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Old 09-04-2012, 01:18 PM   #1
Michael W Collins
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Cleaning stall mats

Does anyone know what or what not to clean stall mats with? Mine are in my garage, which is still half used as a garage. I normally just sweep them off, but they are getting a build up of dirt just from their location. I don't want to risk making them sticky or slick with cleaner, but would like to have cleaner feet and clothing after working out.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #2
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Re: Cleaning stall mats

I always vacuum them first then wipe them down with Simple Green. Works great and keeps them black
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:53 PM   #3
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Re: Cleaning stall mats

I use a shop vac to suck up the loose bits. Then I mop them with a little soap and water.

I mop up sweat and spray sweat puddles with an antibacterial cleaner in the time in between.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:26 AM   #4
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Re: Cleaning stall mats

We'll use a big ole mop, hot water cut with cleaner, and follow behind it with a carpet cleaner. Seems to work better than anything else we've tried.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:00 PM   #5
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Re: Cleaning stall mats

Vacuum is the best option for cleaning carpet or rug, if you want more alternative for cleaning then have a look on this link.

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Old 10-15-2012, 10:03 AM   #6
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Re: Cleaning stall mats

We recommend using a mild solution of dish soap and water to clean the mats (to get the dirt off after vacuuming first). Simple Green can be used as an alternative diluted with water as well. Make sure that all of the residue from whatever cleaner is used is mopped up thoroughly.

Also, do not use a cotton mop as this can get caught on the rubber and leave little bits all over the mats. We recommend a nylon mop.

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Old 10-15-2012, 10:30 AM   #7
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Re: Cleaning stall mats

Originally Posted by Jeremy Galo View Post
I always vacuum them first then wipe them down with Simple Green. Works great and keeps them black
Ditto on the simple green. I hate to walk on the after they are clean. So nice till some one walks on them.
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Old 03-13-2017, 01:11 PM   #8
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Re: Cleaning stall mats

Kids spilled juice on the rubber horse stall mats. Now, during the winter, a powdery white, chalkey substance comes up in the spot where the juice was spilled. It actually rises above the surface and has the consistancy of coloflower, but is soft and powdery when smudged with a shoe.

Ive tried preasure washing with soap and water, vinigar, greased lighting (grease remover), and it still comes back!

Anyone else have this problem? Did you end up replacing the mat, or is there a cleaning solution that worked for you?

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