This 3-Day study looked at and compared a mat that was exposed to normal use in a gym setting for a day. The mat was split length-wise for this study. One half was left “as is” and the other was wrapped in ThePureBag® Mat Wrap.
The mat utilized for this study was new and never exposed to use prior to the day of exposure to a gym/studio environment. For external exposure, both mat sections were placed next to each other on the studio/gym floor and used for the course of a day. One mat section was wrapped inside ThePureBag’s® Mat Wrap, while the other was presented with no protection. The front and back surfaces of both mats were swabbed onto petri dishes for culture assessments.
The cultures showed no viable bacterial growth for the mat protected with ThePureBag’s® mat wrap for the day 1, day 2, and day 3 evaluations. The unprotected mat showed significant growth of visible bacteria colonies on the day 1, day 2, and day 3 evaluations.