Plastic Outdoor Rugs: Guest Post by Jodi Marks

Jodi Marks

So your deck or patio is in great shape, your outdoor furniture is broken in, and the weather is cooperating … but you look around your outdoor living space and think: something is missing. If you don’t have an area rug to accent all your hard work and well thought-out design, then you’re right, something is missing.

The Benefits of Plastic Outdoor Rugs

Outdoor area rugs made with plastics are becoming the “go-to” piece to pull outdoor living areas together. Available in myriad colors and styles, they help define the space you want to create when relaxing or entertaining in your garden or backyard.

But all outdoor rugs aren’t the same. Durability is a great benefit of plastic outdoor rugs. I bought a polypropylene plastic outdoor rug last summer, and it still looks as great as the first day I put it on our porch.

Types of Plastic Outdoor Rugs for Decks, Patios and More

Polypropylene, polyurethane, polyethylene and other plastic rugs are perfect for outdoor use since they’re weather resistant and moisture resistant. Quick to dry and mold and mildew resistant, these rugs are great for decks, patios, and porches. They are also very easy to clean. I have two dogs and two cats, so I have to clean a lot, but it’s a snap to clean a plastic rug. I just plug my regular vacuum in the outdoor receptacle, and in no time my rug looks great.

They’re available in several sizes, making them a good choice for large or cozy spaces. You can find them at most improvement stores, but searching the web will turn up so many choices that you’ll have a hard time deciding which one to purchase. They’re so reasonably priced that you may decide to buy two!