View Thread: How do you clean floormats


Dreamn
Say I wanted to really clean them, not just beat the dirt out of them, is there a way to shampoo and get all the accumulated dirt out of them?

Sia Bani
Originally posted by Dreamn
Say I wanted to really clean them, not just beat the dirt out of them, is there a way to shampoo and get all the accumulated dirt out of them?

I've used "interior care" products, but never shampoo. I figure shampoo and a power washer would work best.

I have these rubber mats that hold a gallon of liquid, mud dirt...it isn't "catch all" but its those high quality heavy rubber mats. Good stuff...I just spray those clean.

ckacyon
I would rent a steamer. Nothing will lift dirt like a steamer will. Like Sia said, power washing them might work as well. But steam is what the pros use.

Felix Leiter
If they are the floormats that come out of the car take them to the "wand" car wash, pin them on the wall, and hose the crap out of them with the "wash" and then the "rinse" modes. I do this once or twice a year and they look brand new after hosing them off!

If it is the carpet underneath where the mats go, then rent a steam cleaner and go over the spot a bunch of times... once you get it clean buy some mats.

Sia Bani
Originally posted by ckacyon
I would rent a steamer. Nothing will lift dirt like a steamer will. Like Sia said, power washing them might work as well. But steam is what the pros use.

you're right. Steam first, to loosen up everything, then power wash. That's how pro's detailed my engine bay once, after crazy offroading that is...

raska
The pros just throw mats up on the power washing wall. Steam really delicate ones though like sheep skin, etc.

SLP Addict
Man, i dont think u should ahev sheep skin in ur car, unless its the seats in a bently~