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Outdoor Rugs - The Benefits

Rugs can give your home a chic and comfortable look. They come in myriad of materials, colours, shapes and designs. When choosing new rugs for your home, don’t forget your garden area. An outdoor rug can transform your garden area into a much more usable and refined space.

One of the best places to use an outdoor rug is on a lovely piece of Small Garden Decking in our opinion! This gives you a wide array of options of how to use your rug in the best way possible, but there are also other options such as into your conservatory or your patio area.

Want a guide on choosing the best outdoor rug for your space? Here it is!

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of choosing outdoor rugs for your home:

Decorate Outdoor Area

Outdoor rugs are one of the best ways to decorate your outdoor area. Whether you currently have a patio, decking or even a conservatory that could do with a rug. Outdoor rugs are available in a wide array of styles and sizes to suit whatever your current home décor. Whether you currently operate in a minimalistic style or you are someone that loves to go all out with your design, you can rest easy knowing there is a great outdoor rug out there no matter your style choice.

Match Any Trend

Depending on the current trend in home’s décor, you can choose outdoor rugs with geometric, animal print, colourful patterns or other designs. Compared to indoor rugs made of wool or other natural fibres, outdoor rugs are relatively affordable. With so many options available, you should be able to match any trend. Of course, trends often change over time but thanks to the fact that outdoor rugs are cost effective compared to natural fibre rugs, you can change the rug according to the current trend. Not only this, but your home decoration may change over time too! Originally you may have had a patio that has been removed in place of decking, so you can sustainably dispose of one outdoor rug and change it to a style that will match your new decking relatively inexpensively.

Good For High-Traffic Areas

You can even use outdoor rugs inside your home. These rugs are an excellent combination of durability and style. Woven from polypropylene fibres or other materials, outdoor rugs ensure durability, making them ideal for high-traffic areas of your home. You can use outdoor rugs in hallways, living rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. These areas that naturally result in high footfall will wear out your rugs over time, so a hard-wearing rug is crucial. This is where a high-quality outdoor rug can come in handy. These rugs are made to withstand some very harsh conditions, so will be able to cope with being placed in a high footfall area relatively easily.

Easy To Clean

Many indoor rugs can only be dry cleaned. Thankfully, outdoor rugs are much easier to clean. You can use a damp cloth to wipe stains and spills. If it’s time to give your outdoor rug a deep clean, just hose it down. Use a scrub brush and mild soap. Because outdoor rugs don’t absorb water, they are still light when wet and will dry quickly. Not only does this make them great for the outdoors, but as mentioned above, it makes them great for any high traffic area around the home as well! Perhaps you have children that regularly walk into the house with muddy shoes on, outdoor rugs can easily be cleaned meaning it is a lot easier to remove mud from these rugs than it would be a traditional indoor rug.


Quality outdoor rugs are designed to withstand sun exposure and fading. This means that outdoor rugs are even more resistant to fading when used indoors. Outdoor rugs won’t fade easily when placed at high traffic areas. One common issue we see with traditional natural fibre rugs, whether they are placed indoors or outdoors is that they begin to fade when being exposed to sunlight for too long. Some people will choose to replace their rug whenever this happens, or some people will choose to rotate their rug if possible to even out the fading area and keep the rug looking consistent. However, outdoor rugs do not have this problem as they are designed for being placed outside, exposed to direct sunlight and other weathers, every single day of the week. This means if you are looking for a rug that will not fade, an outdoor rug is the correct option. This is true whether you wish to place the rug outdoors or indoors.

No Mould And Mildew

Because outdoor rugs are made of synthetic materials, it is unlikely for mildew or mould to grow. These tiny invasive fungi feed on organic materials, like wool or plant fibres. Mould and mildew really are the scourge of natural fibre rugs, and being placed outside you would imagine that outdoor rugs will attract these issues relatively easily. This simply is not the case. As mentioned previously, outdoor rugs are very rarely made from natural materials, which means there is no material there for mould or mildew to feed on and grow. Looking for a rug that will stay mould free all year round when placed outside? An outdoor rug is the option to go for!

  • Posted On: 28 January 2021

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