What is the Best Area Rug for the Kitchen?

In regards to kitchens, there are natural area rugs that are specially made to be able to take the high traffic that one would expect in a kitchen.  Areas that get a lot of foot traffic need a rug that is quite sturdy.  Kitchens in particular need rugs that will retain their pattern and/or color while not fading and that are not made from materials that will wear quickly.  While your first thought is to cheap out and save money on a rug for the kitchen, in the long run you might actually be spending more that way.  There are quite a few advantages to spending a bit more on a natural area rug for the kitchen.  Consider this, the rug in the kitchen will get wet, have food and dishes dropped on it and get folded over.  Buying cheap rugs for the kitchen means that you will need to replace them frequently.  Spending a bit more at the outset for a natural area rugs for the kitchen can actually save you money.

Here are a few tips for choosing an area rug for the kitchen.

  • Figure out where in the kitchen the foot traffic is highest. This will assist you in deciding where the ideal spots for your natural area rugs will be.  Typically, it is a god idea for you to put rugs in front of any entries or doors.  Other good places are under the kitchen table and in front of the sink.  The area where the rugs will go determines the size of the rug.
  • Think about the textures. Kitchens usually look best with rugs that have a flat weave and are made from natural materials such as wool.  These materials are more padded for comfort.  Kitchens typically have hard floors so having a rug with a bit of padding will be optimal not just for comfort but also for resistance to stains.
  • Consider your décor. What color scheme is in your kitchen?  What colors are on the walls, decorations and furniture?  When you are choosing colors, you need to think about options that will complement the color scheme that is already in place.
  • Keep various shapes in mind. Shapes are important.  Consider this, if you have a square table in the kitchen and are considering rugs to put under it, you need to get a square rug to complement the shape of the table.
  • As far as an actual finer goes, seagrass is great for kitchens. Because this fiber grows in saltwater marshes, it is non-porous which makes it incredibly resistant to water.  Originally, seagrass is light green but it fades to khaki.  Rugs made with this type of material are typically bound in leather or cotton so you will not need to worry about them staying where you put them.

 

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