Carpets & Rugs for Outdoor Living

The outdoor living trend is booming. From outdoor dining and entertaining to home offices, more people are also looking to extend internal living areas across outdoor spaces. And because of this there is growing interest for carpets and rugs for outdoor living. And the great news is that more and more carpet and flooring manufacturers are introducing suitable options which can withstand outdoor environments. Find out more…

The outdoor living trend

It’s fair to say that lockdowns are a big reason for the outdoor living trend. A time when we were stuck at home and forced to think of the best ways to make the most from the space we have in our homes. That’s when people started to invest in their gardens, using them as an extension of the inside of their properties, to enjoy being outside, the warmer weather, a change of scenery. Gardens are more like sanctuaries, a private space for relaxing, entertaining, working out or even working from home. And creating the perfect garden space is big business these days with homeowners investing in pergolas, heaters, lighting, garden furniture and a variety of outdoor cooking appliances from pizza ovens to barbecues. Even garden rooms and home offices!  

Styling your outdoor space

Designing these outdoor spaces so they look as a good as interiors within the home is important too. And that’s where carpets and rugs for outdoor living come in. They offer a hardwearing, weatherproof option for bringing colour, texture and design to the floor of your outdoor space. From large rugs with your choice of border to colour match garden furniture accessories, to full width carpets. You can even cleverly carry carpets through from the indoors to the outdoors, for a seamless look, if you use the right kind of carpet.
And that’s what we offer here at Flooring 4 You: a great selection of carpets and rugs which are robust enough to be used outdoors as much as inside the home.

Riviera TufStrand®

Recognising the trend in outdoor living, Riviera Home launched two new range of carpets this year which can be used in indoor and outdoor settings. As a leading carpet manufacturer, Riviera specialise in fine-quality, handwoven carpets and their new collections made from 100% TufStrand™ polypropylene yarns have all the same qualities and aesthetic detail as the wool carpets they are renowned for. The difference is, these are ideal for your outside patio, terrace or decking, or for your garden room or home office, offering as much function as they do form. TufStrand is designed to withstand all weathers – it is stain-resistant and bleach cleanable as well as being soft enough for a touch of comfort.
The two collections made from the durable premium fibre TufStrand® have been given a stylish, Italian-inspired look. The first, Livorno, comes in two distinctive designs in elegant duo-tone colours. There’s a textured basketweave option as well as a flatwoven narrow chevron, both available in two fashionable neutral shades.
Rivera TufStrand Livorno basketweave in colour 231 Cream is available from Flooring 4 You Ltd  Riviera TufStrand Livorno Chevron in colour 234 Coffee seen here, is available from Flooring 4 You Ltd in Knutsford Cheshire

On the left is Livorno (Basket Weave) in colour 231 Cream and on the right is Livorno (Chevron) colour 234 Coffee.

The second collection is Medina, which once again offers textured basketweave and flatwoven narrow herringbone designs, but this time in three multi-tonal colour combinations. So, there is a lovely eye-catching depth to the carpet, which not only looks sensational but is good for concealing any dirt or spills that you might not have got round to cleaning.
Riviera TufStrand Basketweave colour 225 Nutmeg is available from Flooring 4 You Ltd in Cheshire  Riviera TufStrand Medina Chevron in colour 224 Fossil seen here is available from Flooring 4 You Ltd in Cheshire

On the left is Medina (Basket Weave) in colour 225 Nutmeg and on the right is Medina (Chevron) in colour 224 Fossil.
You can find samples of Riviera Home TufStrand at our Knutsford showroom. And it’s from here we can help you have a rug made to suit your outdoor space, or to arrange a home visit for a quotation for full width carpet.

Unnatural Flooring

One of the leading names and original manufacturers of look-a-like sisal floorcoverings, Unnatural Flooring have the biggest selection of styles to choose from when it comes to outdoor carpets and rugs. Their Vermont, New England, and original Unnatural Flooring collections are the ones to focus on for outdoor suitability.
Make an outdoor rug using Unnatural Flooring products like the one seen here, with Flooring 4 You Ltd in Knutsford Cheshire
Unnatural Flooring have been making floorcoverings for outdoor use for several years now. Why not have a rug made to measure to sit beneath your garden furniture on your garden patio, balcony or terrace?

The Unnatural Vermont collection is made from tough man-made fibres which are weather resistant and suitable for outdoor use. And there’s a great choice of designs to choose from, across colours and modern weaves. From chevron to boucle, metallic shades to darker tones, the designs in the Vermont collection will definitely take your outside space to another level. You can have Vermont installed as a full width carpet, and it’s perfect for making into an area rug too.
Showing the Vermont Addison carpet from Unnatural Flooring which is suitable for the outdoors and available from Flooring 4 You Ltd in Cheshire  The Vermont Montpellier floorcovering from Unnatural Flooring seen here, is suitable for use outdoors and is available from Flooring 4 You Ltd in Cheshire

Seen here on the left is Vermont Addison, and on the right is Vermont Montpellier.

The New England collection is one of our best-selling carpets from Unnatural Flooring. It looks like a natural sisal but brings all the durability and practicality of a manmade fibre, and it is suitable for outdoor use. Across the many styles and designs in New England including Basket Weave, Classic Boucle and Herringbone, a lot of effort has been made to deliver the authentic irregularities you’d find in a natural sisal floorcovering. Whether you choose New England as a rug or full width carpet, you can rest assured it is strong, water resistant, and easy to wet clean. If you’re after a modern bespoke rug to dress up your patio or garden room, make sure to check the New England collection.
The New England Woodstock look-a-like sisal carpet from Unnatural Flooring is suitable for outdoor use and is available from Flooring 4 You Ltd in Cheshire

Seen here fitted by us inside a property in Didbsury, this is the New England Woodstock look-a-like sisal. This can also be installed outside or made into a rug for use outdoors, with your own choice of rug border.

If a little more colour is what you’re looking for with your outside rugs and carpets, then the original Unnatural Flooring collection has more options for you. You can expect some green, blue and bronze tones within this collection, as well as 9 metallic shades. And like the other collections we’ve mentioned, it delivers on the practicality and durability of a woven vinyl being strong, UV stable and waterproof, while being easy to wet clean. Coming in a 2m width, you can have rugs made from Unnatural Flooring for outdoor use – it’s even perfect for stair runners.
Unnatural Flooring Fossil in the Metallics Collection - outdoor floorcoverings available from Flooring 4 You Ltd in Cheshire  A splash of colour with your outdoor rugs or carpet with Sorrel from Unnatural Flooring, available from Flooring 4 You Ltd in Cheshire

To the left is the Unnatural Flooring Fossil floorcovering in the Metallics range and on the right is Sorrel, a woven vinyl flooring with an attractive light green tone, perfect for adding vibrancy to an outdoor space.

Fibre Flooring

Another company whose carpets and rugs we’ve been selling for many years, is fibre flooring. They are renowned for their wool carpets and sustainable floorcoverings made from natural plant fibres. But they too have branched into an offering for outdoor spaces in recent years with their Sisal-Look Easycare carpets and rugs.
Made from 100% polypropylene, the Easycare floorcoverings are tough, durable, easy to clean and come with a stain resistant covering. Aesthetically, Easycare carpets look like an on -trend, natural fibre product. There are two designs to choose from: Sisal-Look Easycare Chevron and Sisal-Look Easycare Boucle. In each of these there’s a choice of five modern colourways, some offering a blend of tones for that authentic sisal look. You can have the Sisal-Look Easycare carpets laid to full width or made into a rug or runner.

Sisal-Look Easycare Chevron Portland from Fibre Flooring is suitable for outdoor use and is available from Flooring 4 You Ltd in Knutsford, Cheshire  Sisal-Look Easycare Boucle Purbeck from Fibre Flooring can be made into a rug for outdoor use and is available from Flooring 4 You Ltd in Cheshire

And it’s not just outside where these sisal effect carpets and rugs will look and perform well. These weatherproof, waterproof carpets make a great choice for bathrooms, kitchens and other high humidity environments. Many of them are also suitable for use with underfloor heating.
To find out more, make sure to visit our flooring and carpet showroom in Knutsford where our flooring professionals can show you all the options for outdoor rugs and carpets. You can find us in Knutsford here.