Length and Width vs Portrait and Landscape - What's the Difference?

For many us it’s been a long time since math's class at school, and the differences between length and width or portrait and landscape have become fuzzy! This blog article will provide you with the knowledge of the differences between them for ordering a doormat.

Length and Width

In terms of our doormats, the width is the measurement running from left to right. Across the front of the doorway. The length is the measurement from front to back, as if you were approaching the doorway. For doormats with stripes or have personalisation available, this is important to know, so that you ensure the doormat is the made the way you want it. If are ordering a plain doormat however, length and width will not matter. You can simply turn the plain mat in situ to achieve the desired orientation.

A personalised doormat highlighting the difference between length (top to bottom) and width (left to right).

A personalised doormat highlighting the difference between length (top to bottom) and width (left to right).

A personalised doormat highlighting the difference between length (top to bottom) and width (left to right).

A personalised doormat highlighting the difference between length (top to bottom) and width (left to right).

Landscape and Portrait

To build upon length and width, landscape and portrait can be important for doormats. A doormat with a landscape orientation would have the longest dimension running from left to right. A doormat with a portrait orientation would have the longest dimension running from front to back (or top to bottom if you prefer). This is important to specify for doormats that have stripes or have personalisation available, so that the stripes or design arrives with you the correct way around. As with length and width, landscape and portrait are not important for plain doormats. You can simply turn the plain mat in situ to achieve the desired orientation.

A personalised doormat in a portrait orientation. This is where the width (left to right) is the shortest measurement, and the length (top to bottom) is longer. Length and Width.

A personalised doormat in a portrait orientation. This is where the width (left to right) is the shortest measurement, and the length (top to bottom) is longer.

A personalised doormat in a landscape orientation. This is where the width (left to right) is the longest measurement, and the length (top to bottom) is shorter. Length and Width.

A personalised doormat in a landscape orientation. This is where the width (left to right) is the longest measurement, and the length (top to bottom) is shorter.

We hope that this blog article has cleared up any confusion between length and width or landscape and portrait. If you need any more assistance with your doormat enquiry, please Contact Us. We’d be happy to help!