Indoor Outdoor Carpeting

November 17, 2005
indoor outdoor carpeting
Indoor outdoor carpeting is better today than it was originally because it resembles carpeting more than before. Indoor outdoor carpet can be found in a variety of colors and textures to suit your tastes. Outdoor carpeting is great on decks, patios, porches and stairways — any outdoor room you have. Learning how to install outdoor carpeting is easy.

 

Indoor outdoor carpeting is carpeting that can be placed both indoors and outdoors, be exposed to the elements and survive. It has many advantages in this manner simply because it will not become ruined in most weather conditions. It is often used on porches, in sun rooms and in other locations in which there is possible exposure to the elements.

 

There are several disadvantages of indoor outdoor carpeting including it is not as comfortable to bare feet, it’s not as stylish, and it looks “cheaper” as other types of carpet. Nonetheless, it is quite affordable and an excellent choice for many locations.

 
Indoor outdoor carpeting is the ideal type of flooring to use in many situations in which there will be exposure to the elements. It is great for the porch, a screened in deck or patio, and any area in which you don’t want a concrete slab but something more comfortable. It is resistant to damage from rain, snow, ice and wind. When properly applied, outdoor carpeting can last for several years providing comfort and a finished look to your outdoor area.

 
Indoor outdoor carpet can be chosen from a variety of colors and styles, unlike in the past when your choices were quite limited. Some is more of a shag type material which is cut very short. Others are similar to standard types of carpeting. They can be made of soft plastics but most commonly are made out of synthetic materials that resemble the constitution of many types of carpet for indoors.

 

Commonly, it can be purchased in gray, brown, black, green, and tans. It can be laid in a wall to wall fashion to cover the floor surface, or it can be laid in just a small area like a throw rug.

 
It is easy to learn how to install outdoor carpeting, and it’s not much different from installing it indoors. The process is easy, depending on the amount of exposure that the indoor outdoor carpeting will receive and how many corners you have to cut. To lay outdoor carpeting, you need to use either double sided, heavy duty tape or you will want to use an adhesive that is normally sold with the carpeting itself. Here are some basic steps:

 

  1. Lay the double sided tape around the edge of the room that needs to be carpeted after it has been cleared of all furnishings and has been cleaned thoroughly. Leave the tape backing in place for now.
  2. Lay the carpeting in the middle of the room, making sure to extend it over all edges of the room far enough to cover all corners.
  3. One by one, fold back each side of the carpeting, remove the backing on the table and lay the carpeting down.
  4. . Cut away excess carpet, making sure to get as close as possible to the edges. Cut away excess by doors and corners enough to allow for a neat fit.
  5. Press along the edges to insure that the carpeting is in place.

 

Indoor outdoor carpeting can be purchased at many home improvement stores as well as flooring stores. You can also find it available on the web. It is an excellent product to put in various locations of your home or business. It is resistant to stain, easy to clean, and it will offer comfort to “outdoor” areas of your home. Indoor outdoor carpeting adds a finishing touch to any outdoor room.

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