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S.O.S! How do you clean a shag rug?

I have this rug I bought about a year ago I kept it really nice but the only problem is that my dog pooped on it I got the stain out but I am afraid it wont dry fluffy how it used to be any suggestions?


I have never met a rug that could not be washed in the washer (except wool rugs). Cold water, regular laundry detergent, just like the Target site suggests. However...here's the clincher. To machine dry or air dry? That is the question. If you allow a rug to air dry, sometimes it looks matted afterward. With shag, this is less likely to happen. It happens more frequently with plush rugs. On the other hand, if you machine dry, the rug looks beautifully fluffy, but the backing comes off in a million little pieces. For your rug? I would machine wash it in cold, and then let it air dry. I think you'll be happy with the result. If not, try tossing it in the dryer on fluff or No Heat. Good luck. -
Aug 23, 2017
Judging by your picture.. I would just throw it out and get a new one.
Aug 23, 2017
Shampoo it.=)
Aug 23, 2017

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