Deck rugs, yes or no?

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Deck rugs, yes or no?
Fri, 05-23-2014 - 3:40pm

My back deck is really worn; it needs to be replaced within the next year or two. In the meanwhile, what do you think about putting down one of those outdoor area rugs? I've never used one before, in any capacity, so I'm unsure if it would work the way I am wanting it too. Are you supposed to just use it for under the table or can I have it with a bigger area?


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Fri, 05-23-2014 - 8:38pm

I had one for 2 years, just to dress up a plain concrete patio.  Never again.  The problem with a rug outside is that they get very dirty, and you cannot just use a broom, leaf blower or hose on them, like you would any other kind of deck or patio.  Even if it one of those advertised "hose to clean" that REALLY means you must take all the furniture off it, haul it out on the lawn, hose it off, and then leave it out to dry.  Otherwise, you will have puddles UNDER it.  It will smell.  Eat over it, don't clean it throughly or QUICKLY,  and it will attract ants and mice.  You also need to pick it up and bring it in as SOON as the weather cools and people are not sitting at it continuously, because that is when the vermin come.  The dam mice ate about six inches off the back hem of mine.  After all the work and aggravation, it ended in the trash.

Also, be aware that if you have people over, and someone trips over it, or slips on it, especially if it is "concealing a hazard",  they can sue you if they are injured. 

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Registered: 06-21-2014
Sat, 06-21-2014 - 5:37am
Deck rugs, really an awesome idea!
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Registered: 11-18-2014
Thu, 11-20-2014 - 12:12am

Its really a great idea to put the area rugs on to the deck.. This will give it an ammazing look..

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