The 10 Best Machine Washable Area Rugs

video play icon

This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in September of 2020. Area rugs can enhance nearly any space in the home, but they can also be a hassle to clean, especially if placed in high-traffic areas, like hallways and entryways. As the name implies, however, these choices offer the convenience of machine washing. Most are easy on the wallet, and we have made sure to include a wide variety of colors, shapes and designs to suit all tastes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Ruggable Watercolor Abstract

2. Well Woven Mareva

3. Dexi Wave

Editor's Notes

September 17, 2020:

Washable area rugs are available in a variety of sizes, colors, and textures. Depending on the size of your washer and top-load or front-load capabilities, you must consider the material, pile height, and undersurface. Nevertheless, follow the manufacturer's care instructions to ensure longevity.

The pile height will determine how the carpet feels underfoot and how easy or difficult it is to clean. Generally, the lower the pile (less than 1/4-inches), the easier it is to clean, and the more suitable it is for high-traffic areas. A short pile, like the Amida Abstract, not only hides dirt, but you can vacuum it between washings. Medium pile rugs stand about 1/2-inch high. They feel soft and are suitable for placement anywhere in the home.

Long piles (over 1/2-inch) tend to offer more comfort. In fact, options like the Ophanie Fluffy Shag are soft enough to lie on. But when it comes to placing furniture on them, they are not the best choice. The legs may leave indentations, or the fibers may wrap around the legs. Either way, the rug will wear quickly.

Also, check to see what type of backing is on the rug, Not all brands have a non-skid bottom to prevent sliding. The HEBE Reversible, for example, requires a pad for safe use. The Ruggable Watercolor Abstract two-piece design makes it the most durable and cost-efficient option on this list. Since you only throw the top part in the washer, the bottom portion maintains its structure for continued use.

Area rugs differ in so many ways, each with advantages and downfalls. Still, they help bring style and comfort to your home.

Special Honors

Urban Outfitters Washable Berber Rug by Lorena Canals Urban Outfitters Washable Berber Rug by Lorena Canals is handmade from pure cotton by artisans in India. It features a diamond motif with a braided fringe on the edges.

4. Amida Abstract

5. Ophanie Fluffy Shag

6. Cosy Homeer

7. Pauwer Morrocan

8. Kimode Bohemian

9. Hebe Reversible

10. Leevan Carpet

Allean Phelps
Last updated by Allean Phelps

Allean Phelps is a B2B and B2C copywriter with a bachelor’s degree in media communications. Her career has included stints as a journalist, PR guru, marketing specialist, and ghostwriter. When she’s not writing copy, you’ll find her working on DIY projects or looking for images in the clouds with her grandson.

Thanks for reading the fine print. About the Wiki: We don't accept sponsorships, free goods, samples, promotional products, or other benefits from any of the product brands featured on this page, except in cases where those brands are manufactured by the retailer to which we are linking. For more information on our rankings, please read about us, linked below. The Wiki is a participant in associate programs from Amazon, Walmart, Ebay, Target, and others, and may earn advertising fees when you use our links to these websites. These fees will not increase your purchase price, which will be the same as any direct visitor to the merchant’s website. If you believe that your product should be included in this review, you may contact us, but we cannot guarantee a response, even if you send us flowers.