How do I day-to-day clean my B MAT?
The best way to clean your B MAT is by wiping the surface on a regular basis with plain water and neutral soap or use our tested and approved B CLEAN Mat Spray. Alternatively you could whip up a cleaning solution with enzymatic action by mixing half water and half vinegar or lemon juice. Any of these options are a effective gentle cleaner, great on a B MAT surface.
How do I give my mat a deep clean?
If you feel like giving your mat a deep clean you can hose it down or soak it in a bath tub, max 30 degree water, with a mild soap (warning: saturation of the mat material can contribute to a degradation of our logo).
Which chemicals can I use on my mat?
Avoid using solvents or harsh abrasives as these will break down the compounds that keep the B MAT grippy and supportive.
How do I dry my B MAT?
It can go in the dryer or you can take it outside to dry, but if you take your mat outside to dry, keep it in the shade to avoid direct sunlight and avoid hanging it over metal or wood. Draping it over a plastic bannister works great. Because B MATs are like a sponge a fully saturated mat may take 48+ hours to dry out. Leave yourself enough time to have the mat dry before you practice on it.
There is a yellowish tinge or soapy suds in the runoff water when cleaning my mat, is this normal?
It's competely normal to see runoff water being a tinge off-colour and/or some soapy suds coming out of your mat when washing. Proceed to wash and dry as directed. These are just components of the interior layer coming forth in the washing process due to being fully saturated.
Can I leave my mat outside to dry?
It is best to avoid prolonged periods of direct sunlight (an outdoor yoga class is still a go though!). This is an important point as sunlight can oxidize the rubber material of the B MAT therefore compromising its grippiness and colour. This can occur directly if left outside in the sun OR indirectly through car/home/studio windows.