Best Outdoor Rugs Review: Top-Rated On the Market!

When it comes to choosing a rug, there are three technical considerations to take into account: Location, size and shape. The design is subjective and personal taste cannot be “sold”, only promoted. In this review I will present the best outdoor rugs based on their technical specifications, and provide an unbiased view of the design and style.

Top-Rated Outdoor Rugs List:

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1. HNourison Aloha (ALH05) Multicolor Rectangle Area Rug, 5'31. HNourison Aloha (ALH05)This is the Nourison Aloha (ALH05) Multicolor Rectangle Area Rug, 5'3" x 7'5"

  • perfect to cover decks

  • made of washable fibers

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2. The Curated Nomad Pacheco Indoor/ Outdoor Retro Area Rug (5'2 x 7'6)2. The Curated Nomad PachecoThis is the Curated Nomad Pacheco Indoor/ Outdoor Retro Area Rug (5'2 x 7'6)

  • perfect for the outdoors

  • exotic colors

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3. Safavieh Monaco Collection MNC222F Modern Bohemian Multicolored Distressed Area Rug (4' x 5'73. Safavieh Monaco Collection MNC222FThis is the Safavieh Monaco Collection MNC222F Modern Bohemian Multicolored Distressed Area Rug (4' x 5'7")

  • transitional design

  • power-loomed construction

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4. Safavieh Courtyard Collection CY6062-268 Navy and Beige Indoor/Outdoor Runner (2'34. Safavieh Courtyard Collection CY6062-268This is the Safavieh Courtyard Collection CY6062-268 Navy and Beige Indoor/Outdoor Runner (2'3" x 6'7")

  • power loom rug

  • standard latex coating

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5. Safavieh Veranda Collection VER099-0421 Black and Cream Area Rug, (4' x 5'75. Safavieh Veranda Collection VER099-0421This is the Safavieh Veranda Collection VER099-0421 Black and Cream Area Rug, (4' x 5'7")

  • floral mod patterns

  • sisal weaved rug

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6. Safavieh Madison Collection MAD600C Cream and Light Grey Bohemian Chic Paisley Area Rug (6'76. Safavieh Madison Collection MAD600CThis is the Safavieh Madison Collection MAD600C Cream and Light Grey Bohemian Chic Paisley Area Rug (6'7" x 9'2")

  • low-cut pile style

  • floral vines covering the surface

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7. Safavieh Madison Collection MAD603D Cream and Navy Distressed Medallion Area Rug (8' x 10')7. Safavieh Madison Collection MAD603DThis is the Safavieh Madison Collection MAD603D Cream and Navy Distressed Medallion Area Rug (8' x 10')

  • metro-mod décor

  • cut pile design

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8. Fab Habitat Ibiza Reversible, Indoor/Outdoor Weather Resistant Floor Mat/Rug, 4' x 6', Ibiza-Green Multi8. Fab Habitat Ibiza ReversibleThis is the Fab Habitat Ibiza Reversible, Indoor/Outdoor Weather Resistant Floor Mat/Rug, 4' x 6', Ibiza-Green Multi

  • reversible rug

  • 100% recycled plastics

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9. Fab Habitat Cancun Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Turquoise & Moss Green, (6' x 9')9. Fab Habitat Cancun Indoor/OutdoorThis is the Fab Habitat Cancun Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Turquoise & Moss Green, (6' x 9')

  • made of recycled plastic

  • exceptionally comfortable

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10. Safavieh Sofia Collection SOF365A Vintage Light Grey and Blue Center Medallion Distressed Runner (2'210. Safavieh Sofia Collection SOF365AThis is the Safavieh Sofia Collection SOF365A Vintage Light Grey and Blue Center Medallion Distressed Runner (2'2" x 8')

  • low-cut pile

  • sisal weaved rug

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Location is important, where will you place the rug outside? Will it be on a terrace? A seated dining area? Perhaps near a swimming pool? Or is it an entrance eye-catcher?

The size is important for different applications, where the larger the rug, the more cleaning it requires and with some applications where outdoor tables and chairs are used, a larger rug might be considered appropriate.

Outdoor rugs are made of synthetics, usually polypropylene fibers which are easy to wash and hose down. They also dry quickly when hung out.

Let’s take a look at some of the best outdoor rugs on the market today.

Best Outdoor Rugs Reviews:

1. HNourison Aloha (ALH05) Multicolor Rectangle Area Rug, 5’3″ x 7’5″

Specifications

  • Material: 100% Polypropylene
  • Dimensions: 5’3″ x 7’5″
  • Weight:
  • Weave: Flatwoven

Review

Nourison Aloha (ALH05) is an exceptional outdoor rug, this one is a large rectangle and is perfect to cover decks, and dining area surfaces, as well as a great rug for cooler climates where children can sit and enjoy the warmth and softness of the flat weave design.

The Aloha is easy to clean and is made of washable fibers that do not accumulate mold. These models come with fresh large pattern design, providing any surface with a splash of color to lift up even the grayest of days.
 

 

2. The Curated Nomad Pacheco Indoor/ Outdoor Retro Area Rug (5’2 x 7’6)

Specifications

  • Material:100-percent polypropylene
  • Height: 3-inch pile height
  • Weave Type: Machine-Made
  • Colors: Blue, ivory, red, green, yellow, orange, brown
  • Dimensions: 7’8” wide x 10’ 10” long

Review

The Curated Nomad Pacheco rug is perfect for the outdoors, as well as being an excellent indoor option as well. This is a synthetic rug and is very easy to clean. The pile is a comfortable 1/3” in height and the vibrant and exotic colors are delivered in an abstract gematric pattern.

This rug is 10 feet long and seven feet wide, making it a very large rug for many purposes, but is an excellent solution for any outdoor application, including front porch and outdoor dining areas.
 

 

3. Safavieh Monaco Collection MNC222F Modern Bohemian Multicolored Distressed Area Rug (4′ x 5’7″)

Specifications

  • Construction: Power Loomed
  • Weave: Medium Cut Pile
  • Fiber Content: Synthetic
  • Style: Contemporary
  • Dimensions:4’ 0″ x 5’ 7″
  • SKU: MNC222F-4

Review

The Safavieh Monaco Collection comes in many dimensions, this is their 4 foot by 5 foot seven inch rug that sits perfectly on any surface, indoors or outdoors.

This is what is called a distressed Bohemian contemporary and transitional design for home décor. These rugs feature a prominent range of vibrant colors and are made in power-loomed construction using polypropylene fibers for low shedding.

One of the pros with power loom rugs is their thin latex coating covering the underside. This is not a backing material, but a thin coat that secures the yarns in place, making these rugs light and easy to clean.
 

 

4. Safavieh Courtyard Collection CY6062-268 Navy and Beige Indoor/Outdoor Runner (2’3″ x 6’7″)

Specifications

  • Construction: Power Loomed
  • Weave: Sisal
  • Fiber Content: Synthetic
  • Style: Contemporary, Indoor / Outdoor
  • Dimensions: 2’ 3″ x 6’ 7″
  • SKU: CY6062-268-27

Review

The Safavieh Courtyard Collection is another fine example of the Safavieh house of rugs. This is a power loom rug that has their standard latex coating that secures the underside of the rug without acting as a backing material.

The design of his rug uses a classic sisal weave with simple stripe, and is a runner in design, with only a 2-foot three-inch width and six-foot seven-length, is perfect for adding color to long corridors or patio decks.
 

 

5. Safavieh Veranda Collection VER099-0421 Black and Cream Area Rug, (4′ x 5’7″)

Specifications

  • Construction: Power Loomed
  • Weave: Close Loop Pile
  • Fiber Content: Synthetic
  • Style: Traditional, Indoor / Outdoor
  • Dimensions: 4′ x 5′ 7″
  • SKU: VER099-0421-4

Review

The Safavieh Veranda Collection is aptly named, as its designed to sit on all verandas with style. This is a traditional rug with floral mod patterns to traditional classics. As with all Safavieh rugs, this is a power loom; sisal weaved rug that comes with a latex undercoat.

This is a closed loop pile, which means it is extremely comfortable to sit and is perfect for homes with small children that crawl around.
 

 

6. Safavieh Madison Collection MAD600C Cream and Light Grey Bohemian Chic Paisley Area Rug (6’7″ x 9’2″)

Specifications

  • Construction: Power Loomed
  • Weave: Low cut pile
  • Fiber Content: Synthetic
  • Style: Transitional
  • Dimensions: 6′-7″ X 9′-2″
  • SKU: MAD600C-6

Review

The Safavieh Madison Collection is another fine example of outdoor rug using the power loom sisal weave, but this time it comes in a low-cut pile style. The design is a transitional pattern of colors and has classic medallions and floral vines covering the surface.

This particular model is a large six foot seven by a nine-foot two-inch rug, it is a large rug for large surfaces and is absolutely wonderful to walk on barefoot. As with all Safavieh rugs, this one comes with a latex covered underside and is very easy to clean even when considering its size.
 

 

7. Safavieh Madison Collection MAD603D Cream and Navy Distressed Medallion Area Rug (8′ x 10′)

Specifications

  • Construction: Power Loomed
  • Weave: Low cut pile
  • Fiber Content: Synthetic
  • Style: Transitional
  • Dimensions: 8′ X 10′
  • SKU: MAD603D-8

Review

This is another example of the Safavieh Madison Collection. This one is an eight inch by 10-inch rug that comes with metro-mod décor in a contemporary styled, designer finish. Traditional medallions and floral blooms adorn this rug low cut pile design.

Since this is a Safavieh rug, it comes with a latex covered underside and is very easy to clean even when considering its size.
 

 

8. Fab Habitat Ibiza Reversible, Indoor/Outdoor Weather Resistant Floor Mat/Rug, 4′ x 6′, Ibiza-Green Multi

Specifications

  • Material: 100% recycled plastic
  • Dimensions: 4’ x 6’
  • Weight: 3.31 Lbs.

Review

The Fab Habitat Ibiza is a reversible rug, which means it can be placed either way. What is special about this rug is that it comes from the greenhouse of Fab Habitat. This means that the rugs weave made of 100% recycled plastics, making this both an excellent rug as well as part of a global environmental friendly incentive.

Since this is recycled plastic, the fibers are all UV resistant, and the colors will remain true for life. It is totally mold resistant and is very easy to clean. It can also last longer since you can reverse the rug to decide which design you want to see.

This rug comes with a Jute carrier back and has a shoulder strap which means you can take this camping or picnicking, making this a perfect all-round outdoor rug.
 

 

9. Fab Habitat Cancun Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Turquoise & Moss Green, (6′ x 9′)

Specifications

  • Material: 100% recycled plastic
  • Dimensions: 6’ x 9’
  • Weight: 7 Lbs.

Review

The Fab Habitat Cancun is a very impressive large sized rug, that is made of 100% recycled plastics, making this both an excellent rug as well as part of a global environmental friendly incentive.

This rug is UV resistant since it was made of recycled plastic, and the fibers colors will remain true for life. It is mold resistant and is very easy to clean. This rug is six-foot-wide and nine foot long, so you can place it anywhere outside, and is exceptionally comfortable to barefoot and hands.

This rug comes with a Jute carrier back and has a shoulder strap which means you can take this camping or picnicking, making this a perfect all-round outdoor rug.
 

 

10. Safavieh Sofia Collection SOF365A Vintage Light Grey and Blue Center Medallion Distressed Runner (2’2″ x 8′)

Specifications

  • Construction: Power Loomed
  • Weave: Low cut pile
  • Fiber Content: Synthetic
  • Style: Traditional
  • Dimensions: 2’ 2″ x 8’ 0″
  • SKU: SOF365A-28

Review

The Safavieh Sofia Collection is yet another great rug from the house of Safavieh. This particular rug comes with the classic old-world styling and includes traditional Maghreb designs with a faded patina to make it appear authentic and old.

The rug is a runner model, and is two feet wide by eight feet long, making this a perfect runner for long hallways, corridors, and some terraces. This is a low-cut pile, and is a power loom; sisal weaved rug that comes with a latex undercoat.
 

 

FAQ

Do you need a rug pad outside?

Some patio pads will prefer a patio pad underneath since allowing the air to circulate under the rug and help the rug wear evenly.

What is the best material for an outdoor rug?

Outdoor rugs will get dirty quickly, they will fill with water and mud and dust depending on where your life and where you lay them. As such, they need to be made of a totally mold resistant material that is easy to wash. The only material that is budget friendly and abundant is Polypropylene, and even more friendly are recycled plastic rugs.

Whatever you do, do not buy a natural material rug for the outside, wool and cotton will allow mold to grow in them, and while they are natural fibers, will lose their color over time. Plastic rugs are easy to clean, they only require a wash (hose down) and leave to dry.

Do outdoor rugs get moldy?

No, mold does not grow on Polypropylene. However, mold does grow on dirt which is found in the fibers of the rug when not cleaned frequently.

Make sure your rug is cleaned on the regular and frequent basis, and if you want to be extra careful use a weak soapy solution for the first rinse, and then hose down with water.

Can indoor rugs be used outside?

No, indoor rugs are made of natural fibers and their design is for indoor use. The wear and tear and the elements, provide conditions that will destroy an indoor rug very quickly. Also, mold will grow on an indoor rug when used outdoors virtually immediately. Indoor rugs will also fade fast when exposed to direct sunlight.

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