happened to everyone, you buy a brand new rubber mat, put it in place and then
realise all you can smell is rubber. So how do you get rid of this smell? We
shall tell you.
A lot of our
customers use our matting for their stables, and whilst the rubber matting
smell isn’t terribly apparent there is a way to remove the smell of rubber (and
other stable related smells at that).
Green Gloop has been used, and recommended by many people who have horses and
use matting, and its economical too, you dilute the gloop with water and it
will last you, and then simply clean the stable as you would normally.
For those of
you that have bought our matting for indoor use there is a way to remove the
strong rubber matting smell which can penetrate your home:
need: a clean cloth, 1 cup (240ml) white vinegar and dish soap.
- Fill your sink or a tub with warm
soapy water and add the white vinegar.
- Submerge your mat(s) in the water and
let them soak for at least 30 minutes.
- Scrub the mat(s) with a clean cloth
and then rinse with clean water
- Leave them outside to dry, preferably
in the sunlight for at least 3 hours.
Or if the
smell doesn’t bother you that badly you can try and spray them with febreeze
warehouses or industrial premises won’t be worrying too much about the smell of
the mats, however if you do want to try and cut down on the smell you can do
just by rinsing with soapy warm water and letting it dry naturally outside
before putting into place.