Rubber is probably one of the best materials for doormats due to their durability and resistance to outdoor conditions, such as moisture, sunlight, and ozone. It also retains the ability to retain its grippy surface even when moisture is present on its surface. Rubber front entrance mats create a safe and non-slip entryway that will also aid in the removal of unwanted dirt and debris on shoes. There are two types of rubber front entrance mats: standard and double-door sized doormats for residential and commercial entryways and rubber runners that are available in larger sizes for outdoor walkways.
Commercial rubber entrance mats are almost always placed outdoors due to their excellent environmental-resistance properties. These mats often feature a unique surface pattern to aid in increasing traction with each step while rubber’s natural non-slip capabilities also work to prevent slippage. Surface patterns, such as diamond-plate, coin-grip, and corrugated ridges, are made to act as extra gripping points for your shoes to grip onto for firm footing. Additionally, they also help with the removal of debris stuck on shoes to prevent dirty interior floors.
Rubber runners are larger longer rubber mats that are designed to cover long pathways or walkways. Many commercial buildings feature a long ramp or walkway leading up to the front door of the business. In wet weather, the ground can become slick and create a hazardous pathway that is easy to slip and fall on, especially on inclines. These rubber runners often have linear corrugated ridges that allow your feet to effectively “push off” the runner uphill rather than sliding downhill.