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At Fine Linen and Bath, we believe investing in a high-quality bath rug and bath mat is a smart decision. After all, you'll be enjoying them every day! With proper care, your luxury bath mat and bath rug should stay maintain their elegance and feel great for years to come.
Creating a positive atmosphere for your bathroom is far more than the perfect bath mat or bathroom accessory. As you unbox your luxury bath mat and bath rug, read and follow the instructions on the care label. Most manufacturers recommend washing your bath mat before the first use. Carefully remove any tags from the bathroom rug and bathroom mat before laundering - do not pull tags to remove, carefully cut them free with scissors to avoid pulling or damaging the fabric.
Below are a few simple tips for maintaining the elegance and performance of your bath rug and bath mat:
DO launder your high end bath mat regularly. Once a week is typically recommended to maintain comfort, softness, and absorbency when leaving the shower.
DO machine wash bath rugs alone. If you have a bath mat that is made with terry material it can be washed with a hand towel, luxury bath towels, or a shower curtain.
DO wash the luxury bath mat in cool to warm water. Before washing, take it outside and shake loose as much dirt from the bathroom floor as possible.
DON'T use too much detergent. Depending on the brand, like abyss & habidecor bath rugs, you typically need only half the recommended amount of detergent. You can also add an extra rinse to ensure you've removed all soap residue, which can build up on fibers.
DO shake out your bathroom mat when changing over from the washer to the dryer. This will 'fluff' the fibers and speed up the drying period and increase softness long term.
DON'T put your bath mat in a hot dryer, which will damage the cotton. Tumble dry on LOW HEAT ONLY, stopping the cycle periodically to 'fluff' the mat will help reduce drying time.
DON'T use dryer sheets, as these can leave a residue on the fibers and decrease softness and absorbency over time. Wool dryer balls can be used instead to help speed up drying time and reduce static.
DO invest in a detergent specially made for fine linens. We recommend Heritage Park Fine Fabric Wash or Le Blanc Linen Wash. These products are formulated to gently clean and preserve delicate thread fibers while keeping your high end bath mats looking and feeling beautiful.
For additional resources on caring for your luxury table linens and more, be sure to visit the Fine Linen and Bath blog.