New twist to green living

Lubbock, Texas
February 3, 2009 10:29am CST
Can you imagine stepping out of your bathtub or shower onto a carpet of moss? I ran across this site and am still a little ambivalent about it. http://www.reallynatural.com/archives/green-homes/living_moss_bath_mat_literally.php Further followup reading says it's base is a non decaying type of foam, but still. . . What do you think?
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• United States
3 Feb 09
Well, if you were bathing in a lake, you would step out onto grass, right? Still, I guess that would kind of freak me out a little, to have moss growing in my bathroom. What? it's not enough that we have to contend with mildew and soap scum, we have to contend with other things growing in there, too?
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• Lubbock, Texas
3 Feb 09
Yeah! I'm thinking mold, sour smell etc. coming from the mat even if it is non decaying.
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• United States
3 Feb 09
Yeah, me too. And, I am also thinking, I have enough problems in my bathrooms, I don't need even one more to add to them, right now.
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• United States
4 Feb 09
What!?
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
4 Feb 09
my cat would so LOVE that mat!
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• Lubbock, Texas
5 Feb 09
I think mine would too, and I'm wondering if she'd prefer it to her litter box(eeew that would certainly be gross) or if she'd just try to eat it and get sick!
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
6 Feb 09
might eat it, but only AFTER they sniffed it and rolled on it but before they pee on it!
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@soulist (2986)
• United States
3 Feb 09
That would be kind of weird, to step out of the tub and step on a mat of moss. Wouldn't it get stinky and weird? I don't know much about moss lol...or wouldn't it grow more...
• Lubbock, Texas
5 Feb 09
To me moss has a musty smell any way. I was thinking I wouldn't want my bathroom to smell that way.
@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
3 Feb 09
I always associate an unpleasant, damp smell with moss and I don't think I'd want that in my bathroom. Do you think it would really survive with being trampled on by all those feet, be it either before a bath (hot and sweaty) or after (fresh and perfumed)? I think I will give this one a miss as a bathroom mat. I can see it would sit nicely on a table with a goldfish bowl or something similar standing on or near it and that would be the use I would put it too.
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• Lubbock, Texas
3 Feb 09
That might work if you misted it daily, but moss needs a certain amount of humidity in the air to grow. That's presumably the reason they made a bath mat of it.
@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
19 Mar 09
I think that the mat looks like it would be a nice addition to an environmentally friendly home. There is a show on a network (how vague I am, lol but I can't remember the show name nor the network) that hosts homes that have been made environmentally friendly. I think that this would be a nice change and definitely illicit a lot of questions, I'm not sure about the smell either (I did a quick skim over the first responder) but I guess that it could be helped by opening the window atleast while showering!
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• India
3 Feb 09
Hello my friend thebeaddoodler Ji, Well, I am not acustomed to be living fairly in such style. We come from varieties in weather conditions all around year and as such, we live under all adverse condition. However, I would go through your article. may god bless you and have a great time.
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@carolscash (9500)
• United States
5 May 09
I don't think that I would want to do that. However, a nice bamboo floor mat would be a great enjoyment to have in the bathroom when I step out of the shower. I would not want the moss in there as it would be stepping onto the grass.
@bunnybon7 (43294)
• Holiday, Florida
25 Mar 09
it looks very nice and soft. pretty cool. but i didnt see a price. bet it costs a good bit.