The Best Rug Materials for Busy Entryways (Our Top 3) - Beija Flor Answers

The Best Rug Materials for Busy Entryways (Our Top 3)

Looking for the ideal material for your entryway? Here are our top 3 material choices for busy entryways.

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By Natasha Johnson
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Updated March 2, 2023.

Having a rug in the entryway of your home not only serves as a warm welcome to any visitor, but it can also reflect the style of your home while making its own statement. Therefore, choosing an entryway rug is significant.

This space also carries a lot of foot traffic, so finding durable rug materials that are also easy to clean is ideal. Here are our top 3 materials for busy entryways:

1. Vinyl

Vinyl is super easy to clean and maintain, making it an excellent fuss-free rug and a good choice for those who struggle with asthma and allergies. Vinyl rugs are durable and hard-wearing, meaning they can withstand the constant daily movement of this area. They generally come with a non-slip reverse side to prevent any curling at the corners.

2. Polypropylene

Polypropylene rugs are durable and resilient, made to endure the busyness of everyday movements AND outdoor wear and tear, ideal for inside and outside spaces. These rugs are also soft and made to offer comfort and functionality.

3. Wool

Wool is a popular choice because it's soft, durable, and water and stain repellent. Therefore, it can easily create a warm atmosphere in your entryway and handle any dirt that may be brought in from outside.


Alternatively, you can consider other naturals such as jute and sisal. Jute is a durable and renewable natural fiber that can absorb stains easily, while creating warmth and comfort. Sisal is also an excellent natural insulating material that's water and stain resistant.