Best Entryway Rugs for Busy Homes 2023

Choosing one of the best entryway rugs adds style, charm and practical hygiene measures to your home.

By Bryce Gruber

Best Entryway Rugs for Busy Homes 2023


Whether you're sprucing up your home or looking for something that'll stand up to the double travel strollers and toddler bike helmets strewn about your hall, choosing one of the best entryway rugs is a style statement you won't regret.

What is an entryway rug?

An entryway rug is usually a relatively small rug that goes right by your front door on the interior of your home. These eye-catching beauties are designed to withstand high-traffic, mud, snowy boots, moisture and pet paws thanks to thick profiles. They're sturdier than typical area rugs and often made indoor-outdoor materials, nylon or coconut coir.

Plus, they make an enticing style statement right and are easier to clean than the high-end wool or silk rugs you may have in your bedroom and living room.

What to look for in the best entryway rugs

The best entryway rugs 2023

Best overall

Amazon Indoor Doormat

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An under-$20 price point, quick shipping and durable construction puts this Amazon indoor doormat at the top of our list. A firm pile makes it easy for strollers, scooters and little legs to maneuver around, while a relatively lightweight design makes it a breeze to move. Non-slip backing promises it's a safe choice.

We love that it comes in a variety of soft and bright colors, is so affordable, has over 4,000 mostly five-star Amazon reviews. It's also is easy to clean. Really, you can pop it in a cool laundry cycle and let it air dry, or hose it down when the weather it warm. It's up to you with this brilliant synthetic rug.

Best for high traffic

Sierra Concepts High Traffic Rugs

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The busiest households call this Sierra Concepts high-traffic rug duo an "absolute must-have" and a "total lifesaver." That's because these rubberized, non-slip mats trap snow, slush, mud, water and all sorts of other junk without worry. The best part? They come as a set of two for about $20.

It's a simple rectangular rug that won't slip on hardwood floors, tile or just about any other surface you've got by your front door. No rug pad is necessary.

Best budget

Dexi Durable Door Mat

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You don't have to spend big to get one of the best entryway rugs, and this Dexi Durable door mat is the proof.  Available in several colors and sizes, this smart choice is constructed of high-quality reclaimed rubber backing.

The indoor-outdoor rug's polypropylene material surface is made from a a unique Hot-melt Planting Production Process, which is higher tensile strength, and higher tear resistance.

Best washable

Ruggable Hallway Runner

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Love timeless, chic elegance but have a high foot traffic front hallway? This Ruggable hallway runner is just the ticket. It's machine washable, easily coordinated with other items in your home, and because it's from Ruggable, is offered in dozens of colors and multiple sizes.

The longer, runner-style format is available in two lengths and perfectly accents both elongated front hallways and wider format landing areas. The best part? A low pile means it's easy to get a stroller over with minimal effort and velcro attachments make it easy to pull up and throw it into your laundry machine.

Best cotton

Entryways Aegean Cotton Rug

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Natural fibers are always a good choice. This Entryways Aegean cotton rug is the perfect splash of natural fibers and rich cobalt blue to liven up ho-hum front hallways. And because it's made of cotton, it won't scratch or irritate your toddler's skin when they plop on top of it to take their shoes and other gear off.

We also love that it's soft, malleable and easily washed. Really, run it on a gentle cycle in your laundry machine with your best laundry detergent and let it air dry. Voila!


Boho Runner Rug

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Parenting, busy schedules and active lives don't require letting go of your trend-driven self. This very chic Boho runner rug is the perfect blend of utility, affordability and yes—style. It offers the appearance of a high-end wool rug, but it's really made from a clever cotton blend that looks far more expensive than the under-$50 price tag.

It's available in two soft, modern neutral colorways and comes in four versatile sizes that work just as well in your front hallway as they do in bedrooms, nurseries, narrow entryways and home offices. We also love that the cotton-poly material is simple to machine wash and air dry.


What type of rug is best for an entryway?

The best entryway rugs are made to withstand high traffic, moisture and dirt. That's because families tend to drag in moisture, snow, mud, dust and all sorts of other gunk. Look for entryway rugs with a slightly thicker profile and non-slip backing for the best effect.

What is the best material for an entryway rug?

Synthetics are typically the easiest to care for and last the longest, though some all-natural materials, like coconut fibers, are robust and durable enough to make it through several years of high-traffic coming and going. Steer clear of jute rug options though. These can be difficult to clean.

How often should entryway rugs be replaced?

That really depends on the rug you choose and it's quality, but most good quality synthetic entryway rugs are designed to last at least three to five years. Coconut coir and natural fiber rugs may have shorter shelf lives since they break down faster, but medium-traffic homes can often get at least two to three years out of Earth-friendlier picks.

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