Doormats see a lot of foot traffic throughout a single day. You step on them every time you enter or leave your house. Guests use them to wipe, dry, and clean their shoes. Pets use them to get mud off their dirty paws. And they get exposed to all of the outdoor elements that a regular rug does not. So when choosing a doormat for your home, you want to make sure it’ll hold up against all of these things and more!

That’s where coconut coir comes in. You may be asking yourself, “What the heck does coconut have to do with doormats?” And you’re not alone! Most people aren’t familiar with coir—so let’s do a deep dive into this material and see why it’s a great addition to your home.

What is Coconut Coir Fiber?

Coconut coir fiber is a natural fiber made out of coconut husks. It’s strong, thick, and durable, so it can be used to create long-lasting, hard-wearing doormats that are also biodegradable.

How is a Coconut Coir Doormat Made?

The process of making coconut coir fiber is pretty straightforward. The coconut husk is extracted from the dried outer layer of a coconut. Then, the fibers are loosely twisted into a thick yarn. Lastly, the fiber is hardwoven with raw coir to create a final product, like doormats. 

What Are the Benefits?

Besides being biodegradable (which is great for your home and great for the planet) coconut coir doormats also boast a lot of other benefits. The fiber is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, and relatively waterproof—allowing it to last longer despite being subjected to rain, snow, ice, and other elements. In addition, creating a coconut coir doormat utilizes a lot less resources than a regular cotton or synthetic mat. So you can feel good about having a FabHabitat doormat in your home!

Which Doormat is Right for Me?

All of FabHabitat’s doormats are eco-friendly, durable, and easy to clean—so you really can’t go wrong! But if you’re stumped on which style is right for your home, here are a few things to consider: 

  • If you live in a rainy climate and are looking for something slip-resistant, this Natural Coir Doormat with Rubber is a great pick for you. You get the best of both worlds with the natural coir and a rubber backing, so it’s both fun and functional for your home.
  • If you want to add a bit more style to your patio or porch, try a semi-round doormat which sits flush against your door. Its rounded edges make this mat stand out among the rest.
  • If you want your front door to feel welcoming to guests and neighbors, go for a statement-making mat (literally!) with one of these picks that say “Hello,” “Bonjour,” or “Hola!”
  • If you want to add a pop of color to your porch, go for something bold like this cute design featuring poppies or this one with a vibrant floral print

When you invest in a FabHabitat coconut coir doormat, you’re investing in a long-lasting, durable mat that will withstand the test of time. No matter which mat you go with, it’s sure to be the perfect way to welcome guests, pet, friends, family, and neighbors into your home.

To shop all doormats and learn more about coconut coir, click here.