SHOULD YOU PUT A RUG IN YOUR KITCHEN?

August 24, 2021

SHOULD YOU PUT A RUG IN YOUR KITCHEN?

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST RUG FOR YOUR KITCHEN 

When you think of adding a rug or runner to your kitchen, most of the time your first thought is one of confusion and disgust. Most of us imagine all the spills and mess that will land on the fibres of the carpet. However, rugs in any area of your home are likely to get stained or dirtied, not just the ones in the kitchen. Adding a rug or runner to your kitchen adds an element of warmth and comfort to the often very cold tiles. There is also a big group of individuals that opt to have a small rug in front of the sink area.
 
We are here to educate you all on the role that a rug plays in the kitchen, and persuade you that it is in fact a good design choice.

 

THE PROS TO RUGS IN THE KITCHEN 

Most kitchen floors are finished in tile, stone or wood, which can make then feel cold underfoot.  Rugs, runners and carpets add warmth to a space by adding a layer of insulation, the kitchen is no exception from this, making adding a rug to the kitchen such a great idea. Not only do rugs help increase the temperature in a room, but they also act as a sound buffer. In the kitchen you will find numerous noisy appliances which can often overwhelm the space. If you add a small rug or runner to the space it will help to control and reduce the noise.

THE CONS TO RUGS IN THE KITCHEN

As mentioned before, rugs and runners in the kitchen are more prone to food and drink stains and messes as they are placed in the area of the home where the food is prepared. It can also be highlighted that having a rug in the kitchen could potentially pose as a tripping hazard, and so should not be placed in an area of the home that has sharp objects and edges.

NYLON 

Nylon is a synthetic material that is the perfect choice for kitchens or bathrooms. Nylon is a strong and durable material, meaning that it can withstand high volumes of traffic without diminishing rapidly. Nylon is also made to resist staining, making it ideal for kitchens where food preparation occurs.

POLYESTER 

Polyester is a great material choice for rugs or runners destined for the kitchen as it is highly resistant to fading and staining. In the kitchen there is lots of water and water-based substances that could potentially stain your rug. Luckily, polyester is resistant to water-based stains as it does not easily absorb it. However, this is not the case with oil-based products which can be extremely difficult to remove.

SEAGRASS AND JUTE

Jute and seagrass are beautiful natural fibres that are often used to make is a wonderful natural rugs or baskets. This natural fibre is an excellent option for kitchen rugs or runners as it is hard wearing and resistant to staining. The natural material gives it a warm, inviting feel and adds a different texture to the space.

 





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