Kitchen Rugs are not only great accessories for your kitchen but they can also be very useful if you want to hide a deformed kitchen floor. Rugs can be used for all purposes and in any room of the house to add to the total effect of a room and to add to its décor, and it is the same for the kitchen as well. Especially if your kitchen has a particular theme like a Victorian or an Oriental theme, then a rug will only add to the décor. Moreover, it is also an excellent way to keep the kitchen tidy, and is very comfortable for the lady of the house to walk on, who has to spend hours standing or moving around in the kitchen.
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.
The volume of water which rugs can soak up is immense, with the consequences being a rug thats heavy enough to cause damage to your machine and void the manufacturers guarantee. The trend currently finding favor with home makers is for pre-shrunk washable cotton kitchen rugs, but dirt and grease are much more readily absorbed by cotton and other natural fibers, which obviously means that they will need to be laundered more frequently. Synthetic fibers generally repel spills, or simply let them penetrate slowly enough for you to be able to wipe them off before any damage is done. Furthermore, you will not see the fading often associated with frequent washing. Color and pattern have an impact on frequency of washing too, since darker colors and complicated patterns can disguise all kinds of stains. Obviously all rugs will need to be cleaned now and again though, as no color or pattern will reduce the effects of germs or smells.
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