How To Clean A Built In Doormat?

Once your doormat has been installed into a mat well or recess it will gradually pick up dirt over time with regular use. This is completely normal, your doormat just needs a quick clean. We send out a doormat care guide with every order to make sure that our customers know how to prolong the life of their purchase. This article will advise you how to clean a built in doormat. It will also provide specific care recommendations depending on the type of doormat you have.

Cleaning Your PVC Backed Coir Doormat

How To Clean A Built In Doormat

For PVC backed coir let mud dry and remove with a stiff brush.

  • PVC backed coir doormats are not for external use. Rain pools on the PVC backing, soaking the natural coir fibers and causing them to rot. If your PVC backed coir doormat does get soaked, rest it upright to allow water to drain away.
  • Coloured coir matting is natural coir that has been dyed. It can therefore fade if exposed to prolonged direct sunlight.
  • Occasionally remove the mat from its instillation to brush away the dirt that’s built up.
  • Mud and wet dirt stains should be left to dry, then removed with a stiff brush.
  • Chewing gum can be removed with a freeze spray.
  • DO NOT VACCUM. This pull and unravel the coir from its backing, leaving “rats tails” and gaps in the matting.
  • DO NOT SATURATE when cleaning, or let the matting become saturated from use. Instead, use dry foam cleaning powder to remove stubborn marks.
  • DO NO USE SOLVENTS. This will cause the PVC backing to expand, damaging the coir fibers and the integrity of your doormat.

Cleaning Your Woven Backed Coir Doormat

  • Woven backed coir doormats should be kept indoors or in a sheltered outdoor location.
  • If your doormat is outside and becomes wet, please lift it to allow the water to drain away. Keeping it dry will help to prolong the life of your doormat.
  • If kept indoors, occasionally remove the mat from its instillation to brush away the dirt that’s built up.
  • Mud and wet dirt stains should be left to dry, then removed with a stiff brush.
  • Chewing gum can be removed with a freeze spray.
  • DO NOT VACCUM. This pull and unravel the coir from its backing, leaving “rats tails” and gaps in the matting.
  • DO NOT SATURATE when cleaning, or let the matting become saturated from use. Instead, use dry foam cleaning powder to remove stubborn marks.
  • DO NO USE SOLVENTS. This will cause the PVC backing to expand, damaging the coir fibers and the integrity of your doormat.

Synthetic coir, all weather and carpet textile doormats can be vacuumed to remove surface dirt.

Cleaning Your Synthetic Coir Doormat

Synthetic coir doormats are very hard wearing and require less attention when cleaning:

  • These doormats can be vacuumed to remove surface dirt.
  • Water with a mild detergent can be used to spot clean. But DO NOT SATURATE regularly as this will reduce the life of your doormat over time.
  • If your synthetic coir doormat does become saturated, lift it and allow excess water to drain away.
  • DO NO USE SOLVENTS. This will cause the PVC backing to expand, damaging the integrity of your doormat.
  • Chewing gum can be removed with a freeze spray.

 

 

Cleaning Your All Weather And Carpet Textile Doormat

All weather and carpet textile doormats can be washed at 30 degrees.

All weather and carpet textile doormats can be washed at 30 degrees.

  • “All Weather” Doormats are designed for indoor or outdoor use.
  • “Carpet Textile” Doormats are designed for indoor use only.
  • These mats can be vacuumed to remove surface dirt.
  • Machine wash where required at 30°C. But launder the mat on its own on the shortest 30°C washing machine cycle.
  • We recommend that you use non-bio detergents that do not contain ‘Optical Brightening Agents’ (OBAs), which mask the true shade of colours.
  • These mats can be tumble dried at max 80°C for no longer than 10 minutes. Drying for longer than this will damage your mat. Remove the mat from the dryer immediately and lay flat.

Now you should know everything that you need to for how to clean a built in doormat in your home. If you have any further questions, please Contact Us. We’d be happy to help!