March 1st, 2006
Memphis, Tennessee - The outdoor rug industry has recently been revolutionized. Previously, when someone thought of outdoor rugs, what came to mind was not too different from Astroturf, and might well have been the same color. Now, however, outdoor rugs are stylish, sophisticated, and trendy. How did this development come about?
The change is due in large part to advances in technology. Most all weather rugs are made from polypropylene, a durable substance used because it is water, UV, mold, mildew, and soil resistant. In earlier years, it was not feasible to weave polypropylene, and thus outdoor rugs were rather drab. Recently, however, making polypropylene threads has become quite practical, enabling rug manufacturers to weave outdoor rugs in a process quite similar to the way they weave indoor rugs. The result is rugs that are both beautiful and tough, a combination of old world charm and new world ingenuity.
While woven outdoor rugs are suited to outdoor uses because of their durability, they are also perfect for indoor uses because of their beauty and comfort. They are available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, and so can easily be matched to any home decor. And cleaning is quite easy, as usually the rug just needs to be sprayed with a hose. Kitchens and utility rooms, where spills and messes are the norm, are especially good places for these resilient rugs.
Naturally, the primary impetus for creating these high quality rugs is the ever-increasing popularity of outdoor rooms. As Trey Collier, owner of North America's Outdoor Living company, BackyardCity.com, commented, "People are starting to treat their backyard patios, porches and decks as they would any other room inside the home. So just like indoor rugs, outdoor rugs are used to hide blemishes and define seating areas. They also make an area more inviting, especially since a nice, soft rug is easier on the feet than wood, concrete, or brick." BackyardCity.com recently began carrying a line of high quality outdoor rugs from such leading companies as Al Fresco, Finesse, and Seabreeze.
In the end, what really stands out about the new woven rugs is that they are both practical and fashionable. Considering how rare a balanced mixture of these two important characteristics is, these rugs are one trend that is sure to be around for many years to come.
Since 2001, BackyardCity.com has been selling high quality outdoors products, such as pool equipment, outdoor lighting, and patio furniture, to individuals and businesses in the USA and Canada. The company, based in Memphis, Tennessee, continues to grow and expand each year.
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