Maintain Your Matting: Weekly Cleaning and Repositioning Tips
Owning high-quality matting is a valuable investment that adds aesthetic appeal and functionality to most spaces. To keep your Matting By Design floor mats looking nice and new, while ensuring they stay in the right spot, regular maintenance is essential. In this blog, we’ll guide you through the steps you should take each week to ensure your floor matting remains in top condition.
Step 1: Clean Under Mat
Cleaning under your mat is the first crucial step in its maintenance routine. It not only enhances the longevity of your mat but also ensures a clean and healthy environment. Here’s how to do it:
- Depth matters: Clean under the edges of the mat to a depth of about 3 feet. This depth allows you to remove debris that can potentially damage the backing of the mat. Use a vacuum cleaner or a broom to effectively remove dirt, dust, and any unwanted particles.
Step 2: Reposition Your Mat
Repositioning your mat is necessary to prevent uneven wear and tear. Knowing how to reposition it correctly is essential. Follow these five key elements:
- Remove all objects: Before you begin, ensure the mat area is completely clear of any objects, obstacles, or furniture.
- Release the mat’s grip: Lift the edges of the mat carefully. Depending on the type of backing, you may need to gently release any adhesive or grippy materials that hold the mat in place.
- Fluff air under the mat: To make repositioning easier, ask for help to create a pocket of air under the mat. This can be done by gently lifting the mat’s edge and sliding your hand underneath to create a cushion of air. Alternatively, you can use a second person to help with this step by lifting the mat’s edge in a wave-like motion.
- Pull and turn into place: With air under the mat, it becomes much easier to pull and turn it into the desired position. Take advantage of this floating effect to adjust the mat as needed.
- Walk it out: After repositioning the mat, it’s crucial to “walk it out.” This means stepping firmly across the mat’s surface to ensure it adheres securely to the floor beneath.
By following these simple steps each week, you can maintain your Matting By Design matting in excellent condition, preserving its beauty and functionality.