Please stop buying fabric bath mats. They are rude and weird
welcome to Counterpoint, a series in which we challenge common ideas about well-known products. This time: fabric bath rugs.
Bath mats are a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses, according to a American Society for Microbiology study. Their location in the wettest room in your home creates a wonderful environment for the growth of microorganisms. The problem lies with the material of the bath mat – usually a fabric that absorbs water with nowhere to go. Why not buy a wooden one instead?
Unlike the fabric variety, wooden bath rugs will resist water, stains and bacteria better. Plus, you won’t need to step on a sponge after every shower. The wood will not be as thorny and is easier to clean than the rag, which requires machine washing. Besides being better for you, wooden bath rugs are a modern, minimalist, and generally inexpensive way to make your bathroom feel more like soothing Japanese. onsen. Here are six great options for your bathroom floor.
World Market bamboo bath mat
The wide open slats on this rug provide plenty of wiggle room for water to evaporate, and it won’t get wet the way a fabric rug does. Bamboo adds a beautiful natural touch to your bathroom, and it is also a renewable resource.
Bay Isle Home Weisser Rectangular Bath Mat
This interwoven trellis bath mat allows for adequate air circulation so you don’t end up with a damp mess. Because the rug lies flat on the floor, it looks a lot like the feeling of walking on a regular fabric rug.
Honey-Can-Do Bamboo Bath Mat
This simple and affordable bamboo bath mat has widely spaced slats for easy cleaning and open ventilation. Its height from the ground will also allow water to evaporate more easily instead of being trapped under the carpet.
Highland Dunes Williamson Bamboo Bath Mat
Another bamboo option, the rubber feet on this one will prevent slipping and the slats are a bit closer together for those who feel like their toes can slip between the planks.
Tosaryu Hinoki Bath Mat
Tosaryu bath mats are made of hinoki wood, which is highly resistant to mold and mildew. Tosaryu uses high quality, locally harvested hinoki cypress, and the brand believes in respecting the environment; every part of the hinoki is used from oil to make soap to the remaining wood flakes to make cutting boards. Hinoki wood has a reputation for releasing a calming aroma when wet, so you might find yourself wetting the carpet on purpose.
Okawa Hinoki Workshop Hinoki wooden bath mat
Okawa Hinoki’s workshop has been making furniture by hand for four generations, with expertise in hinoki woodworking. Its craftsmen’s attention to detail and quality means bath rugs take over a week to complete, and the result is a beautifully designed accent piece for any bathroom. Like the Tosaryu rug, hinoki wood has a pleasant, soothing scent when wet.
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