Beautiful round outdoor rugs or even rectangular outdoor rugs are one of the most incredible ways to bring color and a little interior comfort to your porch, patio, or deck.
FrontGate Outdoor Rugs are available in a variety of patterns and thicknesses, so they may not only look great but also protect your feet away from a scorching wood floor or rough pavement.
It's not enough to just protect your outdoor furniture from the elements - it needs somecare and maintenance as well.
But for now, sit back and read up on our guide towards cleaning your FrontGate Outdoor Rugs.
The Importance of Cleaning Your FrontGate Outdoor Rugs
Dirty carpets typically stink and are unpleasant to look at. Round outdoor rugs or rectangular outdoor rugs can collect a lot of dust, pollen, mud, food stains, and grime.
Season after season, a little cleaning keeps them looking new, fresh, and inviting.
Different rug makers have different instructions for cleaning, but synthetic polypropylene FrontGate Outdoor Rugs are the easiest to clean. They dry quickly and resist mildew and mold better than natural fiber carpets.
Chemical cleaners may cause harm to the rug fibers or discoloration. Many people are switching to natural cleaning methods because they don't have the same environmental consequences as chemicals, such as wasted toxins and fertilizers.
Steps on How to Clean Outdoor Rugs
Start by cleaning up the dry surface.
Begin by removing the outdoor furniture's coverings, cushions, and pillows. Failing to remove any loose material can cause damage to your furniture.
It is highly recommended that you use a leaf blower, soft-bristled brush, or even just your hands for this task, and be careful not too harsh on the surface as it will scratch easily if pushed in by rough touches!
Next, evaluate the structure and materials of your furniture to decide the best technique for conducting a more thorough wet cleaning, if required. This ensures that you will not potentially damage the surface by using a hazardous chemical or cleaning agent incompatible with the material.
Move forward to more extensive cleaning.
Water is the safest thing to use on any outdoor furniture, so begin with an essential rinse using a garden hose set to a mid-level – not high power jet -setting. This will loosen and remove any dust or debris that has remained after drying your surface clean.
Fill a bucket halfway with warm water and add 14 cups of mild, odorless liquid dish soap. Scrub away any residual debris by gently sponging or brushing it off before washing as required but avoiding excessive pressure that may result in permanent damage; let this soapy solution sit on caked-on dirt for a few minutes to help remove it completely.
Rinse the soapy water from the furniture before it dries to avoid water stains, grime, and soapy residue. One of the best times to perform this task is when there's a low sun or overcast sky - especially early in the daytime, just before nightfall. The intense heat from the sun will help prevent drying out our soap and rinse everything clean.
Allow the furniture to fully dry before deciding whether or not to give it a further cleaning.
Now, focus on deeper cleaning. Determine the material of your outdoor furniture before doing a thorough cleaning. If you have any questions about the materials, visit the product website.
Always safeguard your furniture.
You do not need to maintain your FrontGate Outdoor Rugs after washing it since each item is made of materials intended to endure for many years.
The benefits of keeping a piece of furniture in good condition are many, but one way to increase its lifespan is through regular treatment. Teak may be preserved with oils like tung or linseed that preserve the natural wood color while not affecting strength or durability- as long as you use this technique often enough for it not to show signs over time.
When not in use for a prolonged length of time, the best approach to extend the life of your outdoor furniture is to keep it out of the weather.
Outdoor Furniture Covers specifically designed to suit our furniture lines are available, as are Universal Outdoor Furniture Covers that cover a wide range of outdoor furniture.
Cleaning Outdoor Furniture With Different Materials
All of Frontgate's teak outdoor furniture is made from high-quality, long-lasting teak hardwood. Please keep in mind that if teak is not treated, it will acquire a silvery gray patina.
This does not imply that your teak is filthy, and thorough cleaning will not eliminate the look. Using a yard hose, spray water on your teak furniture.
A gentle, diluted cleaning solution is best for your first try at getting the stains out of their original color and texture.
If that fails – or if you want to make sure no permanent damage has been done- then use a higher concentration of bleach.
Cleaning Solution for Teak:
1 cup bleach, chlorine
1 cup liquid laundry detergent
1 gallon of hot water
To make your teak furniture look new again, apply a cleaning solution with soft plastic bristles. This will avoid potentially damaging the surface of this natural wood and keep you from getting any stains on yourself or your clothes while doing work around it.
Allow 5-10 minutes for staining jobs in which more than one side needs attention before removing excess liquid by wiping lightly over each section individually after 30 seconds have passed; this method should also be used when trying to remove stubborn messes such as red wine spills.
Rinse it well with clean water (such as spraying it with low or medium pressure).
Lightly sand the damaged areas with fine-grit sandpaper to remove any residual stains.
Frontgate's aluminum outdoor furniture is made of high-quality powder-coated metal, so it will not oxidize and require a thorough cleaning. If there are scuff marks, use a soft cloth and a gentle cleaning solution to remove them.
When finished, rinse thoroughly with clean water so as not to leave any residue on the surface. Wait for it to dry. Regardless of the material, allow your outdoor furniture to dry before storing it entirely. If your furniture needs further treatment after drying, go to the following step. If not, sit back and relax on your newly cleaned patio furniture.
It's Time to Clean Those FrontGate Outdoor Rugs
Now that you’ve learned additional tips on cleaning your FrontGate Outdoor Rugs, then you must get moving! Our round outdoor rugs or rectangular outdoor rugs are a great way to add beauty and warmth to your home.
These durable woven products will never totally wear out, so you don't have to worry about them. Take note of not using chemical cleaners. Instead, allow the rug to dry thoroughly in the sun to prevent mold and mildew development. It’s always best to clean and care for your outdoor rugs every season, for they will surely last a long time.