Polypropylene is a synthetic fiber that is very similar to olefin. These fibers are strong, and can withstand heavy foot traffic. They are also abrasion resistant, mildew resistant, UV resistant, and quick drying. Because it is solution-dyed, it is also the most colorfast of all fibers. These traits make many polypropylene rugs ideal for outdoor use where the sun and weather conditions may wear out rugs made of different materials. They often work well on a porch or poolside. These rugs can also be cleaned using strong cleaners without risk of damaging the fibers.
Synthetic fibers such as polypropylene are often used in the creation of many machine-made rugs. Because of this, polypropylene rugs are also at the lower end of the cost scale, making them more affordable than many other rugs.
Polypropylene is a type of thermoplastic polymer resin that was first polymerized in 1954 by Karl Rehn and Giulio Natta. It is widely used in the creation of toys, cars, rugs, food packaging, papers, technologies, and virtually everywhere plastic is found. Polypropylene is versatile and can withstand high temperatures. It can be dyed without affecting the quality of the material which makes it ideal for rugs. It is also flexible, inexpensive, and lightweight.
When purchasing a rug made of polypropylene it is important to consider locations. Obviously in the summer you may want your rug outside where you can make use of its durability. Because of the vibrant colors of these rugs, you may want to clean a polypropylene rug as you would clean a wool rug then move it inside to add a lively touch to the colder, winter months.
If you are looking for a versatile rug that can be used indoors and outdoors, we recommend polypropylene for the material of the rug. It is clear that if durability is what you are looking for, this is a good investment and PlushRugs has a large selection of these rugs to choose from. You can find whatever size, style, and color will look best for your home and take advantage of our fast, free shipping and satisfaction guarantee.