How do I Keep My New Washable Mat Clean?

FAQ

Find out here how to care for your new Washable mat and keep it lasting well.

  • Daily vacuuming will remove most of the obvious dirt and debris from your mat
  • Spot clean with a wet cloth if small areas get soiled
  • When you need a thorough clean you can get your mats laundered by a laundromat, clean them with a bucket of soapy water and a brush and hose off or give them a gentle waterblast
  • Dry mats by lying as flat as possible – avoid hanging (especially over a saggy line) as this can stretch the mat in the middle and create waves in the rubber.  Lying flat is ideal.
  • Smaller mats can be tumble dried on a low heat
  • The less often you wash your mat the longer it will stay looking new. It is also more environmentally friendly to only wash your mats as needed (compared to renting mats that get washed every week even when they do not need it)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR LAUNDERING WASHABLE MATS

a. Flush for 2-3 minutes, medium water level, 49ºC
b. Break 5-10 minutes, high water level, 49ºC
c. Rinse 2 minutes, high water level, cold
d. Extract (low speed) 1-2 minutes
e. Shake out (rotate wheel at wash speed with drain open) 1-2 minutes
f. Extract (high speed max – 250 Gs) 3-5 minutes
g. Dry 5-10 minutes, 82ºC basket temperature
h. Cool down 5 minutes
i. Lay mats flat following removal from washer or dryer. Allow to cool before rolling
*  For heavy soil mats, increase temperature to max 60 ºC
*  Break shouldn’t exceed pH of 9.5; use low pH non-ionic detergents
*  Do not over-dry mats in dryer
* Basket temperature of dryer should not exceed 82 ºC
*  If mats are not dried, final rinse can be increased to 60 ºC. This will reduce moisture retention following extraction

Vacuum & spot clean

Vacuum washable mat

Daily vacuuming and quick cleaning of the occasional stains will keep the mat in good condition
Wash with soap

Washing a mat with soap and brush

Whenever needed, thoroughly clean the mat with a bucket of soapy water and a brush
Dry by lying flat

How to dry a washable mat

Carefully dry the washed mat by lying it as flat as possible - if you are hanging it ensure the line does not sag - eg: a pole or fence is better than a line to prevent the mat stretching. Do not put mats back in place until they are completely dry.