7 of the Best Products for Spot Cleaning Your Rug

published Sep 29, 2021
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Rugs do so much for our homes. They provide a soft surface to walk on, a comfy play area for the occasional tussling with our children and pets, and a pop of color in the kitchen or office. They up the style factor in literally any room, and they can also give the illusion of a roomier space if you live in a small apartment. But rugs can be pretty difficult to keep clean. Our friends over at AT have some sage advice on how to spot clean a rug, which will give you important scrubbing tactics to have in your arsenal. We’ve rounded up the best tools you need to get the job done. From brushes and cleaning sprays to handheld cleaners, here are the products that can defeat any rug stain known to man.

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This TikTok-famous gadget is the real deal. The small-but-mighty carpet cleaner does a tremendous job at sucking up dirt and stains found in carpets and area rugs. It can also clean car upholstery, furniture, and even mattresses. By the time the job is done, your rug will look as new as the day you bought it.

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Got a pet who sheds like its their full-time job? We've got an Amazon find for that. Keep your rugs pristine and hairball free with this 100 percent natural rubber broom. It attracts pet hair like a magnet to easily remove fur from carpets and rugs. This is an especially great pick for shag rugs.

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There comes a point when every carpet will start to look a bit grimy. Enter: Dyson Zorb powder. This cleaning product is made from millions of microscopic sponge particles that erase even the most stubborn stains. All you have to do is work the dry powder into your carpet for 30 minutes, and then just vacuum it away. And yes, it works great even if you don't have a Dyson vacuum!

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Woolite is best known for its gentle detergent, but now they've changed the game with this awesome spot cleaning solution. The foaming solution attacks stains and spills head-on, and the built-in brush allows you to scrub them away with ease. This is an especially great pick for pet parents who need to clean up the occasional accident.

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Stains and buildup are no match for the VIKING carpet and upholstery cleaning brush. Its tough, stiff bristles break up stains and lift dirt and debris from carpeted and upholstered surfaces. It also has an ergonomic design to ensure you can keep a sturdy grip as you're getting the job done.

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When your usual spray and scrub methods aren't cutting it, this BISSELL cordless stain eraser will be your best friend. It has a rotating brush that works deep into your carpet to lift and remove embedded dirt and stains. We're giving it bonus points for coming with two bottles of OXY formula so that you can get right to the cleaning.

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What can't this FOLEX instant carpet spot cleaner remove? Nothing (at least according to TikTok users)! This miracle worker erases stains of all kinds, including grease, oil, ink, red wine, coffee, blood, rust, food, cosmetics, dirt, and grime. Its concentrated formula means that a little spray goes a long way, and it is also safe for households with pets and children.

This post originally appeared on Apartment Therapy. See it here: The 7 Best Products to Spot Clean Your Rug