Many of us are increasingly embracing our outdoor spaces as a place to gather with friends or family and creating comfortable, inviting havens on our balconies, patios, decks, sunrooms, and porches. Even a small space can have big style. A synthetic outdoor rug is a wonderful way to enhance your design style, tie together a collection of outdoor furniture or create cohesiveness between indoor and outdoor living areas. Synthetic outdoor rugs stand up to the weather and are fade-resistant. Additionally, these rugs are mold and mildew-resistant, safe for kids and pets, and easy to maintain.
Durable outdoor rugs are made from synthetic materials that can withstand the sun and the elements. The majority of outdoor weaves in our collection are made from polypropylene and woven vinyl, but we also showcase weaves with poly silk, nylon, polyester, and blends of synthetic materials. Look for materials that are UV resistant, stain resistant, and mold and mildew resistant.
An indoor-outdoor rug is a rug that can effortlessly move between interior and exterior spaces. It is made with synthetic materials that are soft underfoot but have attributes like stain resistance, fade resistance, impermeability to moisture, and/or mold and mildew resistance. Don't forget to check the backing—an unbacked polypropylene is great outdoors but when used indoors, needs a rug pad for added stability and safety.
Also referred to as "anywhere" weaves, our outdoor collection showcases rugs with lots of shade variation, chunky textures, and geometric designs that will cheer up any space. From inside to outside, most of our rugs mimic the look of sisal but can stand up to the elements. Perth and Paddington are part of our exclusive Terasa collection and display classic sisal structures while Madrona and Tulum have playful patterns and colorful options.
Our indoor-outdoor vinyl rugs are hard-wearing, impervious to moisture, and UV stabilized. Vinyl floor coverings are used outdoors as area rugs, on boats, inside recreational vehicles, and as floor mats or rugs in laundry rooms and kitchens. Sleek and easy to clean, Seaboard or Synthesis add a durable foundation in active spaces, and Chilewich’s Heddle makes a delightful outdoor mat on your deck or by a kitchen sink.
Yes, one of the main benefits of an outdoor rug is the ease of maintenance. These weaves resist staining but still require quick action to clean up spills. Some synthetic rugs can even be hosed off. Thankfully, we carry only flat weave outdoor rugs which are easier to clean than rugs with a pile.
In general, outdoor rugs should not be left outside for extended periods of time and regular “drying” out of the rug will extend its life. During the winter or particularly stormy seasons, consider storing your outdoor rug under cover or inside.
All of our weaves come with guidelines for care and maintenance that are accessible under the Care tab on each weave page. For more general care guidelines, please visit our Care Guides page.
Although most people use outdoor carpet as an area rug, it can be installed wall to wall in outdoor settings with a few caveats.
Covered patios and decks, an enclosed sunroom, or a semi-enclosed porch are all good candidates for wall-to-wall outdoor carpeting.
Carpet installation requires a properly treated surface and should be done in consultation with a professional to ensure proper adhesion.
In extremely humid environments, mold and mildew may grow underneath an installed carpet if there isn't enough air flow.
If water does pool on a fitted outdoor carpet, use a broom or squeegee to remove the standing water.
Do not install synthetic outdoor carpet near a fire pit, grill or barbecue. Sparks and flying embers could melt the rug's material.
Many of our outdoor carpets are available in widths larger than 13'2", perfect for larger installations or extra large outdoor rugs. Extra wide carpets have different size capacities and uses, so browse the selection to find the right material and size for you.
Finding the perfect style and fit will be a breeze with our curated rug collection. If you are looking for a natural aesthetic with all-season flexibility, our natural-looking anywhere weaves add personality and warmth to sunrooms, garden patios, or beach house porches. Those in search of outdoor sisal rugs will enjoy our synthetic sisals like Bowen, Cambridge, or Leeds, which come in neutral colors and interesting patterns. Poolside and Alfresco Wave are bespoke, luxury outdoor rugs from Belgium that bring chic styling to pool decks or rooftop patios.
Not only will you find a style to match your unique space, but we also offer custom sizes so you can order the exact size you need to fit under your chaise lounge or outdoor teak furniture set. If you want to take a deeper dive into outdoor styling, including matching an outdoor rug with outdoor furniture or how to style a balcony, check out our comprehensive blog post Embrace Outdoor Living Spaces With the Perfect Rug.
If you want to learn which rug material is right for your lifestyle, how to select the right size rug for your space, or how to buy a rug online, head over to our blog post Rug Buying Guide - Everything You Need to Know for a deep dive.