Yolette. Kitchen Rugs. September 26th , 2017.
Kitchen area rugs can really add interest to what might otherwise be a dull part of the house, and can easily be swapped whenever a new look is desired. In our enthusiasm to buy, it often gets forgotten when deciding between navy, olive, antique or contemporary that these rugs will have to contend with lots of grime and grease, and that how we will clean them in the future should be our first priority. Washable rugs for the kitchen are vital in high traffic areas of the home that are prone to spillage. There are parts of the kitchen which are considerably less busy, and you could be thinking of putting your rug down in one of them, believing that washable kitchen rugs wont be needed here because chances of food spills are relatively slim. This is not so. As the tops of your kitchen wall cabinets can probably testify, everything in the kitchen attracts grease and needs to be cleaned periodically. The period of time which elapses between how often such surfaces are cleaned usually depends on how often people see them. In the case of rugs, this will mean frequently, so washable rugs are an important part of any kitchen.
Kitchen rugs can be a great solution for a kitchen that has a worn or damaged floor. But these rugs are not only for decoration or to hide imperfections, they can also help to keep people from slipping on the floors when they are wet and also add comfort when you are standing at the counter for long periods of time cooking or preparing foods. Rugs are most often placed at the door when you come in, in front of the sink, in front of the refrigerator, and in front of the oven. Choosing a kitchen rug can be a challenge as there are many styles shapes and colors to choose from. Before you go shopping for your rug, its a good idea to bring a color swatch from your kitchen so that you can be sure to get something that matches exactly.
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.
When picking out a theme for your kitchen rug, think about the animals in the Old McDonalds song or if you prefer a non-animal theme, one can use fruits for a rug design. One can even literally use a rug shaped out of a farm animal or a fruit to make the ambience more lively and fun. The main thing is to have the best and brightest atmosphere for your kitchen and anything that enhances this atmosphere, outside of clutter, helps. A kitchen rug, besides having the aforementioned gains, can also be a therapeutic asset especially for the one who cooks and prepares the food. The cushion it gives the feet of the food preparer is of enormous help since preparing and cooking food usually does take a considerable amount of time to do. This therapeutic dimension to the kitchen rug is true especially if ones kitchen floor is made of non-wood. Choose a rug that gives you the most comfort. Non-rough materials especially materials that are light to the touch is recommended. To recap, the best kitchen rug one can choose is the rug that is machine washable, has a lively theme that matches the vibrancy of the kitchen and one that has a good light touch to your fingers. Getting the right rug would surely make your kitchen experience an everyday delight.
Usually kitchen rugs have anti-skid coating on the underside so that when you place the rug in front of the sink, there is no fear of slipping on any water that spills out of the basin. In fact you could even go in for a rug pad, which will also extend the life of your coffee kitchen rug. Other places where you could place the rugs are - the door leading into the kitchen, in front of the counter where you stand for long periods of time, in front of the oven or the refrigerator. When you go to buy your coffee kitchen rug, it is advisable to carry some colour matching or swatches from the existing décor. This will help you find your perfectly shaded rug without too much of a hassle. You can find different materials like wool, cotton, nylon to name a few. Pick one that you think youll be able to take care of and which will also go with your interiors.
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