Easy Tips to Clean Your Car floor and Car foot mats

by Gowater Less Waterless Car Wash Sevice
Car floors and floor mats are among the most important things to keep clean in your car. They can create a lot of mess, especially during rainy seasons, if not appropriately taken care of.

Even after keeping the car interiors clean, dust and spills still accumulate on the car floor mats. Although having a set of napkins can help you wipe the dust as it occurs, it still requires effort to get that fresh-car vibe back.

The floor of your car attracts more dust and grime from your shoes and therefore requires a special car cleaning service to clean it.

Continue reading the blog, and we’ll let you know how to clean both your rubber and cloth floor mats.

Table of contents

  • Things You Need To Clean The Floor Mats

    • For Rubber Floor Mats

    • For Cloth Floor Mats

  • Step By Step Instructions for Washing The Car Floor Mats

    • First Step for Both Rubber and Cloth Car Floor Mats

    • Cleaning Rubber Floor Mats

    • Cleaning Cloth Floor Mats

Things You Need To Clean The Floor Mats

Since the rubber and cloth floor mats are made from different materials, there will be different things required. Follow the guide below to find the materials for washing specific car floor mats.

For Rubber Floor Mats

Vacuum Cleaner or Scraper

A vacuum cleaner or a scraper helps remove loose dirt on the rubber floor mats. It attracts the minute dust particles, which eases your work for further cleaning.

Pressurized Hose Pipe Or Bucket of Water

A pressurized hose pipe works best to remove caked-on debris from your rubber floor mats. You can also use a bucket of water for this process.

But as you can see, this process involves a huge amount of water wastage. You can prefer the GoWaterless car cleaning service, which aims to clean your car at your doorstep without wasting a single drop of water.

Cleaning Solutions

  • Choice 1- You can use laundry soap or baking soda with water. If you don’t have these solutions, any liquid soap can be used as a substitute.

  • Choice 2- You can use car washing shampoo, microfiber wash mitt, and water.

For Cloth Floor Mats

Vacuum or Shop Vac

You can remove dirt and grime with the help of a vacuum cleaner, but for cloth floor mats, a shop vac works the best. It has a moisture-sucking feature and a more powerful motor than a vacuum which helps to remove clunky objects like nails or small wood scraps.

Baking Soda, Water, Brush, and Stiff Bristles

Baking soda helps remove stains and foul smells from the floor mats. You can use it either alone or with water and scrub it with a scrub brush.

Step By Step Instructions on Washing The Car Floor Mats

Since rubber and cloth are different materials, different steps are involved in washing both floor mats.

Although the first step is common in washing both the floor mats.

First Step for Both Rubber and Cloth Car Floor Mats

Step 1- Remove The Floor Mats from Car

We always recommend cleaning your floor mats after taking them out from your vehicle. Cleaning them inside may look quicker and more convenient, but it’s dangerous and damaging at the same time for your car.

Cleaning Rubber Floor Mats 

The steps here are in continuation after the initial step.

Step 2- Remove Loose Debris

The second step is to gradually remove the debris from floor mats before thorough cleaning.

You can do this by:

  • Shaking the floor mats.

  • Vacuum cleaning on both sides.

  • Whack the mats against a hard surface.

Step 3- Pre-Rinse The Floor Mats Using Hosepipe

This step is helpful to remove caked debris that wasn’t removed while shaking or vacuum cleaning. Pre-rinse only the above part of the floor mats.

If you do not have a hosepipe, you can use a bucket with water. But in that case, you’ll not get the advantage of debris dislodging pressure.

However, for thoroughly cleaning your car, including the floor mats and other body parts, you can book a car cleaning service at GoWaterless. We guarantee to shine your vehicle with 100% natural and organic ways, both inside and outside.

Step 4- Wash The Rubber Floor Mats

You can use the cleaning solutions discussed above and scrub the mats for thorough cleaning.

Step 5- Rinse The Floor Mats

After applying the soap and scrubbing the mats, rinse them properly and ensure no residue is left behind.

Step 6- Dry The Floor Mats

Let your rubber floor mats dry entirely; otherwise, it may lead to unpleasant odors and even mold growth.

You can hang them in the air or use an air compressor. 

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Cleaning Cloth Floor Mats

The steps here are in the continuation of step 1.

Step 2- Vacuum The Cloth Floor Mats

Remove the dirt and grime with the help of a vacuum cleaner.

Step 3- Apply Baking Soda

Apply some amount of baking soda on cloth floor mats to remove foul smells and stains.

Step 4- Wash The Cloth Floor Mats

You can wash the cloth floor mats with the help of detergent or shampoo and scrub them with a stiff brush.

You can also use a spray cleaner and a brush to clean the mats, but it requires at least 30 minutes for a spray to soak in the dust particles.

Step 5- Rinse The Mats

After applying the solutions or spray, rinse the cloth floor mats thoroughly.

Step 6- Let It Dry

Leave your floor mats to dry entirely to avoid any damp smell in your vehicle.


As car floor mats become dirty frequently, car owners should take proper care of them. Cleaning them may seem like an unnecessary chore, but it is necessary if you want to maintain a clean car.   

You can also book a car cleaning service with GoWaterless, which assures you to clean and shine your car and give it a brand new look.

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