How To Clean A Dhurrie Rug

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Dhurrie rugs do not get as dirty or as dusty as long pile rugs so it is quite easy to clean a dhurrie rug when it does get dirty.

But because they don’t have a long pile if they do get dirty they do not hide the dirt that is on the rug.

It is therefore important to clean them regularly.

How To Clean Dhurrie Rugs At Home

General Cleaning

There are some simple routines you can do to clean a dhurrie rug at home.

1. Gently brush your dhurrie rug at least once a week on both sides to remove any dirt or debris that may be on the rug.

2. Using a handheld vacuum, you should vacuum both sides of your dhurrie rug at least once a week.  The power of a handheld vacuum is sufficient to remove the dirt and debris, yet will not damage the rug.  If you do not have a handheld vacuum then use a normal vacuum cleaner but only on a low suction setting.  Whichever vacuum you use make sure not to allow any fringes on your rug to be sucked into the vacuum.

Cleaning Spills

Now if your dhurrie rug gets a spill on it, the best thing to do is get a paper towel or cloth and dab it on the spill so that the cloth absorbs the liquid.  Do not rub the liquid in any way as this will just spread the stain, which is the last thing you want to happen.

When you have dried up as much of the spill as possible, use a hairdryer to dry the rug.

Cleaning Dried Stains

The best way to clean a dhurrie rug that has dried stains is to use a soft brush and scrub the stain, then vacuum the rug.  You should then take a damp cloth and squirt a few drops of dish soap onto the stain.  Blot the stain with a damp cloth until the stain is removed.  If you are finding the stain to be tough then you can use white vinegar on the stain.

If you do not have the time to clean a dhurrie rug yourself then you should have it cleaned by a professional rug cleaner. 

At some point, you may have to consider changing your dhurrie rug for a new one.

I would recommend having a look on Amazon in the dhurrie rug section.

If you are looking for how to clean a rag rug then check our article here

Can I wash Dhurrie in a washing machine?

No, you should not wash a dhurrie rug in a washing machine. Doing so will spoil the rug.

What is the difference between Dhurrie and carpet?

The main difference between a dhurrie rug and a carpet is the way they are made.

Dhurrie rugs are woven on a flat loom. Carpet is woven in a down-to-up process.

The other difference is that a dhurrie rug does not have a pile. Carpets on the other hand do have a pile.