Experience With Indoor Outdoor PolyAcrylic Rugs?

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Q: I'm wondering if any fellow readers have tried the indoor/outdoor rugs from World Market? I was looking at the "Chains" version online. We have a dog and a 9 month old so I'm looking for something pretty indestructible, but I hesitate to spend $500 on a "polyacrylic" rug. Will it smell? Feel weird? I love the look of it though — like a poor man's Jonathan Adler (which is all I can afford). It takes 2-3 weeks to ship (it's available online only) so I'm hesitant to order it and wait for a month only to have it be gross and have to spend $30-50 to return it. Anyone have any insight?

Sent by Jenny

Editor: I understand your hesitation about the off-gassing of a poly-acrylic rug. What about something that is equally attractive but made of machine washable cotton? I posted Angela Adams new cotton rugs yesterday. If price is still a deterrent, follow reader Hannimal's lead and make your own large rug by whip-stitching cheap rag rugs together: How To: Create a Quick, Cheap Rug.

Does anyone have experience with polyacrylic rugs from World Market? Or suggestions for Jenny?

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