If you want your rubber mats to last for a very long time, you should make sure that you do not use the detergent that you will put on them and scrub them too hard. Scrubbing them with a hard bristled brush can leave scratch marks on the rubber mats, which is not very attractive to look at, especially if you have guests that visit your home. This is also one of the reasons why most rubber floor mats are sold in large quantity.
Most people are also not aware that they can actually stop their rubber mat from getting soiled by using a mat cover. A mat cover is made of a very tough fabric and this tough fabric will stop any stains and even marks from being able to penetrate through the mat. What makes it even better is that you do not have to worry about washing the cover every single time you need to clean your mat. Simply use it, allow it to dry up and then simply slip off the mat cover.
Some people also think that they can just use hot water to clean their rubber mat. Yes, hot water does get rid of dirt, but you will end up ruining the appearance of the mat. The reason why you should never use hot water to wash your rubber mat is because you will end up destroying its appearance.
If you do decide to use hot water to wash your mat, you will be surprised at how much stain remains on the rubber mat. This stain will stick to the fiber of the mat making it more difficult for you to clean. It is advised that you use cold water to clean your mat. This will make it easier for you to remove all the water from the mat.
There is one question that you might have on your mind, “Won’t my mats be ruined if I wash it with liquid soap?” To answer this question, let me give you some advice. If you are going to wash your mats with soap, make sure that the soap is mild. If you are going to use dish soap, you might want to check whether it has been approved by the National Yes household products. In most cases, these products have been approved and are very safe to use for washing rubber mats.
You may have to do a few experiments when it comes to using the wash and dry cycle to wash your mats. It might take some time before you find the right solution for you. Another useful tip that you can try is adding a little bit of vinegar to your bath water. You may find this helpful for cleaning your mat. However, you should not add too much vinegar as it might ruin the look of your mat.