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What are Outdoor Rugs?

If your idea of an outdoor rug is similar to that of an old and outdated welcome mat, you’re mistaken. Outdoor rugs are rugs that have been specifically designed with outdoor usage in mind which means they’re especially durable, weather-resistant and can easily withstand heavy usage.

Outdoor rugs can be made from plant fi. . .
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What are Outdoor Rugs?

If your idea of an outdoor rug is similar to that of an old and outdated welcome mat, you’re mistaken. Outdoor rugs are rugs that have been specifically designed with outdoor usage in mind which means they’re especially durable, weather-resistant and can easily withstand heavy usage.

Outdoor rugs can be made from plant fibers such as jute, hemp, sisal and seagrass or from synthetic materials such as polypropylene. All of the rugs in our Terrace collection are polypropylene rugs. This fantastic material is weather-proof, incredibly durable, UV resistant and spill resistant.

In other words, outdoor rugs are the toughest of the bunch that will last you for years to come—no matter the conditions it’s exposed to over the years.

Where to Use an Outdoor Rug

Another added benefit of polypropylene is its dye-friendliness. The material is known for taking dye well. This means that our outdoor mats are available in an assortment of colours and design options. What is an indoor outdoor rug you may be asking?

Normally, outdoor rugs look just like a rug you’d expect to find outdoors—and would never dream of bringing indoors. But we have stylish rugs that are hardy enough to be used outside and look good enough to use inside.

You can use a polypropylene carpet outdoors in areas like your patio, deck, porch or terrace. You could even use one in your garden shed if you’d like! You can also use these rugs indoors in places such as entryways, mudrooms, dens, playrooms, craft rooms, workshops or garages. Essentially, outdoor rugs can be used in any high traffic area.  

A word of caution: once you decide to use an outdoor rug outside of your home, we don’t recommend bringing it indoors. That’s because outdoor rugs are capable of trapping dirt to ensure you don’t walk a muddy trail of footprints from your garden into your home. As such, moving one indoors could prove to be a messy job.

Why You Need an Outdoor Rug (or Many!)

Now that the basics are out of the way, let’s discover why outdoor rugs are so popular and how your outdoor area will benefit from having one.

  • Aesthetic appeal: Outdoor patio rugs are the perfect finishing touch. They’re stylish and capable of tying a space together. While they work particularly well in rustic designs, you can use them to add a tropical or floral theme to your outdoor area too.  
  • Versatile: Outdoor rugs can be used both indoors as well as in outdoor areas whereas indoor rugs can only be used indoors. This means that you can use one rug in many different areas.
  • Weather resistant: With outdoor rugs you don’t need to worry about bringing your rug indoors when it starts to rain as they are water resistant. You also don’t need to worry about things like discoloration or fading from occurring on hot days. Outdoor rugs are designed for use in tough conditions.  
  • Durable: As if being able to withstand the outdoor elements wasn’t enough, these floor rugs can also put up with internal elements too. Because of its stain resistant properties and suitability for usage in high traffic areas, you never need to worry about your rug being damaged by the demands of daily life.  
  • Inexpensive: An outdoor carpet should be accessible to all. And on SpacerStore, they are. We go out of our way to source and supply you with outdoor rugs that suit everyone’s budget. That’s why our collection of the outdoor rugs Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne based folks need are so affordable. 
  • Comfortable: Thanks to the materials used to construct the outdoor rugs,  they are also very comfortable. They’re cool in summer and, on the off-chance you do venture outside when it’s cold, warm in winter. That’s comfort all year round!  

Outdoor Rug Dos and Don’ts

As you know by now, outdoor rugs are a fantastic addition to any home. But before you go ahead and order piles of them, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Here are the dos and don’ts of outdoor rugs.

Outdoor Rug Dos

  • Use a rubber rug pad with your outdoor rug to prevent slipping
  • Sweep or vacuum your outdoor rug regularly as you’ll be surprised at how dirty they get
  • Pick an outdoor rug that is not only durable but stylish too
  • Opt for an outdoor rug that is big enough to fit in your space properly
  • Experiment with different styles, shapes, sizes, colours and patterns

Outdoor Rug Don’ts

  • Bring your outdoor rug indoors once it’s already been used outside
  • Walk on your outdoor rug while it’s wet as this can lead to injury
  • Be afraid to put your outdoor rug to the test
  • Use harsh chemical cleaners like bleach to clean your outdoor rug
  • Rub any stains or use a rug beater when cleaning your outdoor rug

Where to Buy Outdoor Rugs

The beauty of outdoor rugs is that you can find them almost anywhere in Australia from outdoor lifestyle stores to your local furniture store. But why spend hours at various stores in search of the perfect outdoor floor rug when you can find whatever it is you need online?

SpacerStore has a variety of rugs to meet your needs. So if you want a cream round outdoor carpet, an assortment of grey large outdoor rugs or even a blue runner, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re based in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane or Melbourne your perfect outdoor rug is at your fingertips. Simply browse through our collection of outdoor patio rugs, add those you wish to order to your cart and enjoy contactless delivery straight to your door.

You can order your very own Designer Rugs right here on the SpacerStore website. The best rugs Australia has to offer are just a few clicks away.


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