Caring For Your Eco-Washable Rug

Hug Rug Eco-Washable Rugs from Hug at Home


Our range of Eco-Washable rugs are easy care, washable, stain resistant and long lasting. They won’t grow mould or mildew, making them ideal for all areas of the home including hallways, dining rooms, kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms. The easy to use one piece solution means you can pop your rug in the wash, flat dry, then easily put back into place. Save water and only wash your rug when necessary. 

If you spot any marks or imperfections on the backing of your rug then don’t worry, this is perfectly normal. This is because we use natural rubber to produce the backing of our rugs and sometimes these things happen. It won’t affect performance however.


Regular vacuuming of your rug will keep it cleaner for longer, providing less of a need for washing. Do not use a heavy-duty vacuum. We recommend the use of a suction vacuum cleaner to ensure that the pile of the rug isn’t damaged. 

It is normal for the rugs to show white speckles from the bottom of the pile. This will settle when brushing it back over or when walking on it. 

Spills & Stains:

Any spills should be dealt with as soon as they happen to try and prevent staining. For best results, pop your rug in the washing machine*. Where this is not possible, follow the spot cleaning guide. Follow the below steps for the best way to treat a spill:

Machine washing:

  • Blot any stains as soon as they occur using a white paper towel to soak up any excess liquid. 
  • Wash on a quick 40-degree wash, with the design facing outwards. 
  • Do not use any fabric conditioners.
  • Do not use any products containing bleach as this will remove the colour. 
  • Flat or line dry naturally. 
  • Do not tumble dry. 

*Please check your washing machine guide to make sure that your rug will fit. Alternatively, use a local laundrette or try spot cleaning. 

Spot clean:

  • Remove any solid mess, being careful not to spread the stain or press it in anymore.
  • Blot the stain using a white paper towel to soak up any excess liquid. 
  • Avoid using hot water as this can set a stain.
  • Use a carpet cleaner or stain remover you trust (we recommend doing a patch test first), grab a clean cloth and some cold water and dab the area. Start from the outer edge of the stain and work your way in. 
  • Repeat the above step until the stain is gone.
  • Line dry or flat dry, making sure all the cleaning product is removed.