Indoor outdoor rugs are very durable, stain resistant, fade resistant and can instantly transform an outdoor space. As the name indicates these rugs also can be used outdoors as well as indoors in a high-traffic area such as a mud room, entranceway or playroom. Indoor outdoor rugs have evolved since the green grass look. The quality has significantly improved and there is now a wide array of colors and patterns to choose from.
Most indoor-outdoor rug styles are used on concrete or wood decks, but they are suitable for most surfaces. You may choose to glue your indoor-outdoor rug directly to cement, decking or flooring.
One of the best benefits of having indoor-outdoor rugs is their ease of cleaning. You should regularly vacuum or sweep your indoor outdoor rug to extend the life of the rug by preventing soil buildup. Wipe up spills immediately. Most can be cleaned with water and mild soap, but it is always wise to consult a professional rug cleaner for any questions.
For indoor outdoor rugs that don’t require professional cleaning, you can clean with a hose on both sides. Use a mild soap for more soiled rugs. It's best to rinse the rug on a sloped surface, like your driveway, to allow the water to drain away from the rug. Hang over a railing or chair to dry.