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Slipping in the shower is one of the most dangerous hazards seniors face in the bathroom. Luckily, it’s also one of the easiest to fix. When choosing the best bath and shower mats for your bathroom be sure to consider all the top factors including shape, dimensions, suction, drainage, and fit. With our guide we’ll cover all the information, plus recommendations that will help you make the most out of your choice.
22" x 22" Shower Mat
Fits InMost Showers
Recommended forCompact Showers
28" x 16" Bath Mat
Fits InMost Bathtubs & Some Showers
20" x 20" Shower Mat
Fits InMost Showers
Recommended forCompact Showers
26" Oval Bath Mat
Fits InMost Bathtubs
Consider all the top factors when choosing a bath and shower mat.
The first step when picking a bath and shower mat is finding an option that fits the shape of your tub. Our mats come in square, rectangular, and oval shapes, allowing full coverage and easy fitting for most tub floors. Be sure to measure your tub before buying a bath mat to ensure you get an option that will fit. Our mats come in a range of sizes which you can find in the chart above.
Suction cups keep our bath mats firmly in place to further protect against slipping and sliding. Different mats offer different distributions of suction cups, though all of them are designed to attach securely to a smooth, clean surface. If the bottom of your tub is textured or lined with tile, non slip shower strips may be a better option than a bath mat.
Our rubber and PVC mats both feature lightly textured surfaces, which help feet get the grip they need to prevent slips. They can even improve grip when wet, making them invaluable in a shower or bath.
All of our bath and shower mats include drainage holes to allow smooth water flow and prevent pooling. It’s another way they guard against slipping by allowing the textured surface of our mats to grip the foot properly. Preventing water buildup also guards against mold and mildew, letting the mat dry completely after use.
Most of our mats have small holes over the entire surface to encourage even water flow, however our rubber shower mat is a bit different with a single large hole in the center, designed to be positioned over a drain.
Our rubber mats generally offer the most cushion, to enhance comfort during showers. PVC mats compensate by including a surface lined with soft bubbles.
Our PVC bath mats come in translucent blue or clear colors, making it easier to match to your bathroom’s decor. The square PVC shower mat also comes in an opaque gray color which will match perfectly with darker schemes. Keep in mind that transparent mats are better for spotting mold and mildew, letting you know when it’s time for a clean.
Some of our mats are designed specifically for showers, while others are made for baths, or even both. Our shower mats are square and more compact making them perfect for similarly sized stalls, while our bath mats have a more elongated shape.
Get the right bath or shower mat for any need or tub size.
Even small showers need the protection of a quality mat. Luckily, our 20" x 20" shower mat comes in a compact size, designed for secure attachment over a central drain. The lightly textured PVC material helps prevent slipping, while resisting mold and mildew. Another option, is our 22" x 22" shower mat, which features raised pads for extra traction.VIEW THIS SHOWER MAT
Getting full coverage is the only way to prevent accidents, no matter the size of the tub. For extra-long tubs, our extra-long bath mat is a necessity. It covers a full 38” by 15” inch area, with 200 individual suction cups for traction and 97 drain holes to ensure continuous water flow. It installs easily on any smooth tub surface and is designed to stay firmly in place for as long as you need.VIEW THIS BATH MAT
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To ensure your bath mat stays as fresh as possible, try to wash it after every use. This will prevent the buildup of mold and mildew, and let you enjoy your mat for years to come.
For best results, set your washing machine to a gentle cycle, and use warm or hot water. A mild detergent will kill any microbes on your mat, without deteriorating the product itself.
To make sure your shower mat stays firmly in place, clean the entire surface of your tub first. Make sure to wash and dry thoroughly, and once it’s ready, simply position the mat where you want it and lightly press down.
To remove, simply peel back the mat. Our tub mats are easy to uninstall with just one person.
Shower mats require a smooth surface to stick to, so even lightly textured tubs won’t work with them. However, suction mats will stick to a variety of materials, including fiberglass, ceramic, and acrylic.
Get more information on all Vive Health products by talking to our customer service and product specialists. Call between 8:30am and 9pm EST daily at 1-800-487-3808 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.orgSHOP BATH & SHOWER MATS
Whether your physical capabilities are changing due to age, illness, injury, or post-surgery, bathroom safety should be a priority concern for you when getting around your home. Accidents can happen to anyone, and given the nature of the bathroom setting one slip can have devastating consequences. Fortunately, there are ways for you to continue using your bathroom independently and as safely as possible.