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Bath mats help you keep your bathroom clean and dry after showering or bathing, protecting your floor and preventing mould. In addition, a bath mat provides you with a comfortable surface so that you feel really good after showering.

Bath mats are available in a variety of different sizes and materials. To help you find the right bath mat for your purposes and to make your purchase decision easier, we have listed the most important buying criteria for bath mats below and answered the most common questions about the topic.




Summary

  • A bath mat helps you keep your bathroom clean and cosy. You don't have to worry about wet floors and your feet stay clean at all times.
  • Bath mats differ mainly in the materials they are made of. These determine how much water your bath mat can absorb, how slip-resistant it is and what kind of care it needs.
  • Bath mats come in different price ranges. High-quality bath mats are also available in the low price range.

The Best Bath Mats: Our Choices

In the following overview, we have selected our favourites among the bath mats. We present bath mats in different designs so that you can find the best bath mat for your ideas and needs.

Buying and evaluation criteria for bath mats

To help you find the perfect bath mat for your needs, we have listed a few more buying criteria below. They will help you filter out the bath mats you need for your household. The criteria you can use to compare bath mats are:

In the following, we will briefly explain the individual criteria. We hope this will give you a deeper insight into the purchase decision so that you can find the best product for you.

Material

Bathroom mats differ mainly in the material they are made of. Common variants are plastic, cotton, foam and wood. The first three have the advantage of being able to absorb a lot of water, which wood unfortunately cannot offer.

In addition, the materials differ in the care and drying time required and in the way they feel on the feet. Plastic variants may be somewhat easier to care for, although this cannot be generalised.

Size

Many bath mats are not available in different sizes. Therefore, it is important to measure the area you want your bath mat to cover in order to find the perfect product for you. This will save you a lot of work in the search.

Floor adhesion

Another important purchase criterion is floor grip. Since bathrooms can easily get wet and slippery floors such as tiles are often used, it is important that your bath mat has enough grip to prevent you from slipping. The most common types are plastic coatings or individual studs.

Absorbency

The absorbency of your bath mat is important to keep your bathroom clean and dry. It is mainly determined by the material of your bath mat and its thickness. If you know that you sometimes like to submerge your bath, it is better to choose a thicker plastic or cotton version.

Care

Last but not least, the type of care your bath mat requires plays a role. Generally speaking, bath mats differ in the type of care they require in two ways: Washing machine resistance and dryer resistance. Whether your bath mat has the respective property differs depending on the manufacturer and material.

Guide: Frequently asked questions about bath mats answered in detail

Last but not least, we have compiled and answered the most important questions about bath mats for you. In this way, we try to give you a deeper insight into the topic.

Who is a bath mat suitable for?

A bath mat is actually suitable for anyone who wants to keep their bathroom clean and dry and who likes to have warm feet. So that your floor doesn't draw moisture and you don't have to mop after showering, a bath mat is perfect for catching and collecting the moisture directly. In addition, it gives your feet a secure grip to prevent slips.

What types of bath mats are there?

Bath mats differ mainly in the materials used and the size. We have gone into the different materials and their advantages and disadvantages in the buying criteria.

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Bath mats help you keep your bathroom clean and dry. The material is a decisive criterion. (Source: unsplash / Jared Rice)

In order to find the perfect bath mat for you, it's best to think about which properties are most important to you and adjust your choice accordingly.

How much does a bath mat cost?

Bath mats come in different price ranges. They differ mainly in the quality of the workmanship and the thickness and density of the materials. Below we have prepared a small table to give you a better overview.

Price range Available products
Low-priced (up to 20 €) Simple design
Medium-priced (20 - 50 €) Good workmanship and all necessary designs such as non-slip underside
High-priced (from 50 €) Fine materials and best workmanship

This shows that high-quality bath mats with all the necessary features, such as non-slip underside and absorbent material, are already available from mid-price ranges.

How should I wash my bath mat?

How you wash and care for your bath mat depends mainly on the manufacturer and the materials used. Washing and care instructions can usually be found on a small label on the edge of the bath mat.

Conclusion

In summary, bath mats are a great addition to any bathroom. They help you keep your floor clean and dry and give you a good feeling when you get out of the shower or bath. Furthermore, the right bath mats give you a safe surface to stand on even when the floor is wet. Depending on your available space and individual preferences, you can find the perfect bath mat for you by choosing different materials and sizes.

Don't forget to measure how much space you want your bath mat to take up. In addition, as shown above, high quality bath mats can be found at affordable prices.

(Cover photo: unsplash / Shawn Ang)

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