Boot Tray Comparison Guide

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entryway boot tray

Why should you have a boot tray near your doors?

● a place for wet, muddy boots

● keeping dirt, snow, sand and water from spreading onto floors or carpets

● a place to hold shoes at the door if you don’t want people wearing shoes in your home

 
 
 
 
 
 

What’s the Best Boot Tray? Find yours with our Boot Tray Comparison Guide.

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.

However, finding the best one can take time (which is precious to you), so we’ve put together a one-stop shop and comparison guide to help you find the best boot tray for your needs, be it plastic, rubber or a lovely decorative metal.

A boot tray is basically a flat, rectangular tray with lipped edges. It comes in different sizes and materials. A plastic or rubber tray can have the sturdiness it needs to stand up under mud, gravel and wetness. It does the job and is easy to hose off. Other boot trays are more elaborate.

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.

 
 
 

Boot Tray Comparison Guide

BOOT TRAYSMaterialDimensions
 

Everything Boot and Storage Tray
Everything Boot and Storage Tray

A Best Seller!

plastic26.5'' L x 13'' W
Boot, Pet and Garden Tray
Boot, Pet and Garden Tray
 
plastic28'' L x 15'' W
Tierra Garden Boot Tray
Tierra Garden Boot Tray
 
plastic31'' L x 16'' W
Yaktrax Boot Tray
Yaktrax Boot Tray
 
plastic27.5'' L x 14.8'' W
W. J. Dennis Boot Tray
W. J. Dennis Boot Tray
 
plastic24'' L x 14'' W
WirthCo Mat Boot Tray
WirthCo Mat Boot Tray
 
plastic25'' L x 15'' W
Large Boot Tray With Drip Grids
Large Boot Tray With Drip Grids
 
plastic46.5'' L x 15.5'' W
Achla Designs Scrollwork Boot Tray
Achla Designs Scrollwork Boot Tray
 
rubber34'' L x 14'' W
Basketweave Galvanized Metal Boot Tray
Basketweave Galvanized Metal
Boot Tray

 
metal14'' L x 14'' W
Caning Pattern Metal Boot Tray - Antique Brass Finish
Galvanized Iron Boot Tray
Caning Pattern - Antique Brass Finish

 
metal34'' L x 14'' W
Circles Galvanized Steel Boot Tray - Venetian Bronze Finish
Galvanized Steel Boot Tray
Circles - Venetian Bronze Finish

 

metal34'' L x 14'' W
Squares Galvanized Steel Boot Tray - Venetian Bronze Finish
Galvanized Steel Boot Tray
Squares - Venetian Bronze Finish

 

metal34'' L x 14'' W
Pine Cones Galvanized Steel Boot Tray - Venetian Bronze Finish
Galvanized Steel Boot Tray
Pine Cones - Venetian Bronze Finish

 

metal34'' L x 14'' W

 

 


 

Reviews of the 5 Best Boot Trays

 

1. Large Boot Tray With Drip Grids

Large Boot Tray With Drip Grids

This is one of the best: a boot tray with drip grids. Your boots aren’t sitting in water and this way the boot soles have a chance to dry faster. The boots sit on the grid, the water drips down into the tray. It’s a generous 46.5″ long, and 15.5″ deep, with an extra-deep rim, large enough to hold several pairs of boots or shoes. You could even stand a wet umbrella on it, resting the spike on the top of the umbrella in one of the grid holes, thus allowing the umbrella itself to lean against a wall.

Customers love this boot tray. A few have said that there is a strong smell initially (like the smell of new rubber), but a couple of nights airing them outdoors fixes that.

 
 
 
 

2. Everything Boot and Storage Tray

Everything Boot and Storage Tray

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.

 
 
 

3. Boot, Pet and Garden Tray

Boot, Pet and Garden Tray

Another winner with customers! This boot, pet and garden tray is also great for pet trays and garden trays as well as wet boots. It’s of good quality, with indented sides to add a bit more interest to the look of the tray.

 
 

4. Good Directions Boot Tray, Venetian Bronze Squares

Good Directions Boot Tray Venetian Bronze Squares

For a more sophisticated look, a boot tray in a bronze finish looks stunning in an entryway or foyer. The Good Directions Boot Tray is galvanized steel with a Venetian bronze finish. This particular tray has the squares design, and it’s also available in circles and pine cones.

 
 
 

5. Tierra Garden Boot Tray

Tierra Garden Boot Tray

The Tierra Garden Boot Tray is pricier than some of the other plastic and rubber trays for a reason: it’s very sturdy. It holds 3 pairs of boots. There’s not much more that can be said about boot trays. We can only go by what others have experienced, and they like this one.

 
 

 


 

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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 — just look at this person’s clever ideas, to give you an inspiration for your own home.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 ion 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Use as a drip pan under a small freezer or dehumidifier.
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  • 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.

 

 


 

 

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