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Create An Inspired Setting With A Voke Outdoor Rug

Add definition to your outdoor space with a beautiful outdoor rug. It’s a sure way to bring colour, texture and character to an outdoor entertainment area. Here we present the latest collections from Voke Rugs, with inspiration for your own dreamy outdoor space.

Why you need an outdoor rug…

If you’re looking to create a softer, cosier atmosphere outdoors, an outdoor rug is a great way to meet your needs. Outdoor rugs are made to withstand the elements, and will certainly bring a hint of colour, pattern and definition to any patio, deck or outdoor dining space.

Voke Rugs offers a variety of Inside Out options which are perfect for South Africa’s indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Whether you’re looking to add flair to your outdoor space, or for a child-friendly rug that stands up to the toddler test, these Polypropylene flatwoven carpets are the obvious choice.

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Choose among a beautiful array of colours and patterns to create a personalised and striking outdoor space. All items in Voke’s Outdoor section are for indoor/outdoor use – However, our African climate and conditions are harsh, so lifespan will depend on the weather exposure.

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How can you best look after your outdoor rug?

Rug Rotation

As a general rule, rugs of all materials and constructions should be rotated every 3-6 months to balance colour and evenly distribute regular foot traffic across the full surface area.

Sprouts

Loose fibers, or sprouts, are a normal part of the breaking process of handmade rugs. To remove sprouts, use a small pair of scissors to snip them off even with the pile. Do not pull the fibre out, as this can cause a deterioration of the backing.

Lift, Don’t Drag

Woven rugs need a little extra love and care. To avoid ‘pull’s, take care when moving furniture over the rugs to avoid ‘pulls’ and lifts in the weave.

Soften the Blow

Protect your rug from sharp edges that puncture the rug surface by placing soft pads beneath the legs of table and chairs.

Anti-Slip Support

The use of an anti-slip mat beneath your rug will prevent it from moving around – less shifts, pulls and tugs will prolong its lifetime.

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Colour

No two rugs are the same. Slight colour variations are common for handmade rugs, as dye lots may change over a period of time.

Odor

Odors are caused by dyes, yarns and shipping for long distances in sealed wrap. Most odors dissipate within a week once the rug is removed from the shipping wrap.

Shedding

All wool rugs will shed. Shedding will subside over time, depending on traffic and wear. It typically takes 20-25 vacuums, at a minimum, to curtail shedding. Some will shed for the lifetime of the rug – this is the nature of the fibre.

Fading

If exposed to sunlight, rug colours typically fade over time, even if they are fade resistant. The African UV is particularly harsh and so we cannot determine the time
period before fading occurs.

Creases

If your rug has been rolled or folded for shipping, it may include creases. Creases should disappear within a week or two when the rug is laid out flat. Reverse rolling the rug overnight will help.

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How to Clean Your Indoor-Outdoor Rug:

• With a dry cotton towel or white paper towel, blot out stain as much as possible.
• Scrape off any food or debris with a dull instrument.
• Mix a very small amount of dish soap with a cup of cold water. With a clean sponge and soap mix, remove remainder of the stain. Allow the area to dry.
• For all-over cleaning, spray with a mixture of handwash soap and water and rinse with clean water in a bucket. Make sure you remove all soap as this can create a
mark.

Shop an exciting range of rugs from Voke Rugs.


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