Yolette. Kitchen Rugs. September 22nd , 2017.
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.
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.
When picking out a theme for your kitchen rug, think about the animals in the Old McDonalds song or if you prefer a non-animal theme, one can use fruits for a rug design. One can even literally use a rug shaped out of a farm animal or a fruit to make the ambience more lively and fun. The main thing is to have the best and brightest atmosphere for your kitchen and anything that enhances this atmosphere, outside of clutter, helps. A kitchen rug, besides having the aforementioned gains, can also be a therapeutic asset especially for the one who cooks and prepares the food. The cushion it gives the feet of the food preparer is of enormous help since preparing and cooking food usually does take a considerable amount of time to do. This therapeutic dimension to the kitchen rug is true especially if ones kitchen floor is made of non-wood. Choose a rug that gives you the most comfort. Non-rough materials especially materials that are light to the touch is recommended. To recap, the best kitchen rug one can choose is the rug that is machine washable, has a lively theme that matches the vibrancy of the kitchen and one that has a good light touch to your fingers. Getting the right rug would surely make your kitchen experience an everyday delight.
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.
Nowadays, the rugs can also be machine washed and it saves a lot of labor as well as compared to any other rug in the house, the kitchen rug is likely to get dirty faster because of all the activity. Care of Kitchen Rugs: The care of the kitchen rugs depends a lot on the material from which it is made of. So if you have a waterproof variety, then it can be easily washed, perhaps even every week. On the other hand, if you have a more decorative rug with intricate embroidery and colorful patterns, or a hand painted rug, you should be very gentle while cleaning it. It should be brushed lightly each day, and exposed to the sun occasionally for natural disinfectant, as water may be not be suitable for such materials.
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