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Why Recycled Plastic Mats?

Why Recycled Plastic Mats Rule for Patios and Decks

Decorating outdoors means catering to extremes. If an outdoor floor covering can't survive your backyard's wettest and windiest, it hardly deserves to enjoy the cool breezes of calm, sunny days.

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Affordable Outdoor Rug Spotlight

Affordable Outdoor Rug Spotlight: Mad Mats

If you need to cover a floor space 4x6 feet or larger, Mad Mats really are the best deal on the net.

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Stylebook Monday: Open Air Patio Design

Stylebook Monday: Open Air Patio Design

We used Pawleys Island's new rug, the Palmetto Stripe Green, to match the host of greens in this lush backyard.

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Rain-Exposed Wooden Decks

Rain-Exposed Wooden Decks: 5 Dos and Don'ts

Maintaining any uncovered outdoor space can be challenging, especially wood patios.

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Life. Love. Larson. DIY Outdoor Rug Project

A DIY Painted Outdoor Rug for $40

What a great idea! Create a custom color scheme by painting a $20 outdoor rug.

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Traditional Southern Patio Style

Get the Look: Traditional Southern Patio!

Southern style begins and ends with traditional simplicity.

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DFOHome knows outdoor rugs.

We’ve been in the outdoor rug business since 2002. In that time, Designed for Outdoors has assembled of the finest products on the market. For an exposed outdoor space, try our waterproof, eco-friendly Mad Mats. If looking for patio rugs over a covered area, check out Couristan and TransOcean’s beautiful line of quick-drying outdoor rugs. We’ve got rug designs from all over the world – you’re sure to find a rug that caters to your outdoor decorating needs!

Looking for a rug to go on an uncovered patio or deck? Try a recycled plastic mat. They're extremely mildew resistant and effortlessly wick away moisture. Looking for something soft with a more traditional feel? Handmade outdoor rugs have a thicker pile that's extra kind and gentle to your feet. For the best of both worlds, consider our collection of machine made outdoor rugs. They're woven from finer polypropylene threads, giving them the feel of a traditional rug, but with a smaller pile height that promotes great performance in even in wet conditions.