Your front door is your first impression when you arrive at your home. Many homeowners spend money on a high-quality and visually appealing doormat to decorate their entryway. This will make visitors feel more welcome.
Doormats serve two purposes: They beautify the foyer and trap dirt. They are prone to stains, dirt, and sand. Filth builds up over time, making your foyer filthy.
Regularly clean your doormat to maintain its condition.
Below is a step by-step guide that will help you clean your waterhog mats without damaging any of them.
Indoor mats that have woven fabrics can be cleaned like carpets and small rugs. Most rubber-backed cotton carpets can be machine washed. Make sure to review the care instructions. The mats can be washed in warm water. If you want extra protection, wrap the mat in a blanket or a bag and wash it.
Hang the mat outside to dry. Avoid direct sunlight.
These instructions will help you to clean gently.
- You can also shake the mat outdoors to remove dirt and debris.
- Vacuum the mat using a brush attachment. If you don’t own a vacuum, you could hang the mat onto a cloth line and use a broom.
- To get rid of stains, scrub the mat with mild soapy liquid and a sponge.
- Rinse with clean water and let dry.
Coir and natural fibre doormats
Some doormats have stiff, natural fibres like coir. Because of its strength, durability, and long-lasting life, this material is highly popular for welcome mats. Coir and natural fibre doormats also resist rot and water, making them suitable for outdoor use. The firm fibres can be used to remove dirt and grime from the soles of shoes.
Natural fibre doormats will not be machine washable. These are the instructions for cleaning your coir sand doormat.
- Place your mat on a table and shake it. You can also hang your mat outdoors and beat it by a stick, broom, or clothesline.
- Vacuum both ends of the mat. Vacuum the mat from both sides.
- Use a soft, dry brush with small bristles to remove stubborn dirt and stains. You should scrub as lightly as possible and in the direction the fibres direct you.
- Hang the mat to dry. To avoid discoloration, do not place the mat in direct sunshine.
- When the mat has dried, sprinkle dry-cleaning powder over it. Apply the powder with a bristle toothbrush and shake off the excess.
Synthetic materials are commonly used for doormats such as nylon or rubber. These mats should not be washed. Instead, please refer to this guide.
- Vacuum your mat on both sides and the underside.
- Use a stiff brush for stubborn dirt and pet hair. Remember to brush in the direction the weaving is being done.
- If there are any bald patches or broken stitching on the mat, you should take it in for professional repairs.
- Spray equal parts vinegar with water to stain stubborn areas. Let the solution rest for 15 mins, then wipe it dry. Repeat until the stain has disappeared.