Vallee. Kitchen Rugs. November 02nd , 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.
Another thing to keep in mind when you buy a country kitchen rug is the size of your room. You wouldnt want one that is too bog or too small - just the right sized rug. You can choose from different fabrics and styles such as nylon, cotton or wool or a combination of these, in fact there is something called woven rag rugs that are best suited for use in kitchens. Select the one that can be maintained easily - machine washable probably. Also be careful while washing - machine or by hand - rubbing causes some colours to run and this may stain other clothes.
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.
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.
You also need to take care of colors when you are washing these rugs. If you wash both the light and dark colors together, there are chances that their color would get mixed and result in a spoiled look for both types. Dark colors must be washed at a low warm, delicate temperature less than 90 degrees Fahrenheit and wash the light colors at a temperature higher than 105 degree Fahrenheit. For efficient cleaning, dont forget to rinse kitchen rugs when washing. If your kitchen rugs are unusually delicate, rinse with care and dont make their fibers strip off. And also, you need to hang these rugs for drying instead of tumble drying them.
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