Cleaning and maintenance of an entrance mat
Often cleaning a mat is neglected and can leave it beyond repair, as it will no longer look appealing or have the ability to scrape off dirt and debris effectively.
With the right matting in place, a well-planned strategy for regular mat cleaning and maintenance, you can expect more positive outcomes:
- Optimum product performance.
- Increased product lifespan.
- Good return on investment.
Not only is cleaning a mat imperative to the longevity of the mat but also cleaning the mat the right way is essential. Each mat requires a specific cleaning method that avoids damage and provides optimum performance.
This guide does not only assist with general cleaning, but also provides expert advice on stain removal.
Removal of spots and spills is inevitable and the golden rule is to deal with these as soon as possible for maximum effectiveness. Depending on each stain, removal products and techniques will vary and in most cases, it is recommended that a professional cleaning company with specialist stain technicians is contacted. Handheld spot vacuum cleaning equipment can be useful for the swift sucking up of spilled liquids.
How to clean entrance mat tiles
COBA’s entrance tile products allow for easy tile replacement without the need to invest in an entirely new system should they become stained or damaged.
The simplicity of this interlocking tile system makes cleaning easy.
Premier Star Gripper Plus Tiles – the 100% recycled PVC option with open holes – allows dirt to fall through the mat so simply lift and sweep or vacuum the area underneath. Should the matting itself need cleaning, then hose or pressure wash as required.
Premier Track – PVC with carpet insert – the tiles can be easily rolled and moved allowing for vacuuming of dirt and debris either in the recessed floor well or floor surface depending on the installation method. Regular vacuuming the matting surface is recommended to remove soil and loose debris. Please note when using the Hot Water Extraction method it is recommended to keep the tile connected and in situ. It is, however, possible to lift the entire matting out of the well, without disconnecting the tiles if preferred.
Tips on cleaning Coir matting
A completely different cleaning method is needed for other entrance mats, for example, cleaning a coir mat we would recommend not lifting the mat. Dirt and debris get stuck between the bristles of the coir mat making it heavier, if the mat is picked up and shacked out before vacuuming, it could cause a tear.