Q. How does a bath rug differ from a tub/bath mat?
A. A tub mat or bath mat is usually an extension of a towel program, and used specifically right outside the tub to absorb water following a shower or bath.
A bath rug, however, serves multiple purposes. From a design standpoint, a bath rug can make a significant difference in the look of your bathroom. It can complement the overall color scheme of the bathroom or coordinate with the bath towels.
Available in various colors, textures and sizes, you have the option of changing out the bath rug when you need a new look.
Functionally, a bath rug, like a tub mat, helps absorb water from your body when you are stepping out of the shower or bath—it keeps excess water off the floor and prevents slipping on wet tiles. A 100% cotton bath rug is the best alternative, as cotton absorbs many times its weight in water and dries fast.
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