Adding rugs to a room is a great way to brighten up any space. When it comes to choosing a rug for your kitchen, take time to consider all your options. Kitchens produce a lot of messes, and not all rugs are made to withstand the types of messes you will find in a kitchen. So, what rug do you choose?
Not All Rugs are Created Equal
Kitchens get a lot of action which means you want to choose a rug that’s designed to withstand heavy foot traffic. Choosing a rug or carpet made of easy-to-clean fibers, such as cotton, is a great choice because those can be cleaned by simply tossing them in the washer. If you have tile floors in your kitchen, a plush, high pile rug is a great option because it instantly adds warmth and comfort to the space. A thicker rug also provides extra padding under the feet and reduces noise within the kitchen. Placing rugs along the sink, near the stove, or a large area rug under the table helps enhance the overall appearance of the room and adds support under the feet when cooking or performing other kitchen tasks.
Some Rugs are Safer than Others
When it comes to slick floors such as tiles or freshly polished hardwood, safety becomes an issue. There are several good options when choosing rugs for your kitchen that can help prevent slips and falls. For example, most rugs come with a non-slip backing, so the rug will stay in place without sliding across the floor. You can also purchase a non-slip rug pad to place under the rug to keep it from sliding around. Lastly, a more do-it-yourself approach is to add caulking to the underside of the rug. Then allow it to dry completely and place the rug on the floor. The silicone caulking creates the same non-slip effect as traditional non-slip rugs or pads and can save you a little extra money.
Comfort and Style Go Hand in Hand
When a room looks good, it feels good. Make sure the rug you choose for your kitchen coordinates well with existing décor. If your kitchen has bright colors, use a neutral colored rug so that it won’t compete with your overall design. However, to brighten up a neutral kitchen, place a solid colored rug in your kitchen to drastically transform the overall look of the kitchen with minimal effort. There are so many colors, patterns, and textures when it comes to rug styles you are sure to find one that will tie into your kitchen’s existing design.
A good rug can be hard to find, but when you do find it, it’s worth it. Rugs for your kitchen are a fun, easy and inexpensive way to add color and style without a full remodel. Kitchen rugs should be durable and easy to clean, but still beautiful. Don’t waste your hard earned money on a cheaply made rug that won’t last; make the investment in a good quality, well-made rug and make your kitchen beautiful.