How To Clean Your Car Floor Mats at Home

Removing floor mats


Has the floor of your car been hoarding dust, your dog’s fur, and even the crumbs of that heavenly pastry from your favorite Minneapolis breakfast place? Then, a deep scrub is much needed! With our step-by-step guide, you can learn how to clean your car mats at home in no time. Find out how to clean car mats from our service professionals, so you can get your cabin back to smelling as fresh as a daisy soon!

How to Clean Car Mats: Supplies

First things first, you’ll need the right products to do the job properly. Depending on if you have rubber or carpet floor mats, you will need different supplies:

Supplies for Rubber Floor Mats:

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

Supplies for Carpet Floor Mats:

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

How to Clean Car Mats: Process

After you have all of the supplies you need, roll up your sleeve and follow the steps for rubber or carpet floor mats:

Steps to Cleaning Rubber Floor Mats

  1. Remove the rubber floor mats from your car to prevent water damage to your interior.
  2. Shake out the mats to remove debris and loose dirt.
  3. Rinse off the mats with water to loosen the rest of the dirt.
  4. Apply a rubber cleaner to the mats and scrub the mats with a soft bristle brush to remove the buildup of dirt.
  5. Rinse off the rubber cleaner.
  6. 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.

Steps to Cleaning Carpet Floor Mats

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

Keep Your Car Sparkly Clean in Plymouth

If you’re wondering how to deep clean your car floor mats, your best bet is to get it professionally cleaned at Cornerstone Plymouth. For more tips on how to keep your car clean, check out our guides on washing a car, differences between hand and touchless car wash, and more!

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