Bathroom rugs can be an inexpensive way to revamp your bathroom while providing a dry, comfortable surface. Considering the small sizes of bathrooms, an ill-suited rug can be a nuisance. This can be avoided if you give due thought to where and how it will be used. Here are some suggestions to help you choose.
Evaluate bathroom layout and decor
Size Measure the bathroom size to avoid buying a rug which does not fit well. Often, purchases are made online and it is easy to misjudge appropriate sizes. You may prefer a long, luxurious rug or a more compact one but the choice should be guided by available space. Layout Rugs are often placed in areas prone to getting wet. Common locations are near the bath or at the wash basin. They can also be placed as door rugs. The scale of the rug to the bathroom size and its prospective location will help determine whether it is preferable to go for a larger sized rug or multiple smaller ones. Several smaller rugs are better suited to spacious bathrooms. Shape Square and rectangular shapes are versatile and can be used with flexibility. Poorly chosen round or oval ones can fit awkwardly if space available is restricted. Remember to pick a rug with a cut out in case you intend to use it in front of pedestal type washbasins. Appearance Keep bathroom decor in mind. Consider indoor lighting and colour of flooring, cladding and sanitary fixtures. Bright coloured rugs suit children’s bathrooms but bring a lot of attention towards the floor. In case you want other features such as a wall-mirror to be the visual focus, you should go for subtle designs. Bath rug may also be procured as part of a set or mixed with other sets. Available variety of styles and themes may be studied online or in decor magazines.
Consider usage pattern
Understanding usage pattern can help you select the material. Cotton provides the most comfortable and absorbent mats but lacks the durability of materials like nylon and polyester. For elderly users and children, a no-slip mat is important. Rugs without a rubber backing may shift and crumple on a tile floor posing a tripping hazard.
Read up on manufacturers’ literature to ensure for care instructions and details on how the rug will hold after washing. Some rubber backed rugs can leave a residue when placed in a wet area and they need to be dried by hanging in the tub to allow the water to drain.
Final word Let your choice of bathroom rug be guided by where and how it will be used.