- Unlike plain mats they don't show dirt, and are actually resistant to dirt
- They're extremely durable; made for the long haul. (If you are using your kitchen to feed an army every day, your rugs might not last a lifetime, but will endure the day-to-day traffic for years longer than other kitchen mats.)
- Oriental rugs that are old and worn can still look fabulous; and add a natural, organic warmth to balance the sometimes industrial, too utilitarian character of modern kitchens.
An oriental rug in the kitchen workspace is tough
enough for the job it has to do; and makes
the choice to use it look absolutely brilliant.
A small galley kitchen gets the big treatment (and looks so much bigger for it) by placing a lovely camel hair, hand-knotted Persian Hamadan oriental runner on the floor.
The use of the hand-knotted oriental rug makes this work area of the kitchen much more comfortable underfoot. (Certainly better than bare floors, and more
attractive than mere kitchen floor-mats.)
The juxtaposition of the modern, industrial strength
kitchen decor with the rustic, naive assymmetries
of the handmade runner puts a lot of energy in this room.
And that looks like the right prescription.
A well-worn, old hand-knotted oriental rug (likely used by a previous owner in some other home ) has been pressed into another tour of duty in this newly
installed kitchen; and is up to the task.
We've helped customers achieve this look with properly sized oriental rugs in the workspaces of their kitchens
many times. It always looks, and works, great.