How To Wash Bathroom Rugs?

Are bathroom rugs machine washable?

Rubber-backed rugs

If your rug is made of cotton or synthetic fibers, you can throw it in the washing machine along with bath towels. Wash in cold water on the gentle cycle, and don’t clean them too often: The rubber backing can’t withstand weekly trips to the laundry room.

How often should bathroom rugs be washed?

To maintain a bathroom rug that has a rubber backing, only wash it once ever 3-4 weeks. If a bathroom is used frequently, rugs need to be washed weekly. If several showers are taken in the same bathroom on a daily basis, the rug gets wet/damp multiple times.

Can you wash bathroom rugs with towels?

Wash bath mats alone, with other bath mats, or with towels. Do not mix clothes or sheets into the load. Use warm or hot water and plenty of detergent. Rubber-backed bath mats should never go into the dryer, but should be hung to dry.

How do you wash a bath mat in the washing machine?

Place the mat in the washing machine and set the machine to a gentle cycle setting and the water temperature to a warm or hot setting, to kill any existing mold, mildew or bacteria on the bath mat. Pour laundry detergent and a capful of white vinegar in with the mat to clean and sanitize.