Every few years I replace the indoor-outdoor carpet on the back porch. The first installation tripled the intervals between house cleanings as the nap on the carpet captured debris and street dust. Once I cut the first pattern for the porch floor, installation was a simple a matter of wrestling the rug into place and securing the threshold with a length of aluminum.
A few days ago I unrolled the latest length of matting and was delighted to find that it is as supple as an antique hand-knotted camel hair rug. The value is incredible and the color good as well. Even better, thin flat carpeting is period for this 1890 house.
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