Can You Use a Regular Rug as a Bath Mat?

Can You Use a Regular Rug as a Bath Mat?

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Tess Wilson
Feb 24, 2016

Q: Hey guys! I love the look of patterned accent rugs in the bathroom, but my boyfriend is worried that water from showering will destroy a rug not labeled as a bath mat. We currently have two small bathmats and neither has a grip on the back. What is the difference between a bath mat and some other type of rug? Has anyone had a non-bath mat ruined when used in the bathroom?Thanks so much! -Sent by Vanessa

Editor: Oooh, great question! I find myself very limited by the bath mat selection in my nearest Target...wait—hold the phone: Target actually has some jazzy patterned bath mats, my small town/rural Target is just subpar. This explains why the only ever seem to have four dresses. Anyway. Readers, what's the deal with bath mats? Please help Vanessa out!

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