This was another one of those impulsive purchases that came on the first snowy day in Seattle mid January. It could not have come at a better time than that particular day. It was looking like a blizzard outside and the weather forecast had said this will be a record snowstorm likely to rival the worst that I can recall in my entire childhood (or even adulthood) at age 7/8.
We had decided to take one last trip out just as the roads started to get bad to head out to our favorite shopping place ( none other than The Beyond) to get last minute sodas, and then to the grocery store to stock up through the storm. To our delight we stumbled across the Clean Step Mat. I’m actually quite surprised we hadn’t stumbled across this before.
If you have read my other reviews and have started to learn more about me, you will know that I will do anything to protect my floors and save money when it comes time to move and preserve as much of our damage deposit as possible. With all our wet weather we get here in the Puget Sound area, this is probably a product I should have had for the last couple years. Or at least since we moved into our current apartment…
Anyways, the first thing you want to do its wash it in the washing machine and hang dry as per instructions. Then place in desired location. Of coarse we put ours on the inside of our front door. Since we put our Clean Step Mat down, it has greatly reduced the amount of tracked in mud , dirt and rainwater my floors are staying much cleaner.
Unlike many other rugs, the Clean Step:
• is made of extremely absorbent fibers which attracts and removes the water or mud off your shoes (other rugs just don’t do that)
• Has thick latex backing that prevent the mud/water from seeping through onto your floors
• the backing is non slip so it stays firmly in place (wont curl up or create tripping hazards)
• because its so sturdy, its machine washable ( other rugs get destroyed in machines)
I have been using my Clean Step mat for about 2 months and I love it. I actually just had an idea while I was thinking about this…. They should make this mat in different colors specifically for use in bathrooms. I couldn’t tell you how many bathroom rugs we have replaced because they get destroyed in the washing machine. I understand that there are all sorts of bathroom mats with memory foam, soft cushioning, etc, but as I think harder, over time their rubber backing will all deteriorate. And they always curl up or I trip on them. Or they just hold the water in and keep the moisture at the floor, only to ruin the floor.
But I think that would be great for getting out of the shower, or even for those who have pools or hottubs and don’t want to track the water inside. It isn’t just for a front door, you can use it at any door. Heck, I almost think they would make great car floor mats during the winter. Have you ever tried washing a car floor mat in a washing machine? Yup, you wont catch me doing it. I think most people just hose theirs off or pressure wash them or something, and I guarantee you it isn’t an easy task. And while I’m on a roll, I might as well say that additionally they would be great as floor mats in case you have ever spilled sodas or whatever while driving. Spilling sodas or any sort of drink on the floor of your car pretty much bites the big one, it gets everywhere, under the mat, it is sticky, and without a shop vac, it isn’t going to be an easy clean…