Learn the simplest method of giving your area rug a good cleaning. We promise we won't ask you to work too hard. This is the easy way, after all!
1. How to Know It's Time to Clean
2. Prep Your Area Rug
House Home & More rugs are easily vacuumed thanks to the stiff rubber backing.
Your rug will stay flat on the floor, without getting bunched up or stuck in your vacuum.
Washing your rug will be much easier if you vacuum it first to get the loose dirt and such off. If it's still dusty after that, try beating it with a broom handle, or a tennis racket.
3. Set Up a Cleaning Workspace
You'll probably want it outside, and it'll be nice to have a hose nearby. Do your closet a favor and wear clothes that can get wet and dirty because this is going to take some elbow grease.
Even our indoor carpets can be hosed off. They're made with high-quality olefin carpet, so you can get your area rug soaking wet.
4. Washing Your Area Rug
Every House Home & More rug can be taken outside, hosed off, and dried in the sun. Especially for all outdoor rugs, we highly recommend taking advantage of that easy cleaning method.
If it's a little too cold for you to clean your area rug outside, your garage will work great. If you prefer to work in your laundry room, just make sure it's okay if your floors get wet first.
When it comes to the tough stains - spot clean like any other carpet in your home. Use a mild soap or detergent for spot cleaning.
Most of our products can also be cleaned with a carpet cleaner. The only product we don't recommend using that for is our Artificial Turf.
5. Finishing Up
When you're done washing your rug, it will be extra heavy from all the water weight. Find a place to lay it out to dry.
Because your rug is large and wet, you're going to need something a little stronger than a clothesline to hang it over.
Outside in the sun is always going to get the job done. Hang the rug over the railing on your deck, lay it out flat in the grass, or on your driveway.
But if you're worried the weather might change, you can lay your rug to dry in your garage or laundry room so it's protected.