An outdoor rug is the glue that holds your patio set together. It can provide a smooth transition from one area of your backyard to another. It keeps little feet from burning up on the hot days, and it is much more lovely looking than concrete. It does all of this day in and day out without so much as a peep and how do you repay it? By walking all over it and maybe cleaning it every leap day? Today’s Patio Treasure Garden rugs are made of UV stabilized polypropylene, which means they are extremely durable and are resistant to fading. So you don’t have to worry about damaging them with the vacuum’s beater bar (the thing that spins around dislodging dirt, and yes beater bar is the technical term). If your rug happens to have fringe you need to avoid vacuuming it unless you use a hard-floor attachment. The fringe will quickly wrap around the bar and there’s a good chance you will tear it from the rug and or break your vacuum. Once you have vacuumed the top of the rug flip it over and get the underside. The dirt that has been grounded into the rug from countless traffic is easier to get from the underside. While outdoor rugs love to be vacuumed they hate being beat with objects. Hanging a rug from a clothesline and hitting it with the broom can be a fun stress relieving exercise but it really isn’t that effective or efficient. It can also dramatically shorten the life of the rug by loosening the threads and damaging the structural integrity. Remember your rug is not a solid piece of material it is made of many fibers woven together. If for any reason a thread gets loose don’t let curiosity get the best of you and start pulling. Get some scissors and cut it as close to the surface as you can.Loaded with important information about the different types of patio furniture materials and styles as well as great style tips from our team of designers, you’ll find everything you’ll need to help you create your own backyard escape. As an added bonus, we’ve also included a useful checklist that you can complete and take with you when you go shopping for patio furniture.