The majority of kitchen throw rug materials are washable, though rug owners should carefully read the washing instructions on the rug label to prevent damage. Some rugs consist of materials that require washing by hand or dry cleaning.
Most kitchen throw rugs can be washed in the washing machine, but the owner should avoid washing them with clothing or other types of laundry items. The colors from the rugs may bleed, discoloring the other items in the washing machine. Darker colors require washing at a higher temperature than lighter colors. Washing on the delicate setting and tumble drying on low helps avoid damage to the rug.