Ottomanson Multi-Purpose Waterproof Tray

Last updated date: May 16, 2020

DWYM Score
9.5

Ottomanson Multi-Purpose Waterproof Tray

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Overall Take

Dealing with salt stains or stray leaves is annoying enough without the added cost of a pricey boot tray. This model is inexpensive enough to buy multiples for every entrance to your home. It's also useful for keeping dog food or cat litter under control. In our analysis of 40 expert reviews, the Ottomanson Ottomanson Multi-Purpose Waterproof Tray placed 2nd 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
9.6
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
1,023 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
At this low price, you can afford to pick up a couple of these trays for all of your mess-containing needs! With an easy-to-clean polypropylene surface for holding everything from your gardening supplies to your pet's litter box, this waterproof tray's simple, multipurpose design can work for virtually any home.
- Best Products
October 31, 2019 | Full review
It is used on boots, pets, gardening, painting, and everything else that may bring a mess. It protects one’s surface & floor from mud, water and dirt. It has the best size which can occupy a couple of shoes.
- My News 8
December 9, 2019 | Full review
Perfect for Shoes, Pets, Gardening, Painting, Tools and anything else that may leave a mess.
- Creativezib
But more than anything, purchasers say it excels at its intended purpose of holding boots. As one puts it, “These are exactly what I was looking for to put wet/muddy boots and shoes on by the front door. Big enough to hold 3-4 pairs of shoes or boots, sturdy, and easy to clean. Glad I bought two.”
- New York Mag
October 25, 2019 | Full review
This boot tray features midrise 1.2-inch sidewalls, heavy-duty rubber and a sleek crosshatch design for all-around versatility.
- Footwear News
February 20, 2019 | Full review
This durable polypropylene boot tray is popular with Amazon reviewers. And it makes a great pet feeding station in the off months.
- Bravo
January 8, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like

From The Manufacturer

The Ottomanson multipurpose tray provides protection & storage for a variety of uses. You can use it for your gardening, pets, shoes, painting etc. Indoors or outdoors. The tray is made With durable polypropylene with a raised edge to keep your floor clean.

Overall Product Rankings

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

DWYM 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.