several days ago, i had a white fluffy rug on my bathroom floor. it was getting a bit dirty, so I decided to throw it into the washer because the tag said it was machine wash safe. but when I took it out, it was dripping wet, and the color darkened into a unrecognizable…beige? that’s the best way I can put it. in any case, I threw it into the dryer, hoping that in an hour, it will go back being the white fluffy rug that I bought. but of course, it was still wet when I got it out of the dryer. I then spend the next THREE days drying this thing by air, and it’s still a strange beige color.
moral of the story? don’t machine wash your rugs, i guess.