Gaetane. Kitchen Rugs. November 02nd , 2017.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms of any house. It is therefore vital to consider every aspect that pertains to kitchen rugs. Rugs in the kitchen are usually forgotten while everyone is busy looking at other things like kitchen equipment. But, rugs can provide comfort, class and luxury in your kitchen. There are very many kitchen rugs available in the market all impressive in their own way. But, the most important things to consider when buying them are durability, quality and capacity to stain resistance. Also, versatility is a crucial component that a rug should process. One should also consider attractiveness and color. You want not only comfort and convenience in your kitchen, but a touch of class and art.
Kitchen rugs can be a great solution for a kitchen that has a worn or damaged floor. But these rugs are not only for decoration or to hide imperfections, they can also help to keep people from slipping on the floors when they are wet and also add comfort when you are standing at the counter for long periods of time cooking or preparing foods. Rugs are most often placed at the door when you come in, in front of the sink, in front of the refrigerator, and in front of the oven. Choosing a kitchen rug can be a challenge as there are many styles shapes and colors to choose from. Before you go shopping for your rug, its a good idea to bring a color swatch from your kitchen so that you can be sure to get something that matches exactly.
While it is true that a kitchen floor receives a good deal of dirt and debris, simply selecting a washable or stain-resistant fiber will remove concerns about an area rugs practicality in the kitchen. Indoor/Outdoor fibers are an excellent choice, as are synthetic blends, jute, sisal, and even wool! Any of these options will be either easy to clean or stain repellant. In selecting a kitchen area rug, be sure to choose a low pile. Densely piled rugs, such as Berber, are good for kitchens. Area rugs constructed from woven natural fibers, such as jute or sisal, are also compatible with kitchen use. Cut pile or shag carpets are the only varieties that should be avoided; their deep, plush construction makes them likely to collect crumbs and increase kitchen cleaning duties. On the other hand, woven, looped, or low pile area rugs will need little more than a quick shake to clean and refresh them. Whatever material is chosen for a kitchen area rug, its very important that the rug has a properly sized non-slip rug pad. Not only will the rug pad give a little extra padding for those working and walking in the kitchen, but its the best way to ensure that a kitchen accent rug provides both visual interest and sure footing.
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.
In case you have a very ethnic or an elaborately themed kitchen in Italian or Victorian style, then it is possible that you would want a very decorative rug to go with the theme and it is likely to be of a delicate and expensive material like wool or linen. In such cases, brush the rug regularly with a soft brush to prevent the accumulation of dirt. Then air it regularly and leave it in the sunlight weekly for natural disinfection. If at all you have to clean it, than use a very mild detergent to wash off the stain.
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