We actually ripped up the carpet in our son's room before he was born and laid the foam tile pieces down as flooring. I usually just pull up the pieces and get a scrub brush and use a dilution of bleach and water. I take them outside to clean and use the hose on them to rinse. They take no time at all to dry, and sometimes I just dry them with towels. I love having this type of flooring instead of carpet because they are so easy to clean and they do not have places for bacteria to hide like carpet.