Chenille is a wonderful fabric that is warm and soft to the touch. It is one of the fabrics used in the Top 7 baby comforters on the market. It is also a highly sought after material for rugs and blankets. People who own a chenille rug are often fearful of cleaning it lest they ruin the shape or quality of the fabric; however, it is possible to clean this type of rug without a lot of fuss or worries
Just like all other rugs, chenille rugs need to be vacuumed on a regular basis. They can also be swept clean, but do not ever beat them to remove dirt or else you can risk stretching or breaking fibers and ruining the rug. Spot treat the rug to remove spills by using a mild detergent and damp cloth to blot the spill out of the material. Do not rub the fibers or they can stretch and break. Dry cleaning agents can also be used, but be sure to check a small area for color fastness before attempting to use the solvent on a large area. If you are already familiar with how to wash pillows
with chenille coverings, washing a chenille blanket is not much different. Understanding how to wash clothes
with delicate fabrics is helpful when it comes to removing soil and other stains.
Chenille rugs can be heavy when wet, so take care not to stretch them while handling them. If at all possible, try to dry the rug by laying it out flat to dry in an space that gets plenty of air. It is not recommended to use a tumble dryer as the movement is known to cause deformations in the fabric.
Air drying alone is often not enough to restore the softness to the fabric. Run a soft bristle brush over the surface to make the fibers stand tall again. Brushes for babies usually work well for restoring the softness and fluffy texture to a chenille rug.