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These new generation rugs are machine washable & tumble dryer-proof. That makes them party-proof, shoe-proof, clumsy-proof & pet-proof.

Made of one single material, 100% polypropylene or 100% polyester, for a complete recycling potential.

Find them. Feel them. Smudge them. Wash them. Fall for them.

Why our durable machine washable rugs in South Africa are the best

Do you need a rug that’s spill-proof, kiddy-proof and pet-proof? Then you need these next generation machine-washable rugs in South Africa. These are rugs that can be thrown into a large washing machine when someone has dropped something wet, sticky or dirty on it.

Take a look at our top of the range outdoor rugs in South Africa. We offer customers a range of choice to choose from. Browse through out selection to find the best modern rugs and carpets online today.

There are a few good reasons why you should invest in quality machine washable floor rugs

Children in the home

You no longer need to roll up your prized rugs and put them away until your kids finish school and move out of home; or ban your children from the ‘special adult lounge’. Our top-quality machine washable floor rugs can take just about anything a child throws at it, except maybe a flaming torch.

Pets in the home

It’s not often you hear people talk about a pet-friendly rug but that’s pretty much the benefit of a machine-washable rug. The tightly-woven fibre and short pile prevents liquid (aka dog pee) from seeping deep into the fibres; and synthetic fibre doesn’t absorb water (again dog pee) like natural-fibre rugs. All you need to do is spot clean a doggy mess with a non-bleach household cleaner or soap and water. If you can still smell dog pee, throw it in the washing machine.

Someone in the house suffers from allergies

Machine-washable rugs are low-pile rugs which means they aren’t a hotbed for allergens such as dust, dust mites, human and pet dander (flaky skin) and pollen. Machine washing helps get rid of whatever builds up on the rug.

You’ve got a busy thorough-fare that’s always dirty

This could be your entrance hall, kitchen, patio, garage or back garden. What you need is something that is stain-resistant, soil-resistant and easy to clean.

You don’t have budget for professional carpet cleaning

If you have natural-fibre fitted carpets and throw rugs in your house, the experts recommend you have them professionally cleaned at least once a year. Not only is that a big expense, it’s also a big hassle. It’s a lot cheaper to throw your machine-washable rug in a machine or if need be, take it to a laundromat or professional dry cleaner if it’s large.

What is machine-washable rugs made from?

Machine-washable rugs sold by Rugs Original are made using synthetic fibre; 100%polypropylene or 100% polyester. They are strong, durable and highly stain-resistant. Polypropylene is non-toxic because it doesn’t’ contain harmful materials,which makes it the perfect rug material if you have children and pets in your home.

Tips for washing your rug in a machine

If your rug is made from a synthetic fibre, usually 100% polypropylene or 100%polyester; it’s safe for machine washing . The experts have the following tips for you so your rug lasts longer:

  1. Test it on its own first

    The first time you put your rug in the washing machine, don’t add anything else to the wash in case the dye is not colourfast. To check, rub the rug fibers with a clean, damp white rag. If colour transfers onto the white rag, you know that the dye is not colourfast and you can’t wash it with anything else

  2. Pre-treat it for stains

    It’s always a good idea to treat the rug for stains before you put it into the washing machine. This type of rug is stain and soil-resistant but you’ll still get those stubborn stains that need a special spot treatment to completely remove the mark.

  3. Add some towels to balance the load

    If you’ve checked the rug dye is colourfast, you can add a few towels into the machine to balance the load.

  4. Use a cold wash

    Use a cold wash on a gentle cycle to preserve the rubber backing. Try not to wash them too often for the same reason; the rubber backing will deteriorate.

  5. Take large rugs to the laundromat or dry cleaners

    If your machine-washable rug is too big for your washing machine at home; take it to the laundromat and put it into one of those industrial-sized washing machines. Otherwise, take it to a dry cleaner.

Can machine-washable rugs go in a tumble dryer?

It’s preferable that you dry your rugs on a washing line or drying rack, purely to save the rubber backing from deteriorating.

Contact us today to find out more about our machine washable rugs South Africa solutions. Our team will be happy to assist you.


1. Where can I buy machine washable rugs?

Rugs Original. We sell a wide selection of machine washable rugs ideal for any space in your home. You can buy online from us or visit one of our stores countrywide.

2. Are rugs machine washable?

Technically you can wash any rug in the machine, if you so choose, but the outcome might give you a nasty surprise. Machine washable rugs are designed specifically to be washed in a machine.

3. What kind of rugs are easy to clean?

Machine washable rugs from Rugs Original. Not only that, you can also chuck them in a tumble dryer.

4. Is a polypropylene rug washable?

It requires low maintenance and is relatively easy to clean.

5. Where can machine washable rugs be use?

The obvious answer is – “everywhere”. Machine washable rugs come in very handy in rooms where there are lots of everyday traffic, occasional spills (like the kitchen) children playing and anywhere bacteria are harbored, like in your bathroom.