While it is true that a kitchen floor receives a good deal of dirt and debris, simply selecting a washable or stain-resistant fiber will remove concerns about an area rugs practicality in the kitchen. Indoor/Outdoor fibers are an excellent choice, as are synthetic blends, jute, sisal, and even wool! Any of these options will be either easy to clean or stain repellant. In selecting a kitchen area rug, be sure to choose a low pile. Densely piled rugs, such as Berber, are good for kitchens. Area rugs constructed from woven natural fibers, such as jute or sisal, are also compatible with kitchen use. Cut pile or shag carpets are the only varieties that should be avoided; their deep, plush construction makes them likely to collect crumbs and increase kitchen cleaning duties. On the other hand, woven, looped, or low pile area rugs will need little more than a quick shake to clean and refresh them. Whatever material is chosen for a kitchen area rug, its very important that the rug has a properly sized non-slip rug pad. Not only will the rug pad give a little extra padding for those working and walking in the kitchen, but its the best way to ensure that a kitchen accent rug provides both visual interest and sure footing.
The location of your new kitchen rug will ultimately be up to you. With a good rug pad underneath though, in front of the sink becomes an ideal choice. The pad will keep you from slipping if you spill any water and it will also provide additional cushioning while you stand to do dishes. The entry way into your kitchen is another great location however. These rugs will be able to blend the kitchen and dining room as well. Try placing your rug in several different locations and see how well it fits in each spot before deciding, otherwise you may miss out on the ideal location for your new coffee kitchen rug. Now that your kitchen is complete, step back and take a look. While looking the color of the rug and accent colors in the rest of the room you may see other places that you could add a little color with pictures, color appliances or even a little paint. Let the coffee kitchen rug be your guide as you have just spiced up your kitchen and given it new life and warmth.
Everyone wants a kitchen that has character and one way to give your kitchen character is with unique and interesting accessories. While canister sets, potted plants and potholders can add interest to your kitchen, its the kitchen rugs that can really give it some zing. No matter what kind of kitchen floors you have, you can use small area rugs to unify your theme or color scheme. For a country kitchen, braided rugs or rugs with a theme like sunflowers or strawberries can help add interest. A modern kitchen could use a sisal rug. And even in Oriental rug could be used to add color and splash to Victorian kitchen. No matter what style your kitchen is, theres sure to be rug for you.
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