Nothing says “Hello, come on in!” like a good welcome mat. Although it’s a lovely sentiment, let us not forget that greeting guests isn’t its only purpose. We also lay them out to stop people outside from tracking grime inside. Before buying one, the most important factor to keep in mind is the fabric. Second, as with indoor rug pads, you may want to consider a mat slip to stop it from moving around. Finally, you want a mat that’s a perfect fit for your door. Remember: The wrong rug can ruin a perfectly grand entrance.