Revitalize your Exterior with Recycled Outdoor Rugs and Doormats

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Looking for a quick fix to jazz up your outdoor spaces?  Try adding colorful accent rugs and doormats.  A wide variety of sizes and styles, from traditional patterns to whimsical motifs, are available.  They’re made of weather-resistant, recycled materials and brighten up any patio, deck or porch.  

  • Mad Mats,” made by Philadelphia-based Mariachi Imports, are composed of recycled plastic and feature fantastic floral, geometric, ethnic and traditional designs.  They’re available in many sizes and colors to complement any outdoor room.  (pictured above)
  • Gaiam offers hand-crafted, reversible Turkish patterned rugs made from recycled soda bottles in 6’x9′ and 4’x6′ sizes.  You’ll also find door mats made from reclaimed marine rope or flip-flop foam!
  • VivaTerra has many different stain-resistant styles on hand, from Moroccan and Oriental patterns to stripes and florals (made from recycled plastic bottles and packing materials).  Available sizes are:  4’x6′, 5’x8′ and 6’x9′.
  • Pottery Barn‘s Tauna Kilim Indoor/Outdoor Rug is handwoven from recycled polyester yarn and is available in numerous sizes.  Williams-Sonoma sells a recycled plastic rug in a great graphic print by designer Thom Filicia.  Both of these companies sell many kinds of outdoor rugs, however the ones mentioned here are the only ones with earth-friendly characteristics.  Perhaps if many people sent them a note requesting more green products, we could make a difference together.  Other Thom Filicia recycled rugs are available through QVC, Overstock.com and CSN stores.

Tag(s): Green Design, Greening the Home, Recycling, The Great Green Outdoors

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