Rated 2 out of 5 Historical perspective
I would like to compare the current version of the waterhog mats with the ones I purchased from L. L. Bean in 1995. The '95 version was an amazing product: a heavy, dense-surfaced mat that absorbed water/snow but would shed dry grass, pine straw, etc. with ease. I used to roll the '95's, take them out over the lawn and just let them unroll. All sorts of dirt and debris would simply fall off. We almost never needed to use the vacuum cleaner on them. In summer, we used to hose them every week or two. They were the #1 sanity saver in my house with respect to children, dogs, and the necessity of never-ending effort to keep floors reasonably clean. Fast forward to the current design of the mats: when my '95's had to be replaced (foster dog wet on them, smell would not yield to any strategy I could discover) the first thing I noticed when I unpacked the new ones was how much lighter they are than the '95's. The new version absorbs water well, but everything else sticks. We live in the South, so snow is not our top winter problem, rather it's dead grass stems. The surface of the new mat permits grass to weave itself in and no amount of shaking or vacuuming will remove it. We often find ourselves in the slightly humiliating posture of a suppliant: down on the knees, plucking grass from the mat ...
February 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by BOinBoston Holds up well: though color does fade.
I first purchased this rug (Terracotta) in March 2013 and purchased the same rug again Feb 2015, so I would have two in my kitchen.
I noticed that when the second rug arrived it was a bit more orange
than the orginal <(which I assume must have faded).
Frankly, I like the faded orange a bit better-- its more like a teracotta--or the color of clay pot (that plants come in). In any case it's worth noting that the color does fade a bit. I am very happy with the rug and it also feels OK-- even with bare feet.
February 19, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Hellie Not as good as I thought
Was very excited to finally order the Everyspace Waterhog Mat in Blue. Not as excited now, after receiving it. The blue color is much brighter than the blue shown. Kinda got used to that. Maybe it is because the rug is blue, but the rug looked really dirty after only a week of use. We had another cheap-o rug there that never looked dirty like this one. Vacuuming doesn't help and we don't want to hose it off outside once a week. We put it downstairs in the basement since it looks so dirty. Maybe brown would have been a better choice? Haven't even used it for the snow or rain yet. The reviews were all so great. I wonder of others have this showing the dirt problem?
February 11, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rangerette You Will Hate This Rug...
If you have any evergreen trees or any kind of shedding bush or living tree of any sort. The needles get in the grooves and they are impossible to vacuum up. This rug will trap any bits of leaves, grass, specks, and all kinds of other stuff. You would have to get on your knees with tweezers to get it all out. I bought this in a big 5x5 ft size, got rid of it, and later got another one to give it another try. I hate this one just as much as the previous one. It's good for stamping your snowy feet on in the winter, but you can't take it outside in the winter to hose it off. It looks terrible all the time.
February 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Brianeric fantastic rug
My oldest daughter has had these rugs for years in her home. My youngest daughter is buying them now and bought me one for my birthday. I just bought two more. They lie flat and perfect. The color terracotta is so beautiful. It just "pops"! I will be buying more. Fantastic product. My family buy several products from you and the service and return policy is #1. Cannot be beat.
February 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by mica08 actual color is different
Just received the mat yesterday in time for the snow today, I think the quality is good, however I was surprised at the color. I ordered camel and it is much darker than the color that appears on line. I would say it is almost brown, it works ok and probably will never show the dirt but definitely not the color I expected.It looks like a tan on line but actually does'nt come close, not an attractive color, I wish it was the color that appeared on the web site, more of an ugly brownish and I did not find this on the reviews, this is not camel.
January 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoySF Perfect!
This is a true to color in picture mat. Love everything about it. Stays in place. Less debris being brought inside. Would recommend for every household!
January 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seve2125 Great for Mudroom
Purchased this for a back/mud room for our house, which is traversed by our family as well as our dog. This mat is perfect for wet boots as it holds water and dirt very well and is easily cleaned. I can highly recommend this mat.
January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by stanspouse AWESOME
These rugs have been in our home for13 years. The rugs vacumn and wash well. I plan on purchasing more in the future for gifts and personal use.
January 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jimithing Excellent Mat for Entryway
Awesome rug for entryway. Soaks up anything that the kids track in and cleans up easily.
January 5, 2015