Iron Gate Heavy Duty Boot Tray

Last updated date: February 21, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1


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Overall Take

The Iron Gate Heavy Duty Boot Tray is made of quality vulcanized rubber to sustain traction and keep footing secure. It also resists mildew, stains and fading from ultraviolet light. In our analysis of 37 expert reviews, the Iron Gate Iron Gate Heavy Duty Boot Tray placed 4th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note February 21, 2020:
Checkout The Best Boot Tray for a detailed review of all the top boot trays.

Expert Summarized Score
9.8
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
463 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Its high-quality design and secure stay-put traction make this an ideal choice for wet and muddy days when you don't want to track all that dirt and mud through the house.
- WalkJogRun
Resists mildew, stains and fading from ultraviolet light. Mat will not melt in the heat and neither crack when the weather freezes. Great for holding Gardening, Painting, and Cleaning too. Wipe clean or hose with water.
- Creativezib
According to dozens of reviewers, this boot tray from Iron Gate is particularly “heavy-duty.” “They weren’t kidding when they called it ‘Heavy Duty,’” one reviewer noted, adding, “The rubber is VERY thick and the deep grooves are perfect for holding melting snow and ice from our shoes and boots.”
- New York Mag
October 25, 2019 | Full review
Complete with vulcanized rubber and a more shallow construction, this mat tray style offers optimal traction to prevent any falls when you’re slipping into and out of boots.
- Footwear News
February 20, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Limited colors available.
- WalkJogRun

From The Manufacturer

Our Black Rubber heavy duty mat and tray help contains water, dirt, paint and oil spills. Use for boot storage, pet supplies, litter boxes, gardening projects, laundry room, tools, garage, mudrooms, industrial applications, and more. Generously sized, made of highly durable and recycled rubber .It can be used indoors or outdoors.

Overall Product Rankings

1. California Home Goods Multi-Purpose Boot Tray
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 10
2. Ottomanson Multi-Purpose Waterproof Tray
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 7
3. BIRDROCK HOME Rubber Boot Tray
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 5
4. Iron Gate Heavy Duty Boot Tray
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 4
5. Stalwart All Weather Boot Tray
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 2
6. Gardener’s Supply Company Large Boot Tray
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
7. Good Directions Multi-Purpose Boot Tray
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 2

An Overview On Boot Trays

Keeping your floors clean is about more than aesthetics. It can also help your family stay healthy: dirty shoes can track in irritants that aggravate asthma, and a mucky floor can spread germs to your curious baby’s hands. A boot tray keeps the debris from your shoes in check, and it makes vacuuming and mopping faster and easier.

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Most boot trays are made of plastics or rubber. They run from small (holding one or two large pairs of boots) to much larger (holding enough shoes for a whole family). You can also use a boot tray to prevent dog food or kitty litter from getting all over the floor.

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The right boot tray can keep your floors safe from wear and tear all year round. Our Tips & Advice section has more information about how to choose the best boot tray for your home.

DYWM Fun Fact

There’s no way to know if Nancy Sinatra owned a boot tray, but her song “These Boots Are Made For Walkin” definitely owned the charts. It was a number-one hit across the globe when it was released in 1966. The song’s title was inspired by the film “4 for Texas,” which starred her father, Frank Sinatra.

The song’s video resembled a boot sales commercial, with plenty of boots walkin’ past the camera. Numerous remakes of Sinatra’s ode to independence have climbed the charts since the 60s, and you’ve gotta put all those boots somewhere!

The Boot Tray Buying Guide

  • Before you buy a boot tray, measure the area you want to put it in. It’s also helpful to put your shoes and boots in a row and measure the group’s length and width. This way you’ll buy a boot tray that is small enough to fit comfortably by your entryway and large enough to accommodate all of your shoes. 
  • Consider the size of your family before you select your boot tray. If you’re flying solo, you can get away with a small boot tray. A couple with children will need a much longer boot tray for shoes of all sizes.
  • Most boot trays will rinse clean with a few sprays of water. For tougher stains, spray a household cleaner or some white vinegar on your boot tray and wipe it clean.
  • Boot trays go a long way towards keeping your home neat, but they’re not always fun to look at. For extra style points, invest in a tray with a fun design or upgrade your boot tray by covering it with an inch or two of decorative river rocks.