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chefkeem
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on 02/24/2013

Those bathroom mats, in front of toilet and sink, with rubber bottoms to anchor them securely in place ...

how come they bunch up so easily when, in the morning, I stumble half-asleep into the bathroom and stub them with my toes, but, later on, when I try to straighten them out with my foot ... they won't move an inch and I have to bend over and re-flatten them with my hands?

This puzzles the heck outta me.


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HollieT
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on 02/24/2013

Invest in recycled rubber ones! Much saferLaughing

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on 02/24/2013

EDIT: That are all rubber, not just the bottom.

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on 02/24/2013

Why would they be different? It's still rubber that bunches up when you don't need it and won't flatten when you need it.

It's a tongue-in-cheek question, of course.

Something like "Murphy's Law Of Bathroom Mats".  Laughing


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Jerrico_Usher
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on 02/24/2013

Get some rubber cement spread it out on the 4 corners (not too much), primarily on the front corners and let it dry attached to the floor (it will peel off later when you need to)- (it would essentially work like those book bindings using rubber cement (or check book binding)... you could also use an incredibly small amount of super glue (use the cheap stuff), dab just on a few of the rubber strands or wherever you can get a tiny footing.

Tiny dots of super glue won't ruin the linoleum, but put them on the grout not the mat so it lines up perfectly, worst case scenario you can replace the grout/calking, I'd guide it so they landed in the grout (lines) rather than the squares... if you have wood floors in the bathroom don't do this! You can remove it easily to wash... I'd use rubber cement because it has less friction than the rubber on the mat and should suffice (and you can use as much as you need without worrying about breaking the linoleum. I did this to fix this problem I had actually too...


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on 02/24/2013

This was meant to be a joke question, Jerrico. Sorry if I didn't make that clear.  Smile


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Jerrico_Usher
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on 02/24/2013

I got that (tongue in cheek), but it's a real problem! So I offered a real solution (after I laughed) :)


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JoHarrington
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on 02/24/2013

Time to learn how to lift those feet first thing in the morning!   Or invest in a chamber pot. :p


HollieT
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on 02/24/2013

@Chef. The rubber is heavier so it's not as easily lifted. Although, thinking about it, might be even more dangerous.

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on 02/24/2013

I ain't brushing my teeth in a chamber pot!


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katiem2
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on 02/24/2013

This would be why I tossed them out years ago. It's maddening and drives this neat freak insane. I installed a new product which looks like tile but is actual a flooring that is soft not hard and slip resistant. 


georgettejohn
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on 02/24/2013

If the thought of stepping out of your tub, naked, and slipping on to your back end (of course requiring medical care right there in your bathroom because you can't move or dress yourself...lol) doesn't bother you, then ditch them! It's what I did!  But...after thinking about the possibilities of being found by my local rescue squad in that position I decided to invest in a memory foam bath mat that doesn't budge. Well worth the $20.00 investment...lol


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on 02/24/2013

I'm responding via my tablet from the ER:

Why didn't you post earlier, Georgette?

Just a couple hours sooner, Georgette.

Why not, Georgette?   Smiley


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onetimeuser
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on 02/24/2013

We bought a new bathroom mat today, beautiful it is, that's a coincidence. 

It hasn't been exposed to water yet, so I can't rate the rubber pads out of 10, but it has been subjected to a pug attack and came out unscathed. 

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on 02/26/2013

I am so looking forward to your article on the experience and of course the photo's from the "accident scene" as well!Laughing


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Jerrico_Usher
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on 02/26/2013

LMAOROFLBNITER

(laughing my arse off rolling on the floor laughing but not in the ER)

chefkeem: 02/24/2013 - 09:12 PM

I'm responding via my tablet from the ER:

Why didn't you post earlier, Georgette?

Just a couple hours sooner, Georgette.

Why not, Georgette?   Smiley

 


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