Pros and Cons of Having a Carpet in the Kitchen

When I first moved to my house I had everything established in detail up front except one thing: I really did not know if I should or shouldn’t have a carpet in the kitchen. My mother has always had one that covered almost the whole kitchen and I remember that we, kids, used to play on the kitchen floor while she was cooking dinner and we felt safe there, on the thick and soft carpet. However, when I decided to have my own home and kids things got a bit different. I realized it was an ordeal to keep the kitchen clean all the time and that the kitchen carpet was always stained and full of grease. So I decided to share the pros and cons of having a kitchen carpet.

Pros: the carpet is soft and protects your legs from getting cold, protects your kids from getting hurt or from falling on the kitchen floor, looks nice, can add a plus of style and design to the place, feels more welcoming and warm, even for those living there.

Cons: carpets get dirty and greasy, they get easily worn and torn in the kitchen because of the heavy traffic, collect all the crumbs and are a lot more difficult to clean than kitchen tiles for example.

So , in conclusion, I feel compelled to tell you I reached a compromise and purchased a small rug only near the kitchen table, but I really want to see your opinion on this topic.

Published by in Kitchen, on June 7th, 2011



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