In most cases, ceramic tiles are used as flooring in the bathroom - they are durable and do not require special maintenance. For safety reasons and to create a cozy atmosphere, hostesses purchase mini bath rugs. This is a beautiful and convenient accessory that allows you to make your indoor environment more comfortable.
Do you need it or not?
Dealing with the arrangement of the bathroom, the question of buying a special rug certainly arises. This interior detail has a lot of advantages that speak in favor of such a purchase:
- protects against falls on a wet floor;
- it will be a great addition to the interior or, on the contrary, it focuses all attention on itself as a bright stylistic spot;
- will bring a feeling of warmth and comfort to the room.
A quality product should absorb moisture well, be made of hygienic materials, be easy to clean and be affordable.
Rugs can be varied in shape and appearance - round, rectangular, in the form of animals - such models are produced especially for children.
Depending on the purpose, the rugs are divided into those that are placed in the bath itself or at the bottom of the shower stall and on the floor model. The accessory at the bottom of the bathtub will prevent slipping while bathing. For such products, manufacturers use silicone. It also provides reliable protection against slipping of the mat on a wet floor.
Silicone rugs are absolutely harmless to humans and animals, they can be machine washed without fear of spoiling the appearance of the product.
The main criterion that applies to products of this type is moisture resistance, safety and durability. The bath mat should be easy to clean and designed to be washed by hand or in a washing machine. The materials from which bathroom products are made are divided into artificial and natural.
Such products constitute a small group, they are chosen by adherents of everything natural, allergy sufferers or lovers of eco-style.
Rugs are made of cotton threads, while a product with a short pile gives the room airiness and lightness, and with a long one gives a feeling of boundless softness from walking on such a carpet. Cotton accessories are colored in natural shades of cocoa, beige, milk, gray.
Cotton products have many advantages:
- they are environmentally friendly and very soft;
- perfectly absorb moisture;
- easy to clean:
- dry quickly;
- variable in terms of color and style.
Wooden rugs will emphasize the original ethnic style of the bathroom. They are made from the bark of a tropical palm tree, so they are very warm and thin. After special sanding and treatment with an antibacterial and water-repellent compound, the mat becomes incredibly smooth, flexible and durable. Such a product can serve for more than a dozen years.
Bamboo rugs are naturally antibacterial - bacteria and other harmful microorganisms do not multiply in them. Unlike other materials, such a piece of furniture absorbs moisture, and then evaporates it. Bamboo products are very strong and durable.
An unusual option to decorate a bathroom in a nautical style will be a sea stones rug. This accessory looks very original, moreover, it performs a massage function.
In addition to the above models, you can choose an option made from moss, straw.
The most popular today are carpets made of artificial materials. They have good performance and are cost effective. Such products are made from acrylic, PVC, rubber, microfiber and other materials.
Acrylic rugs very soft and pleasant to the touch. Manufacturers cover such products with an antibacterial solution, which prevents the formation of fungus and the growth of bacteria. Such accessories look very textured
PVC bathroom products are a great budget option. They do not require special care - just wipe the top layer with a damp cloth. Usually, rugs are sold in rolls, which allows you to cut the product to the desired length and size. As a decoration, manufacturers use photo printing, which helps to choose an accessory for a specific interior style. The only thing worth paying attention to is that the PVC rug needs to be dried after each bath
More recently, bathroom accessories have appeared on sale. microfiber… Such products are beautiful, quickly absorb moisture, and then also quickly evaporate it. The surface, like most artificial rugs, is antibacterial
Rubber products unusually rich in colors and textures. Most models are equipped with suction cup mounts, which provide a secure grip on the floor and protect against falls. The cost of such products is low
It is worth giving preference to a polypropylene rug - it is inexpensive, it looks beautiful in the bathroom. Many housewives love it for its texture.
For bathing the baby, pediatricians advise you to purchase a special rug that will protect the child from falling. Such a product should be completely safe for the baby. The rugs are attached to the bottom of the bathroom or shower until it is filled with water. Such a necessary accessory will ensure a safe and comfortable stay of the child in the water. Manufacturers offer various bright models for bathing, often the product is made in the form of animals or favorite cartoon characters.
Among the popular manufacturers of rugs for the little ones, the following brands can be noted.
Large Russian manufacturer of accessories for bathing children. The company is engaged in the production of children's anti-slip bath mats. The products fully comply with all safety standards for this group of goods, and have appropriate quality certificates. High-quality rubber products provide a secure grip on the bathtub bottom. The top layer of the mat prevents the child's feet from slipping off the surface of the product. The model has a relief surface, which provides additional massage opportunities.
Canpol babies rubber bath mats are designed for babies from 6 months old. The special accessory can be used both in the baby's bathtub and in a full bath or shower. The product is completely safe, and the suction cups on it will provide reliable protection against slipping.
The bright Valiant mini rugs made from durable and environmentally friendly polymer material have become a real boon for parents. Accessories can be attached to the bathroom bottom, wall, floor. Small multi-colored products in the form of fish, emoticons, butterflies, starfish will interest the kid and turn swimming into a holiday.
A video review of such rugs can be viewed below.
A little about style
The bathroom is a chamber space designed in a certain style. The bathroom rug is designed to emphasize the beauty and harmony of the room.
For the popular Art Nouveau style the ideal option would be to purchase a long-pile cotton accessory.Such a model must certainly be natural shades - champagne, beige, gray, brown, light green to match the color of young foliage. For this style, it is advisable to purchase a cork mat, which ideally emphasizes the modern style of the room
For a bathroom in the style of "Provence" it is recommended to select only those accessories that are made from environmentally friendly natural materials. The rug was no exception. As for the color scheme, you should choose shades that are as close to nature as possible - brown, milky, light yellow. Romantic lavender, blue, lilac colors will harmoniously fit into the style of the French countryside
For bathrooms decorated in nautical style, it is worth picking up a model made of shells or pebbles. Such an accessory will undoubtedly transform the room
When choosing a particular model of a rug in the bathroom, you need to build on personal preferences, the characteristics of the room and the effect you want to achieve. So, as a bright accent, you can buy a product that is different from the general theme of the room. If you strive to adhere to the general style of the room, choose an accessory that suits her in color and shape.
For a small bathroom, you should give preference to light shades of walls and accessories.
When buying a children's accessory, pay attention to the fact that it is bright, capable of attracting the child's attention. Many manufacturers make rugs in the form of animals, fish, insects.
Any product requires care - this is a guarantee that the thing will serve you for a long time.