Published on July 2nd, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Spa Bath Mat from IKEA outdoor decking

Materials: Platta Outdoor Decking

Description: I used IKEA’s Platta Outdoor Decking to create a Spa Bath Mat.

The Spa Bath Mat originally started as IKEA outdoor decking.

To make the bath mat all you need are 6 squares of the pre-assembled outdoor decking. (They come in sets of 9.) Just snap them together then use a saw to remove the extra tabs around the outside of your new mat.

For a full tutorial including a video showing how to cut off the extra tabs, you can visit House of Hepworths.

See more of the spa bath mat.

~ Allison Hepworth, Austin, Texas

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

10 Responses to Spa Bath Mat from IKEA outdoor decking

  1. Linda says:

    I recently made the bathmat too – along with two 4 square mats for the toilet and the vanity area.

    To prevent the tiles from breaking apart again, I use black cable ties :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Gina teak is also used in showers. There are cleaners and sealers you can find for this type of wood. If you leave it it will just get a white film looking deal kinda like soap scum.

  3. Gina says:

    Do you know if I can put these IN my shower? can they get wet? will they rot? will they drain? do i have to put some coating on them to make them non-slip? i want something teak-like IN my shower that will keep me from slipping! thank you! :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE this idea and used 6 to step in/out of my shower as well. Curious to know what you used underneath to keep the whole thing from slipping after the tiles underneath are soaked from wet bods! Dry off completely in the shower before stepping out onto them is one way, I guess. The plastic feet are sturdy but, again, can be dangerous because they have no real gripping ability against ceramic or porcelain tiles. Clean up is a pain, too. Maybe someone has posted a handy way to keep them locked together as to move them around like a single mat when mopping rather than falling back into individual pieces. My main credo as a bath DIYer – Why treat yourself like a queen in the bath if you have to work like a servant when you’re done! I appreciate everyone’s experience and advice – Just sharing mine.

  5. Anonymous says:

    In Europe these mats are sold to use in the bath/sauna. So, not so out of the box idea. Many of Ikea items are sold to be used one way in one nation then sold to be used another way in a different nation.

  6. vee ! says:

    You could always put one of those non-slip liner things under it to keep it off the tile.

  7. Emma says:

    I was also worried about the tannin staining the tiles, have you noticed the grout changing colour, or does it just wash off?

  8. The Trendy Housewife says:

    I suddenly feel like my bathroom is missing something.

  9. Anonymous says:

    It looks great but be careful. These tiles are meant for outdoor use and contain tannic acid which may stain the floor. I wanted to do a similar project but was discouraged by the warning information on the packaging.

  10. This is soo cool! I just have to make one of these:)

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