Outdoor Rugs For Everyone

outdoor rugs for camping, backpacking and more

August 10, 2015

Which Rug Should You Choose?

Rugs are very useful inside the house, as well as outdoors.  The main purpose of an outdoor rug is to keep dirt off the area. Best have outdoor rugs if leave near the beach or if you are travelling in an RV. You will not believe how much time and effort cleaning outdoor rugs can save you.

how to choose rugs

Rugs vary widely. You have an option if you want something for decorative purpose or mainly or keeping them are clean. You also have the option to have a rug where your pet can lounge, or where your baby can crawl. Your options are extensive when it comes to material, size, functionality and design.

Here are a few tips to help you select the best one for your home.

Pick a material

What kind of material do you want for your rug? Cotton rugs are soft but not as durable as polypropylene rugs. Most outdoor rugs are made of polypropylene because of its durability and ability to withstand extreme weather conditions. Polypropylene rugs are also mildew-resistant. However, polypropylene rugs are usually chemically treated, so it may be unsafe for pets and babies.

Decide where you will be placing it

A rug can be the perfect accessory for your home; you just have to figure out where it will be best to place it. You can opt to position it in your patio, your porch, gazebos or simply by your doorstep. You can also have the rugs be placed indoors, like the kitchen or outside the bathroom.

Choose between plain or printed

Determine if you want to go for a printed rug or just a simple, plain one. Keep in mind that printed rugs can mask stains better.

Picking a rug can be quite a chore but it is fun! You do not have to spend too much on it, just check out all your options and you will surely see which will best address your needs.