We like to think of it like the bottom of a shoe. It is understood it will be used, worn, and even get dirty. The top side is what we play on and see. For muddy, food chunks, or messy areas on the back, you can spot treat it just like the top. Use a soapy wet rag to clean specific areas. It's a sturdy material and can handle cleaning.
Food and dirt marks: We recommend a simple product like Mrs Meyers cleaning spray (or any other brand equivalent). Spray the mat down, and scrub with a wet washcloth. With dried-on or sticky foods, you may have to scrape or scrub pretty hard. Clorox wipes are great for sanitizing.Stubborn stains: Baby oil is our go-to for a magic cleaning. Rubbing alcohol may also help with certain stains, although we do not recommend using alcohol on printed mats (it can take off the ink). Greasy stains/shiny marks: Get a sponge sudsy with dish soap and scrub. Then, wipe it clean with a wet washcloth.
General Mat Care:
Clean the mat promptly after use with wet rag and soapy water. Some highly pigmented foods, such as koolaid, wine, spaghetti sauce, etc. may stain your mat. Avoid acrylic paints, markers, and pens and scissors. We are not responsible for ink stains or cuts.Do not machine wash or iron.Place in warm sun for an hour or so to remove wrinkles. We also recommend using a hand steamer on the back of the mat to get stubborn wrinkles out.Make sure mat is 100% completely dry before folding to store. We are not responsible for moldy mats.