Gaetane. Kitchen Rugs. October 13th , 2017.
Shopping for Rugs: Shopping for a kitchen rug can be both easy and difficult. For starters, if you are unsure regarding the color of the rug at the first glance then it is best you carry a shade along with you for your shopping. In that way you can be sure that it will fit in with the color scheme of your kitchen. Next, if you want a rug for a specific area of the kitchen, like before the oven, refrigerator or the sink, then take the measurements. Also, if available, and though a bit more expensive, try getting water proof variety rugs for the kitchen, because with so much of activity either water or some other food item likes sauces and gravy will spill into it at some point of time, and then it will have to be washed.
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.
Kitchen area rugs can really add interest to what might otherwise be a dull part of the house, and can easily be swapped whenever a new look is desired. In our enthusiasm to buy, it often gets forgotten when deciding between navy, olive, antique or contemporary that these rugs will have to contend with lots of grime and grease, and that how we will clean them in the future should be our first priority. Washable rugs for the kitchen are vital in high traffic areas of the home that are prone to spillage. There are parts of the kitchen which are considerably less busy, and you could be thinking of putting your rug down in one of them, believing that washable kitchen rugs wont be needed here because chances of food spills are relatively slim. This is not so. As the tops of your kitchen wall cabinets can probably testify, everything in the kitchen attracts grease and needs to be cleaned periodically. The period of time which elapses between how often such surfaces are cleaned usually depends on how often people see them. In the case of rugs, this will mean frequently, so washable rugs are an important part of any kitchen.
Kitchen rugs have to be more than just pretty. They should give the ease of maintenance too. Washable, durable and resistance to stains are major prerequisites. You can check the washing instructions when you purchase the piece. Machine washable kitchen rugs will prove to be most convenient. You could easily pop the dirty rug in the washing machine and take out a cleaned, good as new one! The higher the rugs resistance to stains, the better it would be. The only care you need to take particularly with your coffee kitchen rug is that the colours dont run. You could also hand wash these rugs if you are not sure of the colourfastness.
When you are looking for rugs online make sure that they are made of a material that will not stain easily. You might also want to consider buying a colour that will not show stains up - so unfortunately that means no white! The Internet is great when you want to find a bargain, but you also need to remember that you wont physically see the rug before you buy so you need to make sure that you are 100% certain of the size of rug you need as well as the style and colour. If you are going to be cooking a lot in your kitchen then it might be worth getting several washable kitchen rugs so that when one is being washed you can use another one.
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