For those with reduced strength, balance and co-ordination taking a bath safely can be a real problem.
Even with additional grab rails in the bath to support and steady you, wet surfaces add to the risk of someone slipping and falling over in the bath, particularly when getting in and out.
Many people also have showers fitted over the bath which increases the risk of slipping and falling. Bath mats, both inside or outside your bath or shower are a great way toprevent falls happening.
The Best Non Slip Bath Mats 2020 are a simple and affordable solution to your problem, giving you the confidence and independence to manage your personal care safely.
Buying Guide for Non Slip Bath Mats
Bath mats are a common feature in almost all our bathrooms, and are used both inside and outside the bath tub or shower. Here’s a list of some key things you need to consider before you buy one.
1) Does it have enough suction ?
Check that the bath mat has lots of suction pads on it depending on the size of the bath mat.
You want the mat to be secure and fixed to the bath or shower, and no chance of it moving when you are stood on it.
If you are using a fabric bath mat for outside the bath, make sure that the underside is made of a non-slip material.
2) Picking the right size
Sounds easy, but you need to consider how much space the anti-slip bath mat is going to take up.In in a large oval bath you will need a larger mat than in a small shower enclosure.
If the bath mat is used outside the bath, check to make sure it’s long enough for when you step out of the bath.
3) Is the bath mat mildew and mould resistant ?
This is really important. Where there is water, mould and mildew quickly follow. There is also an increased risk of fungal infections especially on the feet.
Check when buying the bath mat that it is protected – the last thing you want is those tell-tale black and green patches on your mat.
4) Can you clean it easily ?
You are going to get a lot of use out of your bath mat, so you need to ensure you it can be easily washed and dried, timeafter time. Check that it can be machine washed, normally at 30 degrees, as not every mat can.
Most fabric mats can be easily machine or hand washed and either line dried, or dried in a tumble dryer.
5) What colour bath mat do I need ?
In addition to size and material, you’ll want to think about the decor in your bathroom and find a bath mat that matches your colour scheme.Bath mats come in lots of different patterns, textures and colours.
So there you have it, great tips and advice to ensure that you pick the bath mat that’s right for you.
The Homcomoda non-slip bath mat is made of a high densitymicrofibre fabric, with excellent water absorption and anti mould, that provides a beautiful and safe addition to your bathroom.
The elegant geometric pattern design of the mat provides a beautiful decoration for your home.
Long lasting mat
The edges of the mat are securely wrapped which prevents the mat from fraying at the edges, which extends the life of it.
Hygienic and good water absorption
The non-slip bath mat adopts high density microfibre fabric, and has excellent water absorption and anti-mould, which means that it dries nice and fast to prevent the buildup of mould, mildew and bacteria.
Non slip backing
The Homcomoda bath mat has a soft anti slip backing making it very safe for you to use once it’s safely in position.
Some people may prefer a wider mat, as it is long and narrow.
This Elegance Reversible Deep Pile Prestige Bath Mat from Allure Bath Fashions is the ultimate in luxury, with a deep pile made from the softest ring spun cotton. With its stylish look and generous size, this is the perfect mat for every bathroom.
Long lasting colour
This bath mat uses the best quality dyes, so the mat will keep looking good wash after wash.
This mat is a generous size and measures 85cm x 55cm.
Long lasting colour
Only the best quality dyes are used in this mat, which ensures that you get longer lasting colours, wash after wash.
Deep pile and heavy mat
Contains 2200gsm reversible loops of long-staple cotton to create a luxurious deep pile and heavy weighted bath mat.
Naturally environmentally friendly
This mat is made from natural fibre cotton that meets the European Oekotex 100 standard, which ensures no harmful chemicals or dyes were used in its manufacture.
Slight plastic odour from new, but soon fades with a few washes.
Step out of your tub and into luxury with the Itsoft Slow Recovery Memory Foam Bath Mat. It features a soft and absorbent top layer and a memory foam core, bringing you maximum comfort while you dry off and get ready to start your day.
Super fast drying
This mat is super absorbent and dries exceptionally quickly, even after its been given quite a soaking.
Soft and comfortable feel
The bathroom mat is filled with thick polyurethane memory foam giving it a really comfortable feel on your feet, and the outer material is super soft and cozy coral velvet feel microfibre.
The bottom of the bath mat is covered with lots of PVC dots, which keeps the mat stuck firmly to the floor.
Tough machine washable
Easy to clean, whether by hand or machine washed, this bath mat will keep looking good with no loose fibres or fading colours.
This luxury longer length and narrow bath mat will fit all types of roll top, curved or round baths. This contemporary non-slip and anti mould square design will look good where ever you use it.
Durable quality mat
The extra large rubber suction rings make this mat really durable and it will certainly last a long time.
Extra long design
It fits the exact length of a standard size bath, and I especially like the way the bath mat curves to allow room for the plug at the end. When it is fully rolled out it measures – 100 cm x 40 cm – ( 15.75 inches wide x 39.37 inches long ).
Neat cut out section
Really neat cut out design to allow the mat to be fitted neatly around the plug hole.
You might find that this bath mat is too long for a traditional square shower.
Rubberbath matsshould be cleaned periodically to remove oily buildups from various soaps and hair products which can leave slippery films on the surface.
These slippery films can pose a risk and trip hazard while stepping in and out of a bathtub or shower.
How do you stop a bath mat from going mouldy ?
To make it last a long time without forming mold and mildew, which can cause foul smelling odours, remove it after each shower or bath and leave it hanging to dry. Remember the bathroom is often in a small confined space where temperatures can fluctuate, providing an ideal breeding ground for germs.
How do you remove stains from a rubber bath mat ?
Consider spraying the bath tub or shower floor with a water /white vinegar solution.
Make a solution of 1 cup (240 ml) of white vinegar and 1 cup (240 ml) of water and use it to clean the mat. A scrubbing brush will help get rid of those hard worn in stubborn stains.
Alternatively, you could fill your bathtub or wash basin with equal parts of vinegar and water and allow the mat to soak for 1 to 2 hours.
For thorough cleaning, bleach is a powerful cleaner. Just add one cup (equal to 240 ml) of chlorine bleach to five-gallons of cold water and mix well together. Leave to soak for several hours, and then rinse the mat well. After cleaning, hang the bath mat outside to dry.
Note – Make sure you wear a pair of rubber gloves to protect your hands.
Tips for using your non-slip bath mat
Check the suction cups of your plastic bath mats regularly to ensure that none are damaged, cut or missing, which will increase the risk of the mat moving.
The shower mat will only attach to a clean, smooth surface. It is not intended for use on textured, tiled, or non-smooth surfaces.
Ideally clean the plastic bath mats at least once every 2 – 3 weeks, and replace the mat about once per year.
How do you clean a fabric bath mat with rubber backing ?
Hair and dirt can soon accumulate on your mat, so take it outside and shake thoroughly to remove the excess before washing.
First check the washing settings on the mat’s label. Most mats with rubber backings can be machine washed gently on cold settings using mild detergents.
It is best to dry the bath mat naturally hung outside, weather permitting, or close to a radiator. However, some mats can be put in a tumble dryer on a low heat setting.
Avoid direct heat to dry the mat quickly as it can cause the rubber backing to crack or melt.
If the rubber backing is peeling, cracked or torn, then replace the mat with a new one. A damaged bath mat will not have the same anti slip support which means it will move around when you are using, and putting you at risk of slipping.
How do you clean a memory foam bath mat ?
Firstly, vacuum thememory foammat to get rid of any debris, hair or dirt that might be on it. You could also give it a quick shake to remove any bits.
Using laundry products, try spot cleaning stains or pre-treat heavily soiled areas.
According to the manufacturer’s instructions, machine wash the mat gently in cool water using mild washing detergents.
Because the memory foam is a synthetic material, do not dry clean the bath mat. Also, avoid using bleach or other harsh cleaning solvents as this will damage your memory foam bath mat.
Drying your memory foam bath mat
Remember memory foam bath mats retain water so they make take longer than expected to dry.
Different manufacturers have different suggestions for drying a memory foam bath mat. Some suggest that you tumble dry on a low heat for a short time, and then remove the mat while it’s still a little damp, allowing it to finish drying naturally.
Other suggestions recommend that you lay the bath mat flat to dry naturally, or hang over a washing line or support.
You may need to reshape or gently stretch the bath mat to return it to its original size and dimensions.
DO NOT use cloths pegs to hang out the memory foam mat, as this will pinch the foam and cause compression marks damaging it.
Best Non Slip Bath Mats 2020
So there you have it 10 of the best non slip bath mats to use, either in or out of the bath or shower. Non slip mats are also a great idea for those who useshower seatsor bath seats and chairs to manage their personal care safely, as well as those using bath lifts to help them wash and transfer on and off safely.
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