I recently purchased a grass style bath mat. I ran into some issues when it came to cleaning it. I learned how to solve them. Learn how to clean your special textured bath mat without harsh chemicals.
This isn’t the bath mat made out of real grass or live moss. This is the type of Meadow Grass tub mat available at Bed Bath and Beyond, Ginsey Aquatouch Soft as Grass bath mat from Amazon, or Better Bath EH Grass Style Bath Mat from Kmart, or Room Essentials Grass Style Bath Mat from Target. They are vinyl or similar material. No matter which brand you purchase, all of these fake grass style mats have short grass like tufts that offer a different texture for sitting or standing on that some people prefer to the rocks, pebbles, bubbles or similar style smoother mats. This particular type of non-slip bathtub mat’s pleasing texture also allows debris to become trapped within it. They can be surface washed using these special cleaning methods.
I have a Room Essentials Grass Style Bath Mat with a wavy design but these methods should work for the others with lined up or other style tufts. I occasionally spray it with vinegar along with the rest of the shower to prevent mildew and soap scum. Similar to other vinyl or rubber shower floor mats it is recommended to hang or place these off to the side as another way of preventing mildew growth. This allows them to dry and air out.
I happened to have mine in the way when I washed a house plant. Potted plant dirt and small leaves got into the mat. I removed a lot of the tiny asparagus fern leaves with just water. Use the massage setting on shower head or any strong spray setting. Get it close enough to the mat and you should see bubbles forming. The bubbles will help lift debris to the top and you can then spray at an angle toward an end of the mat to remove the embedded particles.
Add a little soap if you don’t get everything. You can use any type, such as lather from bar soap, body wash, or shampoo. This causes more bubbles to lift out dirt. The soap also makes the mat slippery which assists in cleaning out dirt, leaves, fine hair, and dust. However, you don’t want a slippery mat when you’re showering so be sure to rinse thoroughly. Spraying on a little vinegar helps. I spray on some vinegar and scrub with my foot at the end of each shower to remove soap from the mat.
These mats have holes in them for water to drain so debris can get under the bathtub mat. Periodically lift the shower mat to clean what gets sprayed under it.
These mats can also trap hair. They also remind me of a brush. So, another way to clean this bathroom product is with a wide tooth comb. Use the comb to lift hairs up and pick them out. I picked out some of the leaves the plant had left by hand after they had been lifted by one of the above methods.
Prevention is another way to keep these mats clean. I prefer to place mine off to the side of the drain so debris doesn’t regularly wash into it. I don’t put mine in the washing machine its instructions say surface wash. Remember to allow any type of mat of this material to dry to keep these looking new, and store them out of the way especially when not in use. Now you know how to clean hair and debris out of a grass style bath mat.
Personal experience and own ideas
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