Ruggable rug is a popular 2-layer system rug, known worldwide for its stain and water-resistant qualities. It is light-weighted and comes in different designs.
Ruggable is very easy to maintain and clean as the top layer can be washed in the machine. Yes, you heard me quite alright! They can! However, ruggables come in different sizes, and if yours is large-sized, you might find this question – “can I vacuum my ruggable?” interesting.
This question and some other closely related questions are the primary focus of this article, so read on.
What are ruggable made of
Ruggable is made from recycled polyester which makes it difficult for the ruggable surface to absorb water, thereby making them water-resistant. Other materials include; Thermoplastic rubber bottom and latex-free synthetic material that is commonly used in making yoga mats.
Do ruggable rugs smell
I know most readers want a more direct answer, but unfortunately, this question cannot be answered with either yes or no. Doing so will only leave readers confused and disappointed.
I don’t use a ruggable rug but my research has left me with two conflicting answers, with some of my correspondents saying that their ruggable rug gives off an unpleasant factory odor and that the smell lasted for months. While some others maintained that they were shocked that their ruggable rug didn’t give out any factory or chemical-related odor.
In general, what is important to know is that ruggable rug is not chemically treated which makes it completely toxic-free. This only means one thing, that even if ruggable rugs emit any kind of odor, it is not likely to cause any life-threatening health complications.
Are Ruggable rugs toxic
No, ruggable rugs are not toxic. In the earlier part of this article, I have provided reasons why Ruggable rugs are not toxic and the smell (if any) is completely safe for you and your pet. However, if you want further proof beyond the material utilized in making the rug, you should also know that Ruggable rugs are toxicity tested and are believed to be at par with government standards which include federal standards for children’s products.
Can Ruggable rugs be used on carpets
Yes, you can use Ruggable rugs on carpets. The truth is, you can place your ruggable rug cover on your carpeted floor, however, it will reduce its effectiveness. Ruggable rugs are not designed to be used on carpets, but rather, on the rug pads that come with them from the factory. Therefore, if ruggables are to be used on carpets, they will affect their grip and continue to shift from time to time.
Can you use ruggable with a different pad
Yes, ruggable can be used with a different pad. However, you need to know that ruggable pads are perfectly designed to complement your ruggable rugs. Ordinarily, ruggable rugs are thin and the pad is designed to provide friction and give it a thick structure.
Although you might successfully improvise with other rug pads, but it is likely that the rug pad will not adhere perfectly to the ruggable rug because the materials used in making ruggable systems are perfectly engineered to adhere strictly to each other.
Can you wash the Ruggable pad
No, you cannot wash your ruggable pad. Ruggable pads are made of delicate materials — synthetic and polyester which makes them highly susceptible to damage and washing them either in the machine or vacuuming them can get them damaged.
Instead, it is best to spit clean your ruggable pad with a household detergent or disinfectant that is bleach-free. However, before you begin, make sure to pick all tiny pieces of dirt and the surface.
Can you use a carpet cleaner on Ruggable rugs
No, you cannot use a carpet cleaner on ruggable rugs. Ruggable rugs are both water and stain-resistant, which means they can hardly get stained. Therefore, when it is time to clean them, it would be best to use less abrasive cleaners or recommended cleaners for this type of rug.
Carpet cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can damage your rug. If ruggables can be cleaned ordinarily by spot cleaning them, why then should you need a carpet cleaner?
Should you vacuum rugs
Yes, you should vacuum your rugs because it is one of the best ways to keep them clean. Vacuuming rugs will help you get rid of dust that has been deeply ingrained in the rug.
However, you should know that materials used in making rugs are different and therefore, they cannot handle vacuum pressure in the same way. Consequently, you should be careful when selecting a vacuum for your rug.
To make your room/home dirt or allergen-free, you should clean your room at least once a week. And if you have pets, you should vacuum them 2 to 3 times weekly.
Should you vacuum new rugs
No, you don’t need to vacuum your new rugs because they are usually delivered in a clean state. However, because some rugs always come with some offensive odor, you might want to deodorize them and this will require you to vacuum them after deodorizing.
This is also highly dependent on the product you are using as your deodorant. For example, if you used baking soda or any other powdered deodorants, you will have to vacuum after using them. This is because powdered substances can easily escape into the rug and when it is mixed with any other liquid stain, it will form a paste and will cause your rug to discolor or even harbor bacterias and every other germ.
Should you vacuum a wool rug
Yes, you can vacuum your wool rug. To keep your wool cleaned, it is recommended that you wash it 1 to 3 times a year. The number of times you are expected to wash your wool rug in a year is determined to some extent by how often you vacuum it on a weekly or monthly basis.
If you’re the type that vacuums your wool rug frequently, you can wash your rug once a year. But if you are the type that finds vacuuming difficult, then you should be prepared to have it washed 3 to 2 times a year.
Is Roomba safe for wool rugs
Yes, you can safely use Roomba on your wool rugs. However, do not get your hope so high because there are done conditions attached to using Roomba on your wool rug. Meet these conditions and your wool rug will be safe after use. Failure to meet these conditions will lead to consequences. Check below for details.
- Suction power
The first thing to consider before using a Roomba vacuum for your wool rug is the suction power. For you to be able to use Roomba safely on wool rugs without any damage, the suction power must be flexible, I.e. you must be able to select between high and low suction. Low suction is the best and most recommended for a wool rug. Using a high suction will damage the carpet fabric.
- Filter compartment
Before using a Roomba to clean your wool rug, ensure that it has a good quality filter compartment. Adidas from prolonging the lifespan of your machine will also ensure that the rug is perfectly cleaned. It is best to make use of Roomba which has a HEPA filter compartment.
- Brush type
Another thing to consider before cleaning your wool rug with Roomba is the beater bar or the rotating brush of the equipment. Depending on the design, some Roomba comes with tough rotating brushes, while some come with soft brushes. It is best to clean a wool rug with Roomba that is equipped with a soft beater bar.
- Vibration automation
The vibration automation feature of a Roomba allows it to remove first from rugs without damaging the material it is made of. This feature is included as an alternative to a beater bar or high suction. If your Roomba has this feature, you can utilize it to clean your wool rug.
Should you vacuum a Persian rug
Yes, you can vacuum your Persian rug. Just like I generalized vacuuming for every rug, it will be good if you can vacuum your Persian rug at least once or twice a week. This will help prevent stains, especially the powdered ones from finding their way into the rug.
Although, you must be cautious of the kind of vacuum you intend to use. You should avoid using a vacuum with a brush attachment that rotates because it can easily comb through your rug and damage them.
Can I use a robot vacuum on a ruggable rug
No, you shouldn’t use a robot vacuum on a ruggable rug. Using a robot vacuum of any type whether it be iRobot Roomba or Eufy Robovac can have a damaging effect on the edges and corners of your ruggable rugs.
Does Roomba work on Ruggable
Yes, it can work on Ruggable but I would advise against using it. Not just only because it is not factory recommended but because I have encountered lots of negative testimonies about Roomba and Ruggable’s relationship.
If you try Roomba on Ruggable the first time, it might work perfectly ok but if you continue to use it, it is only a matter of time before you start to discover that the pad and the rug don’t stick together anymore.
Can you use a Dyson on ruggable
Yes, you can use Dyson on rugabbles but effectiveness is dependent on the model and settings. The best Dyson model perfect for a ruggable rug is the stick Dyson when it is put in the lowest suction setting.
How to vacuum wool rug with Dyson
Although it is often suggested that you refrain from vacuuming wool rugs with Dyson because continuous use can lead to excessive fuzzing. However, if used the right way, it can be safely used without causing any damage. You will be guided on how to properly use Dyson on the wool rug below.
- Ensure that your Dyson vacuum is fully charged.
- Unplug it from the socket.
- Connect the vacuum wand to the storage bin before attaching them to the cleaning head.
- Leave it in suction mode while using the cleaning attachment so that it can last for about 25 minutes.
- If you are cleaning tough stains, put it in max mode.
- Empty the vacuum once the dirt reaches the maximum point.
- Leave your Dyson to cool down.
How to vacuum Ruggable
Vacuuming a ruggable rug is as simple as vacuuming other types of rug.
The only twist to cleaning a ruggable rug is that you must carefully select the vacuum cleaner you intend to use and the vacuum must be set in the lowest suction.
And also, you should make sure that you turn off the beater bar or rotating brush attachment on your vacuum before you start to vacuum a ruggable rug.
How often should you vacuum a ruggable
Considering the delicate nature of ruggable and its stain and water-resistant quality, it would be best to vacuum your ruggable once or twice a week.
Frequently Asked Questions
Doruggable rugs fit in the washing machine?
Yes, Ruggable rugs will fit into your washing machine. Ruggable rugs are lightweight and will fit perfectly into your washing machine. Compared to the traditional or regular rugs, the top layer of a ruggable rub is much thinner which means they can be easily stuffed into the machine to wash. Even if your ruggable is 8×10, it will still fit into your washer!
How long does it take to dry a ruggable rug?
It will take your ruggable rug up to a day or two before it can finally dry. Regardless of the suggested timeline, have it at the back of your mind that how quickly your ruggable rug is expected to dry out depends on two factors, the ambient condition as well as the size of the rug cover.
Are Ruggable rugs safe for Vinyl plank flooring?
No, Ruggable rugs are not safe on vinyl plank flooring. Ruggable rugs are designed to be used together with their rug pads, meaning using them with carpet or vinyl plank flooring is not the best way to use them. However, if you must use your ruggable rugs with other materials, use them with either cotton-backed rugs, rugs without rubber, handwoven rugs, latex-backed rugs, or rugs made with natural materials like wool.