Did I get your attention by saying “machine washable area rugs?” Life can get messy with pets, spills and kids. How about a rug that you can just pick up and throw in the wash? Today I want to tell you guys about our farmhouse style kitchen area rug. It’s totally one hundred percent machine washable. And it’s really nice. I’ll tell you how you can get one too!
Kids. Pets. Spills. Stains. Life can get pretty messy. There is nothing that puts a damper on my day like a stain in a favorite rug that you can’t get out. I learned this when I ruined my favorite hallway rug. That was a bummer!
Now, I’m talking about your nice rugs. Ya know, the kind you have under your dining table. Or in your living room. Not the small, throw rug type or bathmats from Target that we all throw in the wash already.
We have had this rug in our kitchen for a while now and it’s held up so well and through so many machine washes. And it’s a NICE rug. This rug comes from a company called Ruggable. I saw them on the Today show a couple years ago. I was totally blown away at how a nice large area rug could be thrown in the wash like that. And come out looking brand new? Ummm, yes please!
My husband will tell you we bought this rug because we needed a rug to catch the mess that comes in from the back door. And yes, that’s true. I will tell you we really bought this rug to cover up the ugly, old, cracked slate floors in our kitchen which don’t match the rest of the house. Either way – it’s a win win all around.
Since this rug is located right off our back door – it takes quite the beating. It rains. A lot here. Everybody comes through that back door, including our dog, with muddy shoes, muddy paws, grassy feet, dirty backpacks, grocery tote bags (which can get quite dirty) etc. We do have a rule about taking shoes off before we come in but sometimes it doesn’t always happen. And the dog can’t exactly “take her shoes off.”
Plus – to have a nice soft rug under foot in the kitchen has made a world of difference. It really lightens up the space too. Those harsh dark slate floors aren’t doing us any favors.
I will not miss them one bit when they get ripped out for the renovation.
How these Machine Washable Area Rugs Work
So basically, these rugs works like this…
There are two layers. The bottom layer is a kind of fuzzy, but soft, layer on which the top layer, the actual rug, “clings” to. The rug is really soft.
The fuzzy layer underneath acts like a rug gripper. It has an anti-slip on the back of it. It won’t give it an incredible amount of padding, but you’ll get some.
You can’t wash the fuzzy pad, but you can vacuum them. Oh yeah, and you can vacuum the whole rug as normal anytime.
When you need to wash the rug, you simply detach the rug layer from the bottom layer and throw the whole thing in the wash.
It’s not difficult at all to line up and put back together either. I do it by myself.
How to Wash these Rugs
According to Ruggable, an 8×10 rug is considered one load of laundry. So a pretty large area rug will fit in your washing machine!
I wash mine every few weeks or so. All those mud spots, dirt and stains come right out. I run it on a normal cycle with normal detergent. It does say you should spot treat stains as soon as possible. I don’t. And mine seems ok. We never spilled red wine or oil on it though.
And yes – I also dry mine in the dryer! I feel like I’m in one of those snuggle commercials when this thing comes out the dryer, all clean and fresh. It smells so good. You just want to sleep on it. Ok – maybe that’s just me. But having a newly cleaned rug like that will make your whole house feel renewed.
Favorite Large Machine Washable Rugs
We did get ours a little while ago so it doesn’t look like our pattern is available anymore. But they have so many new ones that I love! The largest size they have is 8×10. And they also have a runner size. I feel like these things were made for hallways and kitchens. But you can use them anywhere.
You can peruse their website based on styles. The kids rugs they offer are just adorable. This Lily Ballerina pattern is so pretty!
If you have kids or pets – these machine washable rugs are really practical for the house. Or really if you just want a rug you don’t have to worry about!
We love ours and it’s held up really well with two kids, a dog and a cross country move. Oh yes, and a rainy climate.
Other Machine Washable Area Rugs
I know of one other company besides Ruggable who has nice, machine washable rugs:
Hook and Loom – really pretty washable eco-friendly cotton rugs!
If you guys know of any other nice washable rugs, please let me know. I’d love to put together a whole list and make a world of sparkling clean rugs. 🙂
Thanks so much for reading today!