In an ideal world, our rugs will stay as clean and fresh as the day we bought them. But life happens—and with this comes muddy shoes, red wine spills, ketchup stains, and even pet accidents.
Thankfully, Ruggable rugs can be washed in the comfort of your home—just like your bed sheets and duvets! So while everything in life can’t be spotless all the time, you can rest easy knowing that your rug can be. Here we’ll show you the best way to wash your Ruggable rug and keep it clean and fresh longer.
Should You Spot-Clean or Wash?
As easy as it is to wash your Ruggable rug in the washing machine, it’s even easier to spot-clean it, thanks to its natural resistance to stain. For minor spills, simply wipe the surface with a mild, non-bleach detergent.
For major spills (think marinara sauce or red wine), it’s always best to wash your Rug Cover immediately to avert any damage.
For everyday upkeep, just vacuum your Ruggable rug using a low-suction setting.
How to Wash Your Ruggable Rug
Step 1: Place the Rug Cover in the Washer, Design Side Out
When you’re ready to wash your rug, peel the Rug Cover off the Rug Pad and place it in the washing machine with the design or pile side facing out. Remember, only the Rug Cover is machine washable.
All our Rug Covers should fit in your standard-size washing machine—yup, even your 8’x10’! If you want to know if your rug size will fit your washing machine, here’s a quick cheat sheet:
|Rug Size||Washing Machine Size|
|Chenille / Outdoor:|
2.5’x7’, 2.5’x10’, and 3’x5
|1.6+ cubic feet|
|Chenille / Outdoor: 5’x7’|
Shag / Plush Moroccan: 2.5’x7’ and 3’x5’
|2.2+ cubic feet|
|Chenille / Outdoor: 6’x9’ and 8’x10’|
Round: 6’ and 8’
Shag / Plush Moroccan: 2.5’x10’ and 5’x10’
|3.8+ cubic feet|
|Shag / Plush Moroccan: 6’x9’||4.2+ cubic feet|
Step 2: Add your mild, non-bleach detergent.
A mild, non-bleach detergent will keep the colors of your rugs from fading. Unless you have a Shag Rug Cover, we also recommend skipping the fabric softener.
Step 3: Machine-wash cold using the delicate cycle.
To keep your rug in tiptop shape, we recommend using cold water and setting your washer to delicate.
Step 4: Place Rug Cover in the Dryer, Design Side Facing Out
If you have a Chenille, Outdoor, or Plush Moroccan Rug, you may use your dryer to dry your Rug Cover. Place your Rug Cover inside the dryer with the design or pile side facing out, and set the dryer to the lowest heat setting. Resist the call of the high heat as this could ruin the material of your Rug Cover. If you have a larger Cover, you may have to run it in the dryer again to ensure it dries evenly.
Alternatively, you may hang and air-dry your Rug Cover.
If you have a Shag Rug, always hang-dry for best results.
Spot-Cleaning Your Rug Pad
Our Rug Pads can’t be washed, but it can be easily spot-cleaned using any non-bleach household disinfectant or soapy water.
To clean your Rug Pad, start by picking up all solid pieces from the surface. Then, place a cloth or towel over the spill to soak up the liquid. For spills other than water, wipe the surface with your spot cleaner, or give it a little wash with soapy water, rinse, and then hang to dry.
And that’s it—your Ruggable rug is ready for another busy, messy week ahead!