When handling ingredients, cooking, cleaning tableware..., the kitchen floor is always easy to be wet and greasy. In addition to being unsanitary and affecting the appearance, it is more likely to slip and even cause hot soup to overflow and cause burns. At this time, kitchen mats are definitely a good helper of people. There are many kinds of kitchen mats on the market, and their sizes and patterns are even more varied. How to choose a suitable floor mat for your kitchen is also an important knowledge. There are 7 factors to consider and choose according to the specific circumstances of your own family.
Kitchen floor mats refer to mats laid at the door of the kitchen or in the kitchen to prevent oil and water stains from being carried to other places in the kitchen, and also have a non-slip effect.
First, there are some benefits to lay floor mats in the kitchen
1. Oil absorption and non-slip.
There will inevitably be water and oil on the kitchen floor, and there is a risk of slipping when walking around in it, especially if children and the elderly are not careful and may fall. The kitchen floor mat can solve this problem very well, it absorbs oil and water and is non-slip.
2. Scratch oil and keep indoor hygiene.
After working in the kitchen, the soles of the shoes will be stained with some dirt. Scratch it on the floor mat before entering other rooms, which can prevent oil stains from entering the living room and room.
3. Add a warm atmosphere.
Kitchen floor mats can be printed with various interesting patterns, which can play a very good decorative effect.
Now there is an anti-fatigue kitchen floor mat on the market, which is very comfortable to stand on, which can avoid and relieve pain in the back and soles of the feet, and is very suitable for people who need to work for a long time.
5. Reduce the risk of things falling off the floor and breaking.
When preparing food in the kitchen, the plate or bowl may fall to the ground accidentally or slip by hand. If there is a cushion on the ground, it can play a certain buffering effect and reduce the risk of breakage of the tableware.
Second, what materials are the kitchen floor mats made of?
(1). pure cotton
The kitchen floor mat made of pure cotton has strong water absorption, good cleaning effect, smooth and delicate touch, and people stand on it comfortably and feel palpitations. Can be used with anti-skid pads.
The kitchen floor mat made of polyester has good elasticity, is not easy to wrinkle, and is wear-resistant and corrosion-resistant. However, the water absorption is not very good, and it is easy to get dust, so this material is rarely used.
Plastic kitchen mats are soft, bright, comfortable and durable. At the same time, it is not afraid of wet, mildew, and easy to clean. Variety and choice. However, plastic floor mats are easy to deform, and they will be burnt and not used.
Kitchen mats made of wool are comfortable to the touch and have better water absorption. But ordinary families do not use wool material, which is too extravagant and wasteful.
The rubber floor mat is non-toxic and tasteless, soft and smooth in texture, and durable. And the anti-slip effect is good, easy to clean. The floor mat can properly cushion the feet, the upper feet are comfortable, the long-term standing is not tired, and there is a certain shock absorption and anti-fall effect; the bottom of the rubber kitchen floor mat is generally a honeycomb anti-slip design, and the safety is relatively high.
Third, choose the suitable kitchen floor mats
Handling ingredients, cooking, cleaning tableware... The kitchen floor is always wet and greasy. In addition to being unsanitary and affecting the appearance, it is more likely to slip and even cause hot soup to overflow and cause burns. At this time, kitchen mats are definitely good for people. helper. There are many kinds of kitchen mats on the market, and their sizes and patterns are even more varied. Choosing a suitable mat is also an important knowledge. There are many factors to consider and choose according to the specific circumstances of your own family.
When you search for kitchen mats, you may see products of various materials such as rubber, cotton, polyester fiber, PVC, etc. In fact, there is no absolute difference between them. In addition to the most basic dimensions, there are a few tips to keep in mind when choosing a kitchen mat. In particular, kitchen mats are different from floor mats or carpets generally used in bedrooms and living rooms. There are many functional and safety inspections that require careful evaluation. Just refer to the following 7 points, you can easily choose the products that suit you.
(1). Look at the material
The kitchen floor mat is mainly used to prevent oil and water stains from making the home messy, and it also has anti-slip effects, so choose the appropriate material according to the effect. It is generally recommended to choose rubber floor mats, which are non-slip and oil-proof, easy to clean and durable.
(2). Look at the style and size
The kitchen floor mat is also a part of the living room environment. It should be coordinated with the overall style of the kitchen and dining room, and should not be too obtrusive. In addition, it is necessary to make reasonable purchases according to the size of the kitchen, not too long to cause waste, nor too small to be ineffective.
(3). Look at the quality
When buying a floor mat, you can carefully observe the structure of the floor mat surface in a brightly lit place to see if there are any flaws and roughness.
(4). Look at the brand
General brand products will have quality assurance, so when choosing, you can prefer brands with better reputation. Although the price of the brand is high, it is more reliable and more worry-free to use.
(5). See if cleaning is convenient.
In the process of washing dishes and cooking, it is inevitable that oil stains or water vapor will splash on the floor. If the kitchen mat is not cleaned frequently at this time, it may become a breeding ground for bacteria, which will cause the opposite effect. So when picking, don’t forget to check how the item is cleaned, such as whether it can be washed in a washing machine, or whether it can easily remove dirt by simply wiping it with clean water.
By the way, there are many cotton and polyester fiber mats, which can be washed with a washing machine as long as they are placed in a laundry mesh bag; while most of the rubber and PVC mats are not machine washable, but because the surface is smooth and waterproof, basically You can rinse with water, or directly wipe the dirty part, please choose according to your habits and cleaning frequency!
(6). See if it is flame retardant.
Most kitchen mats have basic properties such as water absorption/waterproof, anti-fouling, and anti-slip. Since the kitchen is often used for power and fire sources, if you want to improve safety, you may wish to choose flame retardant (flame-proof) processing. style, or buy your own fire or stain spray to add an extra layer of protection to your favorite kitchen mat.
In addition, some long-pile mats are warm, even if you step on bare feet, it is not easy to feel cold; or slightly thick mats with low-return design inside can reduce the burden on your feet, which are very suitable for frequent long-term Time standing in the kitchen space.
(7). See if it is slip-resistant
When you are concentrating on cooking, you may not be able to take into account the condition of the ground. If the kitchen mat slips at this time, it may cause the hot soup to overturn and even cause the danger of scalding. Therefore, be sure to choose a non-slip bottom. The processed style allows the floor mat to firmly adhere to the ground. In addition, there are also anti-slip sprays or special anti-slip pads for floor mats that are sold separately on the market. Friends in need may wish to take a look.
Although there are many styles of kitchen mats on the market, it is always easy to feel confused when choosing, but as long as you master the above 7 most basic points, you can choose the suitable mat for your kitchen successfully.