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6 different styles of backing for bathroom rugs

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With the development of science and technology, there are more and more types of bathroom floor mats, and the types of non-slip bottoms also increase. What are the most popular non-slip bottoms on the market today? In this article, we will introduce the bottom of the 6 most common bathroom floor mats.

What are the 6 common non-slip bottoms?


TPR material (Thermo-Plastic-Rubber material) is a thermoplastic rubber material. It is a kind of thermoplastic soft compound with rubber elasticity and without vulcanization, which can be directly processed (such as injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, etc.).

TPR material is based on thermoplastic styrene-butadiene rubber (such as SBS, SEBS) as the basic raw material, adding resin (such as PP, PS), filler, plasticizer and other functional additives to blend and modify the material.

Hot melt spray

Usually we use machine to compound the glue onto the backing of the floor mats, the backing weight is normally 50gsm. This kind of bottom is generally very light, so it is very easy to wash in the washing machine.

PVC mesh

Generally, this bottom is to be compounded on the sponge, because the bottom is hollow, so this bottom is commonly used in sponge bathroom mats. The quality of this kind of bottom on the market is uneven, and some of the poor quality will be completely separated from the sponge after being washed by the machine. Good quality is machine washable. And the anti-slip function of the good quality PVC mesh bottom is also good.

Non-woven plastic

This kind of bottom is to drip the plastic dots on the non-woven fabric, then the backing will be anti slip. Generally, the higher the gsm weight, the better the anti-skid function. This bottom is commonly used on large carpets, and some are used for bathroom floor mats.


Before the using of TPR bottoms, latex bottoms were the more common bathroom floor mat bottoms. Its advantage is that it is more environmentally friendly, and also because it is an environmentally friendly material, so it is not very durable.


SBR, is the abbreviation of Polymerized Styrene Butadiene Rubber. This kind of bottom is relatively soft and usually needs to be compounded on the sponge. At the same time, the cost of this bottom is relatively high, so it is usually used for some relatively high-end bathroom rugs.

Which bathroom floor mats are commonly used for different bottoms

TPR is generally used in microfiber bath mats and chenille bath mats. Hot melt spray bottoms are generally used for chenille bath rugs. PVC mesh bottoms are generally used for sponge bath mats, and the carpet surface is generally 200-240gsm PV fleece. Non-woven plastic bottoms are generally used in sponge floor mats, PV fleece plush mats and microfiber bath mats with short piles. Latex bottoms are generally used for microfiber floor mats. The SBR bottom is generally used for sponge floor mats, and the carpet surface is generally made of jacquard microfiber material.

Function comparison of different bottoms

The anti-slip function, durability, and machine wash ability of the bottom of different materials are different. Let’s take a look at the table below.

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Chrissi Zha

A bathroom mat product manager, experienced with export for 10 years.


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