People choose to cover their floors in carpet not just for how it looks, but also for how it feels and reacts to pressure.
Enjoying that same feeling of comfort outside can be a real benefit for some people. If you have a porch, patio, or balcony where you spend a lot of time, outdoor carpet could be for you!
In the past, outdoor carpet was easily described in two words: uncomfortable and green. Everyone remembers a porch or patio covered in tough, fibrous, dark green turf. Walking on this “carpet” was like taking a stroll on a sea of toothbrush bristles. Today’s outdoor carpet is much more diverse. It comes in many grades, textures, and, yes, even colors.
For covering a fully exposed porch or deck, look for outdoor carpet made of polypropylene or olefin. This fiber is resistant to moisture and mildew and can handle the toughest of traffic. While it is not as plushy as indoor outdoor carpet, it still provides a greater degree of comfort than wood or concrete. It protects bare feet from splinters and protects glass from shattering. It also is very low maintenance.