How To Choose Bath Rugs & Mats


You might not think of bath rugs & mats too much, since they're something we usually just step on. However, little details like how the rugs look in a bathroom can pull the whole space together visually. 

Below we'll take a look at the different types of bath rugs & mats based on styles, sizes, materials and anti-slip features.

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How to Pick Styles in Bath Rugs & Mats?

Your first consideration should be how bath rugs and mats fit into the overall style of the bathroom. Below are the major types and in which spaces they work.

Bold Burgundy Bath Rug
Bold Peach Color Bath Rug
Bold White and Green Bath Rug
Bold Red with Pattern Bath Rug
Bold Green Soft Bath Rug
Bright Blue Bath Rug
White 2 Piece Bath Rug Set
Neutral Colors Stripped Bath Rug
White and Grey Bath Rug
Bath Rug Set in Cream
Long Bath Rug in Cream
Long Light Mint Bath Rug
Colorful Stones Pattern Bath Rug
Green Leaf Soft Bath Rug
Long Red Geometric Pattern Bath Rug
Frog Pattern Bath Rug Set
White Bath Rug with Hers Sign
Red and White Bird Pattern Bath Rug
Lilac Rectangular Bath Rug
Blue Rectangular Bath Rug Set
Rectangular Bath Rug in Beige
Round Medalion Styled Bath Rug
Baby Blue Round Bath Rug
Blue Round Bath Rug

What Size Bath Rug or Mat Should I Choose for My Bathroom?

To choose your size, start by measuring how much room you have to work with. That will inform the size you can choose.

What Materials do Bath Rugs & Mats Come In?

You'll typically see bath rugs made out of either:


This synthetic tends to be affordable and durable. It can also be made to wick away moisture, making it the perfect bath rug material. Super soft types may be in a microfiber. Some are also designed to be antibacterial.

Green Polyester 3 Piece Bath Mat Set
Grey Polyester Bath Rug
Tri Color Stripped Polyester Bath Rug
Grey Polyester Bath Rug Set
Light Blue Polyester 3 Piece Bath Rug Set
Pink Polyester Bath Rug


It's also common to find bath rugs & mats in 100 percent cotton. Choose cotton if you want a soft and absorbent material that tends to be on the more affordable side.

Black and White Cotton 2 Piece Bath Rug Set
Green Cotton Bath Rug
Blue Cotton Bath Rug Set
Mint Cotton Bath Rug
Round Teal Cotton Bath Rug
White Cotton Bath Rug Set

Beyond the two main types, it's also common to find Chenille bath rugs & mats. This luxury often cord texture is exceptionally soft. Choose Chenille if comfort is a priority. 

When choosing your bath rug, it's worth paying attention to care methods. If the material you choose is hand-wash only, you will probably want to use it in a guest bathroom, as you will not have to wash it as often. For everyday bathrooms, use machine washable materials as you will be washing them more frequently.

Ho to Make Sure the Bath Rug or Mat is Safe?

Most bath rugs & mats come with some sort of anti-slip material that keeps them in place against tile flooring and other smooth textures. This is a key safety consideration, so make sure what you buy has some type of anti-slip backing on the bottom. Many are treated with a spray latex on the bottom so that the rug will not slide around. Other designs may have a quick-drying PVC backing.