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Rug in front of kitchen sink, any advice please?

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MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Thu 10-Nov-16 09:18:11

I have hard wood kitchen/diner floors. They are looking pretty worn out especially where I spend most of my time (in front of the sink and dishwasher). Having them sanded and varnished is not a possibility at the moment, so I've ordered a flat weave wool runner to put along the most damaged looking area.

Do you have a rug in a similar area? Does it get filthy? But is it better than looking at wood that has no varnish and is grey in colour?

Thanks in advance smile

BaronessBomburst Thu 10-Nov-16 09:24:00

Will you be sticking it down?
I'd worry about it slipping and moving about.
We have a rug on our tiled floor by the settee and the damn thing moves all over the place.

mintthins Thu 10-Nov-16 09:27:08

We have a turtle mat. Hoovers well and goes in the wash from time to time. Doesn't slip around or anything.
Turtle Mats

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Thu 10-Nov-16 09:28:47

Yes, will definitely be putting non-slip backing on it. It's currently like a scroll (very curly) so would need to flatten it out if I keep it.

MikeUniformMike Thu 10-Nov-16 10:01:09

Wool rug in wet area is not a good idea. You need a non-slip machine washable one. I use cheap doormat from big retailer that costs about 60p or one from the £ shop then wash it.

TranquilityofSolitude Thu 10-Nov-16 10:04:16

I use a doormat. I rarely get to stand on it though because it is the cat's first choice of places to sit in the kitchen, which, as it contains food, is his favourite room!

MikeUniformMike Thu 10-Nov-16 10:53:06

My cat has a cat igloo. Got it ages ago and he slept in it for about 2 weeks before completely ignoring it. Now he has started to sleep in it again. And to think I was going to give it away. I even washed it. Snorey cat is in it about 18hrs a day.

Bluntness100 Thu 10-Nov-16 11:04:57

It doesn't cost all that much for sanding and varnishing. We had our whole downstairs done , hallway, kitchen/ diner, living room all very large, as well as upstairs bathroom, took four days and cost 1k before vat. So for a kitchen only it would be much less. That included the multiple types of sanding they do then four layers of industrial polish (have friends with dogs, didn't want scratches)

In addition you can also hire sanders and do it yourself, which is obviously cheaper still.

I'm saying just in case you're unaware of the costs. In addition you do want to protect the wood.

Lastly, as a short term option you could also shove some cheap Lino down.

Endmoor1405 Sat 12-Nov-16 20:05:29

I have a couple of edged carpet offcuts in front of my sink and my aga. They were about £5 each and they are easy to deal with as they are synthetic carpet offcuts. The one infront of the aga has a couple of slightly burnt splashes on from being careless with roast potatoes shock but the one from infront of the sink is perfect. We have them on vinyl and they never shift unless you try to move them. As they were only about a fiver and come in any colour you like from your local carpet shop I won't mind replacing them when they are too grubby for my trusty vax to revive!

Shosha1 Sat 12-Nov-16 20:25:07

We have these
In the kitchen. I just shake them outside and put in washing machine from time to time.

camelfinger Sat 12-Nov-16 20:27:22

Hugrugs are good. They are like Turtle rugs but a tad cheaper. They are thin and backed with rubber so they don't slip.

MikeUniformMike Sun 13-Nov-16 18:38:19

Thanks for the Royal Furnish link.

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