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The Importance of Bath Rugs and Mats in
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The Importance of Bath Rugs and Mats in Your Bathroom

Bathroom rugs and mats are a functional yet stylish addition to   any bathroom.  With such a variety of   styles, colors, and materials, however, choosing the right one requires some   thought.

Fortunately, this means that there are options for every budget,   requirement, and taste.  Here are some   tips for choosing the perfect bathroom rug or bath mat for   you.

Should I   take a bath rug or bath mat?

Bath rugs and bath mats can be used in the same way.  Placed in front of the shower or bath, they   help absorb water from your body after you wash.  They also keep excess water off the floor,   which could otherwise make the tiles slippery and cause personal   injury.

However, there are too some key   differences between the two that can influence your   decision:

  • Bath mats are specially made for this casually   thrown into the bathroom if necessaryand can otherwise be hung   or stored.  Bath rugs, on the other   hand, stay on the bathroom floor at all times.
  • Bath mats are mostly   functionalthough that doesn’t mean they can’t look good   either.
  • Bathroom rugs that usually are thicker and   fluffier Bath mats are much more about improving the look of   the bathroom.  They often have a rubber   or some other type of non-slip pad.
  • Bath mats are usually more absorbent   and easier to clean than bathroom rugs
  • Bath rugs can be used add a touch of   luxury into the bathroom and can Keep your toes   warm On those cold winter mornings when the last thing you   want to do is take a walk on an ice cold tiled floor.

You can even buy bath mats and bath rugs to get the best of both   worlds.

How   should I choose the colors of the bathroom rugs and mats?

Bathroom rugs

Bath rugs allow you to have a bit of fun with paint in the   bathroom – a space that can otherwise look pretty sterile.  However, you want to make sure that the   item you choose matches both the tone and the feel of the   space.

If you aspire to a relaxing spa   feeling, then you want to choose calm and warm colors similar   to nature like Brown, beige and light   green.  Blues can also   be used to represent the color of the ocean.

To the an ensuite On the other hand,   you might want to Echo the colors of the bedroom   by choosing the ones that exactly match those of the bedspread, curtains or   carpet.

Bath mats

Bath mats are much more similar to towels in function and   appearance, so it’s good to pick colors that suit them.  Many places actually sell bath mats in   the same colors and designs as the towels, so go   for it if possible.

If not, choose a bath mat in the dominant color of your   towels.  If you are using two different   colors, choose only one for the bath mat.    Alternatively, you can buy a bath mat in any color and take turns   using it.

What is   the best material for a bath mat?

When choosing a bath mat, functionality is really crucial.  You want to choose a material that will   reduce the chances of you slipping and falling into the bathroom.  There are several options   available:

  • The most common types of bath mats are made from   cotton.    This material has clear advantages in terms of the amount of moisture   it can hold, easy cleaning, and softness underfoot.  However, it may not be quite as durable as   other types, and it may slide more easily on a tile floor.

  • Synthetic materials like nylon are   hands down the best in terms of quick drying time.  This means they don’t need to be cleaned as   often.  They’re pretty long-lived   too.  However, they don’t hold as much   water as their cotton alternatives and are also more likely to slide   off.

  • Plastic mats are often used in   showers and baths and occasionally outdoors.    They are not as stylish as fabric alternatives and do not absorb   water.  However, they are designed so   that they are easy to clean and will not slip even on wet   floors.

  • A bath mat off Natural fibers such as coconut, rush   fiber and bamboo is another alternative.  They absorb water well and can contribute   to a luxurious, spa-like feeling of space.    However, depending on the nature of the overall design, it might be a   little more difficult to keep clean.

Where should   bathroom carpets be placed?

Where you choose the carpet depends heavily on its size and the   interior of your bathroom.

  •     Larger carpets look good in front of the   bathtub.
  •     Smaller carpets Add a nice little touch to the   sink area.
  • You can even choose to use it more than a   carpet when you have the space.

However, make sure that the size you choose is suitable for the   room.  Anything that is too small just   looks out of place, and carpets that are too large do not lie flat, which is   a dangerous tripping hazard.

How   often should you wash your bathroom rug?

How you care for your carpet or mat determines its overall   lifespan.  Regular cleaning is an   essential part of taking care of your bathroom rug to eliminate   bacteria.

While the bath mat can easily be hung over the bath or shower to   dry off after use and then thrown in the washing machine every two weeks,   Bath rugs can be a little more difficult to   maintain.

The care requirements are different for each type.  However, here are some rules of thumb to   keep in mind:

  •     Shake the carpet to remove dirt, debris, and   hair that may have become trapped.
  • Make sure you do it carefully Check the label for   cleaning instructions specific to the carpet you   have.
  • Most types of carpets are machine washable, but you will want   them Choose a gentle cycle so as not to damage   the back of the carpet.  Choose a warm   or hot temperature for fabric carpets to ensure that mold or bacteria are   killed.
  • Only fill your sink with hand-wash rugs made from bamboo, jute   and other natural fibers warm water and a couple of tablespoons   of detergentAdd the carpet and gently scrub with a   sponge.  After washing, you need to   rinse the carpet with cold water until all of the soap is   removed.