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Best Outdoor Area Rugs

Updated December 2018
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    An area rug can tie together your porch or patio with a bit of color and simple patterns. One of the most important considerations is durability and stain resistance, as outdoor rugs will get wet and dirty. Material is the biggest factor in this. Synthetic materials like nylon or polyester are the most resistant to mildew stains and tend to have brighter colors. Natural materials like bamboo are more environmentally friendly and are usually softer, but their colors may be muted and they are more susceptible to sun bleaching as well as mold growth. If low-maintenance is your preference, go for a machine-made synthetic rug. For a more organic and genuine presentation, a handwoven rug is your best bet.

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