Gorilla Grip Original Patented Bath Mat, 21×21-Inch

Last updated date: July 16, 2020

DWYM Score
8.9

Gorilla Grip Original Patented Bath Mat, 21×21-Inch

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Overall Take

Thanks to the numerous drainage holes, this nonslip shower and bath mat is antibacterial and mildew resistant. The hundreds of suction cups create a firm grip that holds the mat in place. If you are unsatisfied with the bath mat at any time during the first 10 years of ownership, you can utilize the product warranty for a full replacement. In our analysis of 84 expert reviews, the Gorilla Grip Gorilla Grip Original Shower & Bath Mat, 21x21-Inch placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 21, 2020:
Checkout The Best Non Slip Shower And Bath Mat for a detailed review of all the top non slip shower and bath mats.

Expert Summarized Score
9.4
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.0
1,444 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The bathtub is clean and durable that can last for a long time with proper use. The material used to create the mat is non-toxic, antibacterial and BPA-free, this is safe for you and your family.
- Dotbeasts
April 11, 2019 | Full review
It’s an extra-large type that occupies the space hence giving you the best cover ever.
- All Listings
But, it does have lots of large holes for overall water drainage from the mat.
- Graying With Grace
The machine washable durability of this bathtub mat is one of my favorite features. The easy to clean material makes this bath mat a smart choice for any household.
- Pool Cleaner Blog
January 7, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Do not use bleach and dry it by air-drying.
- Dotbeasts
April 11, 2019 | Full review
It doesn’t have a cut out for the center drain hole.
- Graying With Grace

From The Manufacturer

square bath mat hundreds of suction cups square perfect size holes throughout to help with drainage Our Gorilla Grip bath and shower mats feature 324 suction cups that work on any smooth and clean tub or shower floor! Unfortunately, textured and tiled surfaces do not allow for the suction cups to properly adhere to the surface. Therefore, our mats are intended for use on smooth surfaces only. We do not recommend using bath oils as they may cause slipping. Our perfectly sized 21" x 21" square mats feature a beautiful design that complement all styles. The many holes in our Gorilla Grip mat are a must, as they allow water to pass through. Without them, water can pool on the mat making it slippery (and cause mold - yuck!). Plus, this design gives you greater flexibility for drains that are in atypical locations. clean and durable bath and shower mat machine washable tub and shower bath mat anti bacterial bath and shower mat Our mat isn't just for your home bathroom! It is so clean and durable that it is a perfect addition for hotels, gyms, saunas, spas, and anywhere else you need a premium mat to hold up after many uses. Our mats are machine washable! Please wash before first use. Simply throw the mat in your washing machine on cold with gentle detergent (no bleach) and air dry. We recommend rinsing and drying your mat after each use to remove oily and slippery buildup that may occur from various soaps and hair products. All of our Gorilla Grip bath and shower mats are antibacterial, BPA free, non-toxic, phthalate free, and latex free. You can feel secure and safe having our product in your home.

Overall Product Rankings

Gorilla Grip XL Shower & Bath Mat, 35×16-Inch
1. Gorilla Grip XL Shower & Bath Mat, 35×16-Inch
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 23
Yimobra Extra Long Bath Mat, 16×40-Inch
2. Yimobra Extra Long Bath Mat, 16×40-Inch
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 15
Gorilla Grip Original Patented Bath Mat, 21×21-Inch
3. Gorilla Grip Original Patented Bath Mat, 21×21-Inch
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 5
AmazerBath  Non-Slip Bath Mat, 39×16-Inch
4. AmazerBath Non-Slip Bath Mat, 39×16-Inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 3
TIKE SMART Machine-Washable Bath Mat, 39×16-Inch
5. TIKE SMART Machine-Washable Bath Mat, 39×16-Inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 7
Yimobra Square Bath Mat, 21×21-Inch
6. Yimobra Square Bath Mat, 21×21-Inch
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 3
Mantto Extra Soft Bath Mat, 30×17-Inch
8. Mantto Extra Soft Bath Mat, 30×17-Inch
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 5
NTTR Non-Slip Bath Mat, 16×35-Inch
9. NTTR Non-Slip Bath Mat, 16×35-Inch
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 15
SlipX Solutions Adhesive Treads, 7.5×3/4-Inch
10. SlipX Solutions Adhesive Treads, 7.5×3/4-Inch
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 0

An Overview On Non Slip Shower And Bath Mats

No one is immune to an accidental slip and fall. Nonslip shower and bath mats are an excellent tool to turn a slippery surface into one with traction. The great news is that users can install these mats within minutes. They aren’t restricted to the bathtub either, as they offer protection in hot tubs and gym locker rooms as well. When shopping for a shower mat, you’ll want to consider the following features:

Take a look at the materials used to make the bath mat. Some models are made of an elastic rubber, while others use a top-quality vinyl. The important thing is that the mat is BPA, latex and phthalate-free. Most models are also hypoallergenic, which is important if you tend to suffer from bad allergies.

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Look at the size of the bath mat to make sure it has the coverage area you’re looking for. Some models are wide but short. Others are long but narrow, like the Yimobra Extra Long Shower & Bath Mat, 16×40-Inch. You’ll also come across mats for square showers and mats that cover the entire floor of your bathtub.

Check the shower mat for drainage holes. These holes reduce mold and mildew growth by allowing the water to drain rather than pool at your feet. In addition to the drainage holes being a hygienic choice, they also contribute to the longevity of the mat and its ability to remain like new, even with daily use.

Flip the bath mat over and look for suction cups. The Gorilla Grip XL Shower & Bath Mat, 35×16-Inch has a total of 324 suction cups that keep the mat in place while you bathe. The suction cups also make the bath mat easy to install. Once you place the mat exactly where you want it, all you have to do is press down on the surface of the mat and the suction cups will stick to the tub’s flooring.

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Consider a shower mat that is available in a variety of colors, so you can find the perfect shade to match the theme in your bathroom. The Gorilla Grip Original Shower & Bath Mat, 21×21-Inch comes in 22 vibrant colors, including clear if you’d rather the mat be less noticeable.

Another option is to go with adhesive treads that are designed to improve traction. The SlipX Solutions Adhesive Treads, 7.5×3/4-Inch take just a few seconds to install. The pack includes six strips for use on any smooth surface, such as the floor of your bathtub, the surface of your stairs or the deck of your sailboat.

DWYM Fun Fact

Did you know that over a million people are seen in emergency rooms around the nation because of a slip and fall incident? Although senior citizens are more likely to experience a slip and fall accident, it is still one of the leading causes of injury among every age group.

In addition to causing injuries, slip and fall accidents can also put quite a dent in your wallet. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) points out that $50 billion is spent each year on seniors who have a non-fatal fall. On top of that, you’ll most likely experience lost wages. The average time taken off of work due to a slip and fall incident is 11 days.

The good news is that slip and fall accidents can be prevented in many cases. Take a look around your home or place of business and identify any surfaces that are smooth and potentially slippery. Install bath mats or textured adhesive strips to provide the traction needed to stay firmly planted on your feet. Keep in mind that bath mats can be used in other locations. They don’t have to strictly be used for a bathtub.

The Non Slip Shower And Bath Mat Buying Guide

  • Always make sure the surface you want to install the bath mat over is clean and dry, or the mat’s adhesive or attached suction cups won’t be able to stick to the surface properly.
  • It is important that you rinse and dry the shower mat after each use. Soap, shampoo and conditioner can all leave an invisible coating on the mat that may make the surface slippery.
  • Review the product’s care instruction label. Some bath mats must be cleaned by hand, while others are safe to toss in the washing machine. You may be required to use a gentle detergent during the wash cycle. It is often recommended that you avoid the use of bleach; in these instances, distilled white vinegar makes an excellent substitute. Finally, allow your shower mat to air dry, as most mats are made out of materials that could be damaged by the high heat of a dryer.
  • You can make your own nonslip bath mats for outside the tub and in front of the toilet using a cotton rug and a sheet of slip-resistant shelf liner. Simply hot glue the shelf liner to the bottom of the cotton rug, flip it over and set it down on your bathroom floor.
  • Bath and shower mat prices vary, mostly based on size. The SlipX Solutions Adhesive Treads, 7.5×3/4-Inch is one of the cheapest anti-slip solutions, as it simply provides users with six adhesive strips that can be pressed onto any smooth surface. The Yimobra Extra Long Shower & Bath Mat, 16×40-Inch and the Gorilla Grip Original Shower & Bath Mat, 21×21-Inch are in the middle of the price range, as they both cover part of the tub floor, but not the entire tub floor. You’ll find that the Gorilla Grip XL Shower & Bath Mat, 35×16-Inch covers the most space within a tub and therefore commands the highest price.