|Mad Men's Betty Draper in her master bathroom|
Bathroom Blogfest 2010: "Stuck in the 60s?" Times Change, but Bath Mats… Not so Much
There's a lot involved in going to the bathroom for women.
In the world of bathroom rugs, a lot has changed since the Sixties, but a lot has stayed the same. According to David Record, Bath Product Manager for Mohawk Home, solid color is still king at about 85% of the total market, and pricing is still very competitive. He says the average price for a 21 x 34 mat needs to stay below $20 for it to sell.
But while styling has more or less stayed the course, advances in technology have made big changes in how bathroom rugs are made, and how we experience them. Fibers are softer, plusher, and more colorfast. And designers are thinking outside the rectangle and designing rugs in interesting shapes, like Christmas trees, fish, this groovy, Sixties-inspired rug called “Flower Power”, and these other examples.
|Just For Fun, Fuchsia Flower Power|
|Caress Garden, New Leaf|
|Just For Fun, Lime|
Mohawk Home's newest line brings a new dimension of comfort to the bath in the form of a quilted fabric mat that contains a core of cushy memory foam. David says, “It’s like stepping on a cloud.” Called “The Caress Collection” the ultra-soft mats are available at JCPenney and will soon be featured at Kohl’s stores.
Betty Draper would approve.
Note: David Record last shared perspectives on Bath Mats in David Record, Mohawk Home, on Bathmats for Bathroom Blogfest '09.
Bathroom Blogfest 2010 takes place from October 25 through 29 as described in the press release. Bathroom Blogfest Participants include the following bloggers and blogs. You can follow the week’s activities on Facebook and via Twitter if you follow #BathroomEXP or check out BathroomBlogfest.com.
|Blogger||Blog Name||Blog URL|
|Susan Abbott||Customer Experience Crossroads||Customer Experience Crossroads|
|Paul Anater||Kitchen and Residential Design||http://www.kitchenandresidentialdesign.com/|
|Shannon Bilby||Big Bob's Outlet||http://blog.bigbobsoutlet.com/|
|Shannon Bilby||Carpets N More Blog||http://blog.carpetsnmore.com/|
|Shannon Bilby||Dolphin Carpet Blog||http://blog.dolphincarpet.com/|
|Shannon Bilby||From The Floors Up||http://fromthefloorsup.com/|
|Shannon Bilby||My Big Bob's Blog||http://blog.mybigbobs.com/|
|Toby Bloomberg||Diva Marketing||http://bloombergmarketing.blogs.com/|
|Laurence Borel||Blog Till You Drop||http://www.laurenceborel.com/|
|Bill Buyok||Avente Tile Talk Blog||http://tiletalk.blogspot.com/|
|Jeanne Byington||The Importance of Earnest Service||http://blog.jmbyington.com/|
|Becky Carroll||Customers Rock!||http://customersrock.net/|
|Marianna Chapman||Results Revolution||http://www.resultsrevolution.com/|
|Katie Clark||Practial Katie||http://practicalkatie.blogspot.com/|
|Nora DePalma||American Standard's Professor Toilet||http://www.professortoilet.com/|
|Nora DePalma||O'Reilly DePalma: The Blog||http://www.oreilly-depalma.com/blog/|
|Leigh Durst||LivePath Experience Architect Weblog||http://livepath.blogspot.com/|
|Valerie Fritz||The AwarepointBlog||http://www.awarepointblog.com/|
|Iris Garrott||Checking In and Checking Out||http://circulating.wordpress.com/|
|Tish Grier||The Constant Observer||http://spap-oop.blogspot.com/|
|Renee LeCroy||Your Fifth Wall||http://yourfifthwall.com/|
|Joseph Michelli||Dr. Joseph Michelli's Blog||www.josephmichelli.com/blog|
|Veronika Miller||Modenus Blog||http://www.modenus.com/blog|
|Arpi Nalbandian||TILE Magazine Editor Blog||TILE Magazine Editor's Blog|
|Maria Palma||People 2 People Service||http://www.people2peopleservice.com/|
|Reshma Bachwani Paritosh||The Qualitative Research Blog||http://www.onqualitativeresearch.blogspot.com/|
|David Polinchock||Polinchock's Ponderings||http://blog.polinchock.com/|
|Victoria Redshaw & Shelley Pond||Scarlet Opus Trends Blog||http://trendsblog.co.uk/|
|David Reich||My 2 Cents||http://reichcomm.typepad.com/my_weblog/|
|Sandy Renshaw||Around Des Moines||http://www.arounddesmoines.com/|
|Sandy Renshaw||Purple Wren||http://www.purplewren.com/|
|Bethany Richmond||Carpet and Rug Institute Blog||http://www.carpet-and-rug-institute-blog.com/|
|Bruce Sanders||RIMtailing Blog||http://rimtailing.blogspot.com/|
|Steve Tokar||Please Be Seated||http://stevetokar.wordpress.com/|
|Carolyn Townes||Becoming a Woman of Purpose||http://spiritwomen.blogspot.com/|
|Christine B. Whittemore||Flooring The Consumer||http://flooringtheconsumer.blogspot.com/|
|Christine B. Whittemore||Simple Marketing Blog||http://www.simplemarketingblog.com/|
|Christine & Ted Whittemore||Smoke Rise & Kinnelon Blog||http://smokerise-nj.blogspot.com/|
|Christine B. Whittemore||The Carpetology Blog||http://carpetology.blogspot.com/|
|Linda Wright||LindaLoo Build Business With Better Bathrooms||http://lindaloo.com/|