Coir is a course and durable fiber that derives from the husks of coconuts. Not only do they provide long-lasting protection, but they are also extremely resilient against outdoor damaging factors, such as UV rays, moisture, and ozone. Natural coir can be found in the form of doormats or boot scrapers, each working to help remove dirt, debris, and moisture from shoes to promote a cleaner home environment. Although coir fibers help remove moisture from shoes, it will not retain the moisture and will prevent the growth of hazardous organic byproducts, such as mold and mildew.
Harvested from the husks of coconuts, coir fiber is an extremely resilient material. Coconuts are commonly grown in hot and humid climates where the sun is intense; because of this, coir fibers must be durable enough to resist damage caused by these factors in order to protect the meat of the fruit itself. Coconut coir is durable enough to protect the fruit even when it has been floating at sea for months on end. Due to these durable physical properties, natural coir is a popular material used for doormats and boot/shoe scrapers.
Coir fibers are a flexible, yet durable, material that help remove unwanted dirt, debris, and moisture from the hard-to-reach crevices of shoe soles. They are flexible enough to reach into tight spaces, yet durable enough to resist permanent deformation after a significant amount of use. In addition, they can be left outdoors for extended periods of time without becoming damaged by UV rays and ozone. Overall, natural coir fibers are the perfect material for doormats and boot/shoes scrapers due to their long life and excellent moisture-absorption and dirt-scraping properties.
Natural coir fibers are also extremely easy to clean. Due to their resistance to moisture and durability, coir doormats and boot scrapers can be hosed down or beaten to loosen up the dirt and debris trapped deep within the fibers. In addition, coir fibers are resilient enough to be left out in the sun to dry after being cleaned.