We have come across many blogs explaining the concerns when buying a rug for your home. Also, we have discussed them all together and sometimes separately. You can read them easily by visiting our blog. There you can find how to select a rug for your living room, bedroom, hallway, etc. So, today the article will explain a missing thing but more important than any others since kitchen rugs are something special. Otherwise, choosing a rug for the kitchen has so many concerns. However, a rug lover might need a perfect rug in the kitchen before starting using the kitchen. The reason is the unusual behavior seen in a kitchen rather than in other places. So, let’s begin the discussion.
You will feel weird when you read the above subtopic. But here, there is something to learn. Mainly the purpose. Understanding the intention of your rug is better than trying different rugs several times and changing.
An area rug in the kitchen would be helpful to reduce the noise in the kitchen. While the other objects like tiles, floors, and windows improve the noises, rugs can absorb them. Apart from that kitchen is also a place where you should work comfortably, and the family members should feel an ultra-beautiful feeling. If the kitchen is ugly and dulled other than the family members, you will also lose interest in engaging in kitchen matters.
Otherwise, the rug should protect against slippering due to high foot traffic in the kitchen. So, kitchen rugs are used to cover the kitchen floor but also to provide comfort, protection, and beauty. So, when constructing rugs for the kitchen, makers focus on those things and use different materials. You have to be aware of those materials for choosing the perfect one. So, let’s discuss the materials in those rugs.
Rugs introduced as indoor-outdoor rugs (usually made of polypropylene) at the market are a good choice because the fibers don’t absorb spills. But cotton or a blend can also be a good choice for small rugs in your washing machine. Natural fibers like sisal or jute are durable and can be cleaned of stains, while wool is an easy-to-spot natural weave, but each requires more care than a polypropylene rug. Read the care instructions given by your dealer before buying a rug to ensure you’re willing to put in the effort.
Nylon: Nylon is the best synthetic material for rugs and is suitable for the kitchen. Due to its strong and durable features for high footfall and easy to clean, it is also stain resistant and makes the best kitchen rug fiber for a busy space!
Polyester: Polyester is also resistant to fading and dries easily and quickly. It is resistant to water-based stains due to its low absorption level, but oil-based paints are tough to remove from polyester. It is artificial and usually mixed with other fibers but is close to wool in look and feel.
Polypropylene: This is an artificial fiber, but this is the most resistant to stains and wear. It’s very tough and can even be washed with a semi-bleach solution.
Seagrass: Seagrass is a beautiful natural fiber suitable for kitchen rugs. Unlike sisal or jute, it is exceptionally hard-wearing and stain resistant. It’s not soft material, but it’s perfect for a small decorative rug or runner.
Bamboo: Bamboo rugs are another durable natural fiber to take advantage of. It is tough, durable, and gives off a beautiful shine. These rugs are responsibly harvested and provide a beautiful finished product.
The materials mentioned above are the best choices for kitchen rugs of their accessible clean, durability, and foot-resistant features. However, it isn’t enough considering the material; we should concern about the size, the backing(potential of slipping), and the decorating concerns. Let’s look at them.
The size of the rug you pick for the kitchen may depend on the area of the floor that you need to cover, the shape of the area you need to cover, and the style you prefer.
Ideal and popular sizes of kitchen rugs include traditional runners (2.5 x 8 or 12 feet), 2×3, 4×6, and 5×8. Includes traditional runners (2.5 x 8 or 12 feet), 2×3, 4×6 and 5×8.
Regardless of the size and shape of your kitchen, the space in front of the kitchen sink is the best, most functional place for your kitchen rug. That’s where we’ll be standing for long periods, so the extra cushion there really helps.
Large kitchens:- If you have over 200 square feet of a large kitchen, think about placing a runner rug above 5’x7 ′, ‘3×5’. If your kitchen is shaped like an island, you can place two rugs on either side.
Medium kitchens:- Choose a small rug when the place is medium in size. According to your kitchen layout, a smaller rug such as a 5’x7′, 3’x5′, or 2.5’x7′ kitchen runner may work well and save floor space. Open.
Small kitchens:- A small kitchen can quickly feel cluttered, and adding a rug and pattern can add to it. However, the correct type of rug can add warmth and personality to an otherwise utilitarian space. If you decide to add a rug, choose a small 2’x3′ or 3’x5′ rug or a short kitchen runner like 2.5’x7′, and place it in front of the sink.
Water, oil, or grease tend to make the kitchen slippery. To keep your rug from slipping and your feet comfortable during prep work, find a good rug pad with a backing that adds some spring but doesn’t slip on it.
When it comes to covering the floor of your kitchen where you prepare food for your loved ones, color is more important. Make sure you pick a color that you like that is consistent with your kitchen’s overall color scheme and design.
Ideally, it would be okay if you did not choose a light-colored rug for your kitchen, as these tend to deliver stains more quickly and never start to look dirty.
If your entire kitchen is on a light-colored floor, you can have a dark-colored multi-colored rug that still fits well with the rest of the decor.