All entrance mats have the same one line job brief: keep the premises clean by scraping and trapping dirt and moisture from shoe soles of visitors. Universal and simple enough. Even so, entrance mats come with different surface materials, dictated by a range of considerations: aesthetics, utility, weather, where it would be used, and magnitude of foot traffic.
Different surface materials means the cleaning, maintenance, and longevity will also differ.
In this post, we will cover how to clean and maintain nylon and nylon blended entrance mats.
Nylon is a synthetic fiber and is considered a top notch material for entrance mats. The reason it is so popular and in demand is that it has a whole list of properties that make the carpet/matting last long and look great. There are many types of nylon, and use determines the type used in matting. Nylon has a luxurious look that makes it ideal when you want a plush appearance for your entrance. It has excellent brushing and scraping ability that ensures clean spaces. Good crush resistance means the matting remains resilient and "bounces back" even under the most heavy foot traffic conditions. Nylon has a certain amount of stain resistance by itself, but if it has been dyed, then the stain resistance of nylon fibers increases considerably as the color penetrates the fiber rather than just coat the surface. This also means that the color won't fade easily. And as though all these were not enough, nylon dries really fast, hence, no soggy messy floors or wet moldy matting. It's easy to see why nylon is such a favourite matting material.
Cleaning and Care
- Nylon mats should vacuumed at least once a week to ensure they remain clean and work as well as they should.
- It is recommended that you do not use a self-adjusting vacuum which will go deep into the pile. This will lead to extra fuzzing.
- Do not use a very stiff brush on the beater bar either as this too will cause fuzzing.
- Do not be in a hurry when vacuuming. Move slowly over matting to give enough time for dirt and soil to get cleaned out of mat fibers.
2. Cleaning Spills
If there is a spill on your nylon mat, clean it immediately. Here is how:
- Absorb as much of the spill as possible.
- Then dab at the spill with a white cloth to remove as much moisture as possible. After this, use warm water and white cloth to wipe spill area repeatedly till white cloth no longer shows any stains after wiping.
- If the spill has stained the mat, then you will need to use detergent to get it off. Dilute 1/4 tsp of dishwashing detergent in a cup of water. Use a white cloth to apply detergent water on the stained spot and let it soak in for about 5 minutes.
- Now rinse with clear warm water and blot out any excess liquid and detergent. Ensure all detergent is removed to avoid soiling.
- Finally, blot out the remaining moisture with a wad of tissue papers on which a heavy object has been placed to help absorb as much moisture as possible.
- When the spot is dry vacuum and then brush to get the mat to look fluffy again.
3. Annual Professional Cleaning.
Get matting professionally cleaning once a year at least for a deep clean that gets rid of the build-up of dirt, dust, and grime that the vacuum cleaner can't.
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