How to Clean Braided Rope Rugs?

Braided rope rugs are durable and long-lasting, making them an ideal choice for high-traffic or heavily polluted areas. Use a braided rope rug as a mat indoors or out, or lay a rug on the kitchen or playroom floor. Because knit yarn rugs are designed to withstand traffic, proper cleaning is key to keeping them looking good for years to come. While vacuuming is fine for daily cleaning, sometimes your braided rope rugs may need a deep cleaning.

Even after extensive sweeping, shaking, and beating, dirt still spills out of them. What is the best way to clean them?

These colorful rugs can definitely add a warm touch to a room but taking care of them requires special attention. Vacuum frequently and gently from both sides to prevent fiber breakage. Precious heirloom rugs should be professionally cleaned by a rug specialist.

Cleaning a Braided Carpet in 4 Steps

Remove Dust

Take your rope rug out and shake it well or hang it on a railing and beat it with a rug beater to loosen dust particles.

Scrub the Stains

Lay the carpet flat and scrub the stains with half white vinegar, half water, and a stiff brush. Avoid soaps that can get stuck in the string fibers and leave a white residue.


Spray the carpet with a high-pressure hose. If your garden hose doesn’t have enough pressure to remove dirt from the soil, take the carpet to the car wash, lay it on the floor, and spray water on it.

Dry up

Hang your knitted rope rug to dry. Allow both sides to dry completely before bringing them back inside. Hang it in a sunny location on a warm day to help it dry faster.

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