Viruses can spread indirectly via surfaces,1 so it’s important to keep shared gym surfaces like floors and mats sanitized. Whether you run a public gym or just want to maintain a healthy exercise space at home, these simple steps can help keep your workout sessions feeling clean and fresh.
Rubber gym mats can get dirty and sweaty. Check out our easy-to-follow instructions and learn how keep yours in tip-top shape.
To test colorfastness, apply a drop of bleach solution to one corner of the mat. After 1 minute, rinse and blot dry. No color change means it can be safely bleached.
Use a sponge to apply the bleach and water solution to the mat.Tip
Reapply as needed to keep the surface wet for 6 minutes.
Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
Let surfaces air dry.
Make sanitizing a regular part of your fitness routine, and clean your gym floors with Clorox® Disinfecting Wet Mopping Cloths or Clorox® Scentiva® Disinfecting Wet Mopping Cloths. Be sure to remove dust, pet hair and loose debris before mopping:
- Attach the wet mopping cloth to a compatible mopping tool.
- Mop the floor, using enough cloths so the floor stays visibly wet.
- To disinfect, make sure floors remain wet for 4 minutes.
If you maintain a public gym, you should know about the Clorox Turbo™ Power Sprayer, designed to clean high-touch areas in facilities like yours. This amazing sprayer quickly and efficiently applies disinfectant to complex surfaces, delivering serious cleaning performance for big jobs.
Source: Key Facts about Influenza (Flu). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 26 Aug. 2021, https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/keyfacts.htm