Polypropylene is extremely diverse and is used in everything from ketchup bottle tops to medical supplies. It is both flexible and rugged, and it is heat-resistant and nonabsorbent.
Polypropylene rugs are highly durable, long-lasting and economical. They are also mold-, mildew- and fade-resistant, making them ideal outdoor rugs.
Polypropylene rugs may be too lightweight for high traffic areas, and they are not the most comfortable option.
Area rugs are often made from a blend of polypropylene and wool. Blended rugs offer the durability of polypropylene and the softness and weight of wool.
Olefin is a type of polypropylene that is widely used in rugs because of its soft, wool-like texture.