Can you use a wool rug in a bathroom?

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Posted 7/2/2012 by chit_chatgirl in NSBR Board
 

chit_chatgirl
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Posted: 7/2/2012 3:51:02 PM
I just repainted my bathroom and found a cute rug online that would look great in there. The problem is that it is 100% wool. I've never owned a wool rug let alone put it in the bathroom. Do you think it would be ok in there? It would fill up a large area of the bathroom so it will get some wet feet coming out of the shower....

I've googled this, but would rather have some opinions from real experiences. Thanks!



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Posted: 7/2/2012 3:57:07 PM
I'd only put something in the bathroom that can go through the washer. I don't think you could do that with 100% wool.

My bathroom rugs get trashed -- between summer feet and wet dog, they need to be washed every week.

I also don't like the smell of wet wool, so that would seal the deal for me.

greenlamb
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Posted: 7/2/2012 3:59:59 PM
I wouldn't do it. Wool doesn't smell good when it's wet. I prefer to wash my bathroom rugs often, and wool is just too high maintenance for a bathroom, IMO.




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Posted: 7/3/2012 9:43:51 AM
That's what my instincts were telling me.

Too bad, though. It was really cute and affordable....



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Posted: 7/3/2012 2:56:44 PM
I wouldn't do it. Anything on a bathroom floor needs to be easily washable.

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Posted: 7/3/2012 3:55:50 PM
I would say that it depends ...

I would never use one in front of a toilet or as a bathmat. They can be cleaned, but it is expensive to do it professionally and time consuming to do it yourself.

I wouldn't hesitate to use one in front of the sinks in my master bath, though. There is a separate toilet room, so there would be no worry from urine, and the shower and tub would be far enough away to worry about it getting too wet.

We have a lot of wool rugs. They can be incredibly durable and wear well. We've used them at doorways and in front of the kitchen sink with no problem.

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Posted: 7/3/2012 4:12:39 PM
You could, but I wouldn't!

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Posted: 7/3/2012 4:15:17 PM
It smells like dead YAK when it gets wet. Another thing is the water could make the colors bleed onto the tile or floor.

Sorry.


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