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Bath room mats....
​NorthWoods
Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017 5:56 PM
Joined: 4/6/2016
Posts: 344


Dh shuffles-his feed barely leave the floor. I’m trying to figure out what to use on the bathroom floor that will absorb water, not move around, but not pose an undo tripping hazard. Oh, and it needs to be readily washable. Surely someone has figured this out. Any ideas?  Thanks.
JJAz
Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017 6:41 PM
Joined: 10/21/2016
Posts: 2452


I got a 2' x 5' rug from Kohl's in the area that sells door mats.  It's a short pile rug with a stiff backing and bound edges.  I take it into the shower to clean it with regular fabric detergent.  Works well for us.

Jamie


MPSunshine
Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 2:54 PM
Joined: 5/21/2016
Posts: 1952


Good question. I use shelf liner. It's cheap. It's washable. It functions as a non-slip surface with holes for water drainage. It performs multiple functions. (I use it for the shower floor, after use I wash it and hang it up to dry; I also use it on chair seat to keep my LO from slipping down her chair; I use it on her wheelchair especially; I also use it to line her food tray so the glasses and dishes don't slip around.) It's available at any drug store or hardware store by the roll or by the sheet. You can tell it's the right stuff if it has a little bit of "stick" to the surface, therefore non-slip, and it has the holes so water can slip right through it. 
JJAz
Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 2:57 PM
Joined: 10/21/2016
Posts: 2452


MP,

Does it absorb water?


MPSunshine
Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 3:35 PM
Joined: 5/21/2016
Posts: 1952


To JJazz: No, it doesn't absorb water. It's a rubberized texture meant for shelves, to keep glasses from sliding around. Works for people too!!!

It's a less expensive (and hole-ey --- and therefore I might say *holy*) form of a substance used in special education classrooms, called Dysem. Dysem makes an anti-slip roll which would NOT be useful in the shower because it does not have holes. The shelf liner performs the same function but allows water to slip through. Dysem, which can also help with slippage of bodies in wheelchairs, people in chairs, and cups and plates on trays, can be found in many forms: tape, mats, and many more. 

​NorthWoods
Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 10:53 PM
Joined: 4/6/2016
Posts: 344


Thanks. I use shelf liners for all sorts of things just never thought of them for the tub. I’m still searching for a mat to use outside the shower. The quest goes on
Glory B.
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:57 PM
Joined: 8/28/2017
Posts: 4


We use rubber suction bathtub mats on the bathroom floor. They do not absorb water, but they don't slip or cause trips and they are easily washed off.