Essential Tools for Cleaning Your Gym and Martial Arts Mats

There are often two words that are overlooked when martial arts and MMA gym owners invest in new mats: care and maintenance. Taking proper care of your martial arts mats is the best way to prolong their life, ensuring you get the most out of your investment, not to mention having a facility that looks great. While there are proper ways to clean and maintain your Zebra Mats—see our cleaning and maintenance resources—there are also some essential products we believe no gym owner can be without. 

If you want to get the most out of your martial arts mats while providing superior protection to them, don’t forget to buy these care and maintenance essentials for your gym. 

Mat Cleaner

Many mat cleaners can be used on Zebra Mats, but our preferred cleaning solution is the Rochester Midland Environ Care Neutral Disinfectant. This disinfectant mat cleaning formula mixes and spreads easily across any surface, killing MRSA superbugs, bacteria and dirt and grime. It also actively deodorizes surfaces and leaves them looking new. It has the power to quickly and gently wash away any unwanted fluids and bacteria. It’s even EPA-approved for disinfection against 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)! 

A Really (Really!) Good Mop

You can purchase a cheap mop at any big box store or online retailer, but it likely won’t last long, nor will it do as good a job at cleaning your martial arts mats as our 22” Micro-Fiber Mat Mop. This bucket–less, easy-to-use mop has a wide head that covers a large range as you clean. It also is a two-in-one mop that acts as a dry sweeper and wet mop! You can mop 1000 sq. ft. in less than 5 minutes and cover 3000 sq. ft. with only 30 oz of mat cleaner + water mixture (that’s 90% less than conventional mopping!). It comes with a replaceable mop head that can be laundered and reused up to 200 times before replacement is recommended. 

A Gym Scrubber (For Larger Facilities)

If you own a large gym, you know that even a 22” mop won’t cut it when it comes to cleaning time. We can’t stress the benefit of having a reliable automatic Gym Scrubber that not only helps you clean more quickly, it also gets deep into your mats and other flooring surfaces without damaging them. These are perfect for tough cleaning jobs, especially during the winter months where dirt and snow can be tracked into your facility! 

An Easy Way to Vacuum Your Mats

It’s recommended that you vacuum your mats regularly to get rid of dust and other particles that may not be washed away when you mop. That’s why having an easy-to-use vacuum is important, especially one that can help you clean in those hard-to-reach areas! The Zebra Mat Backpack Vacuum is light and ergonomically designed, complimented by an adjustable shoulder harness. It has over 2,000 hours of motor life (double the industry standard) and a patented tank that never loses suction! It’s the perfect companion for regular gym cleaning! 


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