Call it a trend. Rugs with indoor designs are popping up on the patio, and rugs designed to stand up to the elements are finding their way into the foyer. With these tough plastic-fiber rugs rolling out in both directions, we've found two designed by Liora Manne:
a soft, looped pile and a budget flat weave. Both are mold resistant and treated to keep from fading. Neither will be your forever rug, but that may be part of their appeal. For their surprising differences, read on.