The Best Bathroom Rugs and Bath Mats

The Best Bathroom Rugs and Bath Mats

Our pick

Lands’ End Supima Cotton Non-skid Bath Rug

Lands’ End Supima Cotton Non-skid Bath Rug

The best nonslip mat

This rug’s thick, nonslip backing is the best at gripping bathroom floors, and its woven cotton pile absorbs water well and dries quickly.

Buying Options

$30 from Lands’ End
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If you’re really concerned about your mat slipping, the Lands’ End Supima Cotton Non-skid Bath Rug is the best nonslip mat we tested. Although many other nonslip mats we tried had thin coatings on the bottom that flaked off in the dryer, the Lands’ End mat’s thick latex backing held up well and didn’t deteriorate with repeated washings. Unlike other rubber-backed mats, this one still dries quickly in the dryer (but not as fast as a towel-like rug does).

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Our pick

Frontgate Resort Bath Mat

Frontgate Resort Bath Mat

A thick, hotel-style mat

This towel-like mat isn’t as grippy (it doesn’t have a nonslip backing), but it’s easy to hang to dry between showering and will fit under a low-clearance door. It comes in lots of colors but is available in only one size.

Buying Options

$42 from Frontgate

The Frontgate Resort Bath Mat is our favorite simple towel bath mat. Although its terry cloth feels thick and luxurious underfoot, this mat is still slim enough to fit under a low-profile door—something other mats couldn’t do. It’s pricier than some we tried, but we think it will last for many, many trips through the wash. We also found the Frontgate to be more absorbent than other towel mats. Its densely packed loops didn’t feel soggy after one person drip-dried on this mat, whereas others we tried soaked through immediately. Available in a wide range of colors, the Frontgate will match with almost any decor—even our pick for bath towels. It comes in only one size, 21 by 34-inches, but that should work well in most spaces.

Our pick

ToiletTree Products Bamboo Bath Mat

ToiletTree Products Bamboo Bath Mat

A modern wood mat

With its sleek look, nice finish, sturdy feel, and good price, this was the best wood mat we found. Just don’t expect it to absorb water.

Buying Options

$50 from Toilet Tree Products
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The ToiletTree Products Bamboo Bath Mat is the best option we found for a wooden, platform-style mat. It feels better constructed and more stable than other wood mats we tested, with rubber feet to prevent it from slipping across the floor. The ToiletTree was also better sealed than other mats—some of which lacked any sealant at all—with water pooling and dripping off the wood right away. After testing this mat for the past three years, we’ve found it’s held up well to a constant stream of visitors in our test office, with no wear or cracking on the finish.

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Our pick

Lands’ End Supima Cotton Non-skid Bath Rug

Lands’ End Supima Cotton Non-skid Bath Rug

The best nonslip mat

This rug’s thick, nonslip backing is the best at gripping bathroom floors, and its woven cotton pile absorbs water well and dries quickly.

Buying Options

$30 from Lands’ End
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Our pick

Frontgate Resort Bath Mat

Frontgate Resort Bath Mat

A thick, hotel-style mat

This towel-like mat isn’t as grippy (it doesn’t have a nonslip backing), but it’s easy to hang to dry between showering and will fit under a low-clearance door. It comes in lots of colors but is available in only one size.

Buying Options

$42 from Frontgate

Our pick

ToiletTree Products Bamboo Bath Mat

ToiletTree Products Bamboo Bath Mat

A modern wood mat

With its sleek look, nice finish, sturdy feel, and good price, this was the best wood mat we found. Just don’t expect it to absorb water.

Buying Options

$50 from Toilet Tree Products
Buy from Amazon

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