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General => Fancy and Decorative Knotwork => Topic started by: SeanH on January 21, 2019, 05:42:53 AM

Title: Material recommendation for a doormat please?
Post by: SeanH on January 21, 2019, 05:42:53 AM
I am about to start a couple doormats for our home and would like to use a rope that will live well in the weather. Resistant to sun, not affected by rain and all that. Also, I am looking for something that works well cleaning the tread of muddy shoes. It needs to be functional for more than a season.

I was looking at manila "hemp" at first but read that it tended to shrink when wet. I considered jute but have had bad experiences with jute cordage degrading in the weather prematurely. Though that may have been poor quality material.

So now I am now looking at hemp or sisal. Do you have a recommendation regarding this or other material?

Thanks for your time.
Sean
Title: Re: Material recommendation for a doormat please?
Post by: SS369 on January 21, 2019, 02:16:09 PM
Hello SeanH and welcome.

I would recommend a synthetic rope such as Hempex. But, there are others.
Here is a link to a source.
https://rwrope.com/rope-by-use/sailing-rope/hempex-the-synthetic-alternative-to-hemp-rope/ (https://rwrope.com/rope-by-use/sailing-rope/hempex-the-synthetic-alternative-to-hemp-rope/)

SS
Title: Re: Material recommendation for a doormat please?
Post by: SeanH on January 21, 2019, 11:48:01 PM
Hello SeanH and welcome.

I would recommend a synthetic rope such as Hempex. But, there are others.
Here is a link to a source.
https://rwrope.com/rope-by-use/sailing-rope/hempex-the-synthetic-alternative-to-hemp-rope/ (https://rwrope.com/rope-by-use/sailing-rope/hempex-the-synthetic-alternative-to-hemp-rope/)

SS

Excellent! Just what I was after.

The site you mentioned will prove useful for years to come I suspect. They have such wonderful tools too!

Thank you.

Sean
Title: Re: Material recommendation for a doormat please?
Post by: SS369 on January 22, 2019, 03:54:37 AM
You are welcome Sean.

They are good merchants and knowledgeable folk.

Glad that helped you.

SS