How To Clean Car Floor Mats

Removing floor mats

Are your car floor mats looking worse for wear? Then it’s time to learn how to clean car floor mats by the professionals. Our step-by-step guide will help you give your vehicle the TLC it needs. Contact us for more at-home service tips. You can also schedule an appointment at our service center to have your interior professionally cleaned. 



You’ll need the right products to clean your rubber or carpet floor mats: 

How to Clean Rubber Floor Mats:

  • Vacuum 
  • Rubber floor mat cleaner, 
  • A stiff bristle brush,
  • Hose or bucket of water, 
  • Soft microfiber towel
  • A spot to hang your mats

How to Clean Carpet Floor Mats: 

  • Vacuum
  • Carpet floor mat cleaner, 
  • Brush
  • Hose or bucket of water, 
  • Wet vac if available, 
  • A spot to hang your mats

How to Clean Rubber Floor Mats

  • Remove the rubber floor mats from your car to prevent water damage to your interior. 
  • Shake out the mats to remove debris and loose dirt. 
  • Rinse off the mats with water to loosen the rest of the dirt.
  • Apply a rubber cleaner to the mats and scrub the mats with a soft bristle brush to remove the buildup of dirt. 
  • Rinse off the rubber cleaner. 
  • Hang up the mats to dry or dry them with a microfiber towel. Make sure they are completely dry before returning them to your car. 

How to Clean Carpet Floor Mats

  • First, remove the carpet floor mats from your car and shake them out. 
  • Vacuum the floor mats to remove the dirt and debris.
  • Whack the floor mats against a hard surface to remove the smaller particles that remain.
  • Apply a carpet cleaner to your floor mats and follow the directions on the bottle. 
  • Scrub the mats with a brush to remove ground-in dirt and debris. 
  • Rinse the mats. 
  • If you own a wet vac, vacuum the mats for a deep clean 
  • Hang your mats to dry. Make sure they are completely dry before returning them to the vehicle. 

Need Help Cleaning Your Floor Mats?

Now that you know how to clean your floor mats, explore our other how-to guides! Or save time by bringing your car in for a professional cleaning at Cornerstone Plymouth in Plymouth. We help Maple Grove and Minnetonka area car owners keep their vehicle well-maintained with routine service specials

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