Use a Rug Mat in the Kitchen or the Bathroom!
A rug mat is a rug that already has latex backings glued to the underside of their piles. These types of rugs are usually smaller than area rugs and are commonly referred to as rugs mats. You will see them commonly used in bathrooms and kitchens.
Bath mat rugs can be found in a wide range of solid colors to match with those super-sized thirsty bath towels. They will often come in sets to fit at your sink, around your toilet, and in front of your shower and may coordinate other bathroom décor such as your shower curtain, window curtains, and toiletries.
A recent trend that has rug stores a little more than puzzled is that bath rug owners will use larger bath mats in other parts of the house besides the bathroom. The shaggy look is very popular right now. People like the ease with which they can position a bath mat which already has the latex backing so they don't have to get an additional rug pad underneath the rug to keep it in place.
Kitchen mat rugs will normally have some whimsical design or treatment such as a barn animal, flowers, other animals, or an "under the sea" motif. A more practical kitchen rug mat is the gel Chef mat. This mat has gel sandwiched between the layers to help fight fatigue in your feet and lower legs. They also have non-slip material on both sides and are anti-bacterial and anti-microbial. You can also buy cheaper comfort mats that have a washable surface which sandwich a layer of foam within.
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Janine Jones is a freelance writer based in Northern Virginia (she likes to call it NoVa). New to the freelance world, Janine used to work as an analyst / programmer for a beltway bandit before deciding to mix being a stay-at-home-mom with a writing career. These days, Janine tries to get a little work done when her two kids (ages 3 and 15 months) are otherwise occupied. Janine is hooked on area rugs of all kinds.