormats for your home, here are 7 Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Lobster Rope Doormat.

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