To choose the best kitchen rugs for your home, it’s best to first consider your main purpose in purchasing it.
Next, consider the size and shape of rug that will work best in your space. Don’t forget to pay attention to the rug’s material, as this will relate to how much maintenance it will require. Choosing a non-slip rug or one with a compatible pad option to place under the kitchen mat is best for safety reasons.
Especially if your kitchen floor is smooth, shiny and slippery, don’t skip the step of selecting kitchen rugs with a non-skid backing.
Rubber backing can help kitchen rugs stay in place rather than shift when it’s stepped on, which may cause falls. If you’re main purposes in wanting a rug for your kitchen is to add warmth and cushioning, such as for standing a long time near the sink, stove or island preparation center, select a thick pad to place underneath it.
For washable kitchen rugs, cotton or synthetic fibers tend to work best. Synthetic kitchen rugs are less likely to shrink in the laundering process. If you’re choosing a cotton kitchen rug, look for a label that specifies that the material was pre-washed, as this makes shrinking less likely.
Sisal and sea grass kitchen rugs can also give kitchens an informal, but warm, stylish look. If you’d prefer something more colorful or patterned, a colorful synthetic kitchen rug can be a better choice. Synthetic mats or rugs also usually have the benefit of resisting stains rather than absorbing them like most natural fiber varieties. When considering rug options, try to visualize how the size, shape, color and material is likely to impact the overall look of your kitchen.