The Case for Indoor/Outdoor Rugs

Thanks to their durable nature, indoor/outdoor rugs are experiencing a surge in popularity in every room in the house. These versatile rugs provide modern homes with a resilient and low-maintenance option for flooring that not only looks great but also endures over time. Woven from durable performance fibers, indoor/outdoor rugs are designed to resist heavy footfall, stains, and adverse weather conditions. Provided that they complement your home decor, these rugs are a practical and adaptable alternative to conventional rugs for any setting – indoors or out.

Durability & Lifespan

Indoor/outdoor rugs are made from tough, durable synthetic fibers like polyester, poly acrylic, polypropylene, or Olefin. These waterproof fibers can resist stains and mildew, making them perfect for wet rooms like a bathroom. If you have pets or small children, you might consider indoor/outdoor rugs that can withstand muddy paws and sticky hands!

Ease of Maintenance

If you’re aiming for rooms that require minimal upkeep for the whole family, an indoor/outdoor rug is a great option. Indoor/outdoor rugs, like our Curacao Pewter Indoor/Outdoor Rug, can easily be cleaned when needed. For the most part, regular vacuuming and spot cleaning are enough to keep them fresh. When your rug needs a deep clean, all you have to do is spot clean with soapy water and rinse, or spray with a hose.



There are several ways in which indoor/outdoor rugs can be eco-friendly. First, many indoor/outdoor are woven using recycled plastics, which are made to feel just as soft as a wool or cotton rug. Secondly, the fact that the rugs are more durable and long-lasting means you will reduce waste by not buying replacement rugs as frequently.


The best thing about an indoor/outdoor rug is that you can move it around! You can style it in indoor spaces, from living rooms to bathrooms, and if needed, take it outside on your patio when hosting al fresco parties. We recommend indoor/outdoor rugs with a neutral color palette for peak versatility in your indoor or outdoor area.

Discover Adaptable Indoor/Outdoor Rugs at GDC Home

Using indoor/outdoor rugs is linked to a broader shift in mindset towards more adaptable and sustainable living. Whether you want to create a cozy patio or refresh your living or dining room with a more durable rug, GDC has plenty of rug options to choose from. Shop our complete range of rugs on our website and in our local stores. We can even cut rugs to a custom size to suit your exact space. Stop by today to speak with our team of designers – we’re always ready to help you find the perfect rug for your indoor or outdoor space.

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Catamaran Stripe Handwoven Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Show your spirit with this durable and washable indoor/outdoor area rug in broad preppy stripes.

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Curacao Pewter Indoor/Outdoor Rug

A subtle geometric pattern creates interest in both indoor and outdoor spaces, providing style and durability.

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red and white outdoor and indoor rug

Mainsail Handwoven Indoor/Outdoor Rug

A classic lattice diamond offers subtle geometric interest on a durable and washable floor covering.

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Edisto Indoor/Outdoor Rug

A basket weave of graphic stripes made of durable polypropylene can withstand years of wear and tear.

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