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Entrance mats such as WaterHog Drainable Border Mats are essential to maintain cleanliness in schools, offices, and healthcare facilities. They also enable you to share important messages about social distancing at your front door.

What’s the easiest and best way to keep your entrance mats shining?

We have 6 tips to help you get rid of the hard dirt, grit, and other debris that has built up in your mats pile.

Tips to keep your entrance mats gleaming

1 – Washing machine

There are two options for mats that can be washed. There are two options for mats that can be machine washed in a commercial or domestic washer. The second option is to hose dry the mat. This is the most practical, easy, and cheapest.

We recommend that you double-check with your mat supplier to confirm whether your entry matting can be washed. Also, refer to the cleaning instructions. This will allow you to check a – if it is washable and an b – its weight.

2 – Dry and Wet Vacuum Cleaners

The carpet cleaners have powerful motors that can pick up most of the dirt and debris. It is important that you check with your supplier whether the product can be washed.

3 – Carpet Cleaner

    This product may be available on-site at most businesses and in some cases, at homes. Carpet cleaners provide deep-down cleaning and dirt extraction. The carpet cleaner works in the same way as in the wet and dry vacuum.

4 – Vacuum

For areas with medium to low foot traffic, a daily vacuum can be a good option for maintaining your mats.

5 – Damp cloth wash or mop

This tip is best for rubbermats, particularly those that are placed in bars and kitchens. Check with your supplier to confirm that the chemicals you can use won’t harm or degrade rubber.

6 – Shake out the Mat

This tip is designed for general maintenance and is suitable for areas that receive little foot traffic. Once the mat has been shaken, a quick vacuum will refresh it and make it fuller.

These six tips will help you keep your entrance mats in top condition and make a lasting impression on your visitors.

Carpets to Clean Your Home’s Entrances

You can put domestic entrance mats in your washer. However, if you don’t check the weight and the mat is too heavy it could cause damage to your washer.

Dirt trapper rugs are a popular home mat that can be washed easily. This practical mat is available in sizes to fit most household doors and washing machines. It’s 100% cotton and has nitrile rubber backing.

You can choose to hose and dry if you prefer not to use washing machines at all. Choose a dry day to get hosing and then hang your mat to dry.

Tidy Entry Matting for Businesses

This is a great way to clean rubber mats used in bars, restaurants, and outdoor rubber entrance mats.

If you are looking for commercial or industrial washing machines, please remember that the product sizes will be larger than domestic. This will allow the mats to dry quickly and get back in use immediately.

Mats with your logo are available for commercial entrances. If you decide to buy from Mats Nationwide you will want to make a great first impression.

A helpful tip is that most nitrile rubber-backed and bordered carpets can be washed. However, it’s best to check with your supplier first as the carpet pile could cause problems if not machine-friendly.