Always Wash Before First Use

For newly purchased rugs, it’s always a good idea to wash them before use. This will help them have better water absorption and softness.

Give Your Bathroom Rug a Shake

Give your rug a good shake outside for general cleaning. While this isn’t a deep-clean method, it does get rid of some surface-level dirt and debris that might have accumulated, and it takes less than one minute.

Vacuum…Both Sides!

Vacuuming your bathroom rug is another easy way to clean it, just make sure to vacuum both sides of it to remove deeper levels of dirt and grime.

Toss it in the Washer

Just make sure to check the care instructions first. If your bathroom rug is washable, toss your rug in the washer for a good clean. Always tumble dry on low heat and try to use a gentle detergent free of chemicals when possible.

Get it Professionally Hand-Washed

This is the ultimate way to clean your bathroom rug (or any rug for that matter). Hand-washing uses a pH-balanced shampoo that is gently worked into the rug with a soft-bristled brush, then rinsed thoroughly. These steps are repeated several times to make your bathroom rug look brand new.

For Spills: Clean by Hand

While your bathroom rug is probably mainly absorbing water, there’s always the chance for spills like toothpaste, shampoos, bath products, or anything else. Add small amounts of water to the spill as needed, making sure to blot at it. If needed you can try blotting with a diluted mild detergent (such as dishwashing soap).

Never scrub the spill. This will only make it worse and damage the fibers of your rug.

How Often Should You Wash Your Bathroom Rugs?

We recommend vacuuming your bathroom rug one or two times per month and washing it every one or two months. Anything more frequently isn’t necessary since too much cleaning will wear down the fibers. It’s also a good idea to get it professionally hand-washed every three to five years.

What to Avoid When Cleaning Your Bathroom Rug

Cleaning a bathroom rug really is as simple as the tips mentioned above. And while it might be tempting to take things a step further with dry cleaning or over-the-top cleaners, this will only damage your rug. Make sure to avoid the below:

Dry Cleaning, Stain Cleaners, & Steamers

Skip dry cleaning, stain cleaners, and steamers at all costs. The harsh chemicals and aggressive process will ruin your rug. Not to mention they have a way of making some stains even worse off.

Rotary Vacuums

Vacuuming is good for your rug, but avoid vacuums that contain rolling cylinder brushes at the bottom, known as beater bars. They tend to reduce the rug’s lifespan by pulling on the tightly-woven fibers of the rug.

Bathroom Rugs Buy-Guide

Looking for the perfect rug for your bathroom? Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • When buying bathroom rugs, make sure to purchase ones that are quick-drying (lightweight) and ultra-soft.
  • The bathroom can be a place of relaxation, so have fun choosing colors that create a calming environment. These can include softer hues such as pink, blue, yellow, cream, or white.
  • Purchase a rug pad. Rug pads provide grip for your rug, which is especially important in the bathroom where there is often water on the floor.
  • Consider getting help from one of our in-house design professionals. They can give you ideas for how to purchase the exact bathroom rug you need based on your current bathroom setup.

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About Revival

Revival curates one-of-a-kind, high-quality handmade rugs and home decor from around the world. Our styles are original, design-centric rugs fresh off the loom to your home. With operations in the U.S., Turkey, Morocco, and India, our teams visit suppliers regularly to make sure our products meet our quality specifications, and that workers are treated fairly. We simplify the process, eliminating steep markups and costs that don’t add value.

We believe that rugs have the power to transform any space. Transform yours today.