When you unbox your new Tumble washable rug for the first time, you may be shocked to find that your rug has been shipped in a flat box. When purchasing traditional rugs, it’s common for the manufacturer to roll the product when packaging it. At Tumble, we do things a little differently: we fold, not roll.
Rolling a rug inevitably makes the product bulkier and more difficult to handle, which also increases the shipping price. Folding our rugs means the box is easier to move and unpack to make your life more stress-free from the moment your Tumble arrives on your doorstep!
Because of this unique shipping process, you may notice that your washable rug has slight creases within the fibers. Don’t worry, your rug is not damaged! These fibers simply need to be flattened out to remove any trace of creasing.
How to Get Creases Out of Rugs Naturally
The easiest, most stress-free way to get creases out of your washable rug is to simply have patience. Over time, the fibers of each Tumble rug will eventually relax and flatten out. If you place your washable rug in the desired room of your home and let it lay flat, you’ll notice the creases begin to disappear within a week!
How to Get Creases Out of Rugs With an Iron
If you want to expedite the process, a clothing iron can also be used to get the creases out of your washable rug. Gently run the iron on the lowest setting over each crease and you’ll notice the steam instantly helps relax the fibers so your rug can lay flat! Note: It’s important to use the lowest heat setting and avoid running the iron over the edges of the rug so as to not damage it.
Pro tip: If the creases still remain after ironing with low heat, you can also try ironing your washable rug with steam to relax the fibers!
How to Get Creases Out of Rugs by Washing
The beauty of a Tumble is that the rug itself is entirely machine washable! Placing your washable rug in the washing machine is also a great way to get the fibers to relax and remove any creases. All Tumble rugs are designed to fit in most size washing machines and should be washed with standard laundry detergent (do not use fabric softener). To dry, tumble dry your rug on low heat, or lay it flat to air dry!
How to Get a Rug to Lay Flat
Once the creases are out of your rug, you may be wondering the best way to get it to lay flat. In this case, using a rug pad is a great option. One thing that can commonly lead to rugs curling or bending out of shape over time is getting caught under furniture or other objects. This is more likely to happen if your rug is sliding all over the floor!
Tumble rugs come with a non-slip rug pad that helps hold your washable rug in place. Each rug is also designed with silicone rug grippers on each corner. As a result, the corners are held down in place which creates tension in the four corners and keeps it laying flat.
For more information on our unique spillproof and machine washable rug technology, read about how we’re different from other brands! For answers to more commonly asked questions, visit our FAQ page. Plus, don’t just take it from us! Read why customers love Tumble, too.