After 4 weeks of dealing with a constantly dirty mudroom floor, I now have a rug. No, that doesn't solve the dirt issue, but it hides it and that's good enough for me! As much as I like our black and white flooring, it does show EVERY speck of dirt and dust. I was sweeping it almost daily. We went with a persian runner that covers as much floor as possible so the four of us can pile in and have room to move. The runner spans the entire length of the room so we can come in and walk right down to the closet where the coats and shoes go. Bliss!
The fact that the runner was only $55 sweetens the deal even more. I'm one happy momma!