Lamontagne. Kitchen Rugs. October 11th , 2017.
When you go to a local shop to buy area rugs, you can come across various kinds of rugs of various style such as contemporary rugs, designer rugs, braided rugs, antique rugs, animal print rugs, kitchen rugs, shag rugs, etc. With so many options available, you will not be able to decide which one is the best one for your home. Moreover, when you visit websites that sell area rugs, you will not get a chance to physically touch and feel the product. The more rugs you checkout on such sites, the more confused you will be on deciding on a rug for your home.
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.
When picking out a theme for your kitchen rug, think about the animals in the Old McDonalds song or if you prefer a non-animal theme, one can use fruits for a rug design. One can even literally use a rug shaped out of a farm animal or a fruit to make the ambience more lively and fun. The main thing is to have the best and brightest atmosphere for your kitchen and anything that enhances this atmosphere, outside of clutter, helps. A kitchen rug, besides having the aforementioned gains, can also be a therapeutic asset especially for the one who cooks and prepares the food. The cushion it gives the feet of the food preparer is of enormous help since preparing and cooking food usually does take a considerable amount of time to do. This therapeutic dimension to the kitchen rug is true especially if ones kitchen floor is made of non-wood. Choose a rug that gives you the most comfort. Non-rough materials especially materials that are light to the touch is recommended. To recap, the best kitchen rug one can choose is the rug that is machine washable, has a lively theme that matches the vibrancy of the kitchen and one that has a good light touch to your fingers. Getting the right rug would surely make your kitchen experience an everyday delight.
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.
You also need to take care of colors when you are washing these rugs. If you wash both the light and dark colors together, there are chances that their color would get mixed and result in a spoiled look for both types. Dark colors must be washed at a low warm, delicate temperature less than 90 degrees Fahrenheit and wash the light colors at a temperature higher than 105 degree Fahrenheit. For efficient cleaning, dont forget to rinse kitchen rugs when washing. If your kitchen rugs are unusually delicate, rinse with care and dont make their fibers strip off. And also, you need to hang these rugs for drying instead of tumble drying them.
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