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Tub Mat vs. Bath Mat vs. Bath Rug – Similar but not Equal
When looking to decorate your bathroom, it is useful to understand the difference between a bath rug and a bath mat. Overall, these items have different aesthetics and functional purposes.
Usually an extension of a cotton or cotton blend towel program and sized 20"-22" x 30"-36". Tub mats are purely functional and are meant to be used right outside the shower or bathtub to absorb water following a shower or bath.
Bath mats are a heavier weight than tub mats and usually made of cotton or a cotton blend. They are also sized 20"-22" x 30"-36". While bath mats are meant to be used right outside the shower or bathtub to absorb water following a shower or bath, you may also use them in front of a sink or vanity due to their more fashionable appearance.
When searching for the best bath rugs or bath mats for your bathroom be sure to consider the different material types to make your morning or nighttime routine rejuvenating and relaxing.
Bath rugs and bath mats made from cotton are a great choice as they are luxuriously soft, offer superior absorbency, and dry quickly. Cotton bath rugs and bath mats also wash very well, making them a smart choice for any home bathroom.
Synthetic - Nylon or Polyester
Synthetic fabrics such as nylon and polyester are popular materials for bath rugs, because they’re naturally stain and fade resistant. Nylon bath rugs are also durable and resistant to wear and tear which makes them a great long-term investment.
Additional Features to Consider
True to its name, this rug dries 30% faster than other bath rugs or bath mats.
Fast dry rugs are proven to dry faster than the average bath rug or bath mat.
Skid resistant rugs are made with a non-slip rubber or latex backing for added security on tile or wood floors.
Fade resistant rugs reduce the risk or discoloration from laundering and exposure to light.
Stain resistant rugs repel dirt or liquid and prevent them from settling in.
Reversible rugs are great options because both sides of the rug can be used - extending the life of the rug.
Cotton and most synthetic rugs are machine washable. Review your rug’s care label for manufacturer recommended instructions.