Kitchen mats are generally used to cover a hard floor such as tile, cement or wood in front of a stove, island or sink. They help to prevent spills and splatters, as well as utensils from hitting the floor, allowing the floor to last longer. They also provide a cushiony surface when standing for long periods of time while working in the kitchen. Decorative mats provide all of these functions, but can change the entire décor of a kitchen with one fair swoop by removing the old and bringing in the new.
When you are purchasing a decorative mat for your home, you will want to look at size, shape and design. Decorative kitchen mats come in an array of styles including designs like wine and olive oil and stripes, solids and other designs that are sure to match any theme. The fun part of buying a decorative kitchen mat is there is no wrong choice. Lastly, when choosing a decorative mat for the kitchen, you’ll want to make sure it’s washable.
Matching a decorative mat with your sense of style and kitchen decor.
A solid color can often match anything in the room. It doesn’t have to match the paint on the walls. It can match the placements on the table or pictures on the wall. You can mix and match. Have fun. Buy several mats that you like, take them home and keep the tags on them. Lay one down where you want it to go. If it doesn’t match your décor or fit the area, try another one. Then, return the ones you don’t want to keep.
Choosing the right size for decorative mats.
First, you’ll want to measure the area where you want the mat to go. Decorative mats come in all shapes and sizes. If you leave the tag on it, you can return it if it doesn’t fit the area.
Choosing the right shape for decorative kitchen mats.
When buying a decorative kitchen mat for the kitchen, you will probably want either a rectangular shaped mat or a square-shaped kitchen mat depending on the amount of space you want to cover. Many times one design on a decorative mat will come in a few different shapes and sizes and help to keep the same décor flowing throughout the kitchen. You can purchase a rectangular shaped mat for one area, and a square-shaped mat for another.
Choosing the thickness of the decorative kitchen mat.
The denser and thicker the mat, the better for your feet and legs in regards to fatigue. Most foam mats come in many different decorative themes, but they can be hard to balance on.
There are a few different types of decorative kitchen mats to choose from:
• Carpet – Carpeted mats come in different styles that should match any theme. You will want to purchase one that has a rubber backing to keep from slipping.
• Rubber/foam – The vast majority of decorative kitchen mats come in rubber/foam. However, foam mats do not last as long as others.