How can I make an extra long mat for front door?

I don't want to spend 100 for an extra long double door front door mat. Ideas?
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  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 13, 2016
    talk with a carpet store/ seller. i know a few of them sell runners by the foot, and occasionally there are remnants from installation. carpet tiles come to mind as well, also kids play mats/ garage the foam puzzle piece type type of squares. or just find 2 oversize coordinating mats and use 1 for each door.

  • Cindi Cindi on Mar 13, 2016
    Remnants are pretty inexpensive, if you're not picky about design, or you could cut a piece the size you want and place an actual doormat on top, centered between both doors. There are also some very pretty area rugs in different sizes, some are reasonably priced, I got one for the back of my SUV at Goodwill, fits perfect and looks great.

  • Debbie Debbie on Mar 13, 2016
    I recently saw on pinterest about using inexpensive braided rugs sewn together depending on how formal you want it

  • Diana Diana on Mar 13, 2016
    You should check out They have a tremendous selection and their prices are extremely reasonable.

  • Marie Caruana Marie Caruana on Mar 13, 2016
    Indoor/outdoor runners are very reasonable. Look at Christmas Tree Store for various sizes and designs.

  • Mandy Brown Mandy Brown on Mar 13, 2016
    Do you have an overhang over your front porch or is it open to the elements? A regular indoor rug runner will mildew. Overstock does have a lot of indoor/outdoor rugs that will work and they are always running sales. I signed up for their O rewards so each time I purchase something I get credit to use toward another purchase. I just purchased a beautiful 9x12 silver/ivory area rug for my family room and it only cost me a little over $100 with free shipping.

  • Kathryn Wyant Kathryn Wyant on Mar 13, 2016
    A simple solution would be to get two or three matching mats and stitch them together using an upholstery or carpet needle and fishing line like a 10# strength line. The stitching doesn't show or barely shows depending on the type of mat you pick. And Voila! You have your area covered. Even better it only takes about ten minutes to do.

    • Elaine Elaine on Mar 13, 2016
      This is EXACTLY what I was going to suggest - buy two the same & join together. Use a thimble or some type of finger protection so your fingers don't get sore. I also don't see a problem with having two matching mats (not joined) but simply placed side by side.

  • Bobbi Bobbi on Mar 13, 2016
    Perhaps you could check out camping stores for durable type rugs made for the elements. One such store is Camping World.

  • Shari Shari on Mar 13, 2016
    Frontgate's items are way overpriced, in my opinion. You should be able to find a nice double sized mat for 1/3 of their price. and Amazon would be two websites to check. Here's a nice, more reasonably priced, one from Ballard Designs. It has many good reviews. You could take a plain, cheap mat and paint it to jazz it up like this: If you are crafty, you could make your own: Of course, you could always use two identical smaller mats, side-by-side.

  • Victoria Jechart Victoria Jechart on Mar 13, 2016
    Suggest Home Depot. They sell outdoor carpet like material, by the yard (it's on a roll, cut to length). You may have to cut it down in the width. Then tape off a pattern, of your choice, and paint it with exterior house paint, using a dobbing method. Often you can find little sample jars in the paint section of paint stores, or get left over paint at a Habitat For Humanities Restore. I'd also coat the finished and dry design with an outdoor sealer.

  • KayDeOH KayDeOH on Mar 13, 2016
    That's not HER mat. It's a catalog page to show as an example of what the price is. Welcome mats are a way to keep your entry way cleaner as people wipe their feet on it before they go in the door. That is their purpose. And 'horribly ugly' is in the eye of the beholder ;-)

  • Kat Kat on Mar 13, 2016
    Target has kitchen/durable mats that you can buy 2 or more measure an cut to make one extra lg. mat.You have this site for ideas ! post when your mission is accomplished!

  • Melody Melody on Mar 13, 2016
    You can choose any material you like, go to a store that sales rubber mats, even the dollar tree carries them, place your material on the floor face down, next place the rubber mat(s) on the material make sure the cloth sticks out past the mat by at least 1 inch, tack glue the cloth to the back of the mat... let it dry so you can handle it. turn over and depodge the material on to the mat, again let dry and you have a mat of your choice and color! If you need more help with it go to (PRINTEST) look for depodging items you will find the instructions. I REALLY HOPE THIS HELPS!!! P.S. I agree with Jeanne, Johnchip you are mean and need to take a play nice pill.

  • Mary Beth Carrier Mary Beth Carrier on Mar 13, 2016
    I feel your pain but have a solution that may work. I have 4 different sets of exterior French doors but 3 are under my front porch & a door mat easily identifes the set that opens into our foyer. Since it's covered, I usually just buy accent rugs from any place like Tarhet, Lowes' or Bed Bath & Beyond. The set on the driveway side is only covered by a copper awning & will get wet so I have had a double rug there that I got at Home Depot on sale but I was not happy with its durability. I now use a regular sized mat there bc we only use one side of that door anyway.

  • Debbie Fulkerson Debbie Fulkerson on Mar 13, 2016
    Go to your local carpet store and get a remnant. Have it cut to size and then have them bind it. I recently did this and a 3 1/2x6 cost me $30.

    • Vivian Vivian on Mar 13, 2016
      @Debbie Fulkerson Thank you Debbie. That is a great idea.

  • Doreen Doreen on Mar 13, 2016
    How about buying a stair runner, at carpet stores, Lowes, even Ollies. They have carpet runners & they will cut any length you need. Ollies defiantly is cheap, not sure about pattern or even a solid you can stencil your monogram like the one you have. Hope it gives ya an idea?!!

  • Barb Barb on Mar 13, 2016
    I made one for my front door with leftover carpet. You would want to use indoor outdoor. I just cut it and then bought some braid trim and attached the trim with hot glue all the way around. Unfortunately, everyone thinks it's part of my carpet and won't wipe their shoes on it. They take their shoes off and put them on the hardwood floor!

  • SharonSnow SharonSnow on Mar 14, 2016
    Get a piece of sheet vinyl cut at Home Depot and make a floor cloth.

  • Buy an outdoor rug in a color you like and paint a design on it. Affix rubber mats on the back to keep it off the ground and give it more durability.

  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on Mar 15, 2016
    Did someone already suggest you buy two and attach them together?

  • Cynthia Potts Cynthia Potts on Mar 19, 2016
    If you have one you already own/like, why not add a border all of the way around to achieve the length and/or width you need?