A woman who was shocked to find a carpeted floor in her grandmother’s house has sparked a larger discussion about bathroom hygiene on Reddit.
“At grandma’s for the weekend,” Reddit user citadelinn posted on Thursday, along with a photo of a beige carpet fully covering the bathroom floor. “Her bathrooms are carpeted.”
Most of the commenters who replied were also surprised to see a full carpet floor in the bathroom and questioned whether it is hygienic to have one in a room that brings in so much moisture.
“No rug by the shower so they’re just using the carpet to wipe off wet feet?” wrote user Learned_Mustang.
Some, however, pointed out that bathroom carpeting is a popular choice among older people and those who live in colder climates.
“For a careful person who never has guests over, carpet in a toilet room might not be a bad idea… but nothing you can really do to prevent shower moisture,” wrote Reddit user Mennerheim.
Another user who once lived in a house with a carpeted bathroom wrote that cleaning the carpets was a constant challenge.
“Soggy would be the best way to describe that bathroom,” wrote Reddit user karen-vs-karen. “I’d even say it was perpetually moist.”
The original poster also struggled with the idea of a carpeted shower. After taking a shower, she posted an update post saying that the showerhead got loose and completely soaked the carpet.
“It’s going to be a long week,” she wrote.
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