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Floor Mat Care and Tips


Care and Cleaning Tips

Washing Automotive Floor Mats

  1. Remove your Floor Mat Guys' floor mats from your vehicle. (DO NOT MACHINE WASH)
  2. Fill a bathtub or large (CLEAN) garbage can with water.
  3. Add a cup of liquid laundry detergent (NON CHORINE) and mix.
  4. Immerse your floor mats and allow them to soak in the soapy water for at least 12 hours.
  5. FOR MATS WITH STAINS - If your auto's floor mats are stained, remove the mats (after soaking 12 hours). Carefully scrub the soapy mats in the area of the stains with a moderately stiff brush. Make sure you are not pulling or stretching any thread loops. Also ensure that your brush is not damaging the mat fabric. (Mat fibers can get caught in the brush.) PLEASE DO NOT USE A METAL BRUSH - USE A NYLON OR SOFT FIBER BRUSH. After scrubbing, return the mats to the tub or container of soapy solution for extra twelve hours of soaking.

    Remove the mat and rinse out all the soap. A garden hose works well for this. You can also re-soak the mats again in fresh water.
  6. Hang the clean soap-free floor mats out in the open air to dry. (Direct sunlight may cause fading over an extended time.)
  7. Vacuum the carpet area in your car or truck where the mats are to be returned.
  8. Place the clean, dry mats back into your vehicle.

NOTE: This works best on nylon fiber style floor mats. Other fabrics may also use this process. Please consult your manufacturer's instructions prior to implementing this procedure.

Floor Mats with Odors

To remove odors from your floor mats as well as the entire interior of your car is to use distilled white vinegar.

  1. Remove the original source of the odor.
  2. Fold a medium size dish towel to fit into a plastic container that is smaller than the size of your floor mats.
  3. Soak the folded dish towel in distilled white vinegar.
  4. Place the vinegar soaked towels in a container.
  5. Use as many towels and container as you think you need for your size vehicle.
  6. Place the containers in your car on top of each floor mat.
    1. One on the passenger and one on the driver's side or;
    2. One in the front passenger compartment and one in the rear passenger compartment
    3. Place the containers as near to the odor as possible
  7. Leave in your closed car overnight or longer if needed
  8. When you remove the vinegar towels the order should be gone or at least severely diminished.
  9. DO NOT PLACE VINEGAR OR THE VINEGAR SOAKED TOWELS DIRECTLY ON THE FLOOR MATS OR ON ANY PART OF YOUR CAR OR TRUCK. This procedure is to ABSORB the odor not dilute or cover it up.


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© Copyright 2008 - Floor Mat Guys.com - All Rights Reserved
www.FloorMatGuys.com is a subsidiary of:
 Chericom Online
2733 N. Power Rd., Suite 102 (148)
Mesa, Arizona 85215-1683
1-866-407-4795