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Recycled Tires: Doormats Made From Old Rubber

Updated on May 23, 2011

Recycled Rubber Doormats

Because rubber is so durable and easy to clean, many homes and offices use doormats from recycled tires.

It's an environmentally friendly cost-efficient way of protecting floors from dirt, water, snow, sand and oil which can be carried on the bottom of shoes.

Many people choose to use doormats made from recycled tires because they're easy to wash once they are soiled. All you have to do is take a hose to door mats and rinse them off. Once they are dry, they'll look as good as new.

Instead of over-flowing landfills across the world with rubber tires, door mats made from recycled rubber are an effective way of recycling. Recycled rubber, once converted into a doormat, can be found used as safety mats, entrance runners, rubber shop mats and traction mats.

Take a look around shops and garages, you're sure to find door mats made from recycled tires. They perform a function and they make sense!

When you're shopping for rubber doormats, measure the area that you wish to cover. Search online for door mats made from recycled tires which have the same measurements as the area you seek to cover.

If you can not your desired length and width, contact the business owner to see if they can customize one for you. This is actually quite common and you'll find that many business owners will be more than happy to assist you, providing you have the exact measurements that you need.

Think about the amount of wear and tear put on a vehicle's tires. How many miles did you put on your car before you had to change your tires? Now consider how long your doormat will last. Yes, that's right, they will practically last you a lifetime.

These doormats are specifically made for heavy-duty purpose and they can take a beating from boots, heavy equipment and the harshest weather. However, they're so low maintenance and durable that you'll never be able to tell! They'll outlast most of the things you own!


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      7 years ago

      My father was manufacturing door mats made from old rubber tires for decades, starting in back in the mid twentieth century. when i was a kid, I used to count the tires as they were rolled off the trucks. He also designed mats that were called: "anti-fatigue" for people who worked all day on their feet. He was one of the early pioneers of ergonomica and "green" products.

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      8 years ago

      I never knew that rubber tires can be used for doormats! I'm trying 100% coir (coconut fiber) doormats. It's a renewable and sustainable product. They work just as good as one that aren't sustainable.

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      Shan Madhavan 

      9 years ago

      Rubber tire doormats are very functional as well environment friendly. The amount of discarded old tires that I use in my factory to manufacture the tire mats and tire tiles, gives me a lot of satisfaction that in some little way I am contributing to the upkeep and preservation of our environment. I am constantly looking for other products that I can make out of the crushing of old tires, at present, I use the side wall of the tire to make tiles and mats, the rest of the tire is crushed and the tire powder is used to make tree rings, and rubber mulch. I am open to more suggestions on other products that I could make.

    • futonfraggle profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Absolutely. A practical, eco-friendly idea for doormats. Thanks for dropping by, Dustin.

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      9 years ago

      I think the rubber tire as doormats idea is a pretty good idea. they would be better for the environment and would be a good way to recycle tires. thanks. Lots of love. (LOL)


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