How to Clean a Rubber Bath Mat – Instructions and FAQ

how to clean a rubber bath mat

Rubber bath mats are designed to prevent slips and falls by adhering to the shower floor with suction cups. However, they can get quite dirty if not cleaned on a regular basis. Dirty rubber bath mats can lead to a buildup of dirt and grime from soaps and hair products, which can cause unpleasant odors and foot fungus. Not only that, but if they aren’t properly cleaned, dirt and grime would stay on them and could cause accidents.

Fortunately, cleaning rubber bath mats is an easy feat and takes little time. Below we have provided instructions on how to clean a rubber bath mat and answered some common questions that you might have about the process.

How to Clean a Rubber Bath Mat – Instructions

Rubber bath mats can be washed in a bathtub or a washing machine. We have listed both methods here:

Cleaning a Rubber Bath Mat in a Bathtub

Cleaning a Rubber Bath Mat in a Washing Machine

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Q.1) How to clean bath mat mold?

If mold has deposited on your rubber bath mat, you will have to clean it in a bathtub. Here’s how to remove mold from the rubber bath mat:

Q.2) How to clean a fabric shower mat?

Some fabric shower mats can be cleaned in a washing machine, but make sure to check the label of your mat to see if it can be put into a washing machine. To clean the fabric shower mat in a bathtub, we recommend using white vinegar instead of chlorine.

Make a solution of one cup of white vinegar and one cup of water and pour it into a bathtub. Leave the fabric shower mat in the bathtub containing vinegar solution for a few minutes and then scrub it with a brush.

For pesky stains, use a stain remover like Bissell Professional Stain & Odor and Woolite Advanced Pet Stain & Odor Remover. Simply spray the remover on the affected area and allow the solution to sit for ten minutes. Then just wash with water.

You could also use a laundry detergent that boasts stain removing properties – like Tide Plus Ultra Stain Release HE Turbo Clean Laundry Detergent, Purex Liquid Laundry Detergent Plus Clorox2 or Puracy Natural Liquid Laundry Detergent. 

Q.3) How to clean bath mats with suction cups vinegar?

If you don’t want to use bleach, you could opt for a vinegar solution to clean your rubber bath mat with suction cups. Simply create a solution of one cup of vinegar and one cup of water and pour this into the bathtub instead of a bleach solution. The rest of the steps are the same.

Final Thoughts

Now that you know how to clean a rubber bath mat, don’t let dirt and grime stay on your mat and risk your safety. Clean your bath mat regularly to avoid accidents. Both the bathtub method and washing machine method are safe, but we recommend the bathtub method because it is a little bit safer than the alternative.

If you any other questions, feel free to reach out to us. We’ll be more than happy to assist you.


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