This Simple Yet Overlooked Bathroom Product Couldn't Be More Essential

by Lisa Fogarty

Anyone who has ever emerged from the shower and onto a moist bath rug that's still wet from your previous shower (ugh) knows the icky feeling that comes with it. Purchasing one of the most absorbent bath rugs on the market is the only way to prevent that creepy feeling — and it's easier than ever if you're shopping on Amazon.

Some of the best bath rugs and mats are made from microfiber, cotton, and even wood (seriously, wood) and can be easily tossed in the washing machine without destroying them. They're more hygienic and keep germs out of your bathroom, absorb water in minutes (not days), and won't slip and send you flying across the room wearing only a towel.

It's possible you've come this far in life without ever considering a bath rug. It's an afterthought when most of us shop for bathroom products and home goods. But the minute you find out you own a less-than-quality rug or mat that stays sopping wet and causes you to track water all over the place is the minute you need to invest in a rug that will make your life easier.

These seven bath rugs and mats are comfortable, non-slip options that look as great as they feel. They vary in price and size, but none will break the bank or (equally as important) stay wet from now until forever.


Gorgeous, Lush Mats That Are A Great Value For The Low Price

Utopia Towels Floor Mat, $15 (2 Pack), Amazon

Crafted from 100 percent ring spun cotton, these 21 by 34-inch bath mats are totally natural. They come in eight gorgeous colors like purple, sage green, and champagne, and more than 3,100 reviewers took the time to comment on how quickly they absorb water and how lush they feel under foot. And, when it comes to value, these can't be beat — the price and quantity you receive (two mats in each package) make them well worth the purchase.

"These bath mats are the best," writes one reviewer. "They have a bit of cushion and are not slippery at all."


A Non-Slip Memory Foam Rug That Dries Super Fast

FlamingoP Memory Foam Rug, $8, Amazon

Memory foam rugs stand out for their softness and ability to retain their shape and spring right back to life after you step all over them. This highly-rated bath rug comes in 14 colors and designs, has a non-skid, no-slip rubber backing, and absorbs water extremely well. It measures 24 by 17 inches and boasts half an inch of dense memory foam, making it extremely toasty and comfy on your toes.

One reviewer says this is a great rug if you need to cover a small space: "This works well. It absorbs the water quickly and is very comfortable. It is small though. The price is good for what you get."


A Shaggy Microfiber Bath Rug That's A Breeze To Clean

Lifewit Shaggy Bath Mat, $20, Amazon

If you prefer a soft, shaggy bath mat, try this highly absorbent microfiber rug, which measures 20 by 32 inches and features a non-skid backing. The soft fiber pile and microfiber ensure it dries easily and (at the time of writing) it enjoys a nearly perfect 4.8 out of 5-star rating.

"This bath mat is fantastic!" writes one reviewer. "It has a great non slip backing which works well on our linoleum floor. It dries quickly, especially when you hang it over a towel rack."


A Super-Long Memory Foam Shag Rug

Bedford Home Memory Foam Shag Bath Mat, $46, Amazon

Need a longer-than-average bath rug that dries in minutes? This 2 feet by 5 feet shag memory foam rug is made from plush polyester chenille, which is highly absorbent, and comes in 10 fun colors like orange and Seafoam. It has a non-slip backing, 1-inch pile height, and a memory foam core that keeps you comfortable.

"Exactly what we were looking for," writes one reviewer. "We needed something long to put in front of the spa. This is the perfect length, is super absorbent and best of all, washable!"


A Cozy Velvet-Soft Microfiber Bathroom Rug That Comes In Three Sizes

Genteele Memory Foam Bath Mat, $25, Amazon

No matter the size of your bathroom, there's a memory foam microfiber bath mat that feels just like velvet to suit it. This one is offered in three sizes, comes in five shades that won't fade in the wash, and has a no-slip mat backed by PVC dots to keep it in place.

"I’ve replaced worthless bath mats so many times, and it’s such a good feeling to get these for a good price, have them look and feel lovely, and have them be ABSORBENT!" writes one reviewer. "Please don’t change them in any way, because I may need more at some point."


A Reversible 2-Piece Cotton Bath Rug That Gives You Twice As Many Options

Cotton Craft Reversible Bath Mat Set, $13 (2 Pack), Amazon

What's better than a soft cotton bath mat that absorbs water at lightning speed? A reversible bath mat set that comes in 10 colors, has a plush pile on both sides, and makes you feel like you're getting two rugs for the price of one (and you kind of are). These machine-washable mats measure 17 by 24 inches and are described as thick and luxurious.

"These are very thick and absorbent bath rugs," writes one reviewer. "They are soft and remain nice even after washing and drying in commercial machines."

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