How to Remove Stains from Rubber Flooring Mats

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  • 1-4 hours
  • Beginner
  • 10-30
What You'll Need
Cleaning Cream
Scrubbing Brush
Clean Lint-Free Cloth
Warm Water

Rubber flooring mats are offer a good measure of protection for your floors. They keep muddy footprints and dirt away from high traffic areas and protect carpets. However, rubber flooring mats are not immune to their own staining, and you will have to keep them clean.

Step 1 – Dampening

Dampen the area where the stain is affecting the rubber flooring. Use warm water and a clean lint-free cloth. This may or may not be necessary, depending on how fresh the stain is. If it is dried on and the substance is not oil based, the water will loosen the stain enough for you to use the cleaner to remove it.

Step 2 – Oil Based Stains

Using the turpentine with a dry clean cloth, dab the area of the stain to loosen the particles. Paint and other oily stains are water resistant and can, therefore, only be removed if you use a paint thinner.

Step 3 – Scrubbing

Scrub the stained area until the stain has disappeared. Be careful not to ruin the rubber pattern or surface by scrubbing too hard.

Step 4 – Rinse

Rinse the area with warm, clean water and wipe dry with a clean cloth. Check for any residue of the stain, and if it hasn’t disappeared completely, repeat the process.