Athletic Mat Disinfectants
Clean and disinfect mats before each use using a clean, laundered mop. If you roll your mats at the end of the day, the underside needs to be disinfected as well as the floor on which the mats are kept. Clean and disinfect all hard, non-porous gear and surfaces such as wall mats and exercise equipment regularly.
Your disinfectant should kill MRSA, trichophyton mentagrophites (causative agent of ringworm), staph, strep, herpes simples, hepatitis B & C and the Aids virus. These germs must be listed on the label, or the product may not kill them. Just because a product says it is a wrestling mat disinfectant does not mean it will kill the germs wrestlers need to have killed.
Always read the label of your disinfectant and follow the directions. Use the proper ratio of product to water. Too little and you might not be disinfecting properly. Too much product is wasteful, and your mats can become slippery and actually retain more dirt.