QUICK TIPS FOR BUYING OUTDOOR CARPET
1. Like all outdoor living products, outdoor carpets have come a long
way from the traditional artificial grass indoor outdoor carpets. The classic Astro-turf is
still available, but outdoor carpeting is now available in soft Berbers and multicolored,
patterned cut, and loop carpets. The luxury of the indoors is coming out with these lush and
durable carpets in great patterns and colors.
2. Consider the sunlight and exposure of the space where you want to lay
your outdoor carpets. The thicker outdoor carpets offer higher grade and durability. If the
space is prone to dampness or is fully exposed to the weather, marine outdoor carpets are the
best way to go. If you're carpeting a sunroom, you can get by with low-grade artificial grass
3. Determine how much carpet you need by calculating the square footage
of your space. This is done by multiplying the area's length by the width, rounding inches to
the nearest foot. Divide irregularly shaped floors into sections, find the square foot of each,
and add them together.
4. Before laying outdoor carpets you must prep the areas by making
sure they are clean, dry, and smooth. Indoor outdoor carpets can be loose-laid or glued or
taped to concrete, asphalt, and wood surfaces. An outdoor sealer should be applied to waxed or
painted wood and slotted wooden decks before laying outdoor carpets.
5. Installing outdoor carpets is an intermediate level do-it-yourselfer
task that can generally be completed in one day. You may want to consider renting a carpet
roller that provides a worthwhile tight seal at a minor expense to you. But if the thought of
measuring, cutting, prepping surfaces, and applying adhesives is too overwhelming for you, we
recommend hiring a professional.
6. According to The Carpet and Rug Institute's Installation
Standards CRI 104 and CRI 105, outdoor carpets installation should be done when temperature
ranges between 65 F and 95 F, and when relative humidity is between 10% and