First off, this is not a bath rug. This is a bath mat or tub mat. It's like a thick towel. For those reviewers complaining that it's like a towel, they don't know what a bath mat is. There is no rubber backing or pile. That said, this is a great bath mat. I wanted one because I hated waiting for the rubber-backed rugs to dry after washing them. I bought these in white so I could bleach them with my towels with minimal care. I bought two - one for stepping out of the shower and one for in front of the sink. They are plush and have held up wonderfully. I plan to purchase two additional to have on hand. Once again overstock, thanks for great selection!
I do not like bathroom rugs, they get gross and fall apart when you wash them - so I've always used what I call "floor towels". The little square towels that are thick and don't slide that you use to step onto after a shower. I've had the hardest time finding them in stores. I'm not sure why they are so difficult to find (even places named after Bathroom stuff don't have them!) I guess they want you to buy one of those little nasty rugs. Well, I always ended up buying them whenever I could find them, and stealing them from hotels. Shopping online for them also was a chore unless I wanted to buy them "in bulk" or something ridiculous. Until I found out they are called bath mats. I know it seems ridiculous, but bath mats are also those rubber things that go in bath tubs to keep you from slipping, correct? So this explains my confusion. Now, for my actual comments on the floor towel, aka "bath mat". I love them! They are very true to the picture in color, they are thicker than they look in the picture and I washed them as soon as I got them and they are soft and fluffy. You won't be disappointed and you get two in a set. So glad I found them, this was my first purchase from Overstock, and I've only gotten part of my order, so I hope the other stuff that comes works out just as well. I've already ordered some more towels since I liked these. Did I tell you what "bath sheets" are? Yes, big towels. They have them here, and not in department stores or big box stores. I bought some of those too. The prices are much better than elsewhere on the web so I am looking forward to receiving them.
These bath mats are very thick and comfy. I might suggest you take them out of the dryer just before they're completely dry. After washing/drying, the corners tend to curl a bit. I would buy these again. The matching towels & bath sheets are GREAT!!
I was so happy to find these on Overstock after using them at a hotel. I hate rugs that are not easily machine washed and thought these would be a nice (and more sanitary) alternative to super fluffy rugs. I got them and loved them; the color and feel is fantastic. Unfortunately, the third time I washed them (on the gentle cycle) they started to fall apart. I would estimate I can get about three more washes out of them before they look too ratty to be used any more. Such a shame, I had high hopes for these and thought they would last at least a year before I had to replace them. Maybe I got a defective product as they have generally good reviews, or maybe the quality has recently dropped dramatically, but I would look elsewhere for this type of bath mat.
So many people think that bath rugs are mats. They are not. A mat is a towel cut in the shape of a mat to step out on after showering. You wash it with your towels. You couldn't wash a rug that much-----at least not in my house. This particular mat is thick and of exceptional quality. I have washed them dozens of times and they are still like new and produce the ordinary amount of lint after the first wash. I purchased white which is always the best choice in a bustling household.
These bath mats are heavy and excellent quality. I've ordered them many times (in navy and white) to stock up, because they're so nice. The only problem is that the last package I received had one mat of the usual excellent quality and one mat that was thinner and slightly larger. I think the wrong mat got in the package somehow. I'm sure the people at Overstock would have replaced it for me but I didn't notice until after I had washed them so I didn't bother complaining. Just be sure to check the mats you receive right away. The correct mats are very heavy, thick, and lovely. Of course, they are Egyptian cotton so they shed quite a bit of lint during the first few washes, which is normal for Egyptian cotton.
Love these bath mats. They do not have a rubber backing, they're more like a very thick towel, like what is offered at hotels. They are very easy to care for and still look great - I've had mine for years (purchased Sand color) and they still look new.