Attractive enough for the indoors, but durable enough to withstand all seasons in your backyard, indoor/outdoor carpet is one of the easiest ways to update any outdoor living space. Designed to resist the growth of mold and mildew, as well as fading from UV light exposure, indoor/outdoor carpet works well in any space you want to add some underfoot comfort but can’t use traditional carpet. That makes it perfect for outdoor surfaces like your porch or patio.
And because indoor/outdoor carpet is built to resist fraying and mold growth, it’s also a good flooring choice for hybrid areas that have a roof overhead but still deal with heavy amounts of moisture and traffic—places like a sunroom or mudroom. Semi-finished basements and even garages are also areas you might want to have indoor/outdoor carpet installed.
Is Indoor/Outdoor Carpet the Same as Artificial Turf?
Many customers shopping for indoor/outdoor carpet mistakenly believe that the material is the same as the artificial turf you often see in a stadium or outdoor sporting complex. And while turf is often put down in the same spaces you install indoor/outdoor carpet—like patios or balconies—the materials are quite different. Artificial turf is, as its name implies, constructed to mimic the look and feel of natural grass, with individual blades of fake grass. But indoor/outdoor carpet from Empire Today® is constructed in the same manner as a traditional carpet, with looped fibers similar to what you’d see on a low-pile Berber carpet.