Beyond the Basics
Cinde Ingram -- Casual Living, July 1, 2009
While outdoor area rugs were developed to resist mold, mildew and UV fading, a growing variety of style spreads beyond the basic functions.
Made with polypropylene, Jaipur Rug's indoor/outdoor Pear rug adds color to outdoor living areas and has been well-received in the marketplace.
Homefires Carefree accent rugs look like traditional wool hooked rugs, but are machine washable. Homefires offers more than 150 designs in a variety of themes, including this lovable dog by Stephanie Stouffer.
The reversible, textured rugs from Thom Filicia Home for Safavieh are hand-woven of 100% plastic yarns from recycled bottles.
A navy rope border frames the Seaboard Rug from Nautica. Its 100% polypropylene surface is not only stain, fade, mold and mildew resistant, but soft enough for indoor use and durable enough for outdoors.
A colorful border in fade-resistant Sunbrella fabric adds a customizable splash to South Beach Canvas, a 100% olefin addition to the adaptable Capel Anywhere indoor/outdoor rug line.
Surya offers an exclusive line of coordinating accessories including rugs for outdoor and indoor use as well as textiles, art and lighting choices.
Couristan's Urbane Collection, woven of 100% polypropylene, features a diagonal flatweave background enlivened with cut-pile accents to form motifs ranging from sassy cheetah skin to floral prints like this Botanical Garden design.
The Coral Seaglass Rain or Shine Collection rug from AMS Imports is made from 100% polypropylene yarns in a cablelock construction with outdoor acrylic fabric.
From Orian Rugs' Indoor Outdoor collection, Vienna Dreams brings a comfortable, tranquil atmosphere while providing comfort underfoot. Machine-made woven jacquard of 100% olefin to ensure clean-ability, longevity and beauty, whether used in the kitchen, sunroom, patio or deck.