Welcome to our Q&A with Rugs USA column, where we answer your burning questions about rugs and all things interiors! This week, we’re talking all things washable rugs!
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Q: Do all of the sizes fit in the washing machine?
A: We know it might be hard to believe, but yes! All of our washable rug sizes—from 2′ x 3′ up to 8′ x 10’—will fit in standard, non-commercial-size washer and dryers.
Q: What are the cleaning instructions for the washer? Can it also go in the dryer?
A: Caring for your washable rug is a breeze, we promise! Machine-wash the rug with cold water and mild detergent—no bleach! To keep your rug looking its best, we recommend hanging to dry, or drying without heat on an air-only dryer cycle. For any stubborn wrinkles or kinks, a low-heat iron can be used to smooth it out.
Q: Does each washable rug come with a base layer?
A: No! We wanted our washable rugs to be as convenient and easy to use as possible, so we made them with a one-piece design. AKA, no struggling to get the top piece to align with the bottom part! When you’re ready to wash, you simply roll up the rug, toss it in the washer, dry it, and roll it back out. Plus, each rug has non-slip backing built in so you don’t have to worry about accidents or the rug sliding around.
Q: How padded are the washable rugs?
A: Think of our washable rugs as you would flatweave rugs. They’re a little thinner than styles made with low piles—such as wool or synthetic rugs—but still provide a nice amount of cushion for feet and for kids’ playtime on the floor. If you want to create the feel of a thicker-pile rug, try adding one of our rug pads underneath for extra cushioning (although note that the rugs already have non-slip backing, so rug pads aren’t 100% necessary if you don’t want that extra thickness!). We also love the idea of rolling out a washable rug over a jute style for a layered look that also happens to provide extra padding.
Q: Are they Persian rugs?
A: Our washable rugs come in an array of different patterns, colors, and styles! Including Persian styles with a vintage-inspired, traditional look. Check out the Vintage Medallion Washable rug as seen above, along with a few other favorite picks: the Cartouche Medallion Washable rug, the Plated Medallion Washable rug, and the Burr Medallion Washable rug.