Rated 5 out of 5 by Nativetx This is a good quality product
The mat is thick and heavy and is of good quality that will last for a long time.
July 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by lejund Nice looking but...
Great looking entrance rug but sheds a great deal...could be the nature of cut coir matting so I may get a looped weave next time.
July 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by annm great
It looks great. Have purchased this item several times before. Especially like the thickness of mat. Looks excellent with a black door.
July 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by horse4 re think
Looks great in magazine and does have quality to it but it is sooooo thick that my screen door will not fit over it to open.
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by designern2details beautiful and generous
I was surprised at the generous pile. It is very thick, it is at my front door and gives a great attitude to the space. The neutral diamond accents are a little more lavender than I expected, I would prefer a gold tone but it works! I purchased the medium size and it a great choice for a standard sized door.
July 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HDGardenGirl Quality Outdoor Mat
This is the second one I've purchased in the past several years. I like the look of this mat and it holds up very well.
July 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by PersonalDesign Good looking!
This is my third French Coir Mat I have ordered. It is beautiful and durable. My only complaint is that it fades quite a bit if in direct sunlight. I have to replace it about every two years. I have bought both the medium and large and they both fit nicely in front of a large door. Makes a grand statement to your guests!
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sissy1 Love the look!
I love the way this looks on my screened porch in front of a French door. I'm not sure how well it will hold up but I don't care, it looks so good!
June 30, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by LeopardGirl Gets a little hairy
Like most coir mats, this definitely gets a little hairy with people rubbing their feet before entry but worth it to me for the design!
June 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ohiogirl Nice mat
I purchased this mat after looking at it for quite some time because I really liked the looks of it. The reviews made me question whether or not it would be worth the price, but I found that this mat is way better than the reviews. I do have it in a protected area on my front porch and it has not lost any color and has not shed at all. It is of very high quality and I do like it. The only thing I would say is a negative is that it is very thick and people have tripped over it, but overall it is a very nice mat.
May 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lexingtongirl Stylish mat
This product looks great at my front door. It is long and narrow and is a nice addition to my front porch.
May 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveAllThingsFrench Very Stylish
The mat is distinctive, very thick, quite stylish. I am very pleased with how good it looks at our front door flanked by two planters. I recommend the largest mat.
May 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by suzy2 Wears out quickly
This mat looks nice and has a pretty design but I've only had it for 4 weeks and it is already coming apart. The fibers are coming loose, and it is starting to look ratty. The instructions say to keep the mat in a covered space, but that seems really impractical for an outdoor accessory. I'll probably end up getting a new mat of a different type in a few months.
May 1, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by CommeCiCommeCa14 Attractive but it sheds
I've had this mat at my protected inside front door for about 2 months now and while it looks nice and distinctive, I have noticed it is shedding coir fibers. Now I have to clean up weekly after my welcome mat. Not what I thought I'd be getting from Ballard. Disappointing.
April 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicolemg Great mat!
Great find, purchased it for my new home! It matches perfectly, we have tan siding and black front door/shutters. Great quality, durable, and well-made!
April 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Biedermia Completely disappointed...
What a bummer this turned out to be from the moment I opened the package. Such shedding already, but I loved it so I vacuumed it and made it look perfect. Put it by my front door which is covered and a week later it looks like it's 10 years old. I wish I could return it, but it's heavy and would cost too much to ship back. Don't waste your money, it is really bad and the black becomes covered in shedding.
March 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Malachi Good quality
The only down side is the pattern fades away to fast. I even have mine under a roof. That a side, it is worth the price.
March 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HarmonyQ Love it!
I bought the large black mat. It's perfect for my style. Love the "MacKenzie Childs" harlequin motif. It is sheddy still, after 1 month, but not unusually so for a coir mat. It's very thick, but not higher than my threshold. The thickness gives it an aura of luxury. Still, its a good idea to warn your elderly guests to watch their step.
February 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stan As Described
Product was as described, colors good, appears to be a good quality mat. It does shed more than most. I am happy with the purchase.
February 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gwood Outstanding look for your entry!
I saw this in a magazine, tore out the ad and ordered it for our kid's house in southern California for Christmas. I wish I could send a picture with this because it looks amazing on their 1939 cottage home. It appears to have been made for their recessed entry door. The ONLY negative is the coir that most mats are made from--sort of sheds. I normally don't purchase anything made of that material but liked the design so much I made an exception. We all love it and the quality of this coir is great and worth the "shedding" issue. Came back to Indiana after Christmas and ordered three for all the entries of our 1900 restored farm house and barn doors. I'm not putting them out till spring--don't want to see snow and ice like we have now on them! Beautiful statement mats!!!
February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MortgageGal Gorgeous Mat!
I am so happy with this mat! It arrived quickly, the color is perfect and the quality is excellent (no shedding). I had wanted to order this mat for some time but had second thoughts after reading a few of the negative comments. I decided to go ahead and give it a try and I'm so glad that I did! The red is exactly like the picture and the mat is so thick that you can see it from the street. It adds a beautiful touch to our front entrance!
January 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cataloger1 Lovely mat, but not for outside
These mats are attractive and and sturdy. I ordered a large and a small mat, but had to return the large one because instructions in the box said the mats should be placed in a covered area. Unfortunately, that information was not in the catalog or on the website.
January 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ssavick Affordable Elegance
I wanted something to spruce up the front door and didn't want the everyday ho hum look from other stores. The French Court Coir Mat went above my expectations with it's thick coir fibers (which I didn't think would be as thick as it is...added bonus!) and diamond motiff. A great find!
January 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Teapot45 Excellent thick doormat
This doormat was much better than I expected. It is thick and sturdy and the pattern is vivid and clear.
My front door looks so much more elegant!
Two people have asked me where I got it from and I have very happily recommended Ballard.
January 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LvMyGarden Eye catching
I got the 16" X 48" size in black. I had been looking for a long time for a long but narrow mat and this one is really striking.
The little squares at the points of the diamonds look tan on my monitor, but are really gray. This small detail adds a lot to the richness of the overall look.
This mat is a bit thicker than my other coir mat, measuring about 1 11/16" deep. This works fine for exterior doors, but I found my French doors that swing into the conservatory could not clear it.
January 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kokocats Really Beautiful Door Mat
At first we ordered the medium size (16"x 48"), because we have a door with sidelights and thought the width would fit nicely...but the front to back measurement seemed too narrow compared to the width. it looked really odd actually. But we LOVED the look of the matt we so exchanged it for the large size (24' x 39")... and the proportions and and everything are PERFECT!! It looks great! It upgrades the whole look of the front of our house.
January 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BDcustomer2 Simple and elegant pattern. Great first impression.
I love it for its classic style but yet uncommon pattern for a coir mat. Seems very durable. Would have wished wider size for double door entrances.
January 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bookworm101 Nice statement mat
Looks just like the photo. I ordered a second one after the first arrived as I was very pleased.
January 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Judzee49 Beautiful, but shreds
I saw these mats in House Beautiful and was thrilled that they were so reasonable ($19). They were the best looking ones they had in their featured segment. However, they have begun to shed their coir, which makes them look sloppy. I sweep the excess coir off of them periodically, but I can see already that it's a losing battle. Still, I am giving the product a good recommend because they are so pretty and different.
December 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RockMom Perfect
This is exactly what I was looking for. Heavy and thick. It does not shift at the front door and the price was great.
December 27, 2012