Bath rugs provide a warm and soft floor covering over bathroom floors, making your time in the bathroom more pleasant. As you use your bath rugs daily, walking on them, dripping on them and soiling them, they become matted and dirty. Wash most bath rugs in the washing machine and dry them in the dryer to bring back the fluffy softness and sweet-smelling clean rugs you enjoy seeing and using in the bathroom.
Things You'll Need
- Washing machine
- Laundry detergent
- Clothesline (optional)
- Clothespins (optional)
Consult the material tag and the care instructions on the bath rugs to see what materials the rugs contain, and find any special care instructions if possible. In the absence of specific care instructions, proceed with general washing instructions.
Lift the bath rugs from the floor, and shake them to remove any surface dirt and soil.
Place the bath rugs into the washing machine. Wash the bath rugs alone for best results. Set the water temperature to warm (approximately 90 degrees F), and use a basic wash cycle. Add laundry detergent to the washing machine, and start the wash cycle. Allow the washing machine to advance through the entire cycle.
Remove the bath rugs from the washing machine immediately after they finish spinning, and shake each one lightly as you take it out of the washing machine.
Place the bath rugs into the dryer, and set the heat to low. Start the dryer, and run it until the bath rugs dry completely. Remove the bath rugs when they are dry, and place them back on the bathroom floor.