There is nothing better than having an amazing outdoor space. It’s an extension of your home that could be a fabulous entertainment spot, a causal family area, or a place for inspiration and relaxation. If your outdoor space is not up to scratch and you’re looking to make a change, here are some tips from the team at Dial a rug.
What is an Outdoor Rug?
Outdoor rugs, unlike their indoor counterparts, are specifically designed for the outdoors, in that that they are UV treated, mildew-resistant and easy to clean. This makes them durable to the elements and able to remain outdoors for all seasons. Unless you’re in a real bind, moving an indoor rug outdoors is not recommended.
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What Are the Most Common Types of Outdoor Rugs?
Outdoor rugs are generally made from a variety of materials, including, but not limited to:
Jute and Sisal rugs have predominantly been popular choices in the past, but can be more difficult to clean, and that is why flatweave Polypropylene rugs have become more favoured. Their synthetic fibres are UV resistant, stain-resistant and incredibly easy to clean which, all in all, offers a low maintenance solution for your outdoor space.
How Do You Clean an Outdoor Rug?
Like anything left outdoors, your rug will attract dirt. However, all of the outdoor rug options from Dial a rug are simple to clean. Follow these easy steps to ensure your rug remains looking like new:
- Start by lifting the rug from the space and giving it a good shake to loosen all surface dust
- Vacuum or sweep the rug as you would do an indoor rug
- Lay the rug out in an area you don’t mind getting wet and, using a hosepipe or bucket of water, wet the rug (preferably do this on a nice sunny day)
- Add some rug cleaner or mild detergent onto the rug, and scrub the rug using a soft brush
- Once you can see that the rug is looking cleaner, hose it down again to remove the final traces of rug cleaner or mild detergent
- Allow the rug to lie flat to dry and voila, you’ll have a clean rug!
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