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Outdoor rugs continue to make statements on the retail floor, both to complete a merchandising display or as an add-on sale. Rugs introduced lately feature striped detail or more intricate paisley and leaf designs. From deep reds and dark denims to golden browns and light creams, the color trend moves from one end of the spectrum to the other, without a lot of shades in-between. Also notice plenty of introductions into the outdoor category from popular, and traditionally indoor, companies.

 Consumers will have to look twice at Safavieh's new outdoor Courtyard Collection, made in Belgium. Hints of wrought iron scrolling highlight this polypropylene sisal-weave rug. Consumers will have to look twice at Safavieh 
The Ombre Mosaic Amber rug from Lamontage is hand-crafted from custom-dyed acrylic fibers with a needle-felting process to create a contemporary design suitable for indoor and out.   The Ombre Mosaic Amber rug from Lamontage is hand-crafted from custom-dyed acrylic fibers with a needle-felting process to create a contemporary design suitable for indoor and out.
 Hand-hooked from yarns, outdoor rugs from The HammockSource are colorfast and fade- and stain-resistant.  Hand-hooked from yarns, outdoor rugs from The HammockSource are colorfast and fade- and stain-resistant.
The Latitude Collection from 828 International features rows of subtle stripes hand-loomed of 100% wool.  The Latitude Collection from 828 International features rows of subtle stripes hand-loomed of 100% wool.
 New from Trans-Ocean, the Patio line of outdoor rugs from the Liora by Liora Manne Collection includes the Mosaic rug, constructed of 100% polypropylene pile and Wilton-woven in France. New from Trans-Ocean, the Patio line of outdoor rugs from the Liora by Liora Manne Collection includes the Mosaic rug, constructed of 100% polypropylene pile and Wilton-woven in France. 
From the Terrace Collection by Shaw Living, the Garden District rug is highlighted by a thermal-bonded construction for superior wet/dry performance.   From the Terrace Collection by Shaw Living, the Garden District rug is highlighted by a thermal-bonded construction for superior wet/dry performance.
 Designed by BJ Lantz, the Tea Stain Paisley Decorator area rug from Toland blends soft, neutral tones of brown and green with an elegant motif, crafted for indoors and out. Designed by BJ Lantz, the Tea Stain Paisley Decorator area rug from Toland blends soft, neutral tones of brown and green with an elegant motif, crafted for indoors and out. 
 The Simply Home Collection by Janelle Lampp for Colonial Mills features a variety of outdoor rug designs in a unique braided texture, crafted from 100% polypropylene.  The Simply Home Collection by Janelle Lampp for Colonial Mills features a variety of outdoor rug designs in a unique braided texture, crafted from 100% polypropylene.
 From Homespice Decor, the Hyde Park Out-Durable braided rug is made from stain-resistant olefin and is available in oval, rectangle or round shapes and 10 sizes. From Homespice Decor, the Hyde Park Out-Durable braided rug is made from stain-resistant olefin and is available in oval, rectangle or round shapes and 10 sizes. 
 Capel  Capel's Seabreeze Collection is ideal for porches, verandas as well as high-traffic areas inside the home and includes four new colors — spruce, denim, redwood and chocolate — and two new styles — Palms and Petals.
 Reed from Mohawk Home is constructed from olefin and polyester yarns to give the outdoor rug a softer hand than traditional sisal rugs and also features a special backing to resist mold and mildew.  Reed from Mohawk Home is constructed from olefin and polyester yarns to give the outdoor rug a softer hand than traditional sisal rugs and also features a special backing to resist mold and mildew.
 For a covered porch or sunroom, Marc Phillips  For a covered porch or sunroom, Marc Phillips' decorative rugs provide a lightweight summer flooring alternative in contemporary designs.

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