Most of us will never have to ask the question: “How long should you keep a bath mat?” but we do need to be informed about its value, maintenance and replacement. A bath mat is very useful as it prevents slips and unwanted falls when bathing or showering. Bath mats are not just a safety feature but can be used for decorative purposes too. A quality rubber mat can go years without needing a replacement.
We have all seen the pictures or videos where someone has their bath mat propped up on a chair, and in the span of one entertaining soak, they decide that it may be an idea to stand on it. This is not a good idea as it could easily fall to the floor and potentially break your bones. It’s important to get into the habit of always using the bath mat on the ground or sitting on the floor. This will prevent injury and save you from a large bill from replacement.
The mat should be kept away from hot water, so this should be kept in mind when selecting your mat. We don’t like standing or sitting in front of a radiator for any length of time. You should keep your mat away from radiators and heaters, as they may cause discolouration. You don’t want to buy a new mat because it’s ruined by overheating! It’s probably best to just keep using the one you have.
If the mat gets wet it can be a problem as it’s a slippery surface. How long should you keep it out of the bath? Well, if it’s made from rubber or a soft material then it shouldn’t take much time at all to dry. You should also try and avoid letting the man get too wet as this could cause it to crack.
Now we’ve covered where and how to clean your bath mat. How long should you keep it in the bath? Well, again it will depend on the material and how well it’s protected. It would probably be advisable to leave your bath mat out for longer than you plan, if you do it regularly then you may not need to worry about storing it. When you’re ready to put it away, first wrap it in a towel and secure it with a rubber band. If you do this often then you should have no problem getting it back to its original shape.
As you can see there are a lot of different factors that can help you decide how long to keep a bath mat. This may be a good idea before you start your next holiday in France, or before you move house next year. There are many things that you’ll want to take into consideration. However, always remember to enjoy your holiday!