Being the most used room in the house (except you are always busy under the bedroom duvet) and the most vulnerable (ask your fireman), the kitchen floor demands a tad more attention than its other contemporaries, which leaves you with a life or death decision, literally.
Yeah, LVTs are good and Hardwoods are supposedly the next best thing since Old Town Road, but have you had a good think about carpeting your kitchen?
Well, it might interest you to know that this flooring remains the most popular choice according to Giantfloor.
Yet several homeowners like you might remain undecided on whether the carpet is ideal for the kitchen. Rest easy, as in this article, we have answered 5 questions centered around carpets and the kitchen.
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Why Do Some People Put Carpet In The Kitchen?
Compared with other kinds of flooring, I have found carpets in kitchens to be one of the most advantageous in various scenarios.
The piece allows you to cover the floor in areas more receptive to dirt and waste generated by domestic activities, such as cooking and washing dishes. In the case of the sink, a carpet nearby will allow the absorption of water splashes and prevent possible falls caused by a wet and slippery floor.
In the decoration, the rugs help to harmonize all the elements of the décor, such as furniture, cabinets, floors, and walls.
The fabric is perfect for adding a little color and texture to a neutral environment.
Another factor behind its popularity is that homeowners do not have to necessarily use a large piece.
Small carpets called rugs can be employed when ideal for protecting areas near the stove, sink, or refrigerator.
And the best part is, they never go out of style, they are pretty, yet stylish.
Should I Put Carpet In My Kitchen?
We surely cannot make a definitive choice for you in this case, but we can very well point towards the right decision.
For that to happen, we have highlighted the most notable pros and cons of putting a carpet in the kitchen.
For some, the carpet is an inviting way to take off your shoes and rest your feet on the soft, warm floor.
For others, it is an invitation for sneezing, a runny nose, and a lot of allergies.
If you are thinking about putting a carpet at home, but have not decided yet, check out the advantages and disadvantages of having this accessory.
Pros: Why should you put carpets in your kitchen?
A Lifesaver: The kitchen is one of the most slippery places in your home, at least bathrooms will send premonitions to your head.
Because I always sprinkle water while scrubbing and getting dishes out of the dishwasher, liquid tends to occasionally spill onto the floor.
In such cases, a carpet of resistant material will prevent you from slipping on water, oil, or whatever ends up on the floor.
If you accommodate children and elderly ones at home, the carpet is also a great option for those who are more vulnerable to falls and domestic stumbles.
Made of various materials such as wool, nylon, and polyester, the bristles prevent slipping and soften the impact of falls.
Protects the Floor: Carpets also allow you to protect a delicate floor such as wood, for example, which degenerates over time with constant exposure to liquid.
If your floor is the doom-laden cinematic universe, your carpet is the long-awaited Avengers. No not Justice League.
There is also the fear of wear and tear (see what I did there) caused from the impact of falling objects. However, with a carpet, your floor will be fine.
Does the cleaning for the other rooms: When entering the kitchen, it’s quite easy to transport dirt from the garden or patio.
The same is the case on the other way round, as it is easy for you to ferry traces of oil or anything else that ends up on the floor in your shoes, hereby ruining the floor that Linda has been scrubbing since noon.
So putting a carpet in the kitchen or the transition point will be a great way to trap dirt from outside and inside! In addition, if you choose those made of natural fibers, you can add warmth to white, lacquered, or industrial-looking kitchens.
Soothes the Feet: Carpets are renowned for their ability to provide thermal comfort, even in the coldest places.
The atmosphere is more cozy and warm, avoiding that feeling of stepping on ice you get on regular floorings when taking off your shoes.
Absorbs the Noise: Carpets are a great acoustic insulator, cushioning the impact of treading, especially in heels, and falls.
This advantage is becomes even more important if you live in an apartment.
You don’t want your footsteps sounding like a Terminator regen when you’re grabbing that pie at 2:15 in the morning.
Betting on a carpet with thick fibers for noisy rooms and rooms is sure of silence for the neighbor below and yourself.
They Demarcate Spaces: In large kitchens, carpets are a very practical resource for zoning the different spaces or work areas.
But if your kitchen is connected to the living room, a large carpet will also assist in visually separating these two environments.
Different Eye-catchy Designs: Another great advantage of kitchen carpets is that you can find them available with many more different designs than classic carpets.
In addition, kitchen carpets can be customized much easier with there being even very modern designs that imitate the original flooring.
Why Are Carpeted Kitchens Bad?
Allergies: Although expert research has indicated that carpets don’t cause allergies, for some people, just seeing them already gives that itchy nose.
Since they tend to retain a large part of the dust particles in their fibers, walking on carpets agitates these particles, thereby returning them to the atmosphere.
Difficult to Clean: Carpets need regular cleaning to look their best. Especially if they are attached to the floor.
A damp cloth is not enough to clean it. In the case of stains, the carpet requires specific cleaning agents to meet the demands of the material.
High Possibility of Stench: The fibers that will embrace and caress your foot after work, are the same fibers that hide small dirt and animal hair. In hot and humid environments the probability of the carpet creating mold and stench becomes even much greater.
With pets at home, if cleaning is not done properly, the carpet can become a breeding ground for fleas and fungi.
However, these disadvantages remain heavily relative to the quality of the carpet purchased. Most modern carpets are known to have plastics embedded, which relegates any cleaning concern.
Also unlike other floorings, some carpet materials like cotton or synthetic fibers can be tossed into a washing machine, further eliminating the need for a manual and treacherous scrub.
This leaves a no-brainer. Just as everything comes with its own baggage of disadvantages, so also do carpets in the kitchen. However, the pros obviously and significantly outweigh the cons.
Carpets are very beautiful, inexpensive, and flexible options that are perfect for kitchens. They’ll keep your feet cool and bring that ‘exotic look’ to your kitchen.
If you really love to have carpets in your kitchen, these few cons shouldn’t be a turn-off. High-quality carpets of good materials will not be a problem when taken care of. You can even decide to use them for a certain area of the kitchen, they’ll look amazing!
Do Rugs Look Good In Kitchen?
Absolutely they do. Rugs are still very fashionable and one guarantee they possess is that you will be acquiring an aesthetic masterpiece.
If you don’t like the flooring in your kitchen and don’t want to replace it because of the work involved, you can cover it with a rug to make the room more modern.
It should be noted that the kitchen rug is also available in environmentally friendly materials, the composition of which is devoid of toxic products.
Being available in a plethora of designs, be it custom or ready-made is another spur on. As no matter the color tone of your kitchen, a carpet will always compliment it.
What Carpet Is Best For kitchen?
So having weighed, tinkered, and racked your brain to decide if a kitchen carpet is the right choice for you, there’s one, albeit more fun one to make: which carpet is best for the kitchen?
Choosing the right carpet is already headache-inducing for any part of the home. But for a kitchen rug, it becomes even more worrying, as a wrong choice can trouble you more than Pennywise.
The perfect kitchen carpet is a bit like Chris Hemsworth: rugged but charming.
To break it down, here are the requirements a good carpet needs to possess to get that macho tag:
- They must be trotters above all else. A rug that doesn’t tolerate harsh treatment shouldn’t be able to pass the kitchen rug preliminaries.
- They must withstand intensive use since few places in the house will be walked on as much as the kitchen.
- They must be fine because if there is any place in the house where you do not want to stumble, it is in the kitchen, else you ruin that aromatic pudding you have been preparing for the past seven hours.
- They must be waterproof because we already know what happens in the kitchen
- And above all, the perfect kitchen rug has to be washable.
These are the great mantras of the kitchen rugs that you should recite with the same devotion as a Buddhist, 10 times before you meet your vendor.
With there being myriads of kitchen rug types in the market, I will advise you to streamline your choices to these three materials:
- Cotton, and