Machine Washable Rugs
When setting up one’s home, many people put a lot of thought and care into the furniture, paint
colors, and decorations that will be placed into each room. Some rooms are designed with certain
themes, while others take on a particular color scheme. Area rugs and large carpets are
instrumental in tying the décor of a room together and making it feel warm and
Some rooms in one’s home are rarely used by residents or guests, and as a result, do not see much
foot traffic, such as formal dining rooms and living rooms. Other rooms are used constantly and
attract a significant amount of dust, dirt, and other debris. This is especially true if the rooms
contain one or more exterior doors and as a result open to the outdoors.
Rooms that see a lot of traffic include entryways, kitchens, family rooms, bathrooms, and
bedrooms. While you want to be able to easily clean these rooms and keep them looking their best, you do not want
to have to sacrifice and compromise on the type of décor you include in them. Machine washable rugs are the perfect
solution to this problem.
Many rugs that you see for sale in stores are machine washable. The two main factors to consider
when selecting a machine washable rug is to, first, make sure it is made of a washable fabric, and second, to make
sure the size will fit into your washer and dryer, and if not your own washer and dryer, those available at a local
There is no use in purchasing a machine washable rug if it is too large to actually be washed.
Washable materials include natural fibers like cotton, wool, and jute, as well as synthetic ones like olefin and
Cleaning your machine washable rugs is a fairly simple process. Before actually washing them,
first shake out any loose dirt and debris. Next, place the rugs into your washing machine; use a mild detergent and
mild to cool water. Hot water may result in your rugs losing some of their bright colors. Once washed, allow them
to hang dry.
Machine washable rugs are sold in any store that sells home décor, including area rugs. These stores include Target,
Wal-Mart, Pier 1, Home Goods, Pottery Barn, and Crate & Barrel. The Internet is also a great place to look for
machine washable rugs, especially if you are looking for a certain style or color of rug to match a room in your
home or to decorate for a particular holiday.