How do I choose an outdoor rug?

How do I choose an outdoor rug?

Choosing an outdoor rug is not a simple matter. If you want it to have a real impact on the environment in which it fits, you must take the time to carefully consider your selection. That's why we've put together this guide to choosing outdoor rugs.

1. What is the right size of carpet for your outdoor?

In reality, the size of an outdoor rug depends on where you are going to place it. If it's spacious enough, you'll have more options: either one large mat or several medium-sized mats. In any case, in our collection, you will have the choice between several types of rugs according to their size.

Did you know that the rule was that the surface area of a carpet should not exceed a quarter of the room where it will be installed? It is also valid for outdoor use. Indeed, a carpet that is too big will only shrink the room, and this is obviously not the desired effect!

The fact that this rule exists does not mean that you have to comply with it at all costs. In some cases, it is not possible. For example, you will need a large carpet to hide some imperfections such as a damaged floor. The choice of an outdoor rug is then made according to your objectives.

2. What are the colours of the rugs that match your exterior?

The colours and patterns of a carpet are the strength of the decoration of an exterior. For example, if your terrace is already over-decorated, the carpet will have to act as a softener for the whole. On the other hand, for a more neutral exterior, it is advisable to choose an attractive carpet (the one that will allow you to create a whole universe, to establish a new style). And you know that colours and patterns have a significant impact on the atmosphere you want to create (we'll come back to this later).

Our collection is very diverse; you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to the colour of outdoor carpets. But among our outdoor carpets, we particularly highlight Terraza. With a blue and grey tone mixed with white, this carpet is suitable for all kinds of decorations. No matter what the outdoor furniture is in the surrounding area, there is no problem at all. What is really important is to harmonize the colours and patterns of the carpet with the surroundings.

3. What atmosphere do you want to create with your outdoor carpets?

We'll get straight to the point: if you opt for our Terraza outdoor carpets, for example, you'll immediately get an ethnic and Scandinavian feel to your outdoor! On the other hand, our Stella outdoor carpets are perfect for those who are looking for a vintage look. Their sleek and elegant effects have something to do with it.

4. Where are you going to put your outdoor rug?

An outdoor rug is a big word. Before you buy one, you need to define the exterior in question. Will the carpet be installed on a terrace, next to a swimming pool or elsewhere? We recommend our Terraza, Piazza and Stella collections if the carpet is intended for a terrace or poolside.

What if in some cases, users want their carpet to be suitable for indoor use at the same time? That shouldn't be a problem; we have the solution for you! Our carpets are also installed in indoor environments and are easy to maintain.

Then, if the carpets are placed in a relaxation area, a soft outdoor carpet with warm tones can do the trick. Carpets in transit areas are a completely different story. Because they will be frequently walked on, these rugs need to be strong and durable. Finally, for a spot in a dining area, a stain-resistant carpet would be welcome! For these last criteria, you should focus on the materials with which the mats are designed.

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5. What materials are the best outdoor carpets made of?

There is a whole range of outdoor carpets depending on the materials they are made of. Each of them has its advantages and disadvantages. Let's take polypropylene and polyamide as an example. They are very resistant; their colours do not fade easily. Their maintenance is also as simple as possible: all you need is soapy water.

On the other hand, there are PVC and vinyl outdoor carpets. They stand out particularly from other materials because of their anti-slip properties. Thanks to this material, you can also choose between several colours. Let's not forget the natural materials. Although they are less resistant to water, they have no problem with UV and humidity.

However, we recommend recycled PET. For those of you who are not familiar with it, these are plastic bottles that have been processed into yarn. In common parlance, the term "polye" is often used.

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