Vallee. Kitchen Rugs. October 24th , 2017.
While buying a rug you should be pretty clear where you are going to place it and how much traffic that place will get. The more traffic the place receives, the faster the rugs will get worn out. In such a case, you will have to invest on a rug that will last long for that kind of location. If the area where you are going to place the rug receives less traffic, you can go for a stylish rug and care less about the quality of the rug.Do you want a stylish looking rug or a simple one? The answer to this question depends on whether you want the carpet to be the focal point of your room or not. If you want it to be the focal point, you can go for a rug that looks beautiful and stylish. If you feel the rug is just going to remain in the background of your room, you can buy a simple one. Pets can completely ruin the beauty of the carpet.
No one knows about properly cleaning kitchen rugs, but everyone knows that they are essential for keeping their kitchens clean. Rugs for both kitchen and bathroom share equal importance as both of them are very much in use. Cleaning them, however, is not difficult at all. And if you clean them with proper care, they can be re-used. Moreover, if they are hygienically cleaned, it will save you from several diseases. Most of the rugs are washable in washing machines. They always have a tag on them; and if the tag says that it can be cleaned in a washing machine, it solves a lot of hassle. However, there are some other types that cannot be washed in a washing machine. For such types of rugs, a laundry treatment is essential. A laundry wash pre-treats the stains with a stain remover and cleans them completely. This is not possible in a washing machine.
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.
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.
In case you have a very ethnic or an elaborately themed kitchen in Italian or Victorian style, then it is possible that you would want a very decorative rug to go with the theme and it is likely to be of a delicate and expensive material like wool or linen. In such cases, brush the rug regularly with a soft brush to prevent the accumulation of dirt. Then air it regularly and leave it in the sunlight weekly for natural disinfection. If at all you have to clean it, than use a very mild detergent to wash off the stain.
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