Yolette. Kitchen Rugs. September 27th , 2017.
Simply put, kitchen rugs are a great way to decorate. If you are like many homeowners, you may have a hard time decorating your kitchen to make it look the way that you want. Adding a rug is a great way to not only spruce up the floor, but to also pull the entire room together. It is amazing to think that so many people overlook rugs, but it happens time and time again. As you probably know, your kitchen has to put up with a lot of traffic day in and day out. After all, people want to eat when they are hungry. Through the use of an area rug you will have the ability to protect your primary floor from a lot of traffic. Although you will not have rugs placed all over the floor, if you lay them strategically, you will be able to take advantage of this benefit.
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.
However, your kitchen rugs should be more than stylish. They should be easy to clean and maintain and hold up under the heavy traffic they may encounter. Make sure the rug you are selecting is machine washable and stain resistant, they are two key features you will want to check out. Also make sure that your rug comes with a nonslip bottom on it to ensure that you will not slip and fall on it. If it doesnt have a nonslip bottom, you may want to consider purchasing a rug pad, this will serve the same purpose. The more durable and stain resistant your rug is, then the better it will be in the long run. Each time you wash your rug, it will come out looking as good as brand new. There is one thing you may want to watch for when washing your rug however. With the dark, deep colors in most of these rugs, there is a tendency for the colors to run. It would be in your best interest to wash them separately from the rest of your laundry, especially for the first several washes.
If you are not sure regarding the color and size that would be appropriate for the kitchen then carry a shade card. This will give you can idea that what will compliment the color scheme of the kitchen. And also take the measurements of the rug, especially if you are planning to use one in a particular side of the room like under the dining table, before the oven or the fridge. Apart from these, also make it a point to buy a relatively soft and comfortable rug as the lady of the house has to spend a lot of time in the kitchen and it essential that she finds it comfortable enough to work on it for the better half of the day.
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.
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