Benefits of outdoor rugs

benefits of outdoor rugs

Outdoor rugs are a brilliant choice for families who want to extend their living space and make the most of their outdoor environment. Australian families love getting outside, to relax, play and work. Even if your home is small, you can create an outdoor space that is warm, comfortable and inviting. You do not need an elaborate outdoor setting to get outdoors, but you can make some simple choices like adding outdoor rugs, to make the experience perfect for you.

Designed for outdoor conditions

Outdoor rugs are different to standard rugs which have been made for indoor conditions only. Outdoor rugs are highly durable and will not become damaged by outdoor conditions. They are more resistant to stains from dirt and mud, and they will not become soggy when exposed to rain. Outdoor rugs are designed to be resilient against mildew and mould, so you can use them in your outdoor areas with complete confidence.

Darker colours for stain prevention

Outdoor rugs are usually made in darker colours, such as greys, blacks and navy blues. This is perfect for the outdoors, where there is more dirt and mud. You will be able to use outdoor rugs in a dirtier environment, without worrying about coating them with stains. The darker colours will hide little bits of dirt and grime, so your rug will continue to look fresh and new, even after it has been left in the outdoors for a while.

Outdoor rugs provide warmth and comfort

Getting outside does not need to be an uncomfortable experience. Even if you only have a cold cement slab to place your outdoor setting on, you can create a warm and comfortable environment with the use of outdoor rugs. Your rug will provide insulation from the cold ground so you can sit or lie around with warmth, even during the colder months. You will feel softness against your skin which will help you transform your space into a comfortable outdoor retreat.

Aesthetically pleasing

Outdoor rugs look great! They will cover up flooring that is dirty or old and add texture into your living space. They will add decoration and create the feeling of sophistication and class. When you choose outdoor rugs for your home, you will show that you care about the place that you live in and that you want it to look the best that it possibly can.

Perfect for children

If you have children in your family, you will be supporting their development and learning when you create an outdoor space that is welcoming for them. Avoid placing babies or young children on the cold or dirty ground. Allow them to play in a place that is comfortable and warm, that stimulates their senses, and that provides them with feelings of protection and belonging.

Children love to live on the floor. This is where they play! Provide them with their own outdoor space, where they can enjoy the benefits of being outdoors in nature, while also continuing to provide them with protection and comfort.

Protection of flooring

If you have great quality outdoor flooring, you may want to protect this in the best way possible. Decks and tiles can easily become worn out when people walk over them, when outdoor furniture knocks against them and when they are exposed to the elements of wind and rain. Outdoor rugs are great for protecting flooring from damage, one of the many benefits of adding outdoor rugs into your home.


Rug Size Guide

This Rug Size Guide summary is developed by RugSpot to help you choose the right rug.

How Do I choose the right Size?

The size of the rug will depend on the room and the way you’d like to set it.

Living Room – Consider the rug in relation to the furniture around it as it will affect what parts of the rug you will be able see. There are three to fit a rug in a room.

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Dining Room – For dining room you’d want to have the rug that covers the table and the chairs.  The rug needs to be big enough so that the chairs are pulled in and out on the rug. To do this you need to measure the length and width of the table.

Next pull out a chair as if you are going to sit on it and measure the distance between the back of the chair and the table.  Double up this distance and add it to both length and width of the table to get an approximate size for the rug you’ll need.


Dining Table –  Length 2.00 Meter, Width 1.0 Meter

Chair and the distance allowed for sitting on it, say 0.75 Meter

 Approx Rug –    Length 2.00+2 x0.75 = 3.50 Meters, Width 1.0+0.75×2 = 2.50 Metres

 Tip: If your rug is too narrow or too short, chairs legs will fall off the rug and you’ll have difficulty pushing the chair back towards the table. Repeating this may also scratch your floor.

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Bedroom – There are three room setting

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Below are the approximate rug sizes and with potential room settings.

Dimensions (Cm)     Size                     Suitable Area

120 x 170 Cm                   Small                   Coffee table, children room, Entry area

160 x 230                          Medium             2-3 Seater Sofa

200 x 290                         Large                   3 Seater Sofa, or 4-6 seater dining table

240×330                           X Large               2 x 3 Seater Sofa or 8 seater dining table

380×390                           XX Large           Large Rooms, 10-12 seater dining table

80 x 300                           Short Runner   Short Hallway

80x 400                            Med. Runner    Medium Hallway

80x by Meter                   Long Runner    Very long Hallway See Runners Guide