Are All Polypropylene Rugs Suitable For Outdoors?

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Q: I'm looking for an outdoor rug for our back yard. I've noticed that many outdoor rugs are made of polypropylene, but I'm wondering if *all* polypropylene rugs are suitable for outdoor use? In specific, IKEA makes a number of affordable polypropylene rugs (like the LAPPLJUNG RUTA and the PS 2012 collection) that would be perfect. 

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We live in San Francisco, so the rug will be exposed to the elements (sun, fog/humidity). I'm OK with fading and general wear, but I just don't want a mold farm!

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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