Q: What is a CGear Sand-Free Multimat and a CGear Sand-Free Rug?
CGear Sand-Free is a dual layer dust abatement mat that stops Sand, Dirt & Dust transfer from outside to inside your tent, caravan or camper trailer. It is an all-round outdoor mat that can be used for picnics, beach, camping and watching sports providing you with a Sand, Dirt & Dust free outdoor experience. Easy to clean, wash with water!
Q: What is the difference between the Mat and the Rug?
MAT is developed to be staked down into the earth permanently (R.V / outdoor living) to replace ugly concrete slabs. The MAT comes with D-Rings positioned around it as to firmly stake it to the earth. The easiest way to see how a MAT fits into your life is that it is an extension to your tired ground sheet or canvas. MAT has a dual layer weave which is resilient and well suited to place picnic chairs and tables on a solid ground.
RUG comes in many different colors and is an extension to picnic blankets and beach towels. RUG has a smooth top layer so is comfortable to touch and lay on directly. RUG comes in a 1 person, 2 person & 4 person and is well suited all round outdoor rug to palce in the back of the car to take to the beach, soccer games, picnics etc.
Q: What Is CGear Sand-Freee Multimat made from?
MAT: High density polyethylene knitted mono/mono and fully bound all the way around the mat and peg pointed approx. every half meter.
RUG: Poly Vinyl Chloride top layer and High density polyethylene knitted mono/mono and fully bound bottom layer.
Q: Is CGear Sand-Free Multimat made of shade cloth?
No, shade cloth is more open weave, slippery wet or dry; is not rip stopped, also curls at the edges and difficult to peg down-due to no peg points.
Q: Why doesn’t the sand rise to the top of the mat?
This is due to the dual layers and the law of gravity. The sand and dirt won’t rise to the top of the CGear Sand-Free Multimat or CGear Sand-Free Rug because the multiple layers create too much resistance, unlike single layer mats there is no resistance and won’t stop sand and dirt transfer into the tent, caravan or camper trailer.
Q: Does the mud rise through the mat?
From our experience the mud tends not to rise through to the top of CGear Sand-Free Multimat. [See the previous question].
Q: Does the CGear Sand-Free Multimat come in a bag?
No, the CGear Sand-Free Multimat does not come with carry bag.
Q: Do the edges curl up?
No, the CGear Sand-Free Multimat and CGear Sand-Free Rug are bound all the way around the mat.
Q: Do I have to peg the MAT down to the ground?
Yes, the CGear Sand-Free Multimat is peg pointed approx every half meter and is designed to be pegged for maximum efficiency.
Q: Does it matter what side of mat is up?
MAT - is fully reversible so you have a choice of colour, and either side works just as effectively in providing a sand, dirt and dust free environment.
RUG - The heavier weave, patterned side of the Rug is the top side and must be place upwards.
Q: Will camp furniture damage the mat?
All good camp furniture has leg protectors or loop legs to protect from damage. This may stretch the weave but will not greatly affect the overall performance of the CGear Sand-Free.
Q: I have dog/dogs will their nails harm the mat?
No, the CGear Sand-Free is very robust.
Q: What about mud?
Mud left on top of the CGear Sand-Free will dry out return to dust and dissipate through the mat back to the ground.
Q: What things can’t I do with my CGear Sand-Free?
You cannot loose lay CGear Sand-Free over hard surfaces i.e. concrete and other hard surfaces. DO NOT wear high heels on the CGear Sand-Free.
Q: What if I rip or tear my mat will that weaken it?
CGear Sand-Free use rip-stop weave technology, so they won’t run or frey.
Q: What if I accidentally pour petrol or oil on the mat or rug?
That’s ok, CGear Sand-Free are petro chemical friendly and won’t harm or melt the mat.
Q: Will the mat kill the grass?
No, CGear Sand-Free breathes so it won’t kill the grass, and grass will grow through the CGear Sand-Free unlike tarps, carpet, and dome tent bases they will because the air can’t get to the ground and they sweat.
Q: What if i pack the mat up when it’s wet?
CGear Sand-Free Multimat is non pours and doesn’t absorb moisture and won’t mould or mildew like other products. Give the mat a shake to get excess moisture of the CGear Sand-Free Multimat, fold and then move on. All good campers will hang wet items out to dry properly when they get home.
Q: Will I still have to sweep when I go away and use it outdoors?
With the CGear Sand-Free Multimat and CGear Sand-Free Rug, sweeping is kept to a minimum. Again the experience of one of our team, was the best trip yet 6 days without sweeping out the caravan. however their wife will sweep the mat to remove leaves and twigs.
Q: Can I use the CGear Sand-Free Multimat over my trailer?
Yes, it will stop your load falling off, it won’t buff or flap around when your travel due to the wind travels strait through the mat.
Q: Can you wash the Mat or Rug?
Yes, you can hose it down, jet wash it and even use detergent.
Q: What can I use the mat to wash my CGear Sand-Free Multimat or Rug with?
Yes, you can use a hose and a mild detergent. For the more stubborn stains, we recommend you use a high pressure wash, it won’t harm the CGear Sand-Free Multimat or Rug.
Q: Does the sand and dust get caught between the layers?
No, if the dust, dirt or sand particles fall through the top layer of the CGear Sand-Free Multimat or CGear Sand-Free Rug, they will fall through the second layer onto the ground.
Q: What not to drop on the CGear Sand-Free Multimat or CGear Sand-Free Rug?
Do not drop any liquid that contains acetone (e.g. Nail polish) as it will place a hole in the material, but won’t fray as it has rip stop technology.
Q: What is the CGear Sand-Free warranty?
The CGear Sand-Free Multimat warranty is 12 months from date of purchase and original receipt is required, and should be returned to the point of purchase. This is a manufactures warranty i.e. faulty sewing and or material.
Q: What if I rip the mat, is it repairable?
Yes, CGear Sand-Free Multimat can be repaired with polyester thread.