How to Wash and Dry a Bathroom Floor Mat with Rubber Backing

Bathmats are an almost universal fixture in most people's bathrooms. Many of us prefer the non-slip variety with a rubber backing to prevent slipping. But do you wash your bathmats on a regular basis?

Why Wash the Bathmat and How Often?

The frequency with which you clean bathmats is determined by the number of persons and how many family members use the bathroom. If you have children of various ages using a restroom, you will probably have to wash the bathmats more frequently than in your master bathroom. Also, an important factor is if more people use your toilet, the more often you should wash your bathmats.

How to Wash the Bathmat

1.     Bathroom rugs can be washed, although you should verify the label. If you purchased your bathroom rug at a second-hand store and there is no label, these methods will come in useful. We highly suggest washing two or more bathmats at a time in a separate wash from your clothes. Bathmats may be hung outside and shaken vigorously to remove as much hair, paper, and lint as possible before being washed.

2.     If you need to, use some stain remover. If necessary, we suggest employing hydrogen peroxide. Test a small area in the corner of the bathmat before applying if it's dyed.

3.     Place bathmats in the washer, add laundry detergent and use a gentle, cold-water cycle. Coldwater is the most important factor in the wash phase. Hot water can damage your mat and the machine. We really emphasize you use this setting. It is a way to keep the environment, the machine, and your rug safe.

4.     Add dishwashing detergent and washing soda to the washer before filling with water only if you are dealing with stain removal.

5.     If the bathmat’s surface needs to be disinfected, you may use baking soda or borax. Approximately 1/ 2 cup per load.

How to Dry a Rubber Backed Bathmat

1.     Use a gentle low heat setting for about 20 minutes. Too high of a heat setting will damage the rubber backing. This is the most important part of the drying process. The rubber on your mat has a high probability of melting, and it is a lose-lose situation for you and the dryer.

2.     Don’t let them sit wrinkled up in the dryer, remove them immediately. You can use our Fascard app to notify you when your dryer is finished.

3.     If it is still a little too wet, let them tumble in the dryer for another 10 to 20 minutes on the low heat setting.

Many of us don't think about doing this on a monthly or weekly basis. And if you do, we are more than happy to help you with our big machines and laundry advice to prevent your mat from being harmed.

We also strongly advise you to read the manufacturer's label before and to wash them as soon as you purchase your mat. Some manufacturers advise washing their bathmats before using them to get rid of any odors from the factory that might still be lurking. Many of us would never find out because we don't pay attention to the care label on our bathmats. You can learn more about washing new items in our previous post about washing new clothes.

Bathmats are an almost universal fixture in most people's bathrooms. Many of us prefer the non-slip variety with a rubber backing to prevent slipping. But do you wash your bathmats on a regular basis?

 Why Wash the Bathmat and How Often?

The frequency with which you clean bathmats is determined by the number of persons and how many family members use the bathroom. If you have children of various ages using a restroom, you will probably have to wash the bathmats more frequently than in your master bathroom. Also, an important factor is if more people use your toilet, the more often you should wash your bathmats.

How to Wash the Bathmat

  1. Bathroom rugs can be washed, although you should verify the label. If you purchased your bathroom rug at a second-hand store and there is no label, these methods will come in useful. We highly suggest washing two or more bathmats at a time in a separate wash from your clothes. Bathmats may be hung outside and shaken vigorously to remove as much hair, paper, and lint as possible before being washed.
  2. If you need to, use some stain remover. If necessary, we suggest employing hydrogen peroxide. Test a small area in the corner of the bathmat before applying if it's dyed.
  3. Place bathmats in the washer, add laundry detergent and use a gentle, cold-water cycle. Coldwater is the most important factor in the wash phase. Hot water can damage your mat and the machine. We really emphasize you use this setting. It is a way to keep the environment, the machine, and your rug safe.
  4. Add dishwashing detergent and washing soda to the washer before filling with water only if you are dealing with stain removal.
  5. If the bathmat’s surface needs to be disinfected, you may use baking soda or borax. Approximately 1/ 2 cup per load.

How to Dry a Rubber Backed Bathmat

  1. Use a gentle low heat setting for about 20 minutes. Too high of a heat setting will damage the rubber backing. This is the most important part of the drying process. The rubber on your mat has a high probability of melting, and it is a lose-lose situation for you and the dryer.
  2. Don’t let them sit wrinkled up in the dryer, remove them immediately. You can use our Fascard app to notify you when your dryer is finished.
  3. If it is still a little too wet, let them tumble in the dryer for another 10 to 20 minutes on the low heat setting.

Many of us don't think about doing this on a monthly or weekly basis. And if you do, we are more than happy to help you with our big machines and laundry advice to prevent your mat from being harmed.

We also strongly advise you to read the manufacturer's label before and to wash them as soon as you purchase your mat. Some manufacturers advise washing their bathmats before using them to get rid of any odors from the factory that might still be lurking. Many of us would never find out because we don't pay attention to the care label on our bathmats. You can learn more about washing new items in our previous post about washing new clothes.