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Tips for Maintaining and Cleaning Your Mat for a Healthy Practice

"Natural rubber/butadiene rubber (NR/BR) blends are widely used in industrial areas for absorbing vibrations and shocks because of their excellent elastic stability. However, when an industrial-equipment surface is exposed to...

 A good yoga mat is like a good friend and with proper care, it can last for many years. Generally speaking, the service life of PU yoga mat is 3-5 years. but some mats may wear out quickly if not maintained and cleaned properly. In this article, we'll share some tips for maintaining and cleaning your yoga mat to ensure a healthy and clean surface for your daily practice. 

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Cleaning Frequency

Sweat is acidic and if left on the mat for too long, it will erode the surface and promote bacterial growth. This affects the life of the mat and the health of the user. Mowin suggest to keep your mat in good condition after each use.You can use different cleaning ways to maintain and clean your mat. 

Cleaning Ways

  • Spot cleaning: If you spot any sweat or dirt on your mat, clean it with a cloth and mild detergent.
  • Deep cleaning: Fill a bathtub with cool water and add a mild detergent. Immerse the mat in the water and scrub it gently with a soft sponge or cloth. Rinse with cool water and let it air dry in a well-ventilated area. Deep clean your yoga mat every few weeks or after a particularly sweaty practice.

Cleaning Precautions

Different mats require different cleaning precautions. Here are some tips for cleaning common yoga mat materials:

    • PU rubber yoga mat

    PU rubber yoga mat is delicate, so avoid spraying the detergent onto the surface directly. It will fade the color of PU. Instead add the detergent to water and wet the cloth. Use the damp cloth to clean the mat. PU rubber absorbs water very well, so we don’t suggest  deep cleaning. After absorbing water, the rubber is less likely to dry and will accelerate the aging of the material.

    pu rubber yoga mat


     Natural rubber/butadiene rubber (NR/BR) blends are widely used in industrial areas for absorbing vibrations and shocks because of their excellent elastic stability. However, when an industrial-equipment surface is exposed to sunlight and oxygen over a long period of time, the rubber hardens. As a result, the tensile properties of the rubber material and the behavior of the strain-energy density function are changed, greatly reducing the performance of the rubber product.” ( from National Library of Medicine/ )

      • TPE yoga mat
    TPE mat cleaning is relatively simple, and both spot cleaning and deep cleaning are possible..Use a soft-bristled brush if necessary. Avoid using hot water or harsh chemicals like bleach, vinegar, or essential oils, as they can damage the mat's texture and color. Avoid drying your yoga mat in direct sunlight after deep cleaning, as exposure to UV rays can cause the mat to break down and degrade quickly.
    tpe yoga mat
      • Suede travel yoga mat
    There is only 1mm thickness for suede travel yoga mat. It’s easy to take it to everywhere. Of course, cleaning is also very convenient. You can throw it in the washing machine and wash it like clothes. Also avoid hot water, harsh chemicals and direct sunlight when washing and drying the mat.
    suede travel yoga mat

    Storage Method

    After each use and wash, roll the yoga mat face out, especially pu rubber yoga mat. pu material is easy to crease and difficult to recover. So we have to keep the pu surface outside. Then store your mat in a dry and ventilated place. Avoid leaving it in the sun, the trunk of your car, or damp areas.


    In conclusion, maintaining and cleaning your yoga mat is essential for extending its lifespan and ensuring a clean and healthy surface for your practice. By following these simple tips, you can keep your mat in top condition and enjoy a safe and comfortable practice.Don't let a dirty mat come between you and your practice - try these tips today!


    Q1.How we get a sample to check your quality? Can we print our logo and design of sample?
    A1: Discuss with MOWIN salesman for the custom require, they do sample customized with logo and design


    Q2:How long we will get the sample?
    A2:The sample will be sent in 2~5work days.
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