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.
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.
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.
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