Difference between outdoor carpet and regular carpeting
There are some basic differences between outdoor and indoor carpets. Indoor carpeting, used inside the house and therefore protected from the elements, is geared more toward design and daily use. Indoor carpet comes in plenty of designs and materials.
When it comes to outdoor carpet, the emphasis is more on ruggedness and durability rather than appearance. Nevertheless, there are quite a few choices of outdoor carpet as well. You will be able to choose between different colors, textures and styles. As with any carpeting decision, never compromise on the quality.
Pros and cons
An outdoor carpet will give your outdoor living space a unique and elegant look. Furthermore, such a carpet is comfortable and can make the outdoor spaces an extension of the indoor living space. The main disadvantage of installing carpet outdoors is that it is exposed, to some degree, to the elements. Proper maintenance is required to keep your outdoor carpet in good condition.
Life expectancy and cost
The life expectancy of outdoor carpeting depends on the quality of the outdoor carpet, where it is installed and how it is maintained. There are waterproof carpets that are ideal for outdoor living spaces and these tend to withstand weather conditions better and hence, last longer.The cost of your outdoor carpet will be dictated by the material you choose.
Why you need an outdoor carpet
Outdoor carpet can make your outdoor living space more comfortable, inviting and plush.It can be used to cover up cracks and stains on your patio too. As a result, it adds value to your property. You can easily customize the carpet to suit your needs and outdoor décor, enhancing the curb appeal of your home. You can bring the indoors outside without a problem when you decide to carpet your balcony, patio, deck or gazebo. When choosing an outdoor carpet, make sure you keep in mind the kind of exposure the carpet will undergo. This exposure can be in the form of usage, weather and wear and tear.
Keeping all these factors in mind, make an informed decision about selecting outdoor carpet. A reputable flooring company, like Gowdy Flooring, can help you make the right choice and also install the carpet professionally. To find out more about Gowdy Flooring and our products and services, call (806) 353-6226 today. You also can connect with us by clicking here to send us an email. To get a better idea about outdoor carpets and your other flooring needs, visit Gowdy Flooring’s showroom at 5205 S. Coulter St. in Amarillo, Texas.