Post-Shower Risk Spot

Bath mats provide an opportunity to include a nice splash of color into most contemporary bathrooms. These well-loved items are also a welcome landing pad for your feet over cold tile in the morning. The bath mat also provides a level of safety as it may prevent you from slipping as it grips the floor. However, your beloved bath mat may also be hanging onto germs and, believe it or not, the bathroom floor usually has more germs than any other floor in your home. That, combined with the sometimes humid nature of the bathroom, makes the floor area under your bath mat an ideal place for germs and bacteria to reproduce.

Simple Solution

You should wash fabric bath mats often according to manufacturer’s instructions and spritz wooden or rubber mats with disinfectant at least once a week to keep them fresh - note that wooden and rubber-backed mats should not be placed in the dryer. However, it is also very important to wash and disinfect your floor often, as well, to minimize bacteria growth. For fabric bath mats, set your washing machine's water temperature according to the color of your bath mat (hot for white, warm or cold for colors) or according to the bath mat's care label instructions. Be sure to read the care label before putting your bath mat in the dryer.


Best Solution

A built-in antimicrobial solution can also be added to the backing and the top layer material to provide a long-lasting durable barrier that will stop stain and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew. Antimicrobial technology works constantly to keep your bath mat surfaces cleaner between cleanings and bolster your peace of mind.

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SlipX Solutions is a small, family owned and operated business based in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan, where they have been manufacturing and selling innovative, stylish, affordable bath accessories to families just like yours for over 20 years. The SlipX Solutions brand is owned and produced by Venturi. Microban Product Protection inhibits the growth of odor and stain-causing bacteria, mold and mildew on mat surfaces.

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The Aqua Rug is the first quality carpet uniquely made for your shower, tub, or anywhere there might be water, mildew, or dampness. Aqua Rug is designed to allow water to pass right through while its luxuriously comfortable material is a pleasure to stand on and helps you feel secure in slippery spots. It’s no-slip backing guarantees it will stay put wherever you place it. Unlike traditional bath mats and no-slip rubber bath inserts, Aqua Rug is treated with Microban technology to help prevent the growth of odor and stain-causing bacteria, mold and mildew on mat surfaces. It’s soft, elegant fibers are compression proof so it will never wear out.

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