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What are the best bathroom rug options for you today?
Remember the days of wall-to-wall carpeting in bathrooms? Did your grandma have matching fluffy bathmats, toilet-seat covers, and those horseshoe mats that hugged the toilet? Luckily, you have much more appealing bathroom rug options these days. Your options come down to personal choice, of course: You might want a cotton rug beside your tub, a natural-fiber rug in your dressing area, and probably a bathmat just outside the shower. But the best modern advancement in "bathroom rug technology," is the washable rug. Unlike that old carpet from days gone by, machine-washable area rugs can be easily balled up, placed in a washing machine, and run through a cold cycle. It's that simple to get your bathroom rugs cleaned up like the rest of your laundry. And these aren't the rubbery, basic mats of yesteryear, but come in a variety of beautiful styles and sizes. That means you can pick the rug that fits your bathroom—large, small, or in-between. Read on below for more helpful tips on making bathroom rugs work best for your particular needs:
- On our blog: What's the best rug for the bathroom?
How do you clean and safely use bathroom rugs?
This is such a good topic to understand before buying your bathroom rugs. First off, be sure to get a non-slip rug pad for each area rug you place in your bathrooms. That helps to ensure that your rugs don't become slipping or tripping hazards—even if they seem to have good traction in the first place. Next, cleaning the area rugs you put down in your bathrooms depends on the kinds of rugs you select. If you choose a jute rug (which should be placed away from water sources), you'd need to take it outside and beat with a broom to free it of dust and pet hair—unless, of course, it's our washable jute alternative. Some natural fibers, like wool rugs, can be either hand-washed or machine-washed. Just review the care instructions of each rug before purchasing. Of course, as we discuss above, washable rugs are made specifically to be cleaned in your washing machine and then hung up to dry, so they're particularly easy to clean. Vacuuming and spot-cleaning is possible with most rugs these days, but we recommend verifying that via care instructions too. And, as always, we are here to answer any questions whenever you reach out.
How often do you replace a bathroom rug?
After more than 20 years of selling area rugs online, Rugs USA wants your bathroom rugs to last. High quality and customer satisfaction are important to us, so you'll discover that our rugs are made for hardy everyday use. That means that replacing them will often come down to how often you want to refresh your decor with a new color or rug style. What we like to do is choose a new rug for our main bathrooms at home, and then to replace it with a new rug every year or two, rotating the used rugs into other bathrooms in the house. Of course, lots of us live in apartments with just one bathroom, and our hand-me-down rugs are often in such good shape that they're welcomed by thrift stores for their second life instead. All of that being said, one really good reason to get new rugs is if you don't have washable bathroom rugs already, which make life so much easier.