Rugs deserve the same care as wall-to-wall carpet and, in some cases, require special attention.

Washing rugs – If your rug is small and the label says “machine washable,” shake the rug outside first and then put it in the washing machine at the recommended temperature. Use warm water (90 to 105 degrees) and a mild detergent. Tumble your rug dry at the lowest heat setting. etting.