Maintenance Guide

Mat Cleaning Guidelines

For best results, mats should be cleaned regularly. Simply follow these instructions to keep your mats looking great and functioning effectively.

SpongeCote® Mats, PVC Sponges, and Urethane Mats (dry-area mats):

Sweep regularly or dry-mop the surface. These mats can be wet-mopped with mild soap or detergent. For best results, use a detergent with a pH between 4 and 9.

Molded Rubber and PVC Anti-Fatigue Mats (those designed for wet areas):

Use a high-pressure hose (not to exceed 500 psi) and hot water (max 160o F) to rid the mats of oils. For best results use a mild soap or detergent with a pH between 4 and 9, to clean the mats. Do not use steam (unless specifically recommended), degreasers, or caustic chemicals. Do not machine wash or mechanically scrub the mats.

ESD Mats:

When cleaning ESD mats, it is important to sweep or dry-mop the surface regularly. Also wet-mop or wipe off with mild soap or a static-control cleaning solution that will not leave a residue. This will allow the mat to continue to function efficiently.

Runner Mats:

Simply sweep the surface with a broom or vacuum. Our runners can also be wet-mopped with mild soap.

Outdoor Entrance Mats:

Take the mats outside and shake them to remove excess dirt and debris. If necessary, use a hose to wash them off.



Recommended Cleaning Agent for Sterile Applications:
IPA or STERIS cleaners. To maintain the functionality of the mat, the ratio of IPA or STERIS to water should not exceed 50%.

Recommended Cleaning Agent for General Applications:
Mix a 25% ammonia/75% water solution, or use window cleaner or all-purpose cleaner. Other options include non-abrasive, non-oil-based cleaners with pH levels between 4 and 8.

Autoclavable Mat:

Autoclave— Lay flat in an autoclave. Clean for 30 minutes at 15 psi and 250o F Fahrenheit or 120o C.

Manual Cleaning — Use a mixture of hot water and a mild soap with a pH between 4 and 9 and wipe the mat down. Another option is to use a pre-moistened wipe that have very low levels of alcohol.  The mat can also be wiped down using a diluted bleach solution: 1 part bleach to 100 parts water.