The 4 best bath mats we tested in 2021

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Bath mats are a bathroom essential, but finding a high-quality mat can be challenging. You'll want to look for several features, including high absorbency, durable construction, and a non-slip design. While a bath mat with efficient construction can be used for several months, a poorly made mat will slip and slide, take longer to dry, and can quickly become dangerous.

We put eight bath mats through extensive comfort, absorbency, and wash and dry tests to find the best options currently available. Our top picks are all easy to clean; stay in place; and range in material from soft cotton to plush, foot-conforming memory foam. You can learn more about our extensive testing process in our methodology section.

The 4 best bath mats we tested in 2021

We also spoke with Jon Gholian, the founder of NYC-based cleaning company Cleany, to learn more about the best ways to care for your bath mats. Gholian also shared some tips and tricks to help guide you through the process of shopping for a bath mat, which can be found in the FAQ section of this guide. Learn more about how Insider Reviews tests and researches home products.

Here are the best bath mats of 2021

Best bath mat overall: Brooklinen Bath Mat, $21.25 on BrooklinenThe Brooklinen Bath Mat is made of 100% cotton for a feel that is incredibly soft and absorbent.

Best budget bath mat: Toftbo Bath Mat, $7.99 on IkeaThe fast-drying Ikea Toftbo Bath Mat is a great, inexpensive option for those that share a bathroom with multiple people.

Best decorative bath mat: Society6 Bath Mat, $23.20 on Society6Available in an endless assortment of designs, the Society6 Summer Fern/Simple Modern Watercolor Bath Mat is just one example of the design possibilities available when shopping with the brand.

Best memory foam bath mat: Velveteen Memory Foam Bath Rug, $12.75 on TargetTarget's Velveteen Memory Foam Bath Rug is made of comfortable memory foam that contours to your feet.