Vallee. Kitchen Rugs. September 21st , 2017.
The location of your new kitchen rug will ultimately be up to you. With a good rug pad underneath though, in front of the sink becomes an ideal choice. The pad will keep you from slipping if you spill any water and it will also provide additional cushioning while you stand to do dishes. The entry way into your kitchen is another great location however. These rugs will be able to blend the kitchen and dining room as well. Try placing your rug in several different locations and see how well it fits in each spot before deciding, otherwise you may miss out on the ideal location for your new coffee kitchen rug. Now that your kitchen is complete, step back and take a look. While looking the color of the rug and accent colors in the rest of the room you may see other places that you could add a little color with pictures, color appliances or even a little paint. Let the coffee kitchen rug be your guide as you have just spiced up your kitchen and given it new life and warmth.
There are many rugs specifically designed for the kitchen. These kitchen rugs are designed for high traffic areas and do not show wear and tear as easily as other rugs. When looking for a rug or rugs to go in your kitchen, a few things should be kept in mind to make sure you purchase the best rug for the money. You want to make sure that the rug is made from good material. Typically, the washable rugs are the best choice for the kitchen area. They not only can stand up to the wear and tear, they are easy to clean up. Depending on the size of the rug, they can easily be thrown in the washing machine or taken outside and hand washed when they get dirty.
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.
The washable rugs are especially important to consider if you are looking for a throw rug. The washable rugs are specifically designed to withstand the washing machine without the ends becoming frayed. If you do not get a rug that is machine washable, it will have to be taken to the dry cleaners every time it gets dirty. Rugs in the kitchen usually take the brunt of the storm when it comes to dirt, food, etc. due to it being a high traffic area. Washable rugs should be given careful consideration here because they are not only easy to clean up, they are not as expensive as the other models. This gives you the liberty of changing them out with the seasons or discarding them should they get something on them that cant be easily cleaned. In summation, washable rugs come in many shapes, styles and colors to fit almost any area you can think of. While this article was focused strictly on the kitchen area, washable rugs are also available for large areas as well as doorways that are high traffic areas.
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