Complete al fresco dining with a waterproof outdoor rug

Complete al fresco dining with a waterproof outdoor rug

Is it just us, or does food always taste better when you enjoy it al fresco? Even here in the UK, there’s something special about gathering the family for a lazy lunch or an evening barbeque in your own back garden.

If you’re eating most of your meals in your outside space this summer, adding one of our outdoor rugs can be the perfect finishing touch to your garden. We have a selection of gorgeous waterproof rugs that look fantastic and stand up to the elements all year round.

We know that many of you place one under your garden table to provide a little extra comfort, or why not add it to your summerhouse for a cosy look? Our rugs are carefully designed to be left outdoors, so you won’t have to pack it away when you’re not in your garden.


What to look for

Now, when it comes to buying your outdoor rugs, there’s a little more to it than simply choosing the one that catches your eye. Have a think about where you’re planning to put your rug and the overall look you want to achieve. Do you want your rug to blend into the background, or do you want it to act as part of your garden décor?

There’s also the level of durability to consider. We offer waterproof outdoor rugs in a range of natural-looking finishes, including wool, sisal and seagrass. Every finish is hard-wearing, so it’s just a question of choosing the design, size and colour that works for you.


Our favourite outdoor rugs

Amarillo rug from unnatural flooring

Amarillo Rug

Let’s start with the Amarillo rug from our popular New England range. This one’s cleverly designed to look just like sisal, while enjoying all the benefits of a hard-wearing man-made alternative. More and more people are completing their balcony, terrace or patio with a large outdoor rug, and the Amarillo is a great one to start with.

Once you’ve picked your design, you can choose from Linen, Bark, Charcoal, Grey, Lichen or Black binding to make sure your rug looks just right in your outside space. We can just picture the Amarillo under your bare feet while you serve up your family’s favourite feast.

If you go for the Amarillo rug in a lighter colour, there’s no need to worry. Our rugs are made from durable man-made fibres that don’t stain and are easy to clean.


bay blue outdoor rug

Bay Rug

You’ve got to love a blue focal point on a terrace or in the summerhouse. The deep blue of our Bay rug makes it perfect for those of you who love a nautical theme in your outside space. Ideal for brightening up a smaller space such as a balcony, the design on this beautiful blue outdoor rug features a narrow stripe set off with black stitching.

If you’re lucky enough to be dining al fresco on your boat this summer, this rug will look beautiful beside the dining table while you serve up a meal. Invite your guests to leave their shoes on the rug so you can get comfy and enjoy a leisurely meal at sea. There’s good news for water babies, this rug is made from Polypropylene, so it’s resistant to salt water and chlorine.


granite outdoor rug from unnatural flooring

Granite rug

If you want to keep your garden looking simple, why not go for a grey outdoor rug? The binding on the Granite rug is available in a range of shades, so you can work out how light or dark you feel like going. Rugs are a great way to add another layer to a busy corner of your outside space, and if you’re going to be holding barbeques or serving drinks, they also help to protect your patio or decking.

The Granite rug has a natural-looking woven vinyl, so you’ll enjoy the benefit of long-lasting wear with a rug that will look the part for years to come. We can plan al fresco meals ahead but we  all know we can’t control the weather here in the UK! Your waterproof rug will help to prevent slips and trips on slippery surfaces if you have a shower during your outdoor meal.


Savannah Rug

Savannah Rug

Who says plastic outdoor rugs can’t look elegant? The Savannah rug combines serious durability with a natural appearance that will look great in your outside dining spot. Place this hardy rug on your patio or outside your back door to add a homely touch to your garden. It makes a great place for the kids to take off grubby shoes before heading back into the house and will help you to feel as comfortable in the garden as you do inside your home.

This super hardy rug is slip resistant, so it’ll prevent trips and falls as the family rush outside for their next al fresco feast. The Savannah rug is available in a range of sizes, so there’s an option to fit every outside space.


Why choose an outdoor rug

We all love a welcoming rug in the home, so why shouldn’t we bring out outside spaces to life with outdoor rugs? Our rugs look and feel as though they’re made from natural materials yet benefit from using man-made fabrics for high durability. Every one of our plastic outdoor rugs is easy to clean and resistant to water. Add one to your outside space and we’re sure you’ll wonder how you went so long without one.

Click here to shop our full range outside rugs.

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