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How to Clean a Braided Rug

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📅 February 12, 2022

⏱️2 min read

A braided rug is a unique and cozy floor addition that gives your home a traditional appeal. These particular rugs are also available in diverse shapes and designs.

Note that a braided rug can be placed anywhere inside the house. Though, watch for stains and slimes on the carpet.

Unfortunately, braided rugs can be challenging to clean if you do not know the correct steps to follow.

Here are the steps to follow.

Remember: You can get effective results with the correct shampoo/detergent and vacuum.


Vacuuming a braided rug will help eliminate loose debris. This is also the most basic technique for cleaning floor rugs.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Take the rug outside. For extremely dusty rugs
  2. Adjust the vacuum’s speed to medium level
  3. Work on the entire rug without forgetting any spot
  4. Increase the vacuum velocity for extremely dirty carpets

Spot Cleaning

Spot cleaning is an increased-level carpet cleaning technique. Spot cleaning helps eliminate light stains. Furthermore, spot cleaning means that you are focused on working on the stain and not the entire rug.

Here are the steps involved to spot clean a braided rug.

  1. Place a paper towel or towel over the stain and let it soak. Replace the towel if necessary
  2. Apply slight pressure on the paper towel until the stain gets absorbed on the towel
  3. Vacuum the area
  4. Mix dish detergent + warm water in a bowl
  5. Dip a cotton towel in the solution and blot the stain
  6. Continuously rinse the towel and continue blotting the stain
  7. Allow the carpet to dry

Deep Cleaning

Deep cleaning is the most intense cleaning technique to eliminate stubborn stains on carpets.

Homeowners prefer to use steam cleaners to deep clean braided rugs. However, follow these steps if you do not have a steam cleaner or any similar deep cleaning accessory.

Step 1: Gather the necessary tools and utilities

  • White vinegar, baking soda, dishwashing solution, laundry detergent, and warm water are the few essential deep cleaning ingredients.

Step 2: Remove the carpet

  • Take the braided carpet outside where there is sufficient space.

Step 3: Mix the detergents

  • Mix ¼ white vinegar + ½ cup dishwashing solution + 1 bucket of warm water in a bucket
  • Dip a medium-density brush in the solution

Step 4: Wet the braided rug

  • Pour some water on the braided carpet until the weaves are soaking wet.

Step 5: Scrubbing the carpet

  • Thoroughly scrub the rug and ensure you reach all the spots and angles.
  • Repeat until the stains disappear.

Step 6: Rinse

  • Rinse with enough water and allow the rug to air dry naturally under the sun for approximately 24 hours.


Caring for a braided rug requires expertise. Fortunately, the above guide looks at the most efficient techniques that guarantee improved results.

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