The chances are that (until now) you haven’t given much thought to finding the best bathroom floor mats for your bathroom.
We can’t blame you.
Bathroom floor mats aren’t the most interesting of home products, but there is something to be said about getting out of the shower in the morning and stepping onto a plush, warm mat.
At the very least, it’s nice not having a bathroom floor mat that you have to wring out over a bucket.
So without further adieu, here is our list of the 6 best bathroom floor mats and rugs.
UPDATE: We’ve reevaluated the bathroom floor mat options for 2020 and have added new user reviews.
6 BEST BATHROOM FLOOR MATS
Gorilla Grip Original Luxury Chenille Bath Rug Mat
Available in 10 sizes and 36 colors, there is sure to be a Gorilla Grip bathroom floor mat for every size and style bathroom.
Their variety is great, but what puts the Gorilla Grip mats at the top of our list of the best bathroom floor mats is their combination of soft shag feel, water absorption, and price.
With a name like Gorilla Grip, these bath mats are also designed to not slide around your floor.
Another nice feature is that these mats are machine washable.
The price point on the Gorilla Grip mats is fantastic, and while you shouldn’t expect the luxury of a high-end mat, we found no problems whatsoever with the quality.
Real HomeGenerosity Reader Review
“I recently bought a 36″ x 24″ navy and ivory gorilla grip mat for in front of my tub. It has done a good job of catching any water and is pretty soft. I did already have to wash it because of trying to give my muddy dog a bath, and there wasn’t an issue.”
VDOMUS Microfiber Bathroom Contour Rugs Combo
The VDOMUS Microfiber Bathroom Contour Rugs Combo is composed of a soft shaggy non-slip bath shower mat and a U-shaped toilet floor rug. The set comes in four colors:
- Dark Gray
The mats are made of thousands of plush microfiber shags, which make for a soft, cozy landing spot for your feet. And don’t worry, although the shag is super comfortable, the plush chenille is highly water absorbent. Throw in an anti-skid latex backing, and we’re sold.
VDOMUS Non-slip Microfiber Shag Bathroom Rugs Bath Mats Shower Rug [UPDATED]
The single bath rug from the VDOMUS set. Without a doubt, one of the hottest selling bath mats found online. Super easy to wash and care for, and just as soft on your feet.
The VDOMUS non-slip shag rug also looks good enough to be used in the kitchen and comes in three different sizes, from 32″ x 20″ to 47″ x 26″.
Bonus, it’s 100% machine washable.
Real HomeGenerosity Reader Review
“This fits the bill. I needed a single bathmat for in front of my shower. Nothing fancy, but the price was right, and it does a good job.”
Luxury Hotel and Spa 100% Turkish Cotton Banded Panel Bath Mat Set
Many reviewers swear by Turkish towels and for a good reason. We love the Luxury Hotel and Spa 100% Turkish Cotton Banded Panel Bath Mat Set for one very important reason – they are thin yet comfortable, a perfect size to fit underneath of a swinging bathroom door.
This bathmat measures 20″ x 34″ and covers a large portion of the bathroom floor. Two mats are included and are made of 100% genuine Turkish cotton.
While we like the thinness for our guest bathroom, some reviewers have not felt the same.
Machine washable, this rug is very durable and will last for years. It comes in 15 colors.
AmazonBasics Banded Bath Mat
This AmazonBasics banded floor mat is made from 100 percent cotton and is free of all synthetic elements and harmful chemicals. It also comes at a more than affordable price point making it the perfect addition to any bathroom. This bath mat is soft, absorbent, and fast drying. It is perfect for busy households where it will get more frequent use.
It features double-stitched edges with a banded design to support its durability while also adding some visual interest and appeal. It is incredibly easy to care for as well since it is machine washable. You can find this bath mat in a one pack or four-pack, and it comes in grey, navy blue, and white.
Genteele Memory Foam Bath Mat Non-Slip Absorbent Super Cozy Velvet Bathroom Rug Carpet
One of the best selling memory foam bath mats, the bathroom mat by Genteele, provides the ultimate in bathroom luxury. It’s so comfortable and so plush that we have actively started to look for other places in the house to put it.
As soft as a chenille microfiber rug and as durable as a Turkish cotton mat, this memory foam bath mat fits perfectly near the tub or in front of the bathroom sink (even the kitchen sink).
It is offered in a handful of sizes and colors and is a great bathroom rug for any kind of bathroom decor.
ToiletTree Natural Bamboo Deluxe Shower Floor and Bath Mat
This Natural Bamboo mat is made from a heavy-duty and solid bamboo. It has a vented design that successfully circulates the air through the slats, which allows the mat to dry quickly without draining any excess water.
It is a more modern option for the bathroom and is 100 percent eco-friendly. Its design is slip-resistant and stain-resistant, and it has a beautiful finish that blends in nicely with any bathroom décor.
The dimensions of this quick-drying bamboo bath mat are 25.3 x 15.7 x 1.3. Its thickness is firm, and the mat is designed to stay firmly in place to help keep you safe and on your feet.
What You Should Know About Bathroom Floor Mats
When it comes time to choose the best bathroom floor mats, you will usually come across three types: woven, wooden bath mat, and memory foam rugs. Woven bath mats can be made from cotton or another synthetic material. You may also find that those made with synthetic materials tend to dry much faster than the cotton variety.
However, cotton is more durable and can hold up much better in the washing machine. It also has the opportunity to be more absorbent than the other varieties, albeit slow drying. Wooden mats, on the other hand, are not cozy or soft and offer little to no comfort. A memory foam rug offers more supportive cushioning than the other types but doesn’t absorb nearly as well as the cotton variety.
When finding the best bathroom floor mats, consider a few things before you make a purchase:
Is the mat machine washable?
Seeing that the mat will probably endure daily use, you want to make sure that it is easy to clean and maintain. Almost every fabric used to make bath mats is machine washable, so it shouldn’t be hard to find.
Does it have a no-skid design?
Does the bath mat you are interested in have a no-skid design or some kind of coating underneath the mat to keep it in place? This is an issue of safety since the last thing you want to do after getting out of the bath or shower is slip on the new rug you purchased.
Is it the right size?
Finally, size really does matter. You want the mat to fit properly but not take up so much room that it impedes the door from opening. So, consider the length and width of the rug as well as its height. Some bathrooms may require thinner mats.
A SOFTER BATHROOM FLOOR
We understand that today’s sheer volume of choices for bathroom floor mats and rugs can be overwhelming.
Fortunately, the best bath mats available now are soft, comfortable, and durable.
Before purchasing, though, you need to decide what feels best to you.
Do you like to trim your mustache with the plush shag feel of a chenille bath mat under your feet? Or do you like the ergonomic, mold to your feet feel of the latest memory foam mats? Or is a Turkish rug more your style? Maybe a microfiber shag bathroom mat is more your speed.
No matter what, there is a choice for every home.
If you’ve used any of the bathroom floor mats that we’ve reviewed, we’d love to hear your input. Also, if you have any recommendations, please feel free to comment below or contact us. We love to hear from our readers!
BATHROOM FLOOR MAT FAQs
While bathroom floor mats aren’t the most technical of items, there are still bound to be a few questions that pop up when you’re shopping.
Should my bath mat match my towels?
If your bath towels are one or two different colors, choose a bathroom floor mat that matches.
If your bath towels are a variety of colors, save yourself some frustration, and don’t worry about trying to match your bath mat color.
Can I use any rug in my bathroom?
Avoid placing “normal” rugs in the bathroom. Bathroom rugs are specifically designed with materials to handle the moisture of a bathroom.
Also, bathroom mats and rugs are made to be machine washable.
What is the best bathroom floor mat material?
Weigh what is most important to you: comfort or moisture absorption.
Shag bath mats feel great on your bare feet, but chenille microfiber mats will do a better job of absorbing water.
In fact, chenille microfiber is often used for drying cars. If it can dry your car, then an absorbent microfiber rug can certainly absorb any dripping water after a shower.
What size should my bathroom floor mat be?
First, measure the area that you want covered. While you may not find an exact size match, the available bathroom floor mat options are likely close in size.
While there are certainly variations to a bathroom rug set, most bathrooms work with the following mat sizes:
- Outside of Shower: 21 x 34 inches
- In Front of Single Vanity: 17 x 24 inches
- In Front of Double Vanity: 24 x 60 inches
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