Sabourin. Kitchen Rugs. July 19th , 2017.
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.
There are many reasons that you may want to consider adding a rug to your kitchen. This is not to say that you have to do this, but there are some benefits of doing so. As you have probably seen in the homes that you have visited, kitchen rugs are quite popular. In fact, there is a very good chance that you already have at least one of these in your kitchen. If not, you have probably at least thought about doing so. Generally speaking, there are three reasons main benefits offered by kitchen rugs. Of course, you may be aware of many other benefits, and that is why you have added one of these to your kitchen. Listed below are the three benefits that you should consider when it comes to deciding on the use of rugs for your kitchen area.
Your kitchen is one room that you may have a hard time keeping clean. This is where a lot of people walk, and of course, where a lot of people in your home will eat. Additionally, the kitchen is where all the food is prepared. If you are tired of dropping food, grease, and everything else on your kitchen floor, look into adding a rug. You can lay it in the area that sees the most dirt, and in turn, solve your problem once and for all. Not to mention the fact that this will keep your primary surface much cleaner. With the use of a rug you can make your kitchen look better, while adding some functionality at the same time. There is no reason that you should not consider what kitchen rugs can do for you. The benefits are many, and millions of homeowners are taking advantage. Are you going to be next? Or are you going to continue to live with your drab, and often times, dirty kitchen?
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.
You also need to take care of colors when you are washing these rugs. If you wash both the light and dark colors together, there are chances that their color would get mixed and result in a spoiled look for both types. Dark colors must be washed at a low warm, delicate temperature less than 90 degrees Fahrenheit and wash the light colors at a temperature higher than 105 degree Fahrenheit. For efficient cleaning, dont forget to rinse kitchen rugs when washing. If your kitchen rugs are unusually delicate, rinse with care and dont make their fibers strip off. And also, you need to hang these rugs for drying instead of tumble drying them.
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