A question often asked by our customers, is 'how do I clean my mats?' Some customers will even choose a mat rental service over purchasing a new mat, so that they don't have to worry about cleaning it themselves.

However, a mat is so easy to clean and can be treated exactly like your carpets and floors. Why waste your money on a mat rental service to get your mats cleaned, when the cleaning staff you are already paying will be able to clean them with ease?

How you clean your mat, depends on the type of mat/s that you have. Read below to find out how easy it is to clean your mats, or watch our video tutorials.

Outdoor Entrance Mats
The best way to clean your outdoor rubber entrance mats, is to simply use either a hose or a pressure washer to blast off all of the dirt. You may need to adjust the pressure, depending on the type of mat that you have. For example, if you have a mat with holes, you may need quite a high pressure in order to lift the dirt and debris from the holes, or alternatively lift the mat and brush the dirt away.


Bi-Level Entrance Mats (e.g. Waterhog)
You can clean your Bi-Level entrance mats in a number of ways, depending on how dirty they are.

In the first instance, you may even be able to simply shake off your mat outside to get rid of the initial debris. This will however, depend on the size and weight of the mat.

For general cleaning and maintenance, go over the mat with your usual vacuum cleaner, preferably an upright vacuum. The roller brush of an upright vacuum will agitate the dirt contained within the mat, leaving your mat clean and free of dirt.

TIP: Have the roller brush on the lowest setting so that it can agitate the dirt contained in the base of the mat.

For more stubborn soil and dirt, you may need to use a hose or a pressure washer to clean your mat. Hang the mat out to dry before placing it back in your entranceway.


Interior Mats
For the general day to day cleaning of your interior floor protection or dust control mats, start by simply vacuuming them as you would your carpets. Again, it is best to use an upright vacuum cleaner whcih will agitate and remove the dirt from the pile.

If your mat is particularly muddy or stained, you could use a carpet shampooer to clean it, again just as you would with your carpets.

TIP: Don't use too much carpet shampoo in the machine, as the solution will end up too foamy.

Many of these types of mat are also launderable, and can be simply placed into a washing machine to clean them. If you are unsure whether your mat is launderable, always check with your supplier first.

TIP: Don't use fabric conditioner in the wash, as this will have a detrimental effect on the absorbancy properties of the mat.


Remember: Your mats stop dirt from entering your building. You need to keep them clean and maintained to keep them performing for you for many years to come.

If you have any further questions, or require some more information, simply call one of our friendly advisors on 0121 313 6748 during normal office hours, where we will be happy to answer any of the questions that you may have.

If your mats are beyond cleaning and repair, at Mats4U we have a complete range of heavy duty entrance mats that will keep on performing for well over 5 years, even in areas of high foot traffic. Why not click here to browse the matting on our website?