Best Bathtub Mats

Review & Comparison, Last Update May 3, 2019
A bathtub mat is a very minor investment that might prevent major injuries. In this selection, you will find the best bathtub mats for different tubs, shower stalls, and other similar settings. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

The model incorporates this charming hexagon design that is able to complement just about all design styles. The GorillaGrip™ suction cups do not lose their grip over time. The material here is non-toxic, antibacterial, BPA-free, phthalate-free, and latex-free. 

CONS

Needs regular bleaching to prevent mold growth.

OUR VERDICT

Many small but important details separate this Gorilla Grip bathtub mat and your average shower mat. It is safer and more reliable. The model is particularly hygienic. Plus, it is really durable. All in all, probably the best bathtub mat in this selection.

detailed parameters
Best for

Smooth, clean surfaces (not intended for tiled and textured surfaces)

Dimensions

35" x 16"

Material

PVC

Extras

324 GorillaGrip™ suction cups, drain holes, machine washable

Warranty

10 years

PROS

The mat is able to cover the whole tub floor, giving you 33% more coverage than your typical bathtub mat. With extra length comes added anti-slip protection against slip and fall accidents. The model's rounded edges make sure the mat doesn't start to curl/wrap with time.

CONS

Some colors fade with time. 

OUR VERDICT

This extra-long non-slip bathtub mat from Tike Smart is about as reliable and versatile as they come. It will prove just as useful in many different commercial settings (gym, spa, etc). Plus, it doesn't have that usual rubbery smell to it. 

detailed parameters
Best for

Smooth, clean surfaces (not intended for tiled and textured surfaces)

Dimensions

39" x 16"

Material

PVC

Extras

200 suction cups, drain holes, machine washable

Warranty

Limited lifetime

PROS

This mat, with its "honeycomb" design, safely and securely hugs the tub without damaging the surface. The model's foldable structure enables you to conveniently tuck it away somewhere inconspicuous while not in use.

CONS

The mat isn't machine washable. 

OUR VERDICT

Sultan's Linens 28x14 Foldable Non-Slip Rubber Bath Mat is an easy choice to make. Provided your bathtub and/or shower stall have a glazed/textured surface, this is the best option for you. Otherwise, you'll be better off with any other mat on this list.

detailed parameters
Best for

Glazed and textured surfaces

Dimensions

29" x 14"

Material

Rubber

Extras

Drain holes

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

With its stylish but neutral grayish color, the product will be able to mesh well with just about any bathroom setting. It is perfectly machine washable and the mat doesn't lose its attractive color shade with time. 

CONS

The model doesn't include drain holes. 

OUR VERDICT

Epica Anti-Slip Bath Mat has its flaws but, overall, it is a pretty good mat. It shouldn't cause any maintenance challenges. The rubber here is strong and safe. Its textured surface makes sure that, wherever you step, your footing will be safe and secure.

detailed parameters
Best for

Smooth, clean surfaces (not intended for tiled and textured surfaces)

Dimensions

28" x 16"

Material

Rubber

Extras

390 suction cups, machine washable

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The plastic here is particularly durable and robust. The material allows the mat to support up to 300 pounds without deforming, a particularly nice touch for people on the bulkier side of the weight spectrum.

CONS

The upper surface is a little slick.

OUR VERDICT

NTTR Non Slip Bath Mat will be a great fit for customers concerned with aesthetics. With this mat, you'll be able to class up practically any bathroom. But, charming as it is, the model is just as effective as the next bathtub mat.

detailed parameters
Best for

Smooth, clean surfaces (not intended for tiled and textured surfaces)

Dimensions

35" x 16" 

Material

Plastic

Extras

200 suction cups, drain holes, machine washable

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

Gorilla Grip 35x16

Gorillas Do Have a Nice Grip

There's a number of differences between this Gorilla Grip mat and its inferior counterparts. A good place to start would be the size.

With 35 x 16 inches in overall dimensions, the model is larger than your average mat like that. There's practically no chance this lovely piece of rubber will leave many different areas of your tub/shower exposed.

The model incorporates this charming hexagon design that is able to complement just about all design styles.

It comes equipped with 324 GorillaGrip™ suction cups, so you know the mat will be able to stay in place. Plus, they're about as durable as suctions cups come, so you won't have to worry about them losing their grip in a few years.

The material here is non-toxic, antibacterial, BPA-free, phthalate-free, and latex-free. The model is mildew-resistant and, incorporating ample drain holes, it is able to keep the surface grippy and prevent mold buildup. Having said that, you'll still have to occasionally bleach the mat to make sure you completely prevent the mold growth.

Finally, the model is completely machine washable, so you shouldn't face any maintenance difficulties.

In closing, many small but important details separate this Gorilla Grip bathtub mat and your average shower mat. It is safer and more reliable. The model is particularly hygienic. Plus, it is really durable. All in all, probably the best bathtub mat in this selection.

Review of Gorilla Grip 35x16 Original Patented Bath Shower Mat

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TIKE SMART 35x16

33% More Coverage

The mat from Tike Smart stands out with its size. Measuring 39 inches in length and 16 inches in width, the model is still able to fit your average bathtub. In fact, it is able to cover the whole tub floor, giving you 33% more coverage than your typical bathtub mat. As you'd imagine, with extra length comes added anti-slip protection against slip and fall accidents.

A nice little touch is the model's rounded edges that make sure the mat doesn't start to curl/wrap with time.

There are 200 powerful suction cups on the mat's bottom. These suction cups firmly attach to just about any non-textured tub or shower floor. They give you perfect grip and traction.

On top of that, the model incorporates 174 drainage holes. Letting your drain away safely, the holes leave your feet securely planted on the mat. What's more, they work wonders preventing mold growth.

As per usual, the PVC material here is BPA-, phthalate-, and allergen-free.

There are many different color choices available and, for our taste, they all look lovely enough. However, brighter colors may fade with time, so keep that in mind before you decide on the shade.

Simply put, this extra-long non-slip bathtub mat from Tike Smart is about as reliable and versatile as they come. It will prove just as useful in many different commercial settings (gym, spa, etc). Plus, it doesn't have that usual rubbery smell to it.

Review of TIKE SMART 35x16 Extra-Long Non-Slip Bathtub Mat

 

Sultan's Linens 28x 14

Best Non-Slip Bathtub Mat for Glazed Surfaces

For the most part, Sultan's Linens foldable bath mat isn't really all that different from your average bathtub mat. However, there is one seemingly little variable here that makes a huge difference. Whereas every other model on this list is best suited for smooth, clean surfaces, this particular mat is completely opposite. It works best with glazed and textured surfaces.

The model comes without suction cups. These cups can ruin glazed tubs. Plus, they do not properly secure to textured tub bottoms.

This mat, on the other hand, with its "honeycomb" design, safely and securely hugs the tub without damaging the surface.

Apart from that, what we have here is more or less your average bathtub mat. There are many drain holes that allow for fast drying and prevent mold buildup.

The model's foldable structure enables you to conveniently tuck it away somewhere inconspicuous while not in use.

Just about the only real issue we have with the mat is that it isn't machine washable. That said, that's often the case with mats designed for glazed and textured surfaces, so you can't be too mad about that.

Bottom line, Sultan's Linens 28x14 Foldable Non-Slip Rubber Bath Mat is an easy choice to make. Provided your bathtub and/or shower stall have a glazed/textured surface, this is the best option for you. Otherwise, you'll be better off with any other mat on this list.

Review of Sultan's Linens 28x 14 Foldable Non Slip Rubber Bath Mat

 

Epica 16 x 28

Safe and Secure Footing

As far as we're aware, the people behind Epica Anti-Slip Bath Mat have nothing to do with the Dutch symphonic metal band that goes under the same name. Disheartening, we know. On the bright side, the mat is pretty good. For starters, it does not disappoint in the appearance department. You want a mat like that to complement your style, not clash with it.

That's exactly what the model does, with its stylish but neutral grayish color that will be able to mesh well with just about any bathroom setting.

There are 390 powerful suction cups that you'll be able to find on the mat's bottom. With so many cups, you know that this rubber piece isn't going anywhere. With its anti-slip properties, it doesn't matter how many bubbles you throw at it as the mat should be able to repel them all.

That being said, the model does not incorporate drain holes, so we would still recommend extra caution, just in case.

Generally speaking, mats without drain holes are susceptible to mold growth but here the material is particularly mildew-, mold-, and bacteria-resistant, so that shouldn't prove an issue. What's more, the model is perfectly machine washable.

To put it differently, Epica Anti-Slip Bath Mat has its flaws but, overall, it is a pretty good mat. It shouldn't cause any maintenance challenges. The rubber here is strong and safe. Its textured surface makes sure that, wherever you step, your footing will be safe and secure.

Review of Epica 16 x 28 Anti-Slip Machine Washable Anti-Bacterial Bath Mat

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NTTR 35x16

Nice Little Pebbles

As you can probably tell, NTTR Non Slip Bath Mat has a unique design that really allows the model to favorably stand out in the aesthetics department. Made to replicate wet ocean pebbles, this mat will be able to spruce up just about any bathroom. It looks and feels comfortable and natural.

The only downside to its charming design is that the model's upper surface isn't as non-slip as its bottom.

On the bright side, the plastic here is particularly durable and robust. The material will be able to support up to 300 pounds without deforming, a particularly nice touch for people on the bulkier side of the weight spectrum.

Another upside to the model's unique design is that it incorporates more drain holes than usual, allowing the surface to dry faster and completely stop mold growth. Plus, the mat is machine washable, so you won't have to manually clean it.

The model comes fitted with 200 suction cups. As powerful as they come, these cups do not shift nor slide when you step on and off the mat.

Last but not least, this bathtub mat features 35 x 16 inches in overall dimensions, so it should be able to cover the entire tub without leaving too many areas exposed.

In other words, NTTR Non Slip Bath Mat will be a great fit for people concerned with aesthetics. With this mat, you'll be able to class up practically any bathroom. But, charming as it is, the model is just as effective as the next bathtub mat.

Review of NTTR 35x16 Non Slip Bath Mat

 

What Is a Bathtub Mat?

Most people these days shower/take a bath every day and we do not care for the ones who don't (except for the individuals that simply don't have the option available to them due to socio-economic reasons). We all know the benefits that proper hygiene brings with it. However, what many people don't know is that the process can be surprisingly dangerous. This isn't about bacteria buildup.

No, what we're talking about is your average slip-and-fall accident. Every year, somewhere around 6,000 (that is six thousand) poor souls meet their demise after tripping and falling somewhere in their home. To no one's surprise, that happens in the bathroom more often than not because the surfaces in that room are both har and slippery.

Fortunately, all you need is a simple bathtub mat to avoid these potentially life-threatening scenarios. One of these mats will be able to prevent you from slipping in the tub/shower stall and that might just save your life.

Of course, a mat like that will also let you properly enjoy a nice shower/bath, so you might as well give shower speakers or a bathtub pillow a try while you're at it.

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Publish Date: 2019-05-03 14:27:09