Gaetane. Kitchen Rugs. October 21st , 2017.
Before shopping for a kitchen rug, you must make a note of a few things so that you can buy the best possible item for your kitchen.The Kitchen Rugs should be of a washable material or completely water proof. This is because that unlike any other carpet or rugs in the house this is the most likely to get dirty because of all the oil and grease and smoke from the kitchen and it is all but natural that fruit juice, oily gravy or water can spill on to it at any time. Hence, before looking for any other characteristics, this should be taken care of.
There are many rugs specifically designed for the kitchen. These kitchen rugs are designed for high traffic areas and do not show wear and tear as easily as other rugs. When looking for a rug or rugs to go in your kitchen, a few things should be kept in mind to make sure you purchase the best rug for the money. You want to make sure that the rug is made from good material. Typically, the washable rugs are the best choice for the kitchen area. They not only can stand up to the wear and tear, they are easy to clean up. Depending on the size of the rug, they can easily be thrown in the washing machine or taken outside and hand washed when they get dirty.
While the idea of a kitchen rug making for a clean kitchen might seem contradictory, it can be. That is why the kind of area rug one needs to get should be a washable one. Imagine a non washable area rug for your kitchen where stains, spills and all kinds of dirt gather and collect! Kitchen rugs are machine washable which is quite a big plus for those kitchen rug owners who dont have the time or patience in cleaning and drying a rug manually. It is advisable not to put the rug in a dryer as the rug tends to unravel when subjected to the heat of the dryer. Also, stains, especially, wine stains need to be washed off immediately to prevent them from being a permanent stain in your rug.
The washable rugs are especially important to consider if you are looking for a throw rug. The washable rugs are specifically designed to withstand the washing machine without the ends becoming frayed. If you do not get a rug that is machine washable, it will have to be taken to the dry cleaners every time it gets dirty. Rugs in the kitchen usually take the brunt of the storm when it comes to dirt, food, etc. due to it being a high traffic area. Washable rugs should be given careful consideration here because they are not only easy to clean up, they are not as expensive as the other models. This gives you the liberty of changing them out with the seasons or discarding them should they get something on them that cant be easily cleaned. In summation, washable rugs come in many shapes, styles and colors to fit almost any area you can think of. While this article was focused strictly on the kitchen area, washable rugs are also available for large areas as well as doorways that are high traffic areas.
Kitchen rugs have to be more than just pretty. They should give the ease of maintenance too. Washable, durable and resistance to stains are major prerequisites. You can check the washing instructions when you purchase the piece. Machine washable kitchen rugs will prove to be most convenient. You could easily pop the dirty rug in the washing machine and take out a cleaned, good as new one! The higher the rugs resistance to stains, the better it would be. The only care you need to take particularly with your coffee kitchen rug is that the colours dont run. You could also hand wash these rugs if you are not sure of the colourfastness.
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