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The very best washable rugs on the market.
Yes, these magical unicorns do exist. There are rugs that fit into your washing machine, instantly scrubbing away all evidence of kids, pets and wine. We’re all spending more time at home these days, so these washable rugs are a total necessity (in all honesty, they were totally a necessity before the pandemic, too). Here are a few of the best machine-washable rugs on the market today.
Ruggable Marble Golden Ivory Rug
Yes, ladies, this is a white rug. We’re going there. We have a dog, two cats, two kids and a husband — and we haven’t had anything white in our home (including a wall) in decades. But this rug, complete with creme and gold hues for our dream living room, can go into any standard washing machine. You can wash it daily if you feel so inclined. Plus, this rug, which is made from polyester with a polyurethane water-resistant barrier, is stain resistant, so you may not even have to wash it. (Starts at $109 at ruggable.com)
Hook & Loom Hope Eco Cotton Rug
Made from 100 percent recycled fiber and handwoven in India, this rug is machine washable — though not all the rugs on this site are, so check the product care directions before buying. It also can be thrown into the dryer, so it’ll be fresh as a daisy when you’re done. Plus, this is super inexpensive for a fancy one, topping out at $385 for an 8-by-10-foot rug. (Starts at $28 at hookandloom.com)
Joinery Pena Rug
If you’re looking for the softest rug ever, then this is the one to snag. It’s so soft, it can double as a blanket. Designed in Los Angeles and produced in Brazil, it’s made by hand, usually using old-fashioned devices like antique wooden looms in small batches. When it’s dirty, pop this into the washing machine on a cold cycle, and expect it to shrink a few inches the first time. Be warned: These are often out of stock, but they replenish their rugs weekly. (Starts at $176 at shopjoinery.com)
JCPenney Home Imperial Washable Area & Runner Rugs
Looking for a solid rug that can be washed? These come in about a dozen colors and in different sizes, and they’re relatively inexpensive. They’re soft and will cushion to your feet like carpet, and you can go with a light-colored rug since it can go into your machine. They feel like high-quality rugs at a very low cost. (Starts at $33 at jcpenney.com)
Chardin Home Cotton Diamond Rug
This is a total budget buy. The Chardin rugs are sold sporadically on Amazon, Sears and Walmart, and they’re ridiculously inexpensive — we don’t know how they do it. They’re 100 percent cotton, reversible and machine washable. But they’re often out of stock, so snag one when you find one. ($13 at amazon.com)
Pottery Barn Kids Machine Washable Cotton Tribu Rug Designed by Lorena Canals
Pottery Barn Kids has a whole line of machine-washable rugs — and many of them are in colors and patterns totally suitable for adults, living rooms and non-kid areas. So pop one into your nursery, and scatter a few more throughout your home. They’re made from 97 percent cotton and 3 percent mixed fibers, and the entire rug can go right into your washing machine. (Starts at $229 at potterybarnkids.com)
Lorena Canals Washable Rug Air Natural
This is a cozy white rug that you’ll never need to worry about staining. It has so much texture, and was handmade via a loop and cut-pile technique so it’s resistant to walking (it can be used in high-passage areas) and loses less lint. It’s not, however, ideal for homes with pets. This 100 percent natural fiber-based rug is made in India. It can go into the washing machine and dryer. ($349 at lorenacanals.com)
Mylife Rugs Argentera Collection Cowhide
It’s truly amazing that a rug that looks and feels like cowhide can go into the washing machine. But this stain-resistant, nonshedding one can. It comes only in one size, but it’s an adorable 5-by-7-foot rug that you won’t need to worry about — ever. ($110 at amazon.com)
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