Bath Rugs & Mats

Bath rugs and mats offer both practical and decorative functions for your bathroom. Rugs absorb excess water that drips near the vanity or the sink while you wash your face or shave. Mats, on the other hand, while serving a similar purpose, also help prevent you from slipping as you step out of the shower and provide a comfortable area for your feet as you drip dry. Along with other fabrics in your bathroom such as your bath towels, bath robes and shower curtains, use bath rugs and mats in creating a holistic look and decor for your bathroom.

Bath rugs and mats come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes, and Pottery Barn offers a fine selection of these items that complement your existing bath linens and give you both practical and decorative functions. When on the lookout for new bath rugs, consider the space where the item goes and how much coverage you need. The bath rugs, while available in small, medium and large, have different dimensions depending on the brand. For instance, medium for one brand is 27 inches by 45 inches while another has it at 21 inches by 34 inches. So just do a double check before clicking go.

Apart from taking a careful look at the sizes of the bath rugs and mats, it is also wise to consider their primary purpose. For instance if you prefer a rug or a mat that protects your kids from slipping all over the bathroom, choose from our offerings of rugs and mats that have latex backings, which help them stay in place. Bath rugs and mats that are primarily for decorative purposes on the other hand, often do away with the rubber backing and instead have sheared terry cloth back, which gives them a softer and flowing look.

Unless you plan on using a novelty rubber or latex mat, you want a bath mat that soaks up water just as effectively as towels and bathrobes. One way to gauge the absorbency of bath rugs and mats would be to check their weave. Apart from being soft and comfy, a deep pile likewise also means highly absorbent and the opposite goes for lower pile rugs. Plush bath rugs, however, are not ideal for bathroom floors that are always damp – a lower pile rug is a better choice while the kids are still little, multiple family members share a bathroom or you’re outfitting the bathroom shower near your pool.

If your bath rugs and mats are primarily for decorative purposes, we offer these items in solid, textured and patterned designs. Choose a bath rug with a Moroccan tile pattern that complements your bath towels, or go with a sculptured design that adds an illusion of depth to your bathroom floor. A textured rug or mat on the other hand, offers a kinder surface for you to rest your feet on.

Since bath rugs and mats take quite a bit of punishment, you want them to have the ability to withstand your regular bathroom traffic for a long time. Rugs have two types of construction, and one is via the yardage method. Similar in manufacturing process as in carpets, the yardage method involves creating one large swath of rug and then trimming it to smaller sizes. The other method is the table top process where a machine weaves the fiber onto a ready rug backing. The table top method is sturdier, which means that rugs with this type of construction lasts longer and are great for high traffic bathrooms while the others are great for decorative purposes.

For those who prefer using products that are environmentally friendly and thus leave smaller carbon footprints, organic bath rugs and mats are also available. These types of bath rugs are reversible and have larger loops, which extends the time in between washings. When purchasing any of our offerings of bath rugs and mats, check the proper care and maintenance of the items to help them serve you for as long as possible.