How To Clean Your Car’s Floor Mats Like a Pro


Most auto lovers keep up the good habit of washing their vehicles. Maintaining a spotless paint job gives you a great deal of pride.

The exterior of your car should also be kept spotless because it tends to get dirty very quickly. You should wash your car once every two weeks, according to the experts.

You may simply get rid of the tenacious dirt and grime that can be harming your paint work by using concentrated car soap.

You are probably pretty good at keeping the outside of your automobile clean if you love it. What about your car's interior, though? When was the last time you gave your floor mats a thorough cleaning?

If you can't place a date on them, they need to be thoroughly cleaned.



Why Does Your Car Have Floor Mats? 

Your car's floor mats will endure a beating comparable to that sustained by the body of the vehicle. Consider how soiled the bottom of your shoes may become. Any surface that your shoes touch can readily pick up the same muck, mud, and grime.

Underappreciated in their ability to safeguard your car's interior are floor mats. You would have to scrub your car's floor in a multitude of uncomfortable positions if you didn't have floor mats. It's far simpler to just take out your floor mats, clean them, and replace them.



How Do You Clean Rubber Floor Mats? 

Rubber floor mats are particularly helpful in colder climates with heavy precipitation and snowfall. They are significantly more effective in keeping the water from seeping in and harming your interior. They are also considerably simpler to clean than carpet, even if they still gather dust and filth over time.

Here is how to clean your rubber floor mats step-by-step:



Steps One to Two: Getting Started

  1. Your car's floor mats should be taken out. If your mats are outside of your car, cleaning them will be considerably simpler. Additionally, you'll stop any possibility of water harming your floor.
  2. Beat your mats up against something sturdy. You should be able to treat rubber mats roughly because they are very sturdy. Most of the collected dirt, dust, and debris ought to be easy for you to remove.


Steps Three to Five: Rinse and Repeat

  1. Use the hose to mist them. A garden hose and nozzle should work just fine instead of a pressure washer, which you most likely won't need. Make sure to sweep the area many times to remove any debris accumulations. To further clear them off, give your mats another good hammering.
  2. With some soap, scrub. Since rubber is rather durable, using regular dish soap won't cause any harm. Add a substantial amount of soap to a bucket that has been filled with about two inches of water. Clean your floor mats thoroughly with a brush with soft bristles.

Pay great attention to any crevices where dirt may be particularly resistant. The soapy mixture should be sufficient, but adding baking soda or hand sanitizer can make it more effective.


  1. Wash your mats in water. Give the soap a minute or two to soak up into your mats completely. Just as you did in step three, spray the mats one more. Be sure to rinse off any soap you spot and check your mats for any potential missed messes of dirt.



Steps Six to Seven: Finishing Up

  1. Launder the mats. Put your floor mats in the sun to dry or hang them over a railing to dry naturally. It's imperative that you don't put your car's floor mats back in after they've been soaking wet. Your floor mats shouldn't take too long because they are made of rubber.
  2. Change the floor mats. It would be a good idea to vacuum and clean the carpeted area underneath your mats while they are drying. Once you are convinced that the cleaned floor mats are entirely dry, reinstall them.