What Do You Use To Clean Mats?
Posted 18 June 2011 - 03:32 PM
Posted 18 June 2011 - 03:48 PM
What is your mat surface, tatami, vinyl or canvas? If it's a vinyl or tatami surface, I'd recommend something like this: http://www.matsmatsm...t_cleaner.html. I don't think the type of mop matters much, though I'd have a separate bucket to rinse the mop in, and not intoduce all the filth you just mopped off the mat into the bucket you're trying to use to clean the mat. Never used a steam mop, don't know much about them... Don't know what you'd use on a canvas mat.
Posted 18 June 2011 - 05:07 PM
We have a tatami surface on a sprung floor. We clean the mats at least weekly with the following germicidal/viruscidal : www.resilite.com/Departments/Wrestling-Mats-and-Supplies/Mat-Care-and-Cleaning/Mat-Cleaners.aspx
We buy the concentrate, dilute with water and spray on. We mop it up/dry with a 24 inch wide mop head. The mop heads are then washed after each use. With fans, the surface is dry enough in about 15 minutes for class.
No experience with steam cleaners. I would tend to avoid them on our surface as I can't imagine that getting some amount of condensed steam (water) between the individual tatami where it could grow funk would be a good thing.
Hope this is helpful.
Posted 18 June 2011 - 05:19 PM
And a few shodan to drag them around. Leave the manual labor to the lower ranks.
"What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball [Judo] player." --John Wooden 1910-2010
"You should first try to negotiate nicely but you can be strong after there's resistance, and know, just like in judo, when to catch them." --Rusty Kanokogi, 2008, on negotiating.
Posted 18 June 2011 - 09:16 PM
Good gyms should smell like bleach is what we say.
Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:07 PM
But, if you want the more traditional approach, just use blood, sweat, and tears....
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