Are All Polypropylene Rugs Suitable For Outdoors?

Are All Polypropylene Rugs Suitable For Outdoors?

Regina Yunghans
Jun 3, 2013

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. 

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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