Carpets do not have to be restricted to the inside of the home. In fact, by using indoor outdoor carpet, a backyard or patio can have a homey feel just like the living room or kitchen. Unlike regular carpet which can quickly tarnish and stain, carpet of this style is designed to resist all weather conditions and trafficking. To make this possible, the carpet is made from plastics like polypropylene. The plastics are pulled into threads so thin that they become soft and supple, a pleasure to walk on with bare feet. The patterns and colors are quite amusing and decorative too. Features like low ribbed pile and rubber backings keep the carpet safe to use even when wet.
An indoor outdoor carpet usually comes in the form of an area rug. With reversible rugs excluded, the carpets have a rubber back which holds it to the ground and prevents it from slipping. Low pile on the top helps to improve traction between the feet/shoes and the rug itself. Permanent adhesion can be done using outdoor carpet tape such as those made from Duck. Some indoor outdoor rugs are universal and can be cut with scissors to just the right shape. Elegant models crafted overseas feature colorful patterns and are sometimes reversible, meaning that they can be flipped over to reveal a new pattern.
When the carpet gets dirty, don’t even think about getting out the vacuum or cleaning chemicals. These carpets are designed to be cleaned with a quick wash from the garden hose. The mold, mildew, fade and stain resistant materials used in the rugs allow this to be done. To clean the rug, start from one end using a back and forth motion, slowly making your way to the other side. Dirt and grime will flow with the stream until it comes out the other end.
UV protection on many indoor outdoor carpets give them the ability to resist fading from the sun. the colors stay bright and bold, bringing visual appeal for many years. Polypropylene and polyolefin are durable enough to be placed in high traffic areas without worry. Kids will enjoy sitting on the indoor outdoor carpet as they play with toys or draw with chalk. Unlike some outdoor rugs which can be bland, a carpet of this type is something to set out and be proud of. The color, cleanliness and durability of these carpets makes them the best choice for universal carpeting.