Sure you clean your bathtub, toilet and shower regularly. But how often do you wash your bathroom rugs? It’s not uncommon to skip washing these for a long while. After all, it’s easy to forget things that are — literally — underfoot. But with all the action these rugs see, they definitely deserve some spa treatment in your laundry room.
Learn how often you should be cleaning bathroom rugs, as well as how to clean bathmats of varying types.
How Often Should You Wash Bathroom Rugs?
The rugs in your bathroom are a haven for mildew, bacteria and even fungi thanks to the abundance of warmth and moisture. Obviously, the last thing you want to do after taking a refreshing shower is to step into a cesspool of microorganisms. Because of this you should wash your bathroom rugs regularly.
The frequency with which you launder your rugs is really going to depend on your household. If you have kids who play a lot of sports or a bathmat that sees so much use it never dries, you’ll want to wash it on a weekly basis. On the other hand, if your home consists of one or two people who shower once a day, you can space out washings so that you’re only cleaning bathroom rugs every two to three weeks.
How to Wash Bathroom Rugs — The Basics
First things first, before washing your bathroom rugs, check the care tags to make sure you’re not supposed to use any specific cleaning products or washer and dryer settings.
Once you’ve done that, take your bathroom rugs outside and give them a good shake. You’ll be surprised — and maybe a bit repulsed — by the amount of dirt, dust, dander and hair that flies out of them. Additionally, if your bathroom rugs have plastic or rubber backing, go ahead and wipe that off with a dry microfiber cloth.
How to Choice rugs mat?
When you see terms like bath rug, bath mat, toilet mat, and toweling mat, however, they could get confused. Our quick and easy guide could clear your confusion and help you make the right choice.