7 Outdoor Rugs That Will Beautify Your Patio

Having evolved from carpets, outdoor rugs add an attractive and stylish accent to your outdoor area but they also serve the purpose of keeping dust, dirt and moisture off of your interior flooring.


You might need an outdoor area rug to decorate your patio, or to provide a mat-like surface for your family members and guests to wipe their feet on before coming inside your home.


We suggest that you look for a rug which provides both functionality and decorative touch. This will provide an ideal combo of durability and aesthetic appeal. You will soon realize the practical benefits as well as decorative value of the best outdoor rugs for patio, deck, pool area or home entrance.

ModelEditor RatingPriceReversible 
1. Fab Habitat Cancun Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Turquoise & Moss Green, (4'x6')
4.6$$yes
2. Mad Mats Oriental Turkish Indoor/Outdoor Floor Mat, 4 by 6-Feet, Aqua
4.5$$no
3. 5'x7' Reversible Indoor Outdoor Rug Rv Patio Mats Camping Picnic Sunroom tent deck rug mat 20201
4.1$yes
4. Mohawk Home Printed Indoor/ Outdoor Alexa Medallion, 5'x8', Multi
4.1$$no
5. Reversible Mat Brown & Beige Patio Mat Item (9' x 12')
4.2$$yes
6. Guide Gear 6x9' Reversible Patio / RV Mat
4.1$$yes
7. Lightweight Outdoor Reversible Plastic Nirvana Rug (3 X 5, Grey / White)
4.$$$yes

Buying Guide and Useful Tips


So, what do you need to look for when buying the ideal rug to suit the specific outdoor needs and your home design preferences?


Flat weave rugs are designed to shed less, which helps to minimize wear. Their tight construction offers both stability underfoot and durability. Unlike soft, fluffy and generally thicker rugs which are ideal for indoor use, outdoor rugs need to stand up to quite a lot of foot traffic. Flat weave rugs are easy to spot-clean with either pre-moistened wipes or mild detergent and water.


This is why you should choose a rug that will maintain its functionality, appearance and shape after many outdoor parties or a lot of friends and family members coming in and out of your home.


If you plan to keep your rug outside throughout the season or if you live in a moist climate, you need a weather-resistant rug. To prevent mold buildup and mildew, go for a moisture proof rug. They have backing which prevents water from pooling.


For warmer climates, rugs with UV-resistant coating are a must if you want to protect the material from fading which might occur if your rug is exposed to excessive sun and heat.


Stain-resistant rugs will stand up to the dirt and can be hosed down easily. Hard fibers such as jute and bamboo are naturally resistant to dirt, which allows for minimal maintenance. However, polypropylene and polyester tend to be much more practical.


When considering the right size for your outdoor rug, choose the dimensions that will complement your space rather than overpower it. For your patio, circular rugs work well when placed beneath small tables and rectangular rugs will help tie together furniture sets.

As for the patterns and color, an almost infinite choice will help you choose the right style to complement your patio or deck style, furniture and décor.


We’ve covered some well rated and widely popular rugs in our outdoor rug reviews, so let’s take a closer look at our top picks!




7 Best Outdoor Rugs

Editor Rating:

4.6/5

Fab Habitat Cancun Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Turquoise & Moss Green, (4'x6')

Fab Habitat Cancun Indoor/Outdoor Rug comes in turquoise and moss green color and measures 4' by 6'. It is made of 100% recycled premium plastic so it really is an eco-friendly rug in bright and vibrant colors which will make your outdoor areas even more attractive.


Tightly woven for added durability and made from straws of recycled plastic, this outdoor rug is strong and hard-wearing but still soft and comfortable underfoot. The power loomed threads are woven with skill and precision.


It is mold and mildew resistant as well as UV resistant to prevent fading and sun damage. This multi-functional rug has a gentle backing which won’t cause damage to your deck or patio.


If you are shopping for the best indoor outdoor rugs, Fab Habitat Cancun Indoor / Outdoor Rugs are also practical for indoor use as the inevitable spills can easily be wiped clean. You can simply shake it and hose it for quick and easy cleaning. This rug is really easy to clean and maintain so no worries there.


Fab Habitat Cancun Indoor / Outdoor Rugs are made to withstand the outdoor elements all year round. They can also be a great option in the interior of your home, with many versatile designs to choose from.


A jute carrier bag with shoulder strap is included, making the rug portable and easy to transport for beach trips, camping or picnics and the rug comes with a one year warranty.

Things We Liked


  • Made of eco-friendly 100% recycled premium plastic
  • Mold and mildew resistant
  • UV resistant to prevent fading
  • Includes jute carrier bag for easy transport and storage
  • 1 Year Warranty

Things We Didn't Like


  • A bit light and slippery

Price:

$$

Editor Rating:

4.5/5

Mad Mats Oriental Turkish Indoor/Outdoor Floor Mat, 4 by 6-Feet, Aqua

Mad Mats Oriental Turkish Indoor/Outdoor Floor Mat covers 4 by 6 feet and has the amazing looks of an indoor rug and all the properties and qualities of an outdoor rug. This rug features a warmth and depth of color usually only available on the interior rug market.


Mad Mats' patterns are intricately woven using multi-colored threads in pretty much the same way as real flat weave wool rugs the only difference being that these outdoor rugs are made from recycled polypropylene of the highest grade.


This recycled PPL is then combined it with state of the art conditioners and UV inhibitors to produce soft, resilient colorfast threads. The soft tubular threads don't absorb dirt or stains of any kind. Dirt, dust, leaves, debris and food spills are easily washed away with a garden hose.


Mad Mats are made from 100% recycled plastic, are UV protected as well as fade-proof, and come with a one-year color guarantee. Because these rugs are handmade, the pattern, color and size may vary slightly.


As the manufacturer claims, walking on Mad Mats the morning after a rainy night will leave your feet dry enough to walk right into your home. It is probably the best outdoor rug for deck surfaces as it won’t rot them.


These rugs are strong enough to be outside all year without much care and yet they are so beautiful and sophisticated that you can put them inside your home as a practical addition but also to give your interior a nice decorative touch.

Things We Liked


  • Famous for their lasting quality and sophisticated design
  • 100-percent recycled polypropylene and with polyester/nylon ribbon
  • UV resistant properties will prevent fading -1 year color guarantee
  • Mold and mildew resistant – these mats breathe
  • Handy Velcro to keep corners down

Things We Didn't Like


  • Colors vary from the pictures and tend to be brighter than expected

Price:

$$

Editor Rating:

4.1/5

5'x7' Reversible Indoor Outdoor Rug Rv Patio Mats Camping Picnic Sunroom tent deck rug mat 20201

5'x7' Reversible Indoor Outdoor Rug can be used as an outdoor rug but also for your RV, patio, camping tents and picnic trips, for your sunroom and you can also use it as an indoor rug.


This rug is reversible, which is a nice feature getting you two decorative rugs for the price of one. 5'x7' Reversible Indoor Outdoor Rug can be used as an indoor and outdoor rug. It is durable, easy to maintain and made from 100% quality polypropylene shoots.


It has UV protection and fade-resistance added to withstand sunshine but the manufacturer warns about the colors possibly fading if the rug is exposed to extreme weather continuously.


It will certainly make your outdoor area even prettier but if you use it indoors, it will be a great protection from children messing up your permanent carpets or other flooring. You can clean it easily by hosing it down or wiping it with a wet cloth.


It is soft, dries easily, and is easy to clean. It comes with really neat loops that allow it to be rolled up and stay that way so it can be easily stored away or packed for your camping trips where you can comfortably use it as a tent mat.


If your patio has concrete stains, this rug will be perfect to give it a nicer feel. You will love the price, too, for such a large size rug. The only con is that it does crinkle up occasionally and if it's windy out it will fold over if there is nothing to hold it down.

Things We Liked


  • Surprisingly thick for a plastic rug
  • Easy to clean and really portable
  • UV resistant to prevent fading up to a point
  • Reversible rug can be used indoors as well

Things We Didn't Like


  • Color does fade under strong and continuous sunlight and the rug gets hot

Price:

$$

Editor Rating:

4.1/5

Mohawk Home Printed Indoor/ Outdoor Alexa Medallion, 5'x8', Multi

Mohawk Home Printed Indoor/ Outdoor Alexa Medallion, measures 5' x 8' and comes under the Mohawk Industries brand name. It’s made from Wear-Dated nylon which is by far the most prevalent fiber used in commercial carpeting and rugs.


Nylon rugs are recommended for high traffic areas since nylon is known for its durability and resiliency against matting and crushing caused from every day wear-and-tear. Mohawk Home Printed Indoor/ Outdoor Alexa Medallion rug is stain resistant and can be easily cleaned with a solution of mild detergent and water.


Mohawk have been proud to craft original rug designs in the foothills of Northwest Georgia. They’re a family, creating authentic American products for you and your family. Behind each of their designs is a source of soulful inspiration, drawn from their homes, their heritage and their hearts for the purpose of decorating your living areas and make them more enjoyable.


Mohawk outdoor rugs are made from nylon which resists staining, fading, mold and mildew. Their unique marine backing application on the nylon outdoor rugs allows the water to pass through the rug instead of absorbing it, much like the carpet you find on boats. The texture is soft, not at all scratchy like outdoor rugs can be.


Printed on the same machines that manufacture one of the world’s leading brands of printed carpets, this rug is extremely durable and vibrant. The technology allows the use of multiple colors to create a rug which is wonderfully designed and suitable for outdoor use but also for any room in your home.


Crafted completely in the USA, this rug is made from durable stain resistant nylon. With this lovely contemporary style and ornamental medallion pattern, this rug's pile height is 10/32 in high. You can vacuum the rug, shake it out and occasionally rinse it with garden hose and then air dry.

Things We Liked


  • Made from durable 100% nylon
  • Resists staining, fading, mold and mildew
  • Beautifully printed colors and shapes
  • Recommended for high traffic areas
  • Made in USA

Things We Didn't Like


  • Although advertised as outdoor rug, this model holds too much moisture for too long

Price:

$$

Editor Rating:

4.2/5

Reversible Mat Brown & Beige Patio Mat Item (9' x 12')

Reversible Mat Brown & Beige Patio Mat measures 9' by 12' and is made from soft and durable 100% virgin polypropylene material.


The breathable material is UV coated to protect against fading and sun damage in general. It is easy to clean and you can sweep away dirt and dust or spray clean it with water.


The rug is mold and mildew resistant, lightweight and compact. It folds for easy storage into included carrying bag which is a nice addition to the purchase. The corner loops can be staked to hold it in place if you use it on your lawn and the material is really gentle on the grass.


This reversible mat can be used indoors or outdoors, at home on the patio, in your RV, in the park or garden, or at picnics, while camping, or even at the beach. The woven construction dries quickly to prevent mold and mildew.


It will be a lovely addition to your patio dining area, it will really give your deck some character and it sure feels good on the feet while being a great value for money for such versatility of use.

Things We Liked


  • Soft and durable 100% virgin polypropylene material
  • Easy to clean, sweep away dirt or spray with water
  • Breathable and safe for grass
  • UV protection against sun damage
  • Light weight and can be folded into compact size for easy storage
  • Carrying bag included

Things We Didn't Like


  • Takes quite some time for the folds and creases from shipment to go away

Price:

$$

Editor Rating:

4.1/5

Guide Gear 6x9' Reversible Patio / RV Mat

Guide Gear 6x9' Reversible Patio / RV Mat will add style and beauty as well as protection to your outdoor space. Consider it an attractive outdoor accessory, rather than just a rug.


Scrolling vine and lattice design are crafted from an innovative weave that creates an attractive design on both sides, as this rug is also reversible.


Made of durable, low-maintenance polypropylene, it's built to withstand rain, bright sun up to a point and heavy foot traffic.


Lightweight for easy transport and storage, this rug packs and folds easily, which makes it perfect for RV and camp use. You can also take it along for camping outings, picnics, the beach, concerts and BBQs.


There are also corner tie-downs to secure it to ground although stakes are not included. 100% polypropylene allows for significant colorfast durability and the material is easy to clean: rinse it with a hose and air dry.


As an important safety precaution to prevent accidental slippage on your rug, you should think about using a rug pad can which can actually also help to protect the life of your rug and the flooring beneath it.

Things We Liked


  • Durable 100% polypropylene material
  • UV protection against the sun’s rays
  • Light weight and easily foldable for storage and transport

Things We Didn't Like


  • Comes folded and not rolled up so it takes time for the folds from boxed shipment to go away

Price:

$$

Editor Rating:

4.2/5

Lightweight Outdoor Reversible Plastic Nirvana Rug (3 X 5, Grey / White)

Lightweight Outdoor Reversible Plastic Nirvana Rug is made from recycled plastic straws. This rug is strong, but soft and comfortable to walk on barefoot.


One major advantage of Nirvana rugs is that they don't trap water so they won't mildew and they won't rot wooden decks. Water goes right through them and evaporates right back out of them.


Another great feature is that this rug is reversible, allowing you to have two rug surfaces in a matter of seconds. The manufacturer recommends using a non-skid pad which is also protection for the surface beneath the rug.


For slide and fall hazard, you should avoid using the mats on slippery surfaces and be very careful if you place it poolside. Adding a slip-resistance mat underneath the rug will help, if you want to make sure you or your family or friends don’t slip.

Things We Liked


  • Soft and durable eco-friendly 100% recycled plastic straws
  • Breathable and doesn’t rot deck surfaces
  • UV protection against sun damage
  • Light weight, strong and portable

Things We Didn't Like


  • Not the best rug for heavy foot traffic

Price:

$$

Aleks Stanic

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