InterDesign® 16" x 4.5" Leavz PVC Plastic Bath Mat, Green

This non-slip plastic bath mat has suction cups to secure its position in the bath

[53% OFF - Sale Ends Nov 30] Non Slip Bathtub Mat - Non-Toxic (PVC- & BPA-Free), Anti Bacterial, Latex-Free Natural Rubber | Original GripTight (TM) Technology | 28" x 16", White

$29.95
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  • Determine if your bath mat is machine washable by reading the care instruction label on the mat. Most mats are machine washable -- whether the mat is a fuzzy floor bath mat or a plastic shower bath mat -- but take extra care with mats that have features such as a high-shag surface or rubber backing, as they might deteriorate or break down during wash or high-heat dry cycles.

    Helping to eliminate slips and falls in the shower, plastic bath mats lie along the bottom of the bathtub and provide extra protection against accidents. Unfortunately, the constant dampness on the bath mat provides positive growing conditions for mold and mildew. If not removed, the mold and mildew will stain the mat and leave an unsightly slippery film on the surface.

  • Take the plastic bath mat outside and use a water hose to rinse surface debris off both the top and bottom of the mat. Hang the bath mat in a well-ventilate area to dry after you have thoroughly cleaned it with one of the mold and mildew removal methods.

    The same product used to get your dishes sparkling clean with remove the fungus and leave the plastic bath mat from dirt and grime. Pour 1 gallon of lukewarm water in a 5-gallon bucket. Add 1/4 cup of dish soap to the water and stir vigorously with a whisk until suds appear. Submerge a soft-bristle scrub brush in the soapy water and begin scrubbing the mold and mildew off the plastic bath mat. Rinse the bath mat clean with the water hose.

  • According to Good Housekeeping microbiologist Gina Marino, vinegar reduces mold and mildew by 90 percent. Since vinegar is all natural and non-toxic, it is safe to use and will not harm people, pets or plants. Furthermore, vinegar will remove any odors trap in the plastic bath mat. Dampen a clean sponge in undiluted white vinegar and scrub the mold and mildew off the plastic bath mat. Let the vinegar sit on the mat for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing clean with a water hose. Repeat the process until you have removed all traces of the fungus.

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Determine if your bath mat is machine washable by reading the care instruction label on the mat. Most mats are machine washable -- whether the mat is a fuzzy floor bath mat or a plastic shower bath mat -- but take extra care with mats that have features such as a high-shag surface or rubber backing, as they might deteriorate or break down during wash or high-heat dry cycles.