A woman who was shocked to discover her husband's grandmother's bathroom was fully carpeted has questioned whether it's hygienic or practical for a room where people wash.
Posting under the handle 'u/citadelinn', the woman, believed to be from the US, shared a photo of the incriminating room on Reddit.
She captioned the post: 'At grandma's for the weekend. Her bathrooms are carpeted.'
A woman sparked a debate over having carpet in bathrooms, after she struggled to keep her grandmother's dry when she washed
The woman followed up with another post detailing the difficulty of keeping the floor dry and feeling awkward about mentioning it
The woman followed up with another post detailing the difficulty of keeping the floor dry and feeling awkward about mentioning it.
She recalled: 'Just went to take a shower, but while I was getting my clothes ready my husband turned the shower on for me.
'The showerhead somehow loosened itself from the wall and sprayed all over the entire bathroom, soaking every available surface and soaking him enough that he had to change clothes.
A number of responses to the thread questioned the practicality and sanitariness of having carpet in a room that's often filled with moisture
'"Well, sorry about that," he said, as he left me to take the blame for it. It's going to be a long week.'
A number of responses to the thread questioned the practicality and sanitariness of having carpet in a room that's often filled with moisture.
'I for one would not go in there without shoes on,' one read.
A stream of responses to the thread argued having carpet in a bathroom is common in older houses or those occupied by pensioners
Several users told how they had seen carpets in older homes or those who belonged to elderly people.
'Lots of older houses have this. I've seen it mostly in houses that have a pool. But a handful there is no good reason,' wrote one.
Not everyone was disturbed by the idea of having carpet in a bathroom. One Reddittor wrote: 'My parents' house has carpet in the bathroom, not a big deal.'
Other responses claimed having carpet in the bathroom isn't a 'big deal' and dependent on the owner's style choice
Another said: '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.'
The woman who sparked the conversation revealed it was difficult to use her grandmother's shower without soaking the entire room.
'Side note: she hangs her towels inside the shower and I didn't know that till I got in so, sorry Grandma. Who does this?' she added.
The woman who began the thread revealed she soaked everything in the bathroom after failing to notice the direction of the shower head