Cleaning your floors with mopping, vacuuming, and sweeping is costly and time-consuming. But, using entry mats to help reduce dirt buildup can save you money and lower your costs.

By removing soil and dirt from guests’ footwear, entry mats can block up to 90% of dirt from your facility.

For your entry mats not to be effective, they must be clean.

Clean commercial entry mats provide protection against dirt and debris.

Mats can become too saturated with dirt, water, and debris. This can lead to the ineffective removal of dirt from your shoes. Regularly cleaning your carpets can prevent as many soils as possible from being tracked into your facility.

You can prevent dirt from getting into your floors. Your floors will be cleaner and last longer. You’ll save time and money by avoiding dull or scratched floors.

We will share with you the steps for cleaning your commercial mats system. This will ensure that your floors remain as clean and clean as possible.

Steps on Cleaning Commercial Entry Mats

Mats should be cleaned at a minimum of once a day in order for moisture and any other debris to be removed.

You may need more frequent cleaning depending on the foot traffic in an area. If your mats look dirty or are damp from moisture tracked in by shoes, this is an indication that your mats need to be cleaned more often.

A combination of cleaning methods is required to properly clean commercial entry mats.

Prepare for Cleansing

Before you start any cleaning operations, make sure you have all the required tools, supplies, and personal protective equipment.


  • Wet/Dry Vacuum – Upright Vacuum
  • Carpet extractor/Wet/Dry Vacuum
  • Pump Up/Trigger Sprayer


  • Heavy Duty Floor Cleaner or Neutralizer
  • Carpet Extractor Rinse


  • Gloves
  • Safety goggles

Use the steps below to clean commercial entry mats.

Step 1: Remove Mats

Before you vacuum your floor, take out all mats. Take your mat off the floor and roll it inward, keeping the edges pointed upwards to trap dirt.

To avoid injury, remove any heavy or large entry mats with two people.

Skip stepping 4 in the case that your mats are attached directly to your floors.

Step 2: Cleanse or Vacuum under Your Mats

While you are cleaning your mats, clean the areas where they are often placed.

Sometimes dirt can get under your mats. If the dirt isn’t removed, it can cause commercial floor tiles to shift when people use them. Dirt can collect and form a layer that shifts or moves your entry mats as people walk over it.

Unclean floors can also result in damage from dirt and debris being embedded into your floors.

Make sure to sweep the entire floor with a broom, vacuum, or other tools.

Step 3: Shake Out the Mats

Commercial entry mats can trap dirt and other debris in their fibers or water dams (the protective borders of your matting).

Remove and loosen any dirt stuck to the mats.

To prevent soils from being reentered in your facility from foot traffic, ensure that the mat you are shaking is at least 25′ away from the entrance.

Your mats can be cleaned by shaking them off.

If you move your mats too close or in line with your entryway, dirt may re-enter the facility.

Once you have shaken your mats, bring them into your facility for vacuuming.