Rated 4 out of 5 by Msilverwoman1 Sturdy waterhog mat
I purchased this mat in red several years ago to place under our dog's water bowl and food dish. It is attractive and sturdy, and true to it's name it soaks up a ton of water. I found that it didn't dry and just held on to water. Like others I found it very hard to clean. Tonight I machine washed it on hand wash cycle and it's clean and fine! Just thought I'd share.
August 31, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Argylecustomer Can't get clean
I have been a happy LL Bean customer for years. I appreciate the high quality of all their products. This mat is durable and does have a nice pattern but I can't sweep it clean. Grass and debris get stuck in the grooves and I can never get them out unless I remove items with my fingers. I have three doors on my back porch. I have the large LL Bean door mat with the initial on it on my main door that works great! It's very nice and sweeps clean well. I have a smaller leaf patterned waterhog mat on one of the side doors and would like another mat to match the other side door. I don't want to but this one again. It just always looks dirty. I hate to try two more of a different pattern, one because of the expense to replace the bad mat and two, because I'm afraid another won't work either. Still happy with LL Bean, nothing is perfect, just would not recommend this door mat.
April 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Akoltash Can't Get Clean!
This mat certainly is a water hog. However, it's so good at collecting things I cannot get it clean. I've vacuumed, scrubbed, and hosed it off several times and I just can't get it clean. I spent so much money on this rug and 2 smaller ones I wish I could use them, but they are just sitting in my garage. I wish I would have returned them earlier, but I've had them for probably 3 years.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by thequiltygardener Hold up well
I purchased two of these mats. One in blue and one in green and they hold up very well . No fading after about three years and they clean up with soap and water very nicely.
December 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by run26pt2 functional and attractive
I didn't know about "water hog" rugs until I found them on the LL Bean website. I read all the reviews which were mostly '5-star' and decided to purchase them. I bought two in the large rectangle size. They are attractive and functional. It doesn't matter what you deal with: snow, mud, leaves, grass, etc., these mats grab it all! I have one on my porch in front of my door and one in my mudroom entry way just as you come in. Double protection! They vacuum well. I have 2 dogs and 1 cat. The cat likes to sharpen her claws on the rugs. The rugs have been peed and pooped on by my dogs. No problem. I just apply liquid detergent then hose them off and they're 'good as new'. The rugs are indestructible. I am buying a third one - in the Crescent shape to go in front of my LR stairs that go up to the 2nd floor. I highly recommend these rugs!
April 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by activebusinessowner durable looking
Purchased two of the waterhog mats one outdoor mat for my entry doorway and one for the interior of that same door - I selected the brown color - just wanted to let others know that the brown color pictured is not the brown that you are going to receive - the mat is much lighter brown - was disappointed with the color but I am going to keep the mats anyway to see how well they wear.
November 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DLMA227 Love this outdoor mat
Even when it rains very hard this mat does not become overloaded with this rain and I can step on it without having anything splash back.
Try it................you will love it!
November 5, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by beano2 not pleased
This mat is very attractive however the pattern grooves are such that it is almost impossible to get the dirt/lint out. I have a high suction Dyson vacuum and it cannot pull the dirt from this mat. I am considering getting rid of because of the difficulty in cleaning it.
October 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keltoncat 10 years
I have this rug in the large size by my front door. It has been outside for 10 years under a covered entrance. I also have the large crescent rug, for 11 years, and it is by the back door, outdoors in all kinds of weather. I have had other outdoor rugs, not LLBean, and after a season, they fell apart. I would recommend these LLBean rugs to all.
October 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BytheSound Outdoor Waterhog Mat
Just ordered my second mat, I found the first to be everything it promised to be. I tell my feral cat Buddy to scratch away, it does the mat no harm. Nor does the sun fade it, it is still looks like new and it is three years old.
October 11, 2012