Yolette. Kitchen Rugs. October 21st , 2017.
Although it may seem counterintuitive to place a rug in a kitchen, there are several distinct advantages to placing an area rug in this vital room! While rugs are often shunned in this work space because of the fear that they will "collect dirt," people spend a tremendous amount of time in the kitchen-mostly standing on their feet! Not only does a kitchen rug add a delightful, inviting feel to the "heart of the home," but a rug underfoot can help ease many of the common physical ailments that can result from prolonged periods of standing. If a kitchen has hard flooring, such as stone or ceramic tile, then its even more important that theres some cushion in the work zones and prep areas.
Kitchen Rugs are great accessories. They have multiple functions, from adding brightness and newness to the décor, to hiding a deformed or a ruined kitchen floor. They are available in all sizes, shapes, materials and budget and hence you need not worry about what and where to look for. If you want to give a quick makeover to your kitchen, then nothing can alter the look of the kitchen faster and more efficiently than the kitchen rug. Whether an elegant European feel or bohemian feel, a modern, chic look or a gorgeous, oriental look, a kitchen rug will add the final touches to the overall décor of your kitchen, whatever it may be.
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.
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.
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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