The perfect rug may be difficult to find, but it should at least be easy to clean. Improvements in rug manufacturing, technology, and materials mean that you no longer need to sacrifice style for functionality, thanks for machine washable rugs.
Machine washable rugs are a convenient accessory for any high-traffic areas of your home. They are stylish, durable, and can be tossed in the washing machine at any sign of wear or soiling.
In this article, we will discuss the many ways in which washable rugs make life easier.
Simplify your kitchen with a machine washable rug
Not every washable rug is machine washable. This is an important distinction to consider when choosing a rug that is best for your kitchen. Your washing machine has limits and it is best not to exceed them for convenience.
Kitchen rugs add style and character to any kitchen, but some people refrain from using one because they worry about spills and stains. That problem is solved by buying a machine washable rug. The kitchen is a high-traffic area where spills and messes are inevitable. And, the space you want to cover with a rug is usually small enough in your kitchen to fit an area rug that can also fit in the washing machine.
Kitchen rugs also make a great addition under the breakfast table. Not only is it attractive, it also does double-duty protecting your floors from chair legs and food spills. With a machine washable rug, you can just toss it in the wash after a big breakfast or during a spring cleaning.
Material determines rug washability
What makes a rug washable? Like anything else, the material does. Because of improvements in manufacturing technology, washable rugs come in a variety of materials and styles. Washable rug materials include:
It is always best to check the tag before putting a rug in the washing machine or spot cleaning it. If your rug does not have a tag, then you can contact the manufacturer to determine its washability.
It is important that you never wash a rug with a jute backing. Jute absorbs water and is not safe for use in a washing machine.
Outdoor rugs indoors
Outdoor rugs are typically made of durable material that can stand up to the elements and harsh conditions outside. They are also designed to be cleaned with the hose or washing machine.
There is no rule that says you cannot use outdoor rugs indoors. They make great additions to mud rooms and entryways. The sturdy material will be able to handle wet shoes and muddy boots. And when it comes time to clean them, you can take them outside and hose them off.
If you do put an outdoor rug indoors, make sure you use a rug pad underneath it. Some outdoor rugs are made of hard materials that might be slippery on indoor floors.
Air drying is preferable for washable rugs
Rug materials that are suitable for the washing machine may not be safe to put in the dryer. And some washable rugs are not safe to put in the washing machine. That is why it is important to consider all the materials that are woven into your rug before deciding if it is washable or not.
Jute backing is a no-go in the washing machine, as was already mentioned. And, most rug materials are not safe in the dryer because synthetic materials can be damaged by high heat.
You will need to plan on air-drying your washable rugs. It is best to choose materials like cotton and polyester that will air-dry the fastest and can fair well after repeated washing machine cycles.
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