Why Are Polypropylene Rugs Great For Indoor & Outdoor Spaces?

Why Are Polypropylene Rugs Great For Indoor & Outdoor Spaces?

Synthetic-fiber rugs are durable, stylish, affordable, and easy to clean. But when it comes to adding a rug to your outdoor space, they're always the better choice—especially when it comes to using rugs outside. Here’s why polypropylene rugs are a great option for outdoor decorating.



They’re good with moisture

Not all rugs play well with rain and humidity. Natural fiber rugs like jute, for example, are not a great outside option. However, polypropylene rugs are great for outdoor use and in areas with high moisture. 

Polypropylene rugs (also known as olefin rugs) have a natural-fiber appearance, but unlike most natural fiber rugs, they don’t absorb water. That means they won’t grow mold or mildew when exposed to water. This makes polypropylene rugs an excellent option for outdoor use. 

They can take the heat 

Not only do polypropylene rugs not absorb water, they are also able to withstand other outdoor elements as well, such as the sun. If you're searching for an outdoor rug, make sure it is 100-percent UV-stabilized polypropylene. With UV stabilizers, polypropylene rugs won't fade from too much sunlight.  All of our polypropylene rugs are made with UV Stabilized fibers and will hold their color season after season.   

They are stain resistant

Another advantage of polypropylene rugs is that they are stain resistant. You won't have to worry about your rug getting marks from mud, rain, or food when you host outside. Even red wine can be cleaned up easily without altering the rug's appearance.  Choosing polypropylene rugs for outdoor decorating means you don’t have to worry if you make a mess. Clean up is easy.

They are comfy

Just because you are using a rug outside doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort. Polypropylene rugs can even be softer underfoot than some natural fiber rugs. This way you still get a soft tread and can enjoy them barefoot!

How to style polypropylene rugs in the outdoors

Once you decide to use a polypropylene rug outdoors, it’s time to style it! Get experimental with colors and patterns that match your outdoor space. Here are a few areas you can use your rug outdoors:

  • Outside your front door
  • On a deck or patio
  • In your garage

Don’t forget about wind when choosing a place for your outdoor polypropylene rug. You’ll want to secure it with heavy planters, shelves, or other anchors to keep it in place with it gets stormy.

Get outdoorsy

There are so many options for polypropylene rugs for your outdoor spaces. All you have to do is browse our selection of custom polypropylene rugs to find the right fit. Get started today and happy styling!

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