Add color, style and warmth to your kitchen with a new rug and mat. Before deciding on a runner rug, comfort mat or other high-quality option, learn more about what these rugs and mats are designed for and how to take care of them.
Choosing a Kitchen Mat or Rug
When it comes to choosing a kitchen rug or mat, consider your décor. If your kitchen features bright colors, add some subtlety with a neutral black and white kitchen rug. Try incorporating a designer piece such as a farmhouse kitchen rug to bring some extra flair into a neutral-colored kitchen. The size of your kitchen is a key factor, too. Kitchen rug runners and accent rugs work well in smaller, narrower spaces including galley kitchens, while larger throw rugs are ideal for open-concept kitchens.
Safety should be your first priority if you have a kitchen with slippery flooring such as tile or polished hardwood. Non-slip rugs and mats help prevent accidents and reduce everyday wear and tear on your floor. Non-slip pads also are available to keep rugs and mats in place.
If you spend a lot of time prepping meals or washing dishes, give yourself the cushion and support your feet need with a memory foam kitchen mat. These anti-fatigue kitchen comfort mats come in a variety of colors, designs and patterns, and are often made from polyurethane or foam. Kitchen floor mats will keep you comfortable and match your décor.
Cleaning Your Kitchen Rug or Mat
It’s important to make sure your rug or mat stays fresh and clean from the messy situations that may arise in your kitchen, from the wear of everyday foot traffic to the inevitable spills and crumbs. For some kitchen rugs and mats, all you have to do is shake them out, hose them down and let them air dry. For kitchen mats and rugs made with natural fibers, you can simply spot clean them with soap and water. Also, a wide selection of stain-resistant rugs can be easily machine-washed.
No matter which type of kitchen floor mat you decide on, there’s sure to be one that perfectly fits your needs.