You may not fancy the idea of kitchen rugs due to the tendencies of spills and messes around this part of your home, but incorporating rugs into your kitchen décor is an excellent way to add warmth, color, beauty, and comfort to the soul of your home.
Your kitchen is an essential part of your home (just like your living room and bedroom). It is more than just a place where you cook and eat your meal.
It is a place where love, laughs, and memories are created and shared with loved ones.
More so, using kitchen rugs can help you prevent unnecessary slips that could cause injury to you or your loved ones.
Kitchen sink rugs help to hold your feet firmly while doing the dishes and prevent slips in water spills.
But what rugs are good for kitchen? You can also use a runner kitchen rug to protect your kitchen floor from possible wear due to high traffic while creating a glamorous appeal in your space.
However, while trying to inject life and warmth into your kitchen, you may have some difficulties choosing the perfect one. Not to worry, If you consider the following tips, you'll most definitely make the best choice of rugs for this vital part of your home.
- Buy Rugs That Compliments Your Kitchen Décor
The true essence of a kitchen rug is to beautify, harmonize, and compliment the things around it.
Don't just buy a particular rug because it has beautiful designs and patterns or is relatively cheap. Instead, buy it because it complements your existing kitchen decorations perfectly.
You don’t want to spend your hard-earned cash on a kitchen rug that contrasts the tone, style, color, and overall decoration in your kitchen.
It doesn't matter if what you need is a small kitchen accent rug or a large kitchen area rug; ensure it fits perfectly and complements your kitchen furniture and flooring.
If you want to brighten things up in your kitchen, you should also consider a colorful kitchen rug that can bring that lively feeling to the area. You can inject a bit of simplicity (a casual but beautiful kitchen rug) into your kitchen if you feel it's too formal.
- Pick The Right Size
One of the things you want to avoid in your kitchen is to have your kitchen rug looking like a lost tiny island on an ocean.
Runner rugs are perfect for narrow gaps between counters and islands in your kitchen. You may want to place a rectangular small-sized (2x3ft) accent rugs just in front of your sink too.
However, you don't want to have a "too" small kitchen rug, neither would you be proud to overwhelm your space with a large kitchen rug. Everyone wants a kitchen rug size that fits perfectly into their space.
Therefore, before splashing your cash on that beautiful kitchen rug, ensure to take the measurement and be sure that it would fit perfectly into the space you want to place it.
- Consider The Material Of The Rug
Kitchen rugs with flatweaves are ideal for your kitchen if the area tends to get really busy. Flatweaves are usually beautiful, simple, and colorful.
You can move freely on flatweaves kitchen rugs when you have tired feet because they provide less friction.
Apart from that, they are made from cotton and some other fiber materials, which makes them very durable and easily washable.
You should consider using kitchen rugs with bigger and heavier loops if the floor is tiled or made with well-polished wood.
Placing a high-pile fiber rug below your kitchen table will provide the desired warmth for your kitchen floor while also improving the decoration.
While you want your kitchen rug to provide comfort for your leg, you would also need it to be water-resistant (i.e. being able to absorb water without getting marshy) since you can't bet against water spills in your kitchen.
- Buy Rugs That Are Easy to Clean
Having food and liquid spills in your kitchen is almost impossible; your little kids and cute little pets wouldn't be nicer when they eat in the kitchen. Therefore, it is crucial that you only buy kitchen rugs that are very easy to clean.
Stains from foot traffic are also inevitable in your kitchen, so you may want to try kitchen rugs made with polypropylene, nylon, or polyester.
Rugs made with these materials are non-flammable, soft, and are by miles, the easiest to wash and clean. You can easily wash them with mild rug shampoo or vacuum clean it whenever they get dirty without breaking too much sweat.
Flatweave kitchen rugs are also brilliant options for your home. You can hand-wash them easily(with a soft rug brush and soap) or place them in your machine for a quick and easy wash.
- Consider safety
If you have sleek and well-polished hardwood flooring or tiled flooring in your kitchen, it is essential that you put safety into your considerations before buying your kitchen rug.
Slip and fall accidents are not strangers to the kitchen, but you can prevent it in your home with some attractive rug options such as those with non-slippery backings.
Rugs with non-slip backing will always maintain its position and will also keep your feet firm on the ground.
You can also get a rug pad if your kitchen rug does not have a non-slip backing. Rug pads will also help you reduce noise, minimize wear and tear, and provide warmth and comfort.
- Consider Quality & Durability
No one would gladly pay for another rug a few months after buying
one. And when it comes to quality and durability, handmade Oriental rugs are Persian rugs lead the park.
However, some machine-made rugs such as Luxe Weavers' Victoria Blue collections have also proven to be very durable and can withstand high traffic and prolonged usage.
Rugs wouldn’t be part of our worries for a very long time when you can get any of these high-quality rugs. They are not only relatively cheap, but they also provide value for your money.
Kitchen rugs are indeed exquisite, stylish, and comfortable. They can upgrade your kitchen from bland and uninviting to a state of warmth and glamour.
Get the perfect one from these collections today.