Shower and Bath Mats
Shower and bath mats have long played a simple but essential role in the bathroom. The combination of large quantities of water, slippery surfaces and hard, sharp materials make the bathroom a particularly precarious room, perhaps unsurprisingly one of the most hazardous rooms in the house. These dangers, particularly the risk of slipping, are even greater for less able members of society such as the disabled, the elderly and children, all of whom are more likely to suffer from loss of balance and are also more vulnerable when falls do occur. Shower and bath mats, particularly anti-slip mats, provide improved grip and balance that can make all the difference for less abled individuals. Bath and shower mats are not only essential safety features of a bathroom, they also play an important aesthetic role. Mats can be used to soak up water from the floor as well as from the bather upon exiting the shower and are also a great way to attractively fill up the large blank floors of bigger bathrooms.
Benefits of Bathroom Mats
- Help prevent the bather from slipping or falling in the bath or shower during bathing
- Can be used to aid mobility and ensure safer, more balanced movement around the bathroom
- Look attractive and can be a great way to fill blank floor space
- Offer greater security when getting in and out of the bath or shower
- Allows free drainage avoiding water pools from forming
- Ideal for less abled persons such as the elderly and disabled
Who should use a non-slip bathroom mat?
Everyone – People of any age can benefit from shower tray mats, anti-slip mats, or any other kind of shower and bath mats
The elderly – Elderly members of society often find showers and baths particularly challenging as they often lack the muscle strength to safely move around the bathroom. Anti-slip shower or bath mats can provide them with much needed stability and grip
The disabled – In a similar way to the elderly, individuals with disabilities frequently struggle with showers and baths due to the high demands for balance and muscle strength
Children – Children are well known for their lively, exuberant behaviour which is not a great nor safe match for wet bathroom floors. Young children in particular have a less well developed sense of balance, making falls particularly likely. Consequently, a shower mat, an anti-slip mat, a shower tray mat, anything of this sort will only help make bath time a safer experience for kids
Types of shower and bath mats
Shower mats can typically be divided into two types:
Firstly, rubber shower mats, which prevent slipping through suction cups on the underside, often used in domestic homes and commercial locations such as residential care homes to help the elderly.
Alternatively, duck board shower mats, which are particularly hygienic due to their anti-microbial properties and are made from PVC.
Both these shower and bath mats greatly improve balance, grip and prevent slip accidents in the bathroom.
Manufacturers of shower and bath mats
For over half a century, WENKO has taken an innovative approach to bathroom, kitchen, laundry and living items and has an extensive and colourful range of bath mats, anti-slip shower mats, shower tray mats and more.
One of the UK’s leading suppliers of shower mats. Croydex shower and bath mats are well made, practical and safe options for the bathroom.
Experts in bath mats, shower mats and shower treads, SlipX Solutions is a US based specialist company focussed on providing safe and effective bathroom necessities to reduce accidents at home with many of their products sold in the UK.
Founded as a small shop in 1993 in Holland Park, London, Cath Kidston is a seller of traditional English country style materials including charming bath and shower mats.
Bathroom accessories and solutions by MBD
Here at Midland Bathroom Distributors, we are proud to stock a wide selection of bathroom products and accessories. Our Birmingham based warehouse, the largest in the Midlands, carries a huge quantity of stock, more than what is displayed on the website so please do contact us if you cannot find what you need. If you need assistance or any more information then please get in touch at 0121 603 832, we will be more than happy to help you find the ideal solution for your bathroom.