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Not a good absorbent. Microfiber density isn't as claimed by the seller
Reviewed in India on 25 October 2019
I see my self at your place. A few months back, I was also looking out there for a good quality doormat in a budget-friendly price.
Until then I was using a cotton-based thick traditional doormat kept there outside my bathroom, on which one had to rub the feet at least 4-5 times to feel dry.
Then I came to know about a cloth material named "microfiber". I researched more & came to know a fact that it can quickly absorb up to 8 times water than it's weight which is quite impressive.
Before we proceed further, I think I should introduce you a term used in microfiber industry - "GSM" which means Grams per Square Meter. It is a measurement for the density of polyester fibres in a microfiber cloth. The more is the GSM, more will be the number of those minute fibres per square meter & more dense a microfiber material will be & hence more it can absorb water.
Here's the catch:
The GSM of this SARAL microfiber doormat as claimed by the seller - "Saral Home" (photo attached) = 1000 GSM.
I noticed that the density of fibres in SARAL microfiber doormat nowhere stands near or closer to a normal 340 GSM microfiber towel even if the claimed GSM of SARAL doormat is much more than normal microfiber towel.
Saral microfiber (35*50 cm square, 1000GSM) doormat doesn't absorb much water than a normal cotton traditional doormat. It doesn't even abosrb water quickly which a microfiber material is designed for.
I will not recommend you to buy this product. I understand that we've limited options when looking out there for a microfiber doormat at Amazon but we still have good options for a cotton-based traditional cheaper doormat.
Thank you for reading out till the end.
I am posting this review after 3-4 months of usage (especially rainy season). (photo attached).