Do you have your own floor mats in your home? If so, then you know how they can get dirty and smelly over time! This blog post is here to help you learn more about how to clean and maintain them. You'll find all the steps that are needed for a deep clean, as well as tips on what products will work best for different types of mats. We also teach you some tricks on how to keep them smelling fresh between deep cleans too.
Clean your floor mats with a vacuum cleaner
Vacuuming your floor mats is a great way to get rid of any loose dirt or debris that may be on the surface. Make sure you use the appropriate attachments for your vacuum cleaner - either a brush attachment or a crevice tool.
If your floor mats are really dirty, you can also use a wet vac to clean them. Just add some water and detergent to the tank, and then use the suction to remove all the dirt and grime from the mats.
Steam cleaning your mats
If you don't have a vacuum or wet vac, then there are other methods that can be used to clean your floor mats. One of these is by using steam cleaners . These machines use vaporized water to remove dirt and debris from the surface of the matting - just add in some detergent for good measure!
Using baking soda & vinegar
Another natural method for cleaning floor matts is to make a paste out of water and baking soda (about two tablespoons each) and adding it onto the mats, along with about half a cup vinegar and letting this sit overnight. In the morning, either scrub it off with brushes or take it outside on a sunny day and let the sun do its work!
If you have pets, buy pet-friendly cleaners
You should use pet-friendly cleaners when you clean your floor mats if you have pets. This is because many of the regular household cleaners can be harmful to them if they lick or ingest any of it. Pet-friendly cleaners are specifically made for households with animals, and will not harm them in any way.
Keep your mats smelling fresh
Following your knowledge on how to clean your floor mats, here are some tips on how to keep them smelling fresh in between deep cleans:
Use a carpet freshener - these work great at getting rid of any bad smells and leaving behind a nice, refreshing scent. Just sprinkle some onto the mats and let it sit for about 30 minutes before vacuuming it up.
Keep mats in good condition by rotating them
This will help to spread wear and tear evenly, preventing any one area from becoming too damaged.
If your floor mat smells especially bad, try placing it in direct sunlight for a few hours. UV rays will help to break down any bad bacteria or smells that may be present.
Use an enzymatic cleaner for tough spots
Cleaners like these use natural bacteria to break down and remove odors, so they're great for cleaning up tough spots and stains. Just spray it onto any affected areas and let it sit before scrubbing with a brush or taking it outside on a sunny day.
There is no need to worry about cleaning your floor mats - just follow the steps in this blog post and you'll find that it's pretty easy. Now get out there, get on your hands and knees, clean those floors!