What is the difference between a bath rug and mat?

Hi, so I’m having my bathroom done up soon. Just curious, what exactly are the differences between a bath mat and bath rug? Would it make sense to have one fitted in some cases and the other in other cases? Could you even have a bath mat and bath rug both added or would that look ‘off’?

Asked by Charles on 18th May 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Mat - a piece of coarse material placed on a floor for people to wipe their feet on.
Rug - a piece of thick heavy cloth smaller than a carpet, used for cover the floor for decoration.
In other words, a mat is more functional and a rug is more aesthetic. Anything like carpet material might not be suitable as a bath mat because it may take a lot longer to dry out and even be the cause of water damage or mould."
Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
"Hi, a bath mat is a functional mat, soaks up the water easily from feet etc when stepping out the bath or shower and can be used anywhere in the bathroom, a bath rug is pretty much the same but having alot more lush comfort under your feet, if its luxurious you want then I'd go for the rug."
Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
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