Polypropylene Rugs

Polypropylene rugs are an inexpensive way to provide an attractive floor covering for your home. Since they are a more casual and less costly type of rug, they are often the floor covering of choice for homeowners. Studying into the topic to answer the question “What are polypropylene rugs?” will provide enough information to make decision.

Polypropylene is a man-made material. It is sold under the name olefin and is second only to nylon as a carpet fiber. It is chemically inert and is resistant to bleach and acid. The fiber in olefin is easy to clean, even with strong cleaners. There is no risk of fiber damage. The olefin is solution-dyed and is the most colorfast of all the carpet fibers. Because olefin is okay in a sunlit area, polypropylene outdoor rugs are very popular.

Another positive feature of this type of rug is its resistance to water. The fiber naturally wicks the moisture toward the tip of each strand. This characteristic also means that it is less likely to develop mold and mildew. When damp, it is quick to dry.

On the down side, polypropylene can be difficult to keep looking clean. It has the quality of attracting dirt, which makes it look dingy. The wicking characteristic continues to bring dirt up from the base of the fiber. This is especially true of oil-based grease and stains.

When you want to find affordable area rug or one which is suitable for an outdoor living area, visit our showroom for ideas. We have some of the best materials, sizes and colors for every need in rugs.

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