The Rope Co.

Nautical Home Accessories

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The Rope Co. creates durable nautical doormats with a true New England sense of style. Generations of rope making knowledge have gone into the materials—rugged rope strong and dependable enough to stand up to the rigors of lobster fishing. So these mats can more than handle a little mud.

Much like the area of the country they
come from, The Rope Co. has long and distinguished history, tracing back to founder Logan Rackliff’s great-grandfather. He founded the first family factory making lace, and through the generations, lace turned to rope durable enough for use by local lobstermen. Logan soon spun off (so to speak) from the family company to form The Rope Co., bringing his expertise to your doorstep.

The result is nautical door mats & home accessories that are Maine through and through. Not only does The Rope Co. manufacture the materials, but many of the products are assembled by locals as well. They’re durable, easy to clean, and a boost of UV protection keeps them from fading in the summer sun.

Enjoy the craftsmanship, and the rich, made in America heritage, for years to come.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Logan
    Logan

    Hi everyone! I'm proud to showcase The Rope Co's beautiful hand-woven doormats on The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have.

  • Katie
    Katie
    5/4/2015 1:17 PM

    Logan--Beautiful mats! Is the rope you use any different than the rope the lobstermen use?

  • Logan
    Logan – Special Guest
    5/4/2015 1:27 PM

    @Charlotte

    Hi Charlotte, that's a great question, the only difference is that we make colors that best go with people houses, patios and gardens. Since we manufacture our own rope we have to ability to make any color or size we want. I have used this rope myself hauling my own lobster traps every year.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    5/4/2015 1:20 PM

    These mats are beautiful! Would you be considering a larger size for homes with double doors? Thank you.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    5/4/2015 1:42 PM

    Hi Nancy, Logan does make a larger size mat for double doors. Connect with our Community Experience team here to connect with him.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    5/4/2015 2:28 PM

    Hi Nancy, quick update: there is a possibility for larger sizes that would accommodate your double doors. Stay tuned!

  • Judie
    Judie
    5/4/2015 1:21 PM

    I have a double door entry from the outside. Do you make these mats in larger sizes?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    5/4/2015 1:43 PM

    Hi Judie, such a mat does exist. Contact our Community Experience team here to connect with Logan.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    5/4/2015 2:29 PM

    Live update, Judie. Larger sizes could be coming on site. Stay tuned!

  • Jean
    Jean
    5/4/2015 1:51 PM

    What are the dimensions?

  • Logan
    Logan – Special Guest
    5/4/2015 1:54 PM

    @Jean The dimensions are 18"x30".

  • Louis
    Louis
    5/4/2015 2:32 PM

    What material is the rope actually made of?

  • Logan
    Logan – Special Guest
    5/4/2015 3:00 PM

    @Louis

    Hi Loius! The Rope is made out of 100% prime, high-grade polypropylene. This gives the mats their water proof qualities, such as they won't mold or mildew. If you threw one of the mats into a pond it would actually float. You're able to hose down, scrub thoroughly or even bleach the mat if you think it might help in a certain situation, the color will not come out. You can't hurt these mats. Our family has mats they have used for over 20 years. Also reversible so if you start to not like one side of your mat, just flip it over and you basically have a brand new mat on the other side!

  • Kevin
    Kevin
    5/4/2015 3:59 PM

    How comfortable are these on bare feet? Looking to purchase for a friend's cottage and we're in & out of the house all day in bare feet.

  • Logan
    Logan – Special Guest
    5/4/2015 4:25 PM

    @Kevin

    These mats are on your bare feet, they won't scratch or cut them. Some people say they use them to massage their feet with wavy pattern of the mat. Having said that the mats aren't smooth like carpet or blanket, they're abrasive enough to wipe your feet or shoes on to get all the dirt, mud, sand, or snow off of them.

  • Logan
    Logan – Special Guest
    5/4/2015 4:33 PM

    @Logan

    Sorry Kevin. * These mats are okay on you're bare feet, they won't scratch or cut them.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    5/4/2015 6:13 PM

    @Kevin We use one of these in a similar situation at a lakeside cottage: it feels fine and it's nice to wipe sand and debris off. It does not hurt.

  • Logan
    Logan – Special Guest
    5/4/2015 4:56 PM

    Our mats are Handmade here in Maine. The rope the mats are made from is also manufactured here in Maine from materials that come the USA 100%. Here at The Rope Company we have a deep history of making rope along with the lobstering and the community here on the coast on Maine. Our mats will last you for years, are very practical, easy to clean, and not to mention beautiful to match your home.

  • ANDREW G
    ANDREW G
    5/4/2015 7:02 PM

    I've been buying polypropylene rope mats for our house on the Oregon Coast for years that are excellent. If your ropes are made from different material I wonder if they're as good as the ones we have now?

  • Katie
    Katie
    5/4/2015 7:44 PM

    @ANDREW G

    These mats are made out of 100% polypropylene Andrew. I guarantee these mats will work as well and hold as well or better than the mats you have had in the past.

  • Logan
    Logan – Special Guest
    5/4/2015 8:35 PM

    That's right, these are made out of 100% polypropylene Andrew. These mats are as tough and practical as any mat out there. We make our own rope and mats and we stand by them, you will not be disappointed with the quality and longevity of the mats.

  • Sharon
    Sharon
    5/4/2015 7:28 PM

    I bought my 1st marine rope door mat 25+ years ago, and it and a 2nd one have been in NJ, TX, & now FL. These mats have not faded, frayed, or 'decayed' in any way over the years, despite the blizzards, rains, & hurricanes they have endured! I highly recommend them!! :)

  • Katie
    Katie
    5/4/2015 7:46 PM

    @Sharon

    Thank you Sharon. We've had mats in our family for the length of time you talk about and with the same results. We appreciate the praise and recommendation. These are high quality mats.

  • Logan
    Logan – Special Guest
    5/4/2015 10:06 PM

    Katie is also a part of our family and team. We all are excited here at The Rope Company about our products.

  • elayne
    elayne
    5/5/2015 12:04 AM

    @Logan

  • elayne
    elayne
    5/5/2015 12:07 AM

    @elayne I would like to know what rugs are available and dimensions of each rug.

    Is this recycled rope or brand new?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    5/5/2015 9:35 AM

    Hi Elayne, all mats except the "True Blue & Green Teal" are available right now. That one will ship out again next Monday.

    The mats are made of brand new rope and, as of now, all mats are 18"x30". However, we are looking at add a larger size in the future. Stay tuned!

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