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.
However, your kitchen rugs should be more than stylish. They should be easy to clean and maintain and hold up under the heavy traffic they may encounter. Make sure the rug you are selecting is machine washable and stain resistant, they are two key features you will want to check out. Also make sure that your rug comes with a nonslip bottom on it to ensure that you will not slip and fall on it. If it doesnt have a nonslip bottom, you may want to consider purchasing a rug pad, this will serve the same purpose. The more durable and stain resistant your rug is, then the better it will be in the long run. Each time you wash your rug, it will come out looking as good as brand new. There is one thing you may want to watch for when washing your rug however. With the dark, deep colors in most of these rugs, there is a tendency for the colors to run. It would be in your best interest to wash them separately from the rest of your laundry, especially for the first several washes.
If you have pets, you should go for highly durable rugs that do not get worn out easily. Ideally, you can also go for carpets that are resistant to various kinds of stains if you have children and pets.While determining the size of the carpet for your home, you should make sure the carpets does not touch the walls. There should be some gap between the wall and the carpets. While shopping for any kind of area carpets whether it is contemporary or braided rugs, you should be very clear about your budget. Rugs are always available at different prices and the price varies depending upon its style and pattern. If you shop wisely online, you will able to get carpets at a very cheap price. If you are running low on budget, you can go for synthetic carpets. You can easily find out whether the rugs are synthetic or not but turning the rug upside down and checking how the fibers are attached to it. The fibers on the synthetic carpets are not hand-knotted. They do not last long as true carpets but are available at low price. If you budget is not a concern for you then you can go for real braided or contemporary carpets.
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