Ormazd. Kitchen Rugs. September 24th , 2017.
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.
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.
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 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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