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Outdoor Rugs

Area rugs aren’t just for your living room. Enhance your patio and add the finishing touch to garden furniture with an outdoor rug. Guaranteed to look good come rain or shine, many modern rugs are considered to be indoor-outdoor rugs thanks to their high-quality synthetic fibres. Let’s take a look at some of the most common questions customers have before purchasing an outdoor rug.

What are outdoor rugs made of?


Outdoor rugs are mostly made of synthetic fibres such as nylon, polyester and polypropylene. Plastic outdoor rugs are versatile and durable and are available in just as many shades as indoor rugs, in order to complement your outdoor living spaces. Beige, cream or blue rugs would complement a decking area in summer. You may wish to choose darker colours such as a red or black rug if you use a fire pit on your patio. Luckily most outdoor rugs are washable.

Are outdoor rugs waterproof?


Polypropylene rugs look like they are made from natural fibres, but have the ability to absorb water so they are great weather-resistant accessories for your garden. These rugs also dry quickly and are easy to clean. They are often treated with UV-resistant finishes so that they will not fade in sunlight and will continue to look stylish for years to come. Outdoor rugs also have excellent stain-resistant qualities which is why they are a popular choice for indoor areas with heavy footfall, as well as dining rooms and living rooms where stains could occur.

Do outdoor rugs get mouldy?


While natural materials such as bamboo or sisal are vulnerable to mildew, plastic rugs will not become mouldy when exposed to water. Extend the life of your outdoor rug by cleaning away any dirt or algae with a gentle vinegar mixture and hosing down the rug.

Do I need a rug pad for my outdoor rug?


Rug pads with a rubber tread will help to keep your outdoor rug in place and make it springy and more comfortable to walk on. They allow air to circulate through the rug which is also important in protecting it from mould and it helps to preserve your decking underneath.

Regardless of whether you’re looking for Moroccan or modern rugs, a rug for your patio or one that can also be used indoors, Houzz UK is bound to have the ideal outdoor rug for you and your home.
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