The 6 Best Boot Trays

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This wiki has been updated 21 times since it was first published in January of 2017. When you step into your house after trekking through snow, mud, or whatever was present at the dog park, you'll be glad to have a dedicated space to place your messy shoes or boots. While our selection features elegant options as well as those that are basic and utilitarian, each is rugged and will keep your carpets and hardwood floors clean. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Art & Artifact Heavy Duty

2. California Home Goods Multi-Purpose

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3. Milliard Rubber Mat

Editor's Notes

August 09, 2019:

Just like a front door mat, a sturdy boot tray is a godsend for households where water, mud, and dirt are being tracked in from outside. It’ll save you a lot of work cleaning up these undesirable elements from your carpet or hardwood floor. Our list features plenty of options in different sizes and styles, so there’s something suited for any room, décor, and budget.

Joining the selection is the Art & Artifact Heavy Duty, which features welcome and goodbye messages, as well as heartwarming phrases like “home sweet home.” As such, it’s suitable for any porch, foyer, or laundry room with entry from the garage. The embossed wording is created with a fancy copper color, adding a charming and stylish touch. It’s also available in fun designs that feature pawprints and flowers. Its raised edges help contain dirty messes, and it’s a breeze to clean with a hose or a rag and soapy water. In all, it makes for an attractive, useful housewarming or wedding shower present.

If you're more in the mood for a basic, utilitarian solution, you might check out the California Home Goods Multi-Purpose, which is durable enough to withstand years of housing wet, dirty, or muddy footwear, as well as even paint cans, since it's resistant to most chemical solvents. Its smooth, rounded edges give it a softer look, and the grooves throughout make it ideal for holding your pet's water bowl, which likely sees multiple spills per day.

Leaving the list in this update is the Milliard Large Mat, due to issues with availability.

Special Honors

The Container Store Translucent This semi-see-through boot tray is as contemporary and sleek as it is useful. It can either house your wet footwear or hold things like plants and pet food bowls. It can even be used under your car in the garage to keep stains off of the floor. Its wide rim makes it easy to carry around the house, including when you want to hose it down. It also comes in black and is highly affordable at less than $10.

4. Alex Carseon Multi-Purpose

5. BirdRock Home Decorative

6. Yaktrax All Season

Karen Bennett
Last updated by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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