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How to clean rubber gym mats

bilcruise
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How to clean rubber gym mats

Hi community,

 

I recently bought second hand rubber gyms mats that are more or less like this https://www.bunnings.com.au/ultimate-flooring-1-x-1m-rubber-gym-tile-black_p4490356 and they are really dirty because they have been in the garage for a while, e.g. collecting dust.

 

I tried using the Ryobi 2000 psi pressure washer and it seems like it cleaned some part of the mat, but not all, even though I sprayed it all over. It wasn't easy too, it took a few minutes before I stopped spraying it and the result wasn't as good as I expected.

 

I also attempted to use one of those microfibre spin mop with some floor cleaning solution and warm water. It didn't work either.

 

 

with pressure washer and/or microfibre mopwith pressure washer and/or microfibre mop

 

How can I clean them easily and effectively?

 

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JaneK
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Re: How to clean rubber gym mats

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @bilcruise and thanks for jumping in with this tricky question.

 

As you're trying to lift dust and dirt from rubber, I would have a go with a stiff scrubbing brush and a vacuum cleaner. Finishing it off with a pressure wash once all the dust and dirt has been lifted. I'm sure that @MitchellMc will have some suggestions for you. 

 

Jane

 

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redracer01
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Re: How to clean rubber gym mats

Hello @bilcruise 

 

Why not try the Ryobi Pressure Washer Extension Patio Cleaning Kit. This will provide you with a wider washing face rather than just a stream from the pressure washer. https://www.bunnings.com.au/ryobi-pressure-washer-extension-patio-cleaning-kit_p0018774 If it can clean your deck and patio surely it can clean your gym tiles.

 

Cheers,

Red

 

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bilcruise
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Re: How to clean rubber gym mats

@JaneK thanks for the warm welcome. I didn't know Bunnings had a forum like this, which is awesome.

 

Are you able to link me to any of the scrubbing brush you have that I can take a look and/or potentially purchase?

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bilcruise
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Re: How to clean rubber gym mats

Hi @redracer01 , thank you for the recommendation. Thankfully I got that extension already as part of Ryobi 140-SC. I didn't think to use it though for cleaning the rubber mats.

 

So with this, do I just got with the maximum pressure?

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JaneK
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Re: How to clean rubber gym mats

I reckon something like this might work.

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redracer01
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Re: How to clean rubber gym mats

Hello @bilcruise 

 

I suggest testing one first if pressure can be adjusted then i suggest using mid pressure and not on low. Use liquid detergent and see if that helps.

 

Red


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MitchellMc
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Re: How to clean rubber gym mats

Have you had any success with cleaning your mats @bilcruise?

 

It's great to see you've already received some helpful assistance from both @JaneK and @redracer01. I'd be keen to hear how the patio head went, and I'd agree that a mild liquid detergent similar to washing-up liquid would assist as it's particularly good at breaking down grease and dirt.

 

There's also an Oates Deck Scrub Brush with a handle that might be slightly easier on your back.

 

Please let us know how you go.

 

Mitchell

 

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bilcruise
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Re: How to clean rubber gym mats

Thank you @JaneK @redracer01 and @MitchellMc i am really blown away by the level of support and tips you guys have given. I haven't had the chance to try the patio cleaning kit, hopefully in the next few days I can try it and give you guys an update. Thank you.

 

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