This Viral Bath Mat Might Be the End of Wet Bathroom Floors Forever

You've used one for your dishes, but have you used a diatomaceous earth mat after your shower? if not, this new option is sure to convert you.

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Have you ever heard of diatomaceous earth? It's a natural material created from the fossilized remains of small aquatic organisms, and while it might not sound appealing (or like something you'd be interacting with), it's actually found in thousands of regular households products — things like toothpastes, foods, and paints.

Not only that, but it's quite absorbent and quick drying, as well, making it an ideal material from which to craft things like dish drying mats. On this front, we've seen lots of different applications from some of the best home decor brands. The material can hold up to 150% of its weight in water, although that moisture evaporates quickly thanks to its millions of tiny pores.

One example: Have you seen this kitchen drying stone that's going viral? And while the area around your sink does tend to get quite wet and messy, what about the area outside your shower, where you fumble for a towel as your drip dry? Sure, a regular mat isn't terrible here, but wouldn't you rather have something that dries almost immediately and keeps your bathroom from feeling like a moldy mess? And not only that, something that inherently prevents bacteria and mold all the while?


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Diatomaceous mats have been going viral for some time, and it makes total sense that the bath mat version would too. We've seen some great examples out there, but one of our favorites? The new dual stone bath mat from hygiene company Dorai Home, which derives the first word of its name from the Japanese term for "dry." This specific product features two adjustable tiles that can be configured together for any bathroom space, and is crafted from both diatomaceous earth and recyclable paper for that natural stone feel (that also adjusts itself to the temperature of the room).

Its sleek and simple design is perfect for minimalist homes and contemporary design lovers who need something to mop up excess water but loathe the look of a free-floating mat. But if the Dorai Home website is any indication, these babies are selling fast — so you'll want to act fast if you're interested in trying it out. Of course, there are other options out there if you'd like to try out the trend, but for a little less. Whichever you choose, though, your bathroom will never be the same (in a good way!).

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Brigid Kennedy is a Style Editor at, where she is responsible for obsessively combing the internet for the best and most stylish deals on home decor and more. She was previously a story editor at, where she covered both U.S. politics and culture. She describes her design style as colorful and clean, and in her free time enjoys reading, watching movies, and curating impossibly niche playlists on Spotify. She lives in New York.