Braided Rug Cleaning Here are some tips for cleaning and maintenance of braided rugs: CLEANING: Regularly vacuum with the hard surface attachemnt on your hoover. Remove spots with any dry cleaning fluid. Braided rugs can be professionally dry cleaned. Small mats and braided baskets may be machined washed in cold water. Mats should be laid flat to dry and baskets should be reshaped. All air dried MAINTENANCE: If threads, which hold the braids, looden or break, simply sew together with a needle and strong thread. Trim never pull loose ends. What may appear to be an irregularity in color or construction is actually part of the homespun look. Reverse for twice the wear FLOOR PADDING: Floor padding is recommended to prevent yarn colour dye transfer.