Our bath mats are made with no border for a true minimalistic bathroom style and to ensure even shrinkage all the way through. We always recommend you wash the bath mat before use for a couple of reasons:
Cotton is a natural fiber with high absorbency. It contains a kind of natural ‘cotton wax’ or ‘cotton oil’ that needs to be washed out before use to ensure the best possible suction capacity. Furthermore, it is always a good idea to rinse out any leftover spin oil from production.
Terry is made of loops that can be very loose. They bind after washing as the fabric shrinks and takes its final form after the 3rd or 4th wash.