Using an Outdoor Carpet Inside

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Using an Outdoor Carpet Inside

You love the look of natural fiber rugs, but you need a rug that can withstand more than the average wear and tear with the kids and pets.

Why not try an outdoor carpet inside your home instead! They come in some very stylish and natural looking designs. The polypropylene material is extremely durable.

Outdoor carpets are manufactured from synthetic materials like polypropylene, rubber, and acrylic. They are UV-resistant to reduce fading, moisture, are mildew-resistant, and are often made from recycled materials.

Indoor carpeting is not a good idea for outdoor spaces as they don’t fare well when exposed to the elements, HOWEVER, outdoor carpeting can be used indoors.

Indoor-outdoor carpets are often found in commercial spaces and high-traffic areas of the home like rec rooms and sunrooms. Just remember that indoor-outdoor carpet cannot be installed during the colder seasons. Temperatures have to be warm for the gluing process to be successful.

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Here are a few benefits for enjoying beautiful resilient outdoor rugs inside.

Resilient for high-traffic areas

On a typical Saturday afternoon, the kids are running around the living room while the pets chase after them. It's important to have a rug that can withstand this heavy traffic. Outdoor rug fibers are extremely strong, preventing them from wearing out too quickly.

Mold and mildew resistant

Most indoor rugs do not work well in high-moisture areas such as the bathroom and basement as the dampness can attract mold or mildew. On the other hand, outdoor rugs are made with materials that withstand the outside elements like rainy days, so they can also handle moisture well inside your home.

Many styles in outdoor carpets and rugs

Just like indoor rugs, outdoor rugs come in many different designs, shapes, sizes, colors, and textures to match your personal style. If you love the look of natural-fiber rugs, find outdoor options that are made from polypropylene but appear natural.

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Can you steam clean outdoor rugs?

Check with your manufacturer. In most cases, it’s not recommended to steam clean an outdoor rug. Steam cleaning may shrink or damage the carpet. Instead, use dish soap and water, a commercial cleaner, or baking soda and vinegar to clean your outdoor rug.

We provide our clients with a wide range of cleaning services for the entire home or condominium. Here is a list of what we offer:

Carpet Cleaning

Upholstery Cleaning

Oriental & Area Rug Cleaning

Tile & Grout Cleaning

Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaning

Lakeshore Carpet Cleaners

For all your indoor carpets Lakeshore Cleaning and Restoration is available to keep things fresh and clean. 905-465-2337