It always happens like this: You spend days, weeks, probably even months searching for the best rug for your living room, kitchen, or bedroom. You finally find the right size, color, and pattern you and your partner can agree on. You place the rug neatly on your floor and start buying furniture and decor pieces that match it. Everything is finally perfect, and then—splat!—your cute little two-year-old decides it looks way nicer with spaghetti sauce on it. Fun times, right?
Well, fret no more. Thanks to washable rugs, you can elevate the look and feel of your space—without the hassles of strenuous scrubbing, expensive professional cleaning, and adding more rugs in landfills. Usually made of durable and lightweight materials, washable area rugs and runners are basically rugs you can just wash in your home washing machine—no special tools or professional skills necessary.
Some people might call washable rugs nice-to-haves, but for most of us, they’re lifesavers! If you’re still debating whether you need them or not, here are just a few reasons washable rugs are good investments for your home. Plus, keep scrolling to see the best washable rugs on Ruggable according to our customers.
Why You Need a Washable Rug
1. Washable rugs are kid-friendly.
We’ve heard people say they’ve long given up on buying rugs for their homes after they’ve had kids. Others just create no-kids-allowed zones in their houses. We at Ruggable believe you don’t need to sacrifice style for practicality. That’s why we made our rugs stain-resistant, water-resistant, and of course, machine-washable—ideal for kid-friendly areas of your homes where spills, stains, and accidents are inevitable.
2. Washable rugs are pet-friendly.
If you have furry friends at home, then you’re familiar with that distinct pet odor that tends to linger in your rug. Pets are also notorious for leaving their marks everywhere—from muddy paws to pet accidents—which can stain your rug.
While this is normal, this shouldn’t stop you from having rugs in your home. That’s the beauty of having a pet-friendly rug that’s washable and resistant to stains. What’s more, our Rug Covers have a water-resistant barrier that prevents liquid from seeping through, protecting your floors.
3. Washable rugs are better for people with allergies.
Let’s face it: carpets and high-pile rugs are hotbeds for allergens. They collect dust, dust mites, pet dander, pollen, microscopic insect parts, and who knows what else. Some people are more tolerant to these environmental irritants, but if you’re allergic or sensitive to these substances, you’re probably better off with a lower-pile rug that you can also wash as often as needed.
4. Washable rugs are ideal for high-traffic areas that easily get dirty.
Whether it’s the entryway, mudroom, kitchen, or living room that opens out to the patio or backyard, we all have those high-traffic spaces that tend to get dirty faster than others. For these spaces, you’d need washable rugs, which are more resilient to muddy shoes and paws. Of course, you can always ask people to take their shoes off before coming in, but just in case they don’t, at least you have a backup plan.
5. Washable rugs are ideal for home decor styles that require white or light-colored decor elements.
Modern farmhouse, California coastal chic, modern desert, Scandi—some of today’s hottest home decor styles feature an all-white motif. But as bright and gorgeous as they look, lighter-colored rugs, like white, cream, ivory, or beige rugs, are harder to maintain and keep clean. A washable rug will at least let you enjoy these styles more conveniently.
6. Washable rugs are less expensive in the long run.
Most experts recommend getting your rugs or carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year. According to Fixr.com, most professional rug cleaning companies charge $2 to $5 per square foot, which means a standard 8’x10′ rug would cost $160 to $400 to clean. That’s up to $4,000 in 10 years. And this is if you can stand not washing your rug for an entire year!
Renting the rug cleaner from stores would be cheaper, costing you about $30 to $60 a day. Still, wouldn’t it be nice if you could just stick your rug into your washer and dryer and call it a day?
7. Washable rugs are easier on the planet.
Aside from the additional savings you get from not having to buy rugs frequently, having a washable rug that you can use and re-use for a long time is just better for the planet. Those stained rugs we once threw away are still taking up space in landfills because they don’t biodegrade easily.
The Best Washable Rugs to Get Right Now on Ruggable
Ready to try a washable rug? From classic to modern, plush to outdoor, neutral to colorful, simple to patterned, small to extra large, there’s a Ruggable rug style and rug color for everyone. The best part? These stylish washable rugs are as gorgeous as they are easy to clean. Below are some of our most popular area rugs.
Best Washable Rug for Classic Vibes: Kamran Coral Rug
This rug consistently tops our best sellers list, and we know exactly why. With its slightly distressed, Persian-style rug design and stone blue and coral color palette, Kamran Coral Rug evokes old-world elegance almost effortlessly.
Best Washable Rug for Modern Homes: Damali Black and White Rug
Best Washable Rug for Comfort: Moroccan Diamond Plush Rug
For spaces where comfort is non-negotiable, like the nursery, your personal reading nook, or the room where you binge-watch your favorite Netflix shows, we recommend something soft and fluffy like the Moroccan Diamond Plush Rug. Yes, it’s a higher-pile rug and yes, it’s white, but don’t worry, it’s 100% washable!
Best Washable Rug for Kids: Mickey Doodles Black and Ivory Rug
Who doesn’t love a Disney rug? Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, this washable Disney rug is designed to delight the senses with its playful doodles in black on ivory. Bonus: its gender-neutral design makes it perfect for a girl’s room, boy’s room, nursery, or playroom.
Best Washable Rug for the Kitchen: Sierra Black and Sand Re-Jute Rug
Kitchen rugs are probably the most hardworking rugs in our homes. Whether you put them by the sink or the stove, they get stepped on frequently and for long hours and spilled on with all kinds of sauces and beverages. For this space, we recommend a rug that’s not only washable but also made with extra-durable materials, like our Re-Jute rugs. As for which rug style to get, our customers are obsessed with this geometric Sierra Rug in black and sand.
Best Washable Outdoor Rug: Filifera Palm Green Outdoor Rug
For patios, porches, decks, and balconies, washable rugs are godsends. Bonus points if your washable outdoor rug is also fade, mold, and mildew-resistant! This Filifera Palm Green Rug checks all the right boxes, but what makes it a winner? Its refreshing tropical vibe will instantly transport you to paradise.
READERS: Which washable rug is your favorite? Share your pick in the comments section below!