Homemaking Simplified: How to Easily Wash and Dry Your Rugs without a Carpet Cleaner! This should work really well for the rug in my classroom. It has gotten so dirty with two years of students reading on it.
Anti-slip remedy for rugs! Rather than buying expensive anti-slip mats for a rug, just turn it over and run a few lines of acrylic-latex caulk every 6 inches or so. Let dry and flip over and your rug wont be going anywhere!