If you’re looking for the perfect doormat for your home, there are undoubtedly a lot of options available. The good news is – many of these options are also easy on our planet. I found a great selection of cool doormats that are made with eco-friendly materials, including many that are fully biodegradable. Coir doormats, for example, are made with natural coconut fibers. When a 100% coir doormat wears out, you can simply toss it into your compost bin.
And if you like to welcome your guests with a little fun – I found some laser engraved doormats by a company called Damn Good Doormats that puts hilarious slogans on their unique selection of funny welcome mats. I also found cool doormats made with recycled and upcycled materials, like reclaimed lobster ropes and flip flops. With so many cool, eco-friendly doormats available, there’s no reason to buy any other kind!
Cool Doormats in Coir and Natural Fibers
Doormats made from natural fibers are always a good bet. Once they’re worn out, they will eventually biodegrade and be less destructive to the environment. In some cases, if the doormat is made with 100% natural fibers, like coir doormats (which are made from coconut husks), they can be cut up and used as mulch for gardening, or, as mentioned above – tossed into your compost bin. Many of the welcome mats I present here are made of all natural coir. It’s an ideal eco-friendly material for doormats because you don’t feel badly about disposing of them once they wear out.
Kempf is a leader in providing a wide variety of both natural fiber and recycled doormats. This style is made from 100% natural coir coconut fibers. There are no plastics in its construction, and it’s totally biodegradable.
- Materials: 100% coconut fibers
- Multiple sizes from: 18″ x 30″ up to 36″ x 72″; and approximately 1″ thick
Another awesome, sustainable natural fiber that makes beautiful doormats is jute. This lovely design by Iron Gate is handmade and is super durable.
- Materials: 100% jute
- Size: 18″ x 30″
Magic by Crochet hand makes mats and rugs with jute and upcycled fabric. This mat is made with all natural jute and it comes in a couple different sizes.
The Beware of Wife Doormat (with Shady Kids and Pets)
This is a popular one with UniGuide visitors!
Just because your doormat is eco-friendly, doesn’t mean it has to be serious! Damn Good Doormats are made with natural coconut, but they do have a little PVC plastic on them for a non-slip backing. Damn Good Doormats has so many funny doormats that you’ll just have to check out their store on Etsy to see them all. It will be hard to choose!
- Materials: coconut fibers and PVC
- Multiple sizes from: 18″ x 30″ to 23″ x 34″
If you’ve got a barker in the house, this “Knock on the door and let me sing you a song of my people” doormat is a must have. Just contact Hand Crafted by Hayes in their Etsy store and give them the name of your dog or dogs. They also do other custom doormat orders.
How many times a week do you say or text, “Hey”? Why not express it with your doormat too? This welcome mat by Nickel Design Shop is also made with sustainable coir. And if you’re more of a “Hi,” “Hello,” or even a “Yo,” person, Nickel Design makes those mats too. They’ve got other fun styles, including a French bull dog, watermelons, California Bear Republic, and my personal positive affirmation favorite: “Good Vibes Only.” Check out their Etsy store to find yours.
Animal and Fruit Welcome Mats
If you want a nature motif to go with your eco-friendly doormat, here are some cool designs inspired by nature and the animal kingdom.
Fab Habitat makes a number of biodegradable doormats from coir. They have a variety of designs, with dogs, cats, flowers, and more. These welcome mats are 1oo% biodegradable and compostable. Plus, they’re colored with eco-friendly dyes and water-based paint.
- Sizes: 30″ x 18″ and 36″ x 24″.
- Comes in thick or low profile.
This pineapple welcome mat is also made with coir. A pineapple is the universal symbol of hospitality, so this is the perfect way to welcome guests into your home.
- Materials: coconut fibers
- Size: 30″x19″
Entryways offers an array of eco-friendly doormats, some with rainbow stripes and others with slogans printed one them. This colorful doormat is handmade, also from sustainable coconut fibers.
- Materials: all natural coir
- Size: 18” x 30” x 1.5″ thick
Upcycled rope doormats offer a cheery welcome to your guests.
From their headquarters in Maine, Cape Porpoise Trading Company makes an array of one-of-a-kind, colorful doormats from recycled lobster ropes.
- Handmade to order in the USA
- Materials: recycled lobster rope and repurposed flat rope
- Sizes from: 29″ x 19″ x 1.25″ thick to 39″ x 19″ x 1.25″ thick
- Materials: 100% recycled fishing rope
- Durable, weather-resistant, and reversible
- Handmade in Maine, USA
The Alaska Rope Company creates a variety of colorful recycled rope doormats. They also make larger rugs and other nautical-style products with reclaimed lobster and sailing ropes.
Recycled Rubber and Neoprene Welcome Mats
NJ East Coasters is a new brand I discovered that makes really cool home accessories with recycled rubber, recycled neoprene, and upcycled wetsuit scraps. Someone at NJ East Coasters is a huge music fan as you’ll see in their designs in their Etsy store. Here are some of my favorite recycled welcome mats that they create.
Measures: 27” x 17” x 0.25”
The American Mat Company also makes some cool doormats with recycled rubber and neoprene. Visit their Etsy store to see more designs.
Recycled Flip Flop Doormats
- Materials: recycled flip flops and post-consumer waste diverted from landfills
- Measures: 30″ x 20″ x 1″
18. Recycled Flip Flops Doormat
Here’s another style that’s also made with upcycled flip flops.
Wood and Cork Doormats
If you like a natural aesthetic, but want something different from coir and jute, how about wood or cork doormats?
- Materials: reclaimed rubber wood
- Size: 18″ x 30″ x 1/3″ thick
This doormat wins the “uber eco-friendly” award because it’s made with upcycled natural materials. Natural cork is a sustainable material to begin with. So, taking used wine corks and upcycling them into another useful item is sustainable product design in its finest form!
- Materials: reclaimed wine bottle corks
- Size: 30″ x 20″
Recycled Tire Doormats
Here’s a classic doormat by Kempf that is made from recycled tires. Used tires are a huge environmental problem because they can take 80 years to decompose – and there are a lot of them. Americans alone go through 300 million tires every year. So, I love seeing them put to good use in this classic eco-friendly doormat.
- Materials: recycled tires
- Sizes from: 18.5″ x 32″ up to 36″ x 60″
I think you’ll agree that the coolest way to welcome your guests is with a doormat that’s easy on the Earth. Cheers!