Even though some facilities are equipped with proper matting systems, unwanted elements still manage to get tracked into buildings. That’s because routine cleaning of matting is often the most neglected task in a daily floor care program.

Keeping matting properly cleaned and maintained must be done regularly. For indoor matting, vacuuming should be done at least once a day. However, depending on the amount of foot traffic entering the facility, additional vacuuming may be required.

For indoor mats that may require a deeper cleaning, removing the dirt through chemical washing, agitating and extraction can bring a dirty mat back to life. The only downside to this method, however, is that it does require some downtime for mats to dry.

To increase the lifespan of indoor mats, they should be on a scheduled rotation system, especially the mats that are placed in entryways or high-traffic areas. Plus, changing out mats on a regular basis is ideal, as once they become wet, they are ineffective.