indoor/outdoor carpeting

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Unregistered-1427815803, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. I have a deck made of pressure treated wood and I would like to put indoor/outdoor carpeting on it, but am afraid of mildew - particularly in the screened in areas. Any thoughts?
  2. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

    May 20, 2004
    SE Missouri
    Depends on where you live, I s'pose.

  3. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

    May 11, 2002
    Our experience is if it gets wet, it becomes very slick. Tracking snow in on it can make it dangerous. Deck boards can be washed with a hose or treated with bleach if needed. You can get a deck wash that keeps it looking new, but not as high class as carpet.
  4. deberosa

    deberosa SW Virginia Gourd Farmer!

    Dec 13, 2003
    Floyd County, VA
    I ended up taking the carpet off of my deck. It was very hard to keep clean - fir needles, dog hair, etc stuck to it. In one place I had even put the carpet there because when frost hit the uncovered deck it was very slippery. I am leaning toward painting, then putting on area rugs of carpet so I can walk across it on a frosty day without worrying about it being so slick. I don't have snow here much, but imagine if there was, then carpet wouldn't be much help on the slippery part either.
  5. whodunit

    whodunit Well-Known Member Supporter

    Mar 29, 2004
    I was going to say the same deberosa keeping that indoor/outdoor carpeting clean is almost impossible IMO.

    Imo a sealer mixed with some of that silica sand they put in the paint for painted floors might work well for slick conditions.

    Mrs whodunit