To create a luxurious interior, you need to pay attention to the little things. Seemingly insignificant details can change or transform any design. Even if you decorate the bathroom with the most expensive plumbing fixtures and beautiful fashionable tiles, but put a small inconspicuous rug there or even decide to do without it, the renovation of this room will seem incomplete. Even such a product can add accents to the bathroom and make it more interesting and bright.
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Bathroom rugs play a special role. They can be the completion of the interior of this room. Having picked up a beautiful designer rug, you can beautifully place accents in this room. The aesthetic function is very important, but the rug also has another responsibility - safety.
So, many people make tiled bathroom floors. But due to moisture getting on it, it becomes very slippery. So it is very easy to fall and injure yourself on the hard surfaces of the plumbing. Also, standing on even dry surfaces with damp feet can easily slip. That is why the rug is a very important thing in the bathroom.
Also, a feature of such a product is that it allows you to clean up the bathroom less often. After leaving the bath, you step on the floor with wet feet. Traces remain on it, which, after drying, look like stains. That is why, when you step on the rug, it will absorb excess moisture and you will not have to wash the floor from deliveries.
Another feature of the bath mat is what is the product makes bathing more pleasant. Once you get out of the warm bath, you do not have to stand on the cold tiles with important feet. A rug near the toilet or bathtub makes placing your feet on the floor more pleasant. Also, in the bathrooms, they often put several rugs, which create a single interesting ensemble.
If you have a shared bathroom, then such products can be placed next to all plumbing fixtures. With a separate bathroom, the same rugs are also used, although they are located in different rooms.
The rug always matches the bathroom interior and completes it perfectly.
All bathroom rugs are divided into 2 types:
To the bathroom floor. This type of rug is placed on the floor so that it can be stepped on when leaving after a bath or shower. It prevents slipping and makes bathing more comfortable
Into the bath. It is located directly in the bathroom or shower. It is necessary in order not to fall while standing while swimming. They are pleasant to step on and make the bath safer. Such products are purchased for both adults and children. Usually these are rubber or silicone models that do not absorb moisture
They are very pleasant to the touch and do not slip at all. These rugs are matched to the size of the bath or shower. It is very important that he does not go beyond its limit. Some models of these rugs are covered with a mesh.
There are also baby bath rugs. They serve the same function as adults in protecting your baby from falls. But usually they have a brighter and more interesting design. They come in both plain and colored. They also differ in their shape.There are models with interesting drawings in the form of cartoon characters.
All rugs that are placed directly in and around the bathroom can be:
You need to select them based on personal preference. Any such rug requires special care. They should be washed and dried daily after bathing. Also, to wash or wash them, you must use disinfectants.
Make sure that no hair gets into the model, which is placed directly in the bath. Otherwise, such a rug may not lie too firmly. There are also very reliable suction cup models. They are firmly attached to the bathtub, shower or floor and completely eliminate slipping.
Some models, in addition to their basic functions, perform others. It is very convenient heated mat. Stepping on it after the bath will be many times more pleasant than on cold tiles. You can also purchase an orthopedic rug. It will perform a massage function, it will be not only very pleasant, but also useful to step on it.
Now in plumbing stores you can see a large number of bathroom rugs of different sizes. These can be large rolls or, conversely, small islands. It is better if such a carpet occupies no more than 75% of the free space of the bathroom floor. Rectangular models 70x120 cm and square products 100x100 are standard. In a combined bathroom, it is better to purchase several small rugs for different functional areas.
If you have a small bathroom, then a small rug is more suitable for it. If you put in too many large rugs, they will constrain the space, visually narrowing it down. If you want to buy several rugs, then it is better to give preference to models 50x50 cm or 50x70. Two or three of these small items will be enough to furnish a bathroom.
Manufacturers offer bathroom rugs in a wide variety of shapes. The classic option is round carpet. Such products can be put anywhere. There are also very comfortable models that have a semicircle notch. It is very convenient to put them near the sink or toilet, since they fit as tightly as possible to the base of the plumbing and prevent moisture from entering the floor.
It is most convenient to place in the bathroom rectangular or semicircular rugs. These models can fit into any bath. There are also oval products. They are perfect for small rooms. One standard-sized oval rug will be enough to set up such a room.
There are also very nice bath rugs with an unusual design. There are paw models that resemble the footprint left by an animal in shape. There are also models in the shape of feet. Also, some put baby rugs in the bathroom. They can also be of different sizes and shapes. Some of these products are made in the form of flowers, hearts or animals.
Very often, bathroom rugs are made of rubber. This is a very inexpensive and popular option for any bathroom floor. Those for whom functionality is the most important factor prefer such models. Manufacturers make such perfumed rugs so that the bathroom does not have a persistent rubber smell.
Also, high-quality rubber models are made with the addition of antibacterial compounds. Such models do not absorb moisture and practically do not get dirty, they do not require special care. You will only have to disinfect such a rug occasionally and dry it after each visit to the bathroom. The silicone mat has similar qualities. But it is softer and more pleasant to the touch, therefore it is more preferable for the legs.
There are also very practical PVC models. They do not absorb moisture, so they can contribute to the development of fungus.They also need to be treated with disinfectants. These rugs do not slip at all on the floor and adhere well to it. These models are usually sold in rolls, so they can be laid both in the bathtub itself and on the floor.
You can buy a roll and cut it by placing the bathroom rugs in the right places. The disadvantage of PVC models is that they are able to fade and change their appearance from moisture over time, therefore they are short-lived. Today, the most popular is the acrylic mat. It is quite budget priced and very pleasant to the touch.
As a rule, such carpets have a soft pleasant coating on top, and on the bottom they are made on the basis of silicone. That is why such carpets do not slip. They are very easy to wash and dry very quickly. Just a couple of hours will be enough for this. Such models have a pile of small length in the form of so-called "pasta". They are resistant to temperature extremes and therefore very practical in everyday life.
Some customers complain that these rugs stain wet feet. That is why you should give preference to only the highest quality colored acrylic rugs.
Nowadays they buy very often for the bath microfiber models. These are very soft rugs that do not absorb odors at all and do not contribute to the spread of bacteria. They dry out very quickly and save you time. These rugs do not tear or slip. The only drawback of such a coating is that it is unstable to temperature extremes, therefore, these models cannot be used in bathrooms where the floor is heated, or dried on a battery.
Now very popular is bamboo option, as well as stone models. The wood rug is also highly praised by customers as it absorbs moisture well and dries very quickly. It is easy to care for - it will only be enough to wash it. Such carpets do not cause slip problems, because their weight is quite impressive.
Wooden rugs are impregnated with a material that prevents wood from rotting in high humidity conditions. As a rule, such models are purchased if the bathroom is decorated in eco style. There are also very beautiful rugs with stones… They perform both a massage function and a stylistic one. The disadvantage is that they are cold.
They look very stylish and interesting in the interior of any bathroom. Stone rugs can be rectangular or square. There are also interesting round patterns made up of a large number of small pebbles.
Also in the bathroom you can buy soft textile rugs. So, you can lay a terry, cotton version, as well as models from knitted yarn. All of them look very beautiful, but they must be wrung out and dried. The woven option is an absorbent mat that keeps your feet dry after a bath.
Polyurethane rugs are also popular. They are very resistant to temperature extremes and high humidity. Models made of expanded polyvinyl chloride are very durable. They have a fairly low cost and are highly durable. Very often, children's rugs are made of such material, since they usually have a bright and interesting design and are not painted at all.
Bath mat color plays a big role in interior decoration. First of all, you need to take into account the fact that you will step on them with your feet. Therefore, it is better to purchase darker models. In this case, it is better to buy a black-gray or black-and-white rug with a predominance of the former. Purple, green or terracotta is also great.
Many people choose rugs to match the color scheme and style of the bathroom interior. Beige, light peach, brown models are suitable for classic interior options. You can put a pink or light yellow rug in a light bath.A turquoise rug fits perfectly into a nautical-style bathroom. There are also sand-colored rugs. They are great for nautical-themed bathrooms and are reminiscent of a sandy beach.
Some people prefer to give preference to brighter options, buying a red, blue, blue, light green, lemon rug. This way you can diversify the bathroom and place bright accents in it. Moreover, such a bright rug can be supported by other elements in the bathroom. In the same color, you can buy a soap dish or soap, towels, another rug and other items. Transparent silicone mats also look interesting.
As for the light rug, the ideal white version completely unsuitable for this room. It will quickly get dirty and look unpresentable. Be sure to make sure that such a product is painted evenly and of high quality. Otherwise, it can change its color from exposure to moisture. When purchasing several different rugs, it is better to give preference to options in one color and with one texture. So the bathroom interior will look more harmonious and complete.
Few people buy plain floor carpets for their bathroom. Most often they try to buy the most unusual and original products with drawings. So, products with pebbles and shells look very beautiful in a bathroom decorated in a marine style. They support the nautical theme and look very original.
In the green bathroom, you can lay a bright rug with frogs. A plain rug with small or large images of these animals will do. Some people buy bright bath rugs with images of large flowers. Models with poppies, roses, tulips are very popular. All of them look very bright and stylish, especially in rooms decorated in a classic theme.
There are also rugs with prints of hands and feet. This cool design will make the interior of any bathtub more interesting.
Which one is better to choose?
When choosing, both the appearance of the rug and its quality and composition play a role. The wrong model can reduce your safety while you are in the bathroom and will quickly become unnecessary. It is best to purchase options that can be attached to the floor. So, there are sticky models or products with suction cups. They hold very securely and do not move when you stand on them with your feet.
A rug that slides over a tile is much more dangerous than the tile itself without such a rug. The rug should be fairly tight. It must absorb moisture well and not let it pass. Such a product should not rub off and wear out over time. They are usually designed for long-term use.
It is important that the rug dries quickly. Otherwise, it will contribute to the development of fungus in your bathroom, which can later reach other rooms. It is better if such products dry as quickly as possible. Try to give preference to models with a thicker and denser pile. They should also respond well to temperature changes.
The rug should have a cover that is easy to maintain. Remember that you will have to wash it often. In this case, it is important to pay attention not only to the outer coating, but also to the reverse side of such a product. Rugs that have a rubber or silicone coating on the bottom are much more durable on the floor, but can collect moisture under them. That is why it is necessary to impregnate the underside with an antibacterial composition.
When choosing a suction mat, be sure to check how firmly they hold this product to the floor. There are models that, instead of fixing it, create bumps and roll easily.
Remember that the suction cups will not secure it in case they come into contact with chemicals. That is why buy models with the most reliable mounts.
Top coat also matters. It should be pleasant to the feet and not irritate. In this case, both natural models and those made from synthetics are permissible. When choosing rugs for the home on the bathroom floor, you must take into account their external qualities. So, a set of rugs in the bathroom looks harmonious. In this case, it is better if all the rugs are of the same color.
Customer reviews show that rugs near the sink get dirty much faster, so models with a long-naped coating are not suitable for this area. You can buy models that are simpler in design, but stylish, which will be more practical. There are also luxury bathroom carpets. This can be a warm mat to make the end of the bath more pleasant.
The crocheted model looks very nice. But these rugs get wet quickly and need to be dried frequently. But at the same time, they absorb moisture well. As for the products directly for the day of the bath or shower, then in this case it is better to purchase models in rolls.
You can roll out a roll in the bathroom and choose the size of the carpet you need. It is possible to cut its length and width. Such a product will fit perfectly on the bottom of a bath or shower and will not interfere with you while washing.
How to wash?
It is no secret that rubber and silicone bath mats do not require washing at all. On the other hand, you will have to wash the fleecy carpet very often. Long-haired models can be machine washed or hand washed.
If you prefer to machine wash it is best to put the rug in a special washing bag. In this case, you need to use the delicate mode, in which the water temperature should not exceed 40 °.
Long-haired models are the most difficult to clean. It is best to first brush it and then hand wash it if you are afraid to use a washing machine for this. If you have a rug with a soft top and a rubber bottom, then it should be washed only by hand. Under the influence of the water temperature, even if it is slightly warmer than usual, the rubber coating can fall apart over time.
Any bath mat can be washed as follows:
- first you need to prepare a light soapy solution and moisten a brush with soft bristles in it. Cleaning attachments are great.
- use a brush to gently clean the upper soft side of the carpet.
- after that, the rug must be carefully rinsed under the shower and not squeezed out too much.
- then the mat must be completely dried. Moreover, it is better if it does not dry in the bathroom. It is better to use natural room temperature and humidity for this. Do not put such items on the battery. The rubber cover is very unstable to temperature extremes. It is best to hang it in a well-ventilated area and let it dry naturally.
For even more tips on how to properly clean your carpet, check out the video below.