Why should you have a boot tray near your doors?
● a place for wet, muddy boots & shoes
● a place for gardening boots & clogs
● to keep dirt, snow, sand and water from tracking on floors or carpets
What’s the Best Boot Tray?
Finding the best one can take time (which is precious to you), so we’ve put together a boot tray comparison guide to help you find the best boot tray for your needs, be it plastic, rubber or a lovely decorative metal.
Reviews of the 5 Best Boot Trays
This is a great highly-rated rubber boot tray. It’s 34″ long, and 14” wide, with a deep rim, large enough to hold several pairs of boots or shoes. You could even stand a wet umbrella on it.
A best seller! People love this “everything” boot tray. What’s so special about it? First of all, it’s very affordable. It’s also small enough to hold dog and cat bowls or a pair of boots without taking up too much room. It cleans easily. It does what it’s supposed to do.
Another winner! It’s also great for pet dishes and garden plants, as well as for wet boots. It’s of good quality, with indented sides to add a bit more interest to the look of the tray.
For a more sophisticated look, a boot tray in a copper finish looks stunning in an entryway or foyer. The Good Directions Boot Tray is galvanized steel with a copper finish. This particular tray has the squares design. Also available in circles, pine cones, and stars designs.
The Iron Gate Heavy Duty Boot Tray can be used for much more than holding boots. This one is smaller than the others, perfect if you have limited space!
Boot Tray Comparison Guide
|DIAL Boot and Utility Tray|
|14" D x 27.75" W x 1.25" H|
|Jobsite Boot, Pet and Garden Tray|
Heavy duty black plastic.
|28'' L x 15'' W x 1.25'' H|
|Iron Gate Boot Tray|
Heavy duty black rubber.
|32" L x 16" W|
|Yaktrax Boot Tray|
Lightweight black plastic.
|28" L x 14.25" W x 1" H|
|Birdrock Rubber Boot Tray|
Beautiful black rubber scroll design.
|34'' W x 14'' D x 2” H|
|Wirth Boot Tray|
Polypropylene plastic with raised ridges.
|25'' W x 15” D x .75” H|
Other Uses for Boot Trays
- A tray for pet bowls. Pets are messy when they eat. Dog food, cat food, treats and water can end up tracked all over your kitchen floor (or wherever you feed your pets). Put the bowls on a boot tray and keep those kibbles contained.
- Keep one or two in the trunk of your car for muddy boots and shoes. How many times have the kids needed a ride after competing in sports, and their shoes are really dirty? To protect the carpet of your car, place rubber boot trays on the floor and you’ll have less to vacuum up in your car.
- A tray for pots of herbs or flowers. It’s so easy to water plants when you know there’s no chance that the water will drool onto your floor or table. Even outdoors a boot tray can hold pots of herbs on a deck or balcony.
- A coffee table organizer. You’ve seen those pictures of designer living rooms with a beautiful display on the coffee table. Get a decorative metal boot tray and use it to hold a grouping of objects on any table. Such as? Framed pictures, flowers, candles.
- Under the litter box. If you get one that’s larger then the litter box, it will catch a lot of the debris that cats spray around when they jump out of the litter box.
- Outdoor party trays for bottles and pitchers of drinks. Put a boot tray on a table in your backyard or on the patio to hold pitchers of lemonade, beer, etc. When guests pour from the pitcher, drips will (hopefully) remain on the tray, which can be hosed off later. This not only keeps the ground dry so guests won’t slip, but it also contains the bottles and pitchers in one area.
- A tray for an inside water fountain. You don’t want to damage your wood floors with puddles of water. We all know how water fountains can splash and sometimes leak. Put a rubber boot tray under the fountain to make sure the water does not come in contact with your floor or carpet.
- Use as a drip pan under a small freezer or dehumidifier.
- As a Christmas decoration! Place silver metal boot trays down the middle of a table, seal them with silicone caulk, fill them with water and float candles in them.
You’re a busy person. You take pride in your home. You keep it clean and you take pleasure in decorating it. You don’t have time to constantly wipe the floors when someone comes in with muddy boots or a wet umbrella. You don’t want puddles of water damaging your hardwood floors. Obviously, for a person with a hectic schedule, an entryway boot tray is the way to go to keep mud, snow and water off your floors.
A boot tray can also be placed outside your door to neatly store gardening boots and clogs.
Your entryway is the first impression to the inside of your home, and you may want to choose a more decorative boot tray, perhaps one made of metal, with a nice pattern and finish. Placing a cool umbrella stand next to it to will keep those drips off your floor as well. You can also jazz up a rubber boot tray by pouring river rock or colored glass pebbles in it.