Cleaning Mats

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by SaSHMMA, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. SaSHMMA

    SaSHMMA Banned Banned

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    A buddy of mine just got some new wrestling/grappling mats in his basement.

    What would be the most effective product to sanitize and disinfect them after a practice? How do they usually do it at your gyms?
     
  2. Resident A-hole

    Resident A-hole Orange Belt

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    My gym has a big 1 gallon bottle of stuff that says mat cleaner/sanitizer. I've never seen anyone actually use it though.... I imagine you can get it from wherever you buy mats. I wouldnt worry about disinfecting that much if it's just a few guys using the mats occasionally, as opposed to 50 guys every day.
     
  3. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    You should at least scrub it once a week with dillute Clorox.
     
  4. Joey Guidice

    Joey Guidice Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    1 part bleach,...10 parts water...that is an effective cleaning solution to use
     
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    Bleach and water before every use. Make it a ritual or you'll be writing a thread called, "How do I get rid of Ringworm/Infantigo?" it also helps to keep a towel damp with bleach and water to wipe your shoes on before stepping on the mat.
     
  6. DMcKayBJJ

    DMcKayBJJ Blue Belt

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    Get some sanitizing/disinfecting wipes that come in a large plastic dispensing container...Clorox makes some.
    Get on your hands and knees after every session and wipe the mats down with the wipes and let them air dry.
     

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