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.
When you go to a local shop to buy area rugs, you can come across various kinds of rugs of various style such as contemporary rugs, designer rugs, braided rugs, antique rugs, animal print rugs, kitchen rugs, shag rugs, etc. With so many options available, you will not be able to decide which one is the best one for your home. Moreover, when you visit websites that sell area rugs, you will not get a chance to physically touch and feel the product. The more rugs you checkout on such sites, the more confused you will be on deciding on a rug for your home.
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.
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