7 things to Consider When Purchasing Outdoor Rugs

So, you have just spruced up your outdoor area with some brand new Salt Sun Sand outdoor cushions and wall art and are looking to add that finishing touch – why not consider a beautiful outdoor rug to tie everything in? Here are 7 things to consider when looking to purchase a new outdoor rug:

  1. Material - Choose a rug made from weather-resistant materials that can withstand outdoor conditions. Common materials for outdoor rugs include polypropylene, synthetic fibres, bamboo, and jute. These materials are durable, fade-resistant, and easy to clean.
  2. Durability - Look for a rug that is specifically designed for outdoor use and is known for its durability. Outdoor rugs should be able to resist fading, staining, and mildew growth. Consider the rug's construction and weave to determine its durability.
  3. Size - Measure the area where you intend to place the rug and consider the size and shape that will best fit your space. Ensure the rug is large enough to accommodate your outdoor furniture while leaving some space around the edges for a balanced look.
  4. Maintenance - Outdoor rugs should be easy to clean and maintain. Check if the rug is mould and mildew resistant and if it can be hosed down or cleaned with mild soap and water. Additionally, look for rugs that dry quickly to prevent moisture buildup.
  5. Style - Choose a rug that complements your outdoor décor and personal style. Consider the colour, pattern, and design options available, keeping in mind the overall aesthetic of your outdoor space.
  6. Versatility – Consider a rug that is built for outdoors but designed for inside. Reversible rugs also offer great versatility, simply turn it over for a brand-new look! Think about where else you can use your outdoor rug to get the most out of your purchase. Can you take it camping? To the beach? Will it work in the kids playroom to protect the floor from tiny hands that spill things?
  7. Brand – lastly, ensure you are buying from a brand you trust. A brand that is dedicated to creating lasting outdoor products. A brand that is passionate about the outdoors and dedicated to ensuring sustainability in their manufacturing processes. A brand with over 20 years of experience, research and development in the outdoor furniture and accessories industry. A brand like Salt Sun Sand.

By considering these factors, you can find an outdoor rug that not only enhances the appearance of your outdoor area but also withstands the elements and provides comfort underfoot.