When we’re decorating our indoor spaces floor covering is a major consideration – what the floor looks like can make or break the style of the room. For indoors, we have the luxury of choosing from a wide range of rug materials, either natural or synthetic. However, there are few materials that are robust enough to withstand the fury of Mama Nature and her brood (air, water, earth and fire). Have you ever experienced rushing to rescue a woollen indoor rug that’s been left out on the balcony during the winter?
MAN MADE MATERIALS ROCK
Rugs made from synthetic materials are truly versatile. They are tough enough to stand up to the sun and water when used on the patio or beside the pool – so say goodbye to worn out mats and unfashionable Astroturf rugs. Now you can bring the wow factor to your outdoor spaces in real style.
Polypropylene rugs are water resistant and can be washed with your usual household detergent! That’s why these products make the perfect choice when it comes to usability in wet areas. Plastics are inorganic materials that will resist mildew and fungi, which means they can be used both in and outdoors. These eco friendly products are made from recycled plastic bottles – a huge step forward in protecting your floors while protecting the environment that we live in.
STYLE THAT LASTS
Our new generation of fabulous rugs have been designed to give you the best of both worlds – they’re chic enough to make a bold fashion statement indoors and durable enough to
stand the test of time if used outdoors. A wide range of sizes ensures that our rugs will be suitable for every home, however large or small.
Despite the harsh weather we sometimes have in the UK, interior designers and homemakers alike have recently been concentrating on using our outdoor spaces as extra living space. This means that al fresco décor is the name of the game at the moment. A good friend of mine who is a real trendsetter has a fabulous striped rug in the barbecue area of her garden.
Admittedly, I’m just as impressed with her sense of style as I am with her culinary skills. When I asked her whether an outdoor rug is a sensible option, she pointed out that it’s made from polypropylene which is a non-absorbent plastic material that’s naturally stain resistant. She went on to say “I’ve had it for nearly a year now and have been throwing it around the place wherever it’s convenient – it’s totally fade-proof, washable and really hard-wearing.” The rug looks practically new, despite being used in several parts of the garden, depending on her mood.
TAKING IT AWAY
These tough polypropylene rugs are great to use on the go too – as picnic mats or beach mats. The tight weave of the mats don’t let the sand get through and are much better than a towel for sunbathing on (and they don’t get wet or wriggle underneath you as a towel does).
These rugs are made with hollow filaments, making them very light to carry when you’re out and about. They roll up easily to fit in the boot of the car (or on top of your beach bag) and retain their shape when you unroll them again.
Green Decore rugs represent great value for money, whether used indoors or out. They are virtually indestructible, meaning they’ll stand the test of time and last for years to come.