Versatile flooring solutions that bring the comfort of the inside, outside!

There is a specific type of carpeting that is durable enough to survive the elements while being both stylish and attractive and also being comfortable to walk on. Indoor-outdoor carpet is typically resistant to moisture, mold & mildew as well as fading from UV rays. It comes in synthetic materials such as polyester and polypropylene.

When many people think of outdoor rugs, their mind tends to think only of ther old AstroTurf style that resembled green plastic grass. But in fact, indoor-outdoor carpeting now comes in a wide variety of textures and colors, many of which are very similar to indoor carpeting. Outdoor carpeting no longer comes in just browns, greys, greens, and neutrals. You can get outdoor patio carpet in many of the same shades as indoor carpeting.

What are the uses of outdoor carpeting?

Indoor-outdoor carpet is useful in a variety of areas, both inside and outside. These areas include:

  • Decks
  • Patios
  • Sunrooms
  • Basements
  • Mudrooms
  • Pool-side
  • Changing areas
  • Play rooms
  • Porches
  • Florida Rooms
  • Or any other high-traffic areas

This type of flooring can be installed on any flat, stable surface. It is not recommended for loose soil, wood chips, loose stone, dirt, or any other uneven surfaces. Outdoor flooring does not use carpet pads, but is directly installed onto the surface being carpeted. In this way, outdoor carpeting is not as plush as most indoor carpets but this feature makes the carpeting water resistant, enhances the durability of the carpet, and allows for easier cleaning.

Outdoor rugs aren’t just an option for outside. The durability of the carpet makes them suitable for any high-traffic area. For example, you could place an outdoor rug near a patio door that gets a lot of foot traffic from a deck or pool area. You can place an outdoor rug in any eating area and not worry about the next person who spills marinara sauce or a full glass of red wine. Outdoor rugs are also an excellent option for pet owners who may have had to clean up after their canine companions a few too many times. It can also be used in a children’s playroom or in an art studio. The durability and water-resistant nature of an outdoor rug makes it easy to clean and hard to destroy. And because outdoor rugs come in a variety of styles and colors, you don’t have to sacrifice style for convenience.

Options in indoor/outdoor flooring have greatly increased in recent years. You now have a wide array of styles, textures, and colors to choose from. You no longer have to burn your feet on the hot tiles around your pool or get splinters from your wooden deck. You no longer have to worry about not being able to get the stains out from your rug. You now have water-resistant carpeting options for your children’s playroom and your mudroom and patio, deck, and porch. The only limit is your imagination.

To learn more about indoor/outdoor carpet styles, contact a SMART Carpet specialist today to schedule your FREE in-home estimate!