We are thrilled to introduce our newest Design Consultant at NW Rugs (Wilsonville), Michele Iverson. Michele has over 15 years experience in Interior Design and holds degrees in Interior Design (Marylhurt University) and Art History (University of Colorado). She is also a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (NAHB) and is a Charter Member and Board Secretary of Interior Design Society, Portland Chapter.
Outdoor rugs are a great choice when needing something more durable for high traffic areas, sun rooms, or the outdoors! People are creating wonderful outdoor retreats that feel like an extension of their home. To make a relaxing space feel like it belong outside it is all about the details, starting with the perfect indoor/outdoor rug.
Woven outdoor rugs can enhance your space by adding fun patterns and colors. By adding an outdoor rug you will create a soft contrast against your patio or deck, which will help create a visually more inviting area.
It is well known that outdoor rugs have many functional aspects as well. There are many types of materials to consider. You have natural fiber rugs made with bamboo, jute, sisal, and hemp. There are also more man-made durable rugs such as Duracord, nylon, polyester, and polypropylene blends.
Here’s are some great tips from HandyMan Matter on what to look for in outdoor rugs:
- Some are more durable than others, but you can expect to replace an outdoor rug every couple of years if you leave it exposed to the elements year round. They will last longer if you put them in a covered area.
- Sometimes a good shake and spot clean is all an outdoor rug needs. You can also vacuum it. But for a good cleaning, hang it up, hose it off, and let it dry completely before putting it back.
- When buying, look for a label that says 100 percent polypropylene. The tag should also say that the rug is UV-stabilized to resist fading, mold and mildew.
- They can create traction in high slip areas, absorb excessive noise that bounces off the hard surfaces of patios and decks and they certainly are more comfortable to walk on barefoot.
Visit any NW Rugs Showroom in Portland, Agoura Hills or Las Vegas to view our Indoor/Outdoor Rug selection. Also see our Tanasbourne designer Lisa Galligan’s recommendations “Tips for Choosing the Right Outdoor Rug.”