How to Wash a Woven Rug. Most woven rugs can be cleaned at home - although not all can be cleaned with water. These instructions apply to all types of woven rugs, except those made from natural fibers such as sisal, coir and hemp. However, it's best to check for and follow any instructions provided by the manufacturer.
Things You'll Need
- mild cleaner
- whisk or beater
- clean sponge
Vacuum the rug thoroughly.
Add two capfuls of a mild cleaner such as Woolite to a bucket of cool water.
Use a whisk or beater to whip the solution until suds form.
Use a clean sponge to spread suds only on the rug, wiping gently to remove dirt. Remember: suds only; don't saturate the rug.
Remove any excess suds immediately using a damp sponge.
Lay the rug flat to dry.