Step by step guide on how to clean exercise mat 2021

Are you searching for how to clean an exercise mat?

You are in a correct place

Because I will tell you how to clean the workout mat without any headache!

Let's go into this topic
If you work out regularly, I think you do!
Then chances of getting a mat dirty regularly.

So before your next exercise routine let's go over how to clean the gym mat
Before going to exercise on the mat it is mandatory to clean the carpet because of various germs present on the surface of the carpet which is very dangerous to your fitness health you already know that


There are different strategies on how to wash exercise mats according to their sizes, this thing you kept in mind before doing ok!

There are numerous advantages to a deep clean exercise mat before going to work out. 

Some benefits include environmentally friendly, proper hygiene maintain, your exercise goes on the next level, not feel proper when a carpet is dirty that is true guys!

If carpet is not deep clean it creates a problem when you are on a dirty mat, it is full of germs that will make you ill soon.


Did you imagine How dirty your workout mat

Read article ABC13 Melanie Rech, the Laboratory Director at EMSL Analytical,  
Says that carpets from the local fitness office have "3 million counts of normal environmental bacteria"

Read full stats what they said on ABC13

But the shocking results come out that
local woman’s mat who admittedly doesn’t clean fitness carpet testing “positive for 12 million counts of bacteria”, writes KTRK Houston.


How do you Know When to Clean Your Exercise Mats

An interesting question comes out to mind that how to know when to clean a fitness mat.

If you workout regularly

Yes, practice regularly on the same mat results in dirty
Don't worry I will provide some little hack on how to deep clean exercise mat on using regularly ok
Try to more practice on training  that makes you stand out with fitness journey


If you don't work out regularly

This also makes your carpet dirty, but how?
I explain in brief if you don't exercise on the mat.
Your mat is placed anywhere in your room that germs come in contact with it and makes it dirty


•So try to cover your carpet with plastic packing that avoids contact with dirt to avoid germs and nasty smells.


When nasty smells come out from it 

When you see dirt and nasty smell comes out from your carpet these signals help you to find my carpet is dirty.

Pro tip- I will give you that try to hang your carpet after work out on directly to sunlight
that kills bacteria, germs, and nasty smells on the surfaces for about 1-2 dirty.


how to clean exercise mat


Some methods on how to clean exercise mat
1 Mixture of Water+trea tea oil with white vinegar
2 Adding Water, dishwashing liquid, and baking soda
3 Warm water mixture with sanitizing

But wait!
Before going into the cleaning methods, it’s very important to take remark of which type of fabric you’re working with. Do you have tile, rubber flooring, or something else?


List of tips on how to wash exercise mat based on fabric

For Tile

1 Water+trea tea oil with white vinegar

Step 1 First of all you need a spray bottle of any size, size doesn't matter ok.
Step 2 Put one cup of water in the spray bottle.
Step 3 Put 1/4 cup of tree tea oil in a bottle.
Step 4 Add 10 drops of white vinegar in it safely.
Step 5 Mix the entire mixture around the spray bottle.
Step 6 Take some clean towel.

Now, you need to spray on the surfaces of the fitness mat and simultaneously rub with a towel.

Again and again on all the surfaces available on the mat.

The key point kept in mind that focus on that area where your shoes go which kills the growth of bacteria on that surface.

• Vinegar is powerful in breaking down dirt and smell.
• Tree tea has an anti-bacterial property that kills the growth of bacteria.

This method will help you on the journey of how to clean the exercise mat.


2 Water+ dishwashing liquid and baking soda

Step 1 Same you need a spray bottle.
Step 2 Add 2 cups of water.
Step 3 Add 4 teaspoons of dishwashing liquid.
Step 4 Also add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to it.
Step 5 Shake the mixture in a bottle.
Step 6 Take some clean towel

After that, you need to spray on the surfaces of the fitness mat and simultaneously rub with a towel.

Again and again on all the surfaces available on the mat. These all steps answer your question on how to clean the exercise mat.


3 Warm water mixture with sanitizing

Step 1 Sanitize the exercise mat everywhere on the mat.
Step 2 Take Warm water according to your need.
Step 3 Take a clean towel.

After that, you clean the exercise mat with the help of a towel and water.
Warm water benefits in killing bacteria which are grown on the surfaces of fitness carpet

And the high quality of sanitizer kills 99.9% of germs during covid 19


For Laminate material

Checklist-They have not able to handle harsh chemical substance this is true
But the question that arises to mind that how to clean an exercise mat. 

Firstly you need spray bottle rest things listed below

A damp rag with hot water and white vinegar. 

Step 1 Add 2 cups of hot water
Step 2 Add 10 drops of white vinegar
Step 3 Take damp rag cloth
After that, you clean the exercise mat with the help of a damp rag and hot water.

Warm water benefits in killing bacteria, germs that are grown on the surfaces of fitness carpet.


For Rubber materials

Please Don't use any acidic solution like vinegar it will suck and degrade your gym carpet faster than your expected!
It is very important to understand that what I am saying, guys.


Which unique tips to follow to Keep a clean exercise mat
tips to follow to Keep a clean exercise mat

•Try not to use any soap because soap is slippery you know very well and it doesn't clean everything off as compare to my methods which I have listed above.


• This tip is very important guys please follow this I have experienced this method. After doing exercise try to hang out your workout mat in front of sun rays coming

Example- Balcony, window or park, etc.


I say this thing because of my previous experience on the carpet I have to try this technique this helps me to free myself from all my problems with exercise carpet.


• Now, more than ever, it’s super important to clean the surfaces you come in contact with regularly, and that includes your home gym equipment like workout and yoga mats. “The rule is, the sweatier or dirtier your mat gets, the more important it is to clean it after every practice,” says Lauren Porat, yoga instructor and founder of YogaSpark.


How to clean a new exercise mat

How to clean a new exercise mat

When you buy a new fitness mat from the market keeps necessary precautions
That keeps your mat in less contact with germs and bacteria.

If your carpet is new try to keep clean on bais of regular weeks according to your need after doing training.

It is very necessary because germs suck your new carpet if you don't wash it.
The cleaning method is the same that I have explained above.

Refer methods which I have listed above!

• Cleaning not kill germs but remove them
• To kill germs and help prevent the spread of infection, consider disinfecting your mat, as well. (Here's overall guidance from the EPA on disinfectant use.)


What rubbish things not to Do With Exercise Mat

•Keep out of reach of children I say this because children play with carpet and make them dirty I imagine this thing in my life.

• Try not to keep where your old materials present because bacteria in old items came in contact with gym carpet

• After the workout keeps them fold and kept in a safe place from where you access them easily.

• Not to wash with soap I specified earlier because soap is slippery you know very well and it doesn't clean everything off as compare to my methods which I have listed above.


Can I clean a gym mat in a washing machine?

The answer is straightforward that it depends on the materials of your mat.
If you put a mat in a washing machine if it's needed (deep cleaning) of your carpet otherwise not, with my experience I said this!

I recommend you to consider handwashing
in cold and soft soap rather than a machine.
But if you want to clean in washing machine  rinse it very well using air-dry

Caution- 

1 Never put your carpet in the dryer.

2 Don't use any harsh detergents.


Women's Health agrees, adding that you should turn off-spin or tumble cycles, and avoid harsh detergents, although they tell you to always read the instructions first and always obey the manufacturer's advice.


How to dry and store mat properly

After washing it make sure to take basic precautions

1 Never put a mat in a dryer.
2 Open the mat every few months for better air circulation.
3 Try to dry in front of sun rays for better results, not inside the rooms I said this because many of us do this type of stuff.
Yep!

Make sure your fitness mat is completely dry before putting it away. To dry completely put in front of sunlight for 2 hours. After it rolls up and is kept where you want.

You should store where you do workouts regularly because it will ease your time- away from pets, babies, and roommates with sticky hands.

Rolling up when you on the go is the best tip to picking it up.

There is two option available to keep your mat

1 Lay flat
2 Hang it

But it depends on what you want to keep either on flat or hang it up, it's your choice guys!

My views on how to clean exercise mat

A cleaning exercise mat is a tedious process but it's not that complicated if you know all the things required on how to clean an exercise mat at home.

Follow my rules which I have listed above this will helps you to masters the cleaning method of carpet,
If you have any problem regarding?
Dropdown your question in the comment box I will help you guys!



























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