Scotinoz · 06/07/2017 18:40
We've just stripped and refinished our timber flooring (original 30's boards), which are fine everywhere other than the breakfast room. The kids are making a hideous mess (food, playdoh etc) and I'm now on the hunt for a rug.
Is there such a thing as a fantastic, easily cleanable rug? Husband has vetoed vinyl in the room and plastic sheeting a'la Dexter. I like Seagrass type rugs but feel it'll be trashed as well.
Does anyone know of a magical kitchen rug?
GinGeum · 06/07/2017 18:48
We have a really cheap rug from Dunelm that has taken a huge beating. We don't have children, but I put it down to protect the walkway through the kitchen from muddy boots/paws. It regularly has a dead, bleeding animal on it thanks GinCat and GinDog has had a stomach bug on it 🤢 And it has survived well.
It's a jute rug, so I reckon any jute rug would do well. I literally take it outside, fill a bucket with hot water and washing up liquid, and scrub it with a stiff brush, then hose it off. Comes up very well!
Bananice · 06/07/2017 20:08
Swedish plastic rugs would be great for this (although not super super cheap). Britta, Pappelina, etc. The Scandinavian Design Centre sells them online:www.scandinaviandesigncenter.com/Products/gbp1/Scandinavian_Carpets/Pappelina+carpets
EpoxyResin · 06/07/2017 20:41
I got huge sisal rug for ds's room off eBay - extremely cheap reasonable and mega durable/easy to clean.
Veronicat · 08/07/2017 20:35
We had a bamboo front, plastic backed kitchen mat. I could run a bleachy mop over it. With toilet training puppies and serial killer cats, it was fantastic!
BlueCowWonders · 14/07/2017 05:56
I've got several from IKEA
Plain cotton or striped. I put them in the washing machine regularly and they come out fine (the label says dry clean only - they're cheap and cotton so I chanced it the first time on 30' and now sometimes wash them at 60')
Viviene · 23/07/2017 21:15
Re slipping, IKEA has non-slip mats to put under rugs- they work a treat!
Thegirlisnotright · 25/07/2017 22:53
I have an IKEA inside/outside rug which is easily cleanable.
Having said that, I think floorboards are still more easily cleanable than any rug will be.
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