A heat set polypropylene rug is one in which the yarn is processed to produce soft fibers that are resistant to wear and tear and repel stains. This type of rug is antistatic, which makes vacuuming easier because animal ... More »

Off-gassing is a common health hazard associated with synthetic rugs made from polypropylene or olefin. Carpet fibers made from synthetic materials emit volatile organic compounds into the air that cause symptoms such as... More »

Polypropylene is safe and is not considered a health hazard. It is a thermosetting plastic that does not degrade quickly. It does not contain carcinogens and other compounds that cause medical conditions. It has high mel... More »

To bind a carpet remnant to turn it into an area rug, begin by trimming the carpet to the desired size using a straight edge and utility knife. Trim away any fraying edges with scissors, and make sure that any corners ar... More »

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To repair a loose thread in a braided rug, take the thread out, and connect the two parts of the rug, using a rounded upholstery needle. If there is a problem with a larger part of the rug, undo it up to the place where ... More »

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A mug rug is a small piece of quilted fabric used for placing mugs, cups or other utensils; in addition to being decorative, they help protect table finishes. Mug rugs are quilted in a variety of patterns and designs. More »

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Good indoor and outdoor materials include olefin, also called polypropylene, nylon and polyester, as noted by CarpetBuyersHandbook.com. These materials are found to stand up the best against weather, sun and dirt. More »

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