The 10 Best Indoor Outdoor Rugs

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This wiki has been updated 21 times since it was first published in June of 2018. Most rugs are designed either for indoor or outdoor use, but not both. These options are rugged enough to withstand any weather conditions, from harsh sun to snowy winters, yet often stylish enough for use inside your home. They're resistant to rot, mildew, and fading, and some have nonslip rubber backings to hold them in place even when wet. They tend to dry out quickly, too. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Orian Rugs Veranda

2. Novogratz Villa Collection Tuscany

3. Unique Loom Trellis Collection

Editor's Notes

May 21, 2020:

There are, generally speaking, two kinds of indoor/outdoor rugs: those meant for business use, where style isn't terribly important, and those meant for home or customer-facing use, where it makes sense to have something that looks good. For the former instance, it's tough to beat the Andersen WaterHog and M and A Matting WaterHog Eco in particular. They both have a raised edge made from a durable polymer that prevents liquids from spilling onto the surrounding area, and they're both offered in a variety of sizes and colors. The Anderson isn't very expensive, while the M+A Matting is. The House, Home, and More Carpet is similar in that it doesn't have any patterning, and while it lacks a raised edge, it still offers plenty of traction and it's especially thin. In fact, due to its thinness and relatively low price, it's a good option for keeping a nice garage floor free from stains and damage. For that matter, if you're looking for something to protect your garage, there are quite a few good choices for doing so.

There are also plenty of models that are just as focused on form as function. We really like the Orian Rugs Veranda due to its neat patterning and contrasting colors, as well as the Mad Mats Turkish, which has an elegant Middle Eastern appearance. The Nourison Aloha is another that's especially interesting to look at, and it has just about the boldest color scheme and pattern combination of any on our list.

You certainly don't have to go with something bright and bold, though. The Ottomanson Jardin has a relatively muted appearance, as does the Safavieh Courtyard, which is calm and good-looking without being boring. The Unique Loom Trellis Collection is particularly worthy of consideration if you're looking to outfit already established decor, because the variety it comes in is second to almost none.

Special Honors

Alsco Floor Mat Systems If you're looking for high-quality and customizable mats for entryways, courtyards, and interiors of a commercial space, Alsco's Floor Mat Systems are a good place to start. They offer a massive variety of options in a huge range of sizes and colors and can easily put your company's logo or proprietary design on the rug of your choice.

Rugs That Fit Not all of their offerings are specifically for all-weather use, but their variety of indoor, outdoor, and all-purpose floor coverings is definitely extensive. Their stock is frequently updated and contains industrial styles, home-worthy designs, and crossovers between the two.

4. Mad Mats Turkish

5. House, Home, and More Carpet

6. Andersen WaterHog

7. Nourison Aloha

8. Safavieh Courtyard

9. M and A Matting WaterHog Eco

10. Ottomanson Jardin

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