Yolette. Kitchen Rugs. September 29th , 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.
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.
Plants are a very positive addition to your kitchen. If you have a window in your kitchen and the available counter space, add a bit of life with a plant. If you cant remember to water them, set an alarm on your cell phone once a week that says to water plants. Everybody has a cell phone now a day and uses the alarm or calendar features on them quite frequently. A plant doesnt only look beautiful, but it cleans the air of the pollution and gives you oxygen in the atmosphere. A kitchen rug can be a great solution for a kitchen that has damaged or worn out floors. These rugs can also help keep someone from slipping on the floor when it is wet and is an added comfort when you are standing for a long period of time in front of the counter, stove, or sink. Rugs are often placed at the front door whenever you come in, in front of the refrigerator or even in front of the sink for extra comfort while you do the dishes.
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.
Although it may seem counterintuitive to place a rug in a kitchen, there are several distinct advantages to placing an area rug in this vital room! While rugs are often shunned in this work space because of the fear that they will "collect dirt," people spend a tremendous amount of time in the kitchen-mostly standing on their feet! Not only does a kitchen rug add a delightful, inviting feel to the "heart of the home," but a rug underfoot can help ease many of the common physical ailments that can result from prolonged periods of standing. If a kitchen has hard flooring, such as stone or ceramic tile, then its even more important that theres some cushion in the work zones and prep areas.
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