How to Choose a Kitchen Rug

Kitchens are an essential part of any residence. They are used frequently and can be where your family comes to gather around the day for meals, snacks, and catching up. You spend time cooking, cleaning and prepping for meals, and can spend quite a bit of time on your feet.

By adding a carpet in your kitchen, you can do many things. Adding a carpet can add warmth and coziness to the space, and break up a room that is usually full of hard angles, for your floors, counters, cupboards, and appliances. Changing up your rug can also be a great way to freshen up the room without undergoing kitchen renovations.

Of course, it is always important to understand the size of the room you are working with. Runners work in a small area between your sink and your kitchen island, and you can always choose a small matt if you want to just have something to keep your feet warm in front of the sink and stove. If you plan to fill your whole kitchen, we recommend that you keep about a foot and a half border on all sides of the rugs, so that you can see a little of the floor.

The colour is always important when choosing a rug. You add character to a space that might otherwise be quite bland, or keep with a monochromatic, uniform theme. You want to make sure you work with the rest of your décor to achieve an overall feel. If you cannot decide how you want the rug to fit in with the rest of the room, go to this blog post (here) and follow the steps.

A low pile height usually works best around doors that swing open, and stand up well to high traffic. A high pile rug works well for adding extra comfort and warmth. A high traffic area calls for something durable. Because there is nothing more durable than natural fibers, they are a good place to start. Wool, or something with a high wool percentage, is probably the best option.

Like all carpets, we recommend that if you need cleaning, you leave it to the professionals. Chemicals used in most cleaners can cause the fibres of the rug to slowly break down over a number of years, and can cause damage to the carpet and its colours further down the road. If you are looking to have your carpet cleaned, feel free to call us at 416-929-9290, and we can have it cleaned for you by one of the professionals in our network.

There is always safety to consider when choosing any product for your home. W Studio always carries underpads for rugs, which are important so your carpet doesn’t slip around. This can be a great way to avoid any possible injuries. Wool is also flame resistant, but it is always important to make sure your home is equipped with the proper safety measures.

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2 thoughts on “How to Choose a Kitchen Rug

    • Care is always a concern with anything you buy. Treat your carpet the way you would treat it under a dining table or sofa and it will last. We recommend wool for durability purposes, and there are more forgiving patterns that might solve the problem.

      If you only want to cover a small area of your kitchen, look for runners, 3×5 or 4×6 carpets.

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