Melusina. Kitchen Rugs. October 21st , 2017.
The volume of water which rugs can soak up is immense, with the consequences being a rug thats heavy enough to cause damage to your machine and void the manufacturers guarantee. The trend currently finding favor with home makers is for pre-shrunk washable cotton kitchen rugs, but dirt and grease are much more readily absorbed by cotton and other natural fibers, which obviously means that they will need to be laundered more frequently. Synthetic fibers generally repel spills, or simply let them penetrate slowly enough for you to be able to wipe them off before any damage is done. Furthermore, you will not see the fading often associated with frequent washing. Color and pattern have an impact on frequency of washing too, since darker colors and complicated patterns can disguise all kinds of stains. Obviously all rugs will need to be cleaned now and again though, as no color or pattern will reduce the effects of germs or smells.
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.
If you have pets, you should go for highly durable rugs that do not get worn out easily. Ideally, you can also go for carpets that are resistant to various kinds of stains if you have children and pets.While determining the size of the carpet for your home, you should make sure the carpets does not touch the walls. There should be some gap between the wall and the carpets. While shopping for any kind of area carpets whether it is contemporary or braided rugs, you should be very clear about your budget. Rugs are always available at different prices and the price varies depending upon its style and pattern. If you shop wisely online, you will able to get carpets at a very cheap price. If you are running low on budget, you can go for synthetic carpets. You can easily find out whether the rugs are synthetic or not but turning the rug upside down and checking how the fibers are attached to it. The fibers on the synthetic carpets are not hand-knotted. They do not last long as true carpets but are available at low price. If you budget is not a concern for you then you can go for real braided or contemporary carpets.
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.
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.
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