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Should I use a bathmat or nonslip stickers in the bathtub?

I recently moved into a new apartment with a bathtub that doesn't have any kind of mat or stickers on the bottom to prevent slipping. I'm worried about falling and injuring myself while taking a shower, so I want to take steps to make the tub safer. However, I'm not sure which option would be better: should I use a standard bathmat or stick non-slip stickers on the bottom of the tub? I've heard mixed reviews about both, so I'm looking for some advice from anyone who has experience using either option. Thanks!

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kjacobs

I had the same dilemma a few years ago and after trying both options, I found that the non-slip stickers work better. The bathmat I got was too big for my tub and kept moving around, which made me feel less secure while using it. Plus, the mat was difficult to clean and started to smell after a while. On the other hand, the non-slip stickers were easy to install and didn't move around, making my shower experience much safer. The only downside is that they can be tricky to remove if you want to clean under them or if you move out of the apartment. But overall, I'm very happy with my purchase and would highly recommend giving the stickers a try.

rahsaan84

I prefer using non-slip stickers because they're easy to clean and don't take up much space in my bathtub. When I used a bathmat, the edges started to curl up after a while, which made me feel like I was going to trip over them. Additionally, cleaning the bathmat was a hassle, and I had to dry it regularly to prevent mold growth. The non-slip stickers I bought were simple to put on, and I haven't had any issues with them interfering with my showering routine. They're also aesthetically pleasing, and you can choose from a variety of colors and designs to match your bathroom décor. So, if you're looking for an easy-to-clean option that won't take up too much space, non-slip stickers are the way to go.

lmann

I had a similar problem with my new bathtub a while back but opted for a bathmat instead. I was worried that non-slip stickers would be difficult to remove if I changed my mind about them, or worse, if they peeled and stuck to the bathtub surface. The bathmat I bought was the right size, fit securely, and honestly, I loved how soft and plushy it felt under my feet. The only issues I encountered were that it needed constant washing to prevent mold growth due to trapping water underneath and deteriorated slowly over time. Ultimately, it served its purpose and protected me from slipping and hurting myself, so I can say that bathmats can be a comfortable and safe option to consider.

murray.arch

I had a bad experience with non-slip stickers, so I ended up using a bathmat instead. The stickers I bought were cheap, and they kept peeling off, making my shower uncomfortable and dangerous. I replaced them multiple times, but I still had issues with them tearing off when I stepped on them. A bathmat was a bit bulkier and took up some space, but it provided me with the comfort and security I needed. The mat had suction cups that attached securely to the bathtub and stayed in place throughout my shower. I could easily remove it for cleaning, and I never had to worry about slipping or falling. While non-slip stickers may work for some, a bath mat ultimately worked better for me and felt more secure and long-lasting.

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