Busy Lizzie's favourite things about washable rugs

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It might seem obvious why I love washable rugs… because, well, you can wash them so easily! (And I have lots of messy paws in my house!) But, what you might not know is that they have lots of other seriously handy features which make them even more appealing. So, what are the benefits of washable rugs?

1. They're easy to maintain

As you know, they don’t call me Busy Lizzie for nothing! If your life is as hectic as mine, you’ll do what you can to avoid unnecessary hassle. That’s why our washable rugs are perfect for busy lives. Because of how easy they are to wash - they’re super easy to maintain. They’re stain resistant, which means spills and marks will wash out easily. Plus, some of our washable rugs are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use! Perfect with summer in full swing and BBQs at the drop of a hat! And you don’t have to worry about muddy paws (or sticky hands) from all the lovely visitors. 

Rustic Trim Washable Rug Sky Grey/Cream - Hug at Home

2. They're super hygienic

Who cares about hygiene? I do! Especially when there are little people around. At Hug at Home, we have a wide range of washable rugs available, and one of the things I love most is that they’re super hygienic! Some of our rugs have anti-viral properties which reduce bacterial growth by 70%! And if you’re looking for hypoallergenic rugs, we have a range available that are mould, mildew and moth resistant, as well as being resistant to dust mites - ideal for any allergy sufferers! How handy is that? 

My Rug Ochre - Hug at Home

3. They're environmentally friendly

We take our responsibility to protect the environment very seriously at Hug at Home, hence why we’re so passionate about recycled plastic products, or anything that helps the planet for that matter! Our washable rugs are all environmentally friendly, and some are made using 100% recycled plastic bottles - which means there’ll be less in the ocean (and hopefully less turtles harmed)!  

You can also help the environment by skipping the tumble dryer and heading straight for the washing line, as our washable rugs are quick drying. That’s a no-soggy-rugs promise!

Trellis Washable Rug Navy - Hug at Home

4. They're durable

As with anything that will experience a fair bit of traffic, your rug needs to be able to withstand a lot! Wellies straight from puddle jumping, paws covered in garden soil, and a cup of tea that didn’t quite make it outside. Not only are washable rugs easy to clean, they’re designed to last the test of time - no matter how many cycles they go through! Just make sure you set your washing machine temperature to 30 degrees! Plus, because they’re so durable, they last for longer, which also helps the environment! 

My Rug Olive - Hug at Home

5. They're diverse and versatile

Last but not least, our washable rugs are available in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes, so you have plenty of styles to choose from - whether you’re after something cosy and neutral for your living room or something with a bit more zing for your kitchen parties! And like I said - they can be used indoors and outdoors, making them as practical as they are aesthetically pleasing! 

Aztec Washable Rug Navy/Red - Hug at Home

I hope this has helped shed a bit more light on why washable rugs are so fabulous! If you already have one, please let us know on social media what you love so much about yours!

Busy Lizzie x