From the way bathrooms in the Philippines are traditionally designed, you’d be lucky to have your toilet bowl, shower area, sink, and storage in separate spaces. Otherwise, the problem of water going everywhere in the room as you take a bath is oftentimes (annoyingly) inevitable.
But before you even think of a renovation, there’s actually a way to keep all that H2O from leaving the bathroom space after you’ve freshened up. And that’s through a quick-dry mat. Quick-dry mats (aka absorbent mats or diatomite bath mats) are rugs made of diatomaceous earth, which help in fast water absorption in water-exposed areas around your home!
Product name: Quick-dry mat, absorbent mat, diatomite bath mat
Where to buy: Lazada
Know more about the quick-dry mat
Each mat weighs about 2kg and typically has a harder and firmer texture than ordinary cloth mats. This is because of the diatomaceous earth used for their production. This material is actually sand or powder made from fossilised algae that often have a silicon-like quality, enabling the mats or rugs to dry quickly while being totally safe from moisture, great for bathroom use!
The mats are also antibacterial, easy to clean, and offer a non-slip experience, which means it’s totally safe to use. Not to mention, they come with an extremely modern design that makes them adaptable to most kinds of home colour motifs. To use, simply step on the mat like you would on any other rug. This simple practise dries the touched area in less than one minute.
What are people saying about it?
A lot of customers said that with the mat, one doesn’t need to wipe the skin, as the mat quickly absorbs the water from you. But even if you need to do so, the product won’t move as much on the floor because of its heavy-duty and non-slip design. Thus, they’re also ideal for kids. However, this also has its downside as it’s not as soft as your typical cloth rugs.
One customer added that it usually takes two weeks before you’ll need to wash the quick-dry mat, unlike more high-maintenance bath mats that need washing after only a few days. For minor stains or other dirt, it’s likewise easy to wipe them, which definitely saves you time and energy from doing laundry as often as you normally would.
All images credited to Lazada.