Frequently Asked Questions
- What are plastic rugs ?
The indoor/outdoor plastic rugs are great for your patio, backyard, the beach or camping. Crafted in India using premium quality recycled plastic straws which are tightly woven together to offer strength and durability. The rug itself is soft to touch, lightweight and is fully reversible.
- What is the material of these outdoor rugs?
Polypropylene is the most popular outdoor rug material. It is stain-resistant, easy to clean, won't fade from sunlight, and can handle high moisture and heavy foot traffic. It is strong and durable, but not at the price of comfort!
- Are the outdoor rugs waterproof?
These Outdoor Rugs have the ability to absorb, polypropylene makes for a great waterproof outdoor rug. Furthermore, it will not grow mold or mildew when exposed to water – strengthening its durability. Acrylic outdoor rugs offer a texture similar to wool, with stain-resistant qualities.
- How do i keep my outdoor rug clean?
The outdoor rugs are super easy to clean. Shaking off the rug would take most dirt off it. You can also vacuum, wipe off with a dry or damp cloth, wash with a garden hose or in the bath tub using water.
- Do you need a pad under an outdoor rug?
Outdoor rugs are relatively low maintenance, but like indoor rugs, care is required if you want them to last. Utilizing rug pads for your outside rug is also suggested. Rug pads help to prolong the life of rugs because they act as a buffer between the rug and the surface it's on top of, protecting both.
- Does outdoor rug mold?
outdoor carpets are mold and mildew resistant, but mold and mildew can still pop up, If you are going to purchase indoor/outdoor carpet and install it in an area that is typically wet, you will need to buy marine carpet backing. This will help prevent mold or mildew from destroying your carpet.
- How long will the outdoor rug last?
Lasting” is relative.
Some rugs are more durable than others, but typically you can expect to replace an outdoor rug every couple of years if you leave it exposed to the elements year round. They will last longer if you put them in a covered area, and keep them clean.
- What is the rug made of?
It's woven from heavy duty plastic straws made from recycled plastic bottles. Each end has heavy duty cotton binding tape securely stitched on for extra strength.
- How thick is the rug?
About 1/8 inch - it's sturdier and thicker than a beach mat or bamboo table mat. Despite being relatively thin, the rug is surprisingly bouncy underfoot.
- Are the colors true to their representation?
This really does depend on personal perception and the monitor or mobile screen on which you're viewing the rug. Different people have differing perceptions of colour. However, the colours of all of our rugs are bold and bright and they will stay that way even when exposed to harsh sunlight or adverse weather conditions.
- Is the rug reversible?
Yes, the rug is fully reversible so you get two looks for the price of one!
- Is the rug itself recyclable?
Yes, it is, so it's extra eco-friendly - made from recycled plastic bottles and then can be recycled again!
- Does this rug shed and leave bits of plastic on the floor?
No - the rug is woven from smooth plastic straws so there's nothing to shed from it.
- Since the material is plastic, would it be possible to trip to fit around posts and the edges melted to keep from unravelling?
We wouldn't recommend doing that. The rug is well made with a tighter weave down each side to prevent unravelling at the edges. Each end of the rug is bound with heavy duty binding tape, securely stitched into place.
- Does it curl at the edges?
No, it shouldn't curl up at the edges.