Outdoor carpeting has come a long way from the days when all you could get was that kelly green, AstroTurf-looking stuff. If you’re looking to carpet a porch, playroom, mudroom or utility room, then cheap outdoor carpet may be the perfect solution. Treated to resist sun damage, outdoor carpeting also sheds water and can be cleaned with detergent and hose-rinsed. High-traffic outdoor spaces and water-prone indoor rooms are perfect locations to install cheap outdoor carpeting, and new technologies allow for more interesting decorative choices.
One of my favorite carpet products is Flor carpet tiles. These 19"x19" square tiles come with padded backs and can be adhered directly to the sub-floor, whether it’s concrete or wood. Flor now offers an excellent outdoor collection. Tiles with an area equivalent to a 5'x7' rug costs less than $200 and is an easy DIY installation project with Flor’s patented dot system.
There are truly some beautiful colors on the market for cheap outdoor carpet as well. Home Depot has a cornflower blue carpet that comes in 25-foot rolls 8'6" wide. At $265 per roll, this carpet is only a little over $1 per square foot.
Outdoor Carpet has a wide variety of cheap outdoor carpet choices including the Southerland indoor/outdoor carpet that is quite chic and sophisticated-looking. This cut-and-loop, patterned carpet is made from 100% Olefin with a unitary backing. The cut-and-loop design creates a stylish, dual-toned, lined pattern that is reminiscent of a heathered tweed.
Elegant berber makes for a great-looking, cheap outdoor carpet when made in Olefin and treated to resist fading and sun-damage. Ingles Carpet has a nice selection of colors available to coordinate well with any outdoor room.
The outdoor room has been growing in popularity over the last several years and it’s no wonder why. With more and more people staying in their old homes and trying to make the most of every square inch, it is only natural that the out-of-doors spaces have taken on great importance. What was once only popular in places such as sunny California can now be enjoyed in any weather situation due to advances in technologies when it comes to manufacturing weather-resistant fabrics and flooring. So don’t let a little rain keep you stuck indoors.