I’ve lost count of the number of non-slip rubber bath mats I’ve thrown away because they’ve gone mouldy. It doesn’t seem to matter what I do - hang them over the bath to dry, machine wash them, lay them on a towel to dry after showering etc. I’ve tried all of these, but they always end up going black with mould.
We do need something in the bath because it is slippery without, and I don’t want to risk broken ribs again, as happened once before. So, has anyone got any suggestions? Anything other than these rubberised bathmats? Or how to keep them from going mouldy?
My house was built in 1896 and used to have damp problems but I think I resolved those.
Maybe the mould is caused by what you put in your bath.
I’ve stopped mould creation in my washing machine by abandoning fabric softeners - I use white vinegar now.
Five years before ours was built! I also stopped using fabric softeners and use white vinegar instead, but it hadn’t occurred to me that the hair conditioner I use could be causing the same problems up in the bath. That could be the answer!
Thanks Queenie, but that article is about the other sort of bathmats, the kind you put on the floor, that you step on as you leave the bath/shower. I’m talking about the ones you put in the bath itself to prevent slipping over.
I do wish these things didn’t have the same name, it gets so confusing! We say ‘bathmat’ but do we mean an ‘in bath’ mat or a bathroom floor mat?