We purchased the Mickey Americana doormat a few years ago to greet guests at our front door. Unfortunately that did not work out as we had planned.
This is a really nice and heavy doormat made from coir fibers. Coir fibers are found between the husk and the outer shell of a coconut. These fibers are know to be relatively waterproof and that is something we needed. Our front porch is covered but when it rains some still blows in by the stairs and the door. We also like coir mats because their rough texture helps to get some of the mud off the bottoms of little peoples shoes before they come in the house.
The mat is so thick that my front storm door which opens out, can not clear it. We had to make a choice to either remove the storm door or find a new home for the mat. We ended up moving the mat to our basement door instead. I thought the mat would be a destroyed in no time back there because it is in direct sunlight for many hours a day and gets lots of water since it is not well protected from above. To my surprise the mat still looks great. The picture is still clear and there are no signs of mold or mildew.
I really wish the mat would have worked by the front door so we could have showed it off but at least the kids get to enjoy Mickey when they are playing in the yard.
Update On May 01, 2010: We have had this same doormat for over 5 years now and it's still going strong. It is kept outside but in a covered area so manybe that has something to do with it's longevity but this is the longest we have ever had a doormat without it falling apart of looking really nasty.