Rugs add a special boost of interior design prowess to every room and area of your house—indoors and outdoors. As you search for the perfect area rug for each room of your home, you may wonder why it matters whether a rug is an outdoor area rug. It matters less if you bring an outdoor area rug inside, but knowing the difference between indoor and outdoor area rugs can save you from accidentally ruining an indoor area rug that wasn’t made for the great outdoors.
The Hardiness of Outdoor Area Rugs
Mother Nature is unpredictable and can throw all sorts of weather at your home that would damage an average indoor rug. Outdoor area rugs can handle the harshness of rain, snow, and sun because of the materials from which they’re made. The woven materials of an outdoor rug may look and feel like those of any other rug, but the careful craftsmanship of these rugs prepare them for the inclement weather outside.
No matter the weather, your patio will remain looking as stylish as ever for as long as you take care of the rug. The same materials that protect the rug’s design and color also make it easier to clean. Since it’s so easy to scrub, an outdoor area rug is perfect to customize and use as a runner in the entryway of your home in case of muddy feet or paws. Because of the practicality of an outdoor rug, most designs are simple and able to fit into any patio or entryway’s design during any season.
Indoor Area Rugs Are for Style and Comfort
Inside the home, comfort reigns supreme. You want your rug to feel comfortable on your feet and serve as a safe area for children to play on. Interior area rugs are best when they can act as talking points that amaze guests and enhance the overall design of your home. Because they must look beautiful, indoor area rugs often sacrifice the outdoor hardiness for comfort and design. Most are still resistant to the daily hazards of life at home, but they won’t experience a thunderstorm or mud firsthand. Luxury area rugs crafted from high-end materials exude elegance and class; they aren’t created to sit outside in the rain.
See the difference between indoor and outdoor area rugs for yourself by purchasing one of each to boost your home’s design. At Koeckritz Rugs, all our rugs have the quality and durability to fit the needs of any household or patio.