While there’s no easy way to combat mud outside of the home (mud happens, as they say), the most effective way to prevent it from making its way indoors, aside from having a dedicated mud room, is to lay down a couple of mud mats in your entryways. If you're on the market for a new mud mat and looking for one with serious eco and humanitarian cred, look no further than the Cass Mud Mat.
The mats themselves are made from woven strips of power washed scrap tires (the tires themselves are collected from the streets and vacant lots of Detroit through city cleanup efforts) and colored beads. They are available in three sizes — small (18”x24” for $25), medium (20”x30” for $30), and large (24”x36” for $40) — and a variety of bead colors are available.
Interested in supporting the Cass Mud Mat Program and keeping your pristine floors mud-free this spring? Head on over to the Cass Community Social Services webstore and order yourself a recycled tire mud mat. And if you're not on the market for a new mud mat, you can still donate to Cass Community Social Services, a truly fantastic, eco-minded nonprofit organization doing some great things on the affordable housing and rehabilitation fronts in Detroit.
Mud Mat photos: Cass Community Social Services
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