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How To Clean A Sheepskin Rug

Sheepskin rugs are everywhere in room design. Big or small, they add softness and texture to any space. They can be draped on a couch, placed on a playroom floor, layered on top of another rug, or used as a chair cushion. Wool fibers are durable and stain-resistant making them easy to care for. As always, review the care label of your rug before attempting any at-home sheepskin rug cleaning methods.

Can You Vacuum Sheepskin Rugs?

We recommend vacuuming your sheepskin rug frequently to keep it looking like new. However, it should be vacuumed with suction only. If your beater brush can’t be disabled on your vacuum, then the rug can be vacuumed with an upholstery attachment.

Eventually, your sheepskin rug may need to be cleaned. Cleaning a sheepskin rug is actually pretty simple. Follow these steps to clean your sheepskin rug:


How To Spot Clean Sheepskin Rugs

If your rug only has a few areas that need to be cleaned, then spot cleaning can do the trick. Have a pet? This is a great method to clean pee out of a sheepskin rug.

Deep Clean

If your sheepskin rug needs a deep clean, it can be hand washed in a large sink or bathtub. To deep clean your rug:

For pesky stains, we recommend having your sheepskin rug professionally cleaned.



Can you wash a sheepskin rug in the washing machine?


We do not recommend putting your sheepskin rug in the washing machine.


Can you tumble dry a sheepskin rug?


Putting your sheepskin rug in the dryer is not recommended as it can cause the leather backing to crack and can even shrink your rug. Be sure to let your sheepskin rug air dry after cleaning so you can enjoy it for years to come.


Can I dry clean a sheepskin rug?


Yes, a sheepskin rug can be dry cleaned.



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