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Outdoor Carpet and Rugs to Warm Outside Your Home

Outdoor carpet and area rugs can add a touch of warmth to any outdoor area.

Outdoor flooring, in general, is gaining in popularity since it has taken on a whole new life over the past few years. Most outdoor carpet is now totally carefree, and there are hundreds of different styles and colors to select. You can go minimal and pick from the typical type of outdoor carpeting, like Astroturf. On the other hand, you can spruce up your outside area with something as stylish as a Persian rug.

Deciding what to get is challenging with so many choices. Outdoor rugs are now available in many styles and colors. You won’t be at a loss to coordinate colors and themes. From the well-known “turf” carpeting to outdoor braided area rugs, you’ll be able to find the perfect rug to compliment your outdoor setting. However, just like most things, you get what you pay for. There are some basic things you should know and questions you should ask when purchasing your outdoor carpet.

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What is the required maintenance? Can a simple rinse from the hose clean the carpet?

You will want to be able to clean up spills simply with water.

What are the durability ratings? What type of weather conditions will it tolerate?

If you are using the carpet in an outdoor area where it will be in strong sunlight all day, you want a higher resistance rating. You wont' need quite as much durability if you are using the carpeting under a patoio cover. In other words, if the elements of the outdoors arn't an issue, you can go for a lower resistance rating.

Is the carpet made from polypropylene or olefin?

Carpets made from these materials will resist wear and staining. They are also exceptional in their capability to withstand mold and mildew.

Though outdoor carpet is generally used outside, there are some inside areas where this durable outdoor carpeting can be a smart choice. A good example would be in basement areas due to the fact it tolerates water and resists mold and mildew. It could also be utilized in a daycare setting or playrooms with a lot of “kid” traffic because of its durability and easy cleanup.

With so many options, choosing just the right flooring for your home’s needs can seem overwhelming. Our expert flooring consultants understand and are ready to lend a hand! Call us at (888) 910-6585 or visit the Creative Carpet & Flooring showroom nearest you - Mokena, Illinois or Highland, Indiana. We look forward to assisting you!

Creative Carpet & Flooring Family Owned Business

Dana Krizmanic

(Residential & Commercial Consultant)

Dana is an experienced professional providing expert knowledge in all aspects of residential and commercial flooring. She has worked on large commercial jobs from residential remodels, small businesses and apartment buildings to assisted living complexes, hospitals and auto dealerships. With more than 13 years of flooring experience, no job is too big or small for Dana! Dana will be more than happy to provide you with flooring and design assistance in any magnitude. Dana is available for private consultations at our Highland, Indiana showroom where we serve the communities of Highland, IN, St. John (Saint John), Dyer, Crown Point, Munster, Cedar Lake, and surrounding communities.

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