If you’re shopping for a new area rug, odds are that you’ve come across polypropylene rugs, carpets or mats. But with such a complex name, what are polypropylene rugs and why would you pick one for your home? In today’s blog, we will be discussing 5 important factors that you need to know about polypropylene rugs before you buy.

What is a Polypropylene Rug? 

Polypropylene - the main ingredient in our rugs — to put it simply, is a polymer created from monomer propylene and is frequently used in textiles, packaging, labels, and reusable containers. Considering how widely polypropylene is used, odds are you already have plenty of it in-use at home.

These polypropylene fibers are specifically made to look exactly like wool, sisal, and other common rug fibers. Once made, these fibers are machine woven into unique rugs that look exactly like the real deal but come with the added benefit of being man-made. For example, polypropylene rugs are carefully designed for superior comfort and resilience, making them versatile rugs that can be used. 

The 5 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Our Rugs Answered By Jane Middleton:

1. Are polypropylene rugs waterproof? 

Yes, polypropylene rugs are highly resistant to water. Spills are easily treatable, making them great choices for households.

2. How to get creases out of polypropylene? 

If your rugs have been rolled and folded in storage, when you decide to lay them out they may reveal wrinkles and creases that can be very hard to remove. A simple fix for this is to use weight and place pressure for a few days. You can try steam however you have to be cautious as heat can damage the fibres.

3. Are Polypropylene Rugs Soft?

The answer is yes! As you already know, rugs are designed to add comfort, beauty, and functionality to any space in your home. Some spaces, however, require higher levels of comfort or functionality than others (like your kitchen or family room, for example), and the fibers used to create a rug will determine how well it will serve its purpose.

Polypropylene rugs are designed to be soft and offer the right amount of comfort needed, have the same appearance and feel of natural fibers, and provide great functionality. Browse through our selection to find the right polypropylene rug for your home or commercial space and consider contacting us for any assistance.

4. Are Polypropylene Rugs Durable?

Yes, polypropylene rugs are very durable. Made to handle extreme weather, messes, and scratches, polypropylene rugs are extremely resilient and can easily bounce back from wear and tear. In fact, this resilience makes them great rugs for both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Polypropylene rugs are highly stain-resistant and will not grow mildew or fade when exposed to outdoor elements. This makes them excellent solutions for outdoor spaces and indoor areas with high-moisture or where frequent spills occur. If you're looking to add a rug in your kid's bedroom, in the basement, or outside on your patio, a polypropylene area rug is highly recommended. And if your polypropylene carpet or rugs get dirty, you can simply wash them off with a hose as there’s no need to worry about excess moisture.

5. How to Clean Polypropylene Rugs

Treating a polypropylene rug for stains is easier than other types of rugs, because polypropylene material is already somewhat stain-resistant. If it’s a spill or mud stain, scrape off what you can, and then blot with a cloth. Always vacuum after blotting a stain, to pick up sticky remnants, and make sure to vacuum your rug regularly to help prevent wear and tear.

Find Your Perfect Polypropylene Rug!

India Ink allows you to browse a wide selection of rugs and patterns from our online store. Check out our patterns, size, and color options.

Our mats are made from top-quality polypropylene fibres, tightly woven to provide a stable, comfortable and durable product. They are UV-coated preventing fading and deterioration from exposure to the sun and made to the highest European and American quality standards.

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