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.
Plants are a very positive addition to your kitchen. If you have a window in your kitchen and the available counter space, add a bit of life with a plant. If you cant remember to water them, set an alarm on your cell phone once a week that says to water plants. Everybody has a cell phone now a day and uses the alarm or calendar features on them quite frequently. A plant doesnt only look beautiful, but it cleans the air of the pollution and gives you oxygen in the atmosphere. A kitchen rug can be a great solution for a kitchen that has damaged or worn out floors. These rugs can also help keep someone from slipping on the floor when it is wet and is an added comfort when you are standing for a long period of time in front of the counter, stove, or sink. Rugs are often placed at the front door whenever you come in, in front of the refrigerator or even in front of the sink for extra comfort while you do the dishes.
Be sure to also buy a rug pad that will prevent the rug from slipping and will also make your rug last longer. Taking good care of your kitchen rug can make it last a long time. Most rugs can be machine washed and in fact this is something you should look for when purchasing a rug. Care must be taken when washing rugs with colors as the colors could fade and might also run and stain other parts of the rug or other things that you have in the wash. Most rugs should not be machine dried as they are fragile and can be damaged so hanging them outside is the best bet. A kitchen rug can help add a warmth to your kitchen and it can also be a fun way to change or your décor. Tired of the braided rug? Then toss it and get one thats a little more modern. Luckily these little rugs are not expensive allowing you to change out your rugs for different seasons, holidays or when you get sick of them.
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