It’s just a doormat. Doesn’t get lowlier. But these new Down East Doormats do a lot more than keep the dirt on the right side of the door.Back story: The floating ropes that Maine lobstermen had been using were trapping whales and other sea creatures, so they’ve been banned. Great! But without a way to recycle them, they’re destined for landfills. Enter The Maine Float-Rope Co., which turned the outdated material into cheerful, nautical home decor.Besides doing good, the mats are virtually indestructible (what’s bad for marine life is a plus for a doormat) and can withstand any weather conditions. And they’re resistant to mold, mildew, saltwater, and sun.If that’s not reason enough, they’re also reversible, one-of-a-kind, and, obviously, they float (hear that, boaters?). How’s that for a warm welcome?Available online at daytripsociety.com and mainefloatrope.com, $50-$80.Photo: Courtesy of Daytrip SocietyUp to 85% off DenimRestock your closet with stellar styles from Anlo, Dylan George, Earnest Sewn, and Loomstate. Find them all (plus iconic ’70s label Les Halles) at up to 85 percent off on our sample site.