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lobster rope doormats

Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Welcome to Maine

Leaving a life at sea behind them, these colorful float-ropes that were once used by lobstermen off the coast of Maine have been re-purposed and braided into sturdy doormats.

Float-ropes are used by lobstermen to tether their lobster traps. Unfortunately, float-rope entangles Northern Right Whales (an endangered species) which swim in the same waters. In order to protect these whales, lobstermen are now required to turn in their old float-ropes and switch to sink-ropes instead. 300,000 pounds of float-rope was destined to go to landfills and burning facilities in Massachusetts before it was re-purposed for projects such as this.

Extremely durable, these doormats can handle the toughest weather conditions and are resistant to mold, mildew, salt water and sun. They do not absorb water or harbor insects. To clean, just give it a good shake. Handmade in Maine of 100% recycled materials. Includes card about the project.

Each is one-of-a-kind and will vary. Color varies slightly on each.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
18999
Made from
recycled rope
Measurements
Approx: 29" L x 18" W x 1.25" H; 5 lbs.

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LOBSTER ROPE DOORMATS
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (30)
  • Durable (30)
  • Unique (29)
  • Cleans shoes (18)

Cons

  • Too small (3)

Best Uses

  • Front door (16)
  • Side door (16)
  • Wet weather (15)
  • Decoration (8)
  • Snow/ice (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (19), Budget shopper (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11), Yes (5)

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5.0

Great beach house door mat

By 

from Tampa, FL

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Front Door
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about LOBSTER ROPE DOORMATS:

    I am pleasantly surprised at how vivid the colors still are even though the ropes have been used. Very excited to give this unique gift to my dad- the guy who has everything!

    Service and delivery comments:

    The only drawback is this was supposed to come with a card to explain the cool background of the mat; but no card was enclosed. Being that this is a gift, it would have been nice to have to give with the mat.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Father
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Cute and practical

    By 

    from Madison, WI

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Cleans Shoes
    • Durable
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decoration
      • Front Door
      • Side Door
      • Snow/Ice
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about LOBSTER ROPE DOORMATS:

      This door mat is not only good looking but it works great! I bought the blue and yellow one a few years ago and have been wanting a second ever since. Finally I decided to treat myself and purchased the yellow and red mat. I have one mat at the door to my front porch and the other one at the front door of my house. They are so easy to maintain. You can wash them with a garden hose and they do not fade in bright sun light, like so many other mats I've had. Plus what a happy, colorful greeting.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Very sturdy, good quality& bright colors

      By 

      from Tennessee

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Bright Colors
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Decoration
        • Front Door
        • Side Door
        • Snow/Ice
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about LOBSTER ROPE DOORMATS:

        I bought this for my mother & father in-law b/c they go to Maine every year for vacation and love the area. They come back with stories of the locals, the history and of course how good the lobster is...this is their Christmas Gift for the back door/main entrance to their home. It arrived sooner than expected.
        My only complaint is that the card that came with the mat that is supposed to tell the story beihnd the lobster rope, etc...looked like it had been torn off the mat, crumpled up and thrown back in the box. I'm planning on printing the description from the website to include with the gift b/c it is phrased better in my opinion.
        I ordered the teal/yellow color and was surprised to see a small amount of purple. I still love it and am certain that the people receiving it as a gift will too!

        Service and delivery comments:

        Fast Delivery

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Father
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Best doormat ever

        By 

        from Baltimore, MD

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Incredibly durable
        • Unique

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Decoration
        • Side Door
        • Snow/Ice
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about LOBSTER ROPE DOORMATS:

        I have two of these that I bought in Maine. I wanted a third, but could not get to Maine this summer to buy one there. These mats are incredibly durable and so colorful. The fact that they are recycled is also very cool.

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        5.0

        I would buy this again instantly!

        By 

        from Jupiter, FL

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Cleans Shoes
        • Durable
        • Recycled material
        • Sturdy
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Front Door
          • Wet Weather

          Comments about LOBSTER ROPE DOORMATS:

          I use this as a mwelcome mat for my front door. The colors re beautiful!

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery was quick and arrived in excellent condition.

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By 

          from Jupiter, FL

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Cleans Shoes
          • Durable
          • Recyclable material
          • Sturdy
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Side Door
            • Wet Weather

            Comments about LOBSTER ROPE DOORMATS:

            I love the fact it is made with recycled rope and the colors are phenomenal !

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was quick and item arrived in excellent condition!

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            4.0

            love that it's upcycled.

            By 

            from florida

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Cleans Shoes
            • Durable
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Front Door
              • Side Door

              Comments about LOBSTER ROPE DOORMATS:

              i love that it's upcycled. they've been very durable. they're a little dirty from use and i haven't yet tried to clean them. i'm hoping they're easy to clean.

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              5.0

              Great in every way

              By 

              from Block Island, RI

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Front Door
                • Side Door

                Comments about LOBSTER ROPE DOORMATS:

                Love these, and my 16 year old thinks they are cute. If they will last on Block Island, they will work anywhere. I'll let you know, but I have high hopes.

                Service and delivery comments:

                I couldn't believe that I ordered this on Sunday, you shipped on Monday (a federal holiday) and it arrived on Tuesday. Beautiful! Only negative was the great big box that it arrived in.. you shipped a LOT of air... but I'll recycle it.

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                5.0

                Quality + size = smiles

                By 

                from earth

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Cleans Shoes
                • Durable
                • Makes smiles
                • Perfect large size
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • A statement mat reuse
                  • Front Door
                  • Wet Weather

                  Comments about LOBSTER ROPE DOORMATS:

                  I enjoy this mat allot, my family, friends, and I all love it. It came with a bit of grime, as used lobster ropes should, but it just adds to the character of it. I get allot of comments about it upon persons entries, which brings up the conversation of reuse, recycle, health for our environment and so on. Thank you for sharing this creative idea with the world, we need more products like this!

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Great, colorful doormat

                  By 

                  from Washington DC

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Looks like the picture
                  • Supports a good cause

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Front Door
                    • Wet Weather

                    Comments about LOBSTER ROPE DOORMATS:

                    We purchased the teal/yellow doormat and it's great!

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Prompt delivery (it arrived much quicker than I thought it would)

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