Rug For A Kitchen: Is It Really A Good Idea? – Rugs make great decorative items in many rooms in the home, adding an element of style through the use of different textures, colors and patterns. They also serve a very practical purpose, keeping feet from chilly floors and being easier and less expensive to clean than carpet.
Yet there is one area of the home that rugs are not typically seen in – the kitchen. This is mostly unsurprising, as the kitchen is one of the places in the home that tends to get very grimy very quickly, what with all the cooking grease, food and drink spillages and the heavy traffic as you run between your stove, your cupboards, your refrigerator and back again.
Contemporary Chinese rugs have a justifiable reputation for durability, but they are not indestructible, and proper care and attention will enhance both the life and continued beauty of your rug. Wool is a marvellous rug-making material, but, in addition to normal wear and tear, central heating, air-conditioning and a number of household chemicas can have a detrimental effect on the fabric.
A few simple precautions will ensure that your rug lasts for many years.