Everything you need to know about plastic outdoor rugs for your deck or patio, and where to find the best waterproof outdoor rugs for 2023.
I’m a huge fan of outdoor rugs, and my very favorite ones are plastic. Whaaaaat????, you ask? Yes, you read that right. Most traditional outdoor rugs are made of polypropylene, which is of course also plastic. But today I’m talking about a very specific typle of woven plastic outdoor rug.
What Are Plastic Outdoor Rugs?
Plastic outdoor rugs are woven mats made of recycled plastic. They come in many different sizes and patterns, and make great waterproof outdoor rugs for decks and patios. They’re also popular for RV camping.
What Are The Benefits?
- less expensive than traditional polypropylene outdoor rugs
- most are made of 100% recycled plastic
- easy to keep clean
- soft on bare feet
- reversible patterns
The very best thing about woven plastic outdoor rugs is that they’re VERY easy to keep clean. Case in point.
This is the rug on my back deck (photo taken in January). I normally bring my outdoor rugs in for the winter, but this year has been crazy and I never got to it. Fozzy has been romping in the muddy backyard, and as you can see the rug is filthy!
But a quick spray with the hose and it’s good as new! I don’t know if you’ve even tried to clean a standard polypropylene patio rug, but it is definitely a lot harder than this, and usually with less satisfactory results.
Best Plastic Outdoor Rugs for 2023
World Market carries a line of “Rio Mats” every Spring and Summer, and they’re some of my very favorite plastic outdoor rugs. They’re also VERY inexpensive. The black & cream Rio Mat on my front porch (below) is available again this year.
These World Market Rio Mats generally come in 6’x9′ and 8’x10′, so if you need a larger size, then look at the options below.
I also love woven plastic rugs from Fab Habitat, which are available on Amazon. Here
This guide wouldn’t be complete without a roundup of my favorite stylish waterproof rug designs for this season.
I chose these particular rugs because they’re modern and stylish, they have pattern repeats that should be relatively easy to arrange patio furniture around, and they’re budget-friendly.
You’ll find rugs to go with modern Boho, mid-century, modern farmhouse, and transitional patio decor, and almost all are available in multiple sizes.
Black & White Plastic Outdoor Rugs
a. Fab Habitat Serowe Patio Rug, from Amazon
b. Fab Habitat Black & White Kilimanjaro, from Amazon
c. Black Moroccan Style Rio Mat, from World Market
d. 100% Recycled Plastic Rug, from Amazon
e. Black & Cream Reversible Indoor Outdoor Rio Floor Mat, from World Market
f. Fab Habitat Waterproof Outdoor Rug, from Amazon
g. Fab Habitat Plastic Outdoor Rug, from Amazon
h. Lightweight Reversible Outdoor Rug, from Amazon
i. Fab Habitat Waterproof Outdoor Rug, from Amazon
Blue Plastic Patio Rugs
a. Beverly Outdoor Reversible Plastic Area Rug in Navy, from Amazon
b. Green Decore Outdoor Patio Rug, from Amazon
c. Fab Habitat Plastic Outdoor Rug, from Amazon
d. Green Decore Fresco Plastic Patio Rug, from Amazon
f. Fab Habitat Reversible Plastic Rug, from Amazon
g. Fab Habitat Recycled Plastic Outdoor Rug, from Amazon
h. Beverly Blue & White Outdoor Rug, from Amazon
i. Indoor Outdoor Plastic Straw Rug, from Walmart
Teal & Turquoise Patio Rugs
b. Fab Habitat Tokyo Plastic Outdoor Rug, from Amazon
c. Reversible Indoor/Outdoor Woven Plastic Rug, from Amazon
d. Dimitra Outdoor Rug in Turquoise, from Walmart
e. Green Decore Lightweight Reversible Plastic Rug, from Amazon
f. Turquoise Ikat Rio Mat, from World Market
g. Trava Home Reversible Recycled Plastic Outdoor Rug, from Amazon
h. Fab Habitat Seville Outdoor Rug, from Amazon (This is the rug in the kids’ playhouse in the photos above.)
Green Plastic Patio Rugs
a. Playa 100% Recycled Plastic Rug, from Amazon
b. iCustomRug Round Reversible Waterproof Outdoor Rug in Green, from Amazon
c. Smart Design Mat Store Green Plastic Rug, from Amazon
d. Turquoise Mod Tile Reversible Outdoor Rio Floor Mat, from World Market
e. Inverso Outdoor Rug, from Amazon
f. Green Tropicalia Rio Mat, from World Market
g. Green Decore Nirvana Eco Plastic Rug, from Amazon
Red, Orange & Yellow Outdoor Rugs
a. Rust Diamond Reversible Indoor Outdoor Rio Floor Mat, from World Market
b. Yellow Sunrise Rio Mat, from World Market
d. Fab Habitat Waterproof Outdoor Rug, from Amazon
e. Coral Geo Promenade Woven Plastic Outdoor Rug, from World Market
I hope this gives you some great ideas for your patio! Plastic outdoor rugs are THE BEST!