With the latest trend of having washable rugs in your home bursting onto the interior design scene, practicality can now be blended with style when it comes to having rugs in the home. But what are washable rugs and what are the benefits of owning one? In this blog post, we will discuss the three main benefits of washable rugs, giving an insight into why everyone is so excited about them.
What are washable rugs?
Let’s start with discussing what is meant by the term ‘washable rugs’. Well, it means exactly what it says on the tin, washable rugs are specially designed rugs that are machine washable friendly. Most washable rugs are made from synthetic materials so they can withstand the process and the agitation of being washed in the machine. There are some washable rugs that are made from wool, cotton and other natural materials but these materials don’t tend to be as durable and also are usually more expensive.
Benefits of Washable Rugs
1. Saves on cleaning costs
We all know how expensive it can be to get a carpet or rug professionally cleaned, so why pay a penny more than you have to on home maintenance? As professional rug cleaning is normally charged per square metre, you could be looking a racking up a large bill if you have a large rug. However, with washable rugs all you have to do is pop in it in the machine, giving you a substantial overall saving on rug maintenance.
2. Environmentally friendly
We are always enthusiastic when it comes to helping the planet, and having washable rugs does just that. Washable rugs are seen as a reusable product, as their properties are much more durable and long-lasting than un-washable rugs that could be permanently damaged by stains. Machine washing below 30 degrees is better for the planet than dry cleaning, meaning you have a fabulous low maintenance rug which also contributes to helping save the planet – it’s a win for everyone.
3. Saves time and effort
If you’ve ever spilt anything on a rug you will know how much panic descends over your body trying to figure out how to get that particular substance out. We’ve all frantically googled home remedies and consulted old wives tales on how to get specific stains out of rugs. This advice sometimes results in you checking the stain every day and staring at it constantly to see if it’s faded. If you have pets or kids then you’ll be more than aware of just how stained and discoloured rugs can quickly get from just footfall alone. Washable rugs are so much more convenient to clean and a lot less time-consuming. Knowing that all you need to do is just pop it in the washing machine to make it as good a new is such a relief and means you can get on with the rest of your day knowing the machine has taken care of it for you.
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