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Keeping your Carpeted Foam Floor Clean

Carpet Bonded Foam or Flexi-Roll Care Suggestions

  1. Setting Up - Begin by unrolling the mat sections next to each other. All of the sections should be unrolled in the same direction so the carpet pile lays the same way. Otherwise the carpet may appear different shades. From the edge of the mat, use your hands to move each section into position. Do not kick the edges of the mats. Kicking the edges could damage the mat and void the warranty. If you find the mats difficult to move, try to get some air underneath them by rapidly lifting and lowering the mat with your arms - similar to a whipping motion. They should be much easier to reposition for a short time. This technique is most effective from the end of the roll.
  2. Prevent tracking from an outside surface directly onto the Cheer surface. Position doormat style mats around the cheer floor and have all participants wipe their feet before walking on the cheer surface. Do not use street shoes on the cheer surface. Cheer shoes that are worn on the streets are still to be considered street shoes. Having shoes that are only used on the cheer floor will do the most in keeping your cheer floor clean.
  3. Hot water extraction (steam cleaning) is a very good way to maintain the appearance and hygiene of the cheer surface. Regular vacuuming is also helpful. Do not use “Soap” in the hot water extraction process. If all the soap is not removed then the floor will feel sticky and the remaining soap will attract more dirt and grime. You can steam clean with a disinfectant such as Odoban, MicroBan, or Sporicidin. Cleaning frequency will depend on your level of use. The foam on the back of cheer floor will not absorb water like the carpet pad in your homes or offices. Since the water will not soak through the carpet into the pad, more water may be used. Caution -- Water will leak through the seams to the floor below. Be sure to vacuum the water out of the carpet. Place several fans to blow air across the surface of the floor. Use caution not to get the gym floor wet under the rolls. It is a good idea to roll the rolls up off of the floor to inspect for any water.
  4. Sanitizing the mat surface - Check with the athletic department and see what they use in cleaning the training room tables and for sanitizing the areas. City health departments are recommending a one to ten part solution of bleach to water for germ killing. A bleach solution of one to ten will not harm or discolor the carpet. The Velcro tape will be discolored by the bleach therefore the Velcro should be removed prior to the bleach cleaning. The bleach cleaning may be used in conjunction with the hot water extraction. An extra rinsing might be required to remove the bleach smell. Use caution as the bleach will ruin most clothing in comes in contact with.
  5. Storing - When rolling the mats for storage, start each roll from the same side so they match up again for unrolling. For Flexi-Rolls, roll the first two flex sections to make a tight triangle shape then continue to roll tightly. If the edges become uneven while rolling, they can be straightened out by lifting the roll up on its end. We recommend storing the rolls on their ends. However the rolls can also be stored on their sides and stacked. It's important that the rolls are stored on a clean, smooth, dry surface away from any sharp objects. Storage bags are available elsewhere on this website. Temperature does not affect the mats and they can be stored in areas without AC. However, if they are extremely cold (below freezing), allow them to warm up before unrolling.
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