Kitchen Rug Ideas – 7 Exclusive Rugs for Innovative Kitchen Decoration

A kitchen is an integral part of a house where not only meals are made, but also families have dinner, socialize with friends and memories are made. Therefore, people want their kitchen to have a inviting appeal and a nice touch of color. Since ancient time, rugs have been indispensable part for home decoration. Today rugs are not used for decorating living rooms or guest rooms only. There have been a significant evolution in the design, materials and application of rugs. They serve decorative purposes as well as protect of floor from accidents and provide comfort for walking. Introducing various types of rugs to your kitchen decoration can enhance the beauty and appeal to a higher extent.

What do you need to consider before buying a kitchen rug?

You shouldn’t buy just any rug that matches the dimensions of your kitchen. Before you decide to buy rugs for your kitchen you need to consider few things.

Materials: You must consider the material first. Which material suits which environment can make huge difference. A wide range of materials are used for the production of rugs. We can classify them into two sections:

  • Natural Fibres
  • Synthetic Fibres

Natural Fibres: The three most dominant natural fibres are wool, cotton and silk. Alongside these, jute, bamboo and other wooden fibres are also used to weave rugs.

Wools: Wools mostly come from sheep and goats. Usually wool rugs are handmade, which make them costly. Wool rugs are soft and durable. The fibres are naturally moisture and stain resistant. But, permanent exposure to moist condition can be harmful.

Cotton: Cotton is the most available natural fibre with high tensile strengths. Cotton rugs have long durability. Cotton absorbs both natural and chemical dye easily. But, in most cases they are not colorfast and tend to spill color when water or other liquid is spilled on the rug. Cleaning any stain should have proper safety measures. Chemical washing is prohibited in most cases. Beside, cotton fibres have an affinity towards water. They are not suitable for moist or wet conditions like kitchens or bathrooms.

Silk: Silks are naturally water and stain resistant. But, silk fibres alone are not enough to make strong and durable rugs. Cotton or wools or are used alongside silk. Silk is the most expensive form of natural fibre.
Jute: Jute fibres are strong and inexpensive. In dry environment, jute rugs can work fine. Jute rugs accumulate dust easily. Besides, they are very much prone to water and oil spill damage. Jute rugs are harder than wool, cotton or silk rugs.

Bamboo & Other Wooden Fibres: Fibres form bamboo and other woods are often used in contemporary area rugs. These fibres are hard and offer much less comfort. They are mostly used for outdoor purposes.

Synthetic Fibres: The most commonly used synthetic (man made) fibres are nylon, polyester and olefins. However, another synthetic fibre called Triexta has gained popularity.

Nylon: Nylon is the most common and widely used synthetic fibre for rug production. It has been is use in different sectors since the early 1950s. Nylon rugs are soft and they have high elasticity which enables them to retain their shape for a longer period of time. Nylon fibres have a low production cost. They are resistant to oil and stains. Nylons absorb water but in most cases they are chemically treated to resist water. Dying nylons is very easy. They come in a wide range of color. Besides, the colorfast property makes nylon rugs look identical for a long time.

Polyester: Polyesters (polyethylene terephthalate), also known as PET, are hard and durable. These fibres are usually made from recycled plastic bottles. The main problem of polyester rugs is that they are very hard to dye. This also makes them colorfast. Over the years, some developed forms of polyesters have been introduced. Polyester fibres are water and stain resistant but are not oil resistant.

Olefins: Olefins (Alkenes) are polymerized to make polyolefins, such as Polypropylene. Polyolefins are one of the most used synthetic fibres for rugs. They are soft and durable. Polyolefins are colorfast and resistant to water, oil and stains. They lack in elasticity. So, if there is a damage or furniture mark or deformation due to heavy traffic, it will not retain its shave like the nylon fibres.

Triexta: Triexta (polytrimethylene terephthalate), also known as PTT has been is use since 2009. They are made from corn, which make them more environment friendly than other synthetic fibres. Triexta fibres offer more resistance to water and stains and longer durability than other synthetic fibres.

Now, don’t get carried away with all the materials described above. Wool and silk rugs are expensive and hard to maintain. Besides, jute and cotton rugs are not suitable for kitchen environment. Nylon and olefin rugs can be a better choice with bold designs and color patterns. Besides, they can withstand the oil or water spills, are easy to maintain and less costly.

  • Weave Type: You should go for flat woven rugs. If you place a rug with long fringes, there is a high probability of food or oil spills to remain hidden or unnoticed. This can lead to growth of bacteria or other germs. Spills on flat woven rugs can be easily spotted.
  • Rug Backing: The backside of the rugs must not be slippery. You can use rug pads or have rugs which have non-slip backs like rubber or latex. A slippery rug can cause major accidents.

After considering the above factors, choose a rug which matches your current design. Here are 7 beautiful rugs you can definitely try for your kitchen decoration.

Ottomanson Ottohome Collection Contemporary Bordered Design Non-Skid (Non-Slip) Rubber Backing Modern Area Rug, 2′ X 5′ Oval, Chocolate Brown:

100% Polypropylene premium quality nylon fibre rug with a low profile surface pile to provide comfort. It has a brilliant combination of traditional design and elegant color. The rubber backing provides grip with the floor so that you don’t slip while walking on it. This is perfectly suitable for different sections of a house, such as kitchen floor, living room, guest room, kids room, bed room, nursery room, TV room, entrances, staircases etc. It is designed to withstand heavy load. It is a non-shading, fade and stain resistant rug. A quality product at a competitive price.

Product Specification:

Size2’ X 5’
ShapeOval
MaterialPolypropylene (Nylon)
BackingRubber
Weight2.2 Pounds
ColorChocolate Brown
TypeModern Area Rug
OriginTurkey
ManufacturerOttomanson
Machine WashingNot Recommended

Ottomanson Ottohome Collection Contemporary Checkered Design Non-Skid Rubber Backing Modern Area Rug, Multicolor:

A Modern area rug with contemporary checkered design made from 100% Polypropylene premium quality nylon fibres. This rug is perfectly convenient for withstanding heavy load. It can be used in living room, bedroom, guest room, kids’ room, nursery room, TV room, entrances, staircases and office rooms. The combination of elegant design and bold color makes it a masterpiece choice. The low profile surface pile provides comfort and the rubber backing exerts sufficient grip with the floor to prevent from slipping. A non-shading, colorfast, fade and stain resistant rug at an affordable price.

Size60 x 84 x 0.2 inches
ShapeRectangular
MaterialPolypropylene (Nylon)
BackingRubber
Weight7.9 pounds
ColorMultiple Color
TypeModern Area Rug
OriginTurkey
ManufacturerOttomanson
Machine WashingNot Recommended

Ottomanson Glamour Collection Contemporary Moroccan Trellis Design Kids Lattice Area Rug (Non-Slip) Kitchen and Bathroom Mat Rug, 20″ X 59″, Grey:

Premium quality 100% polypropylene nylon fiber rug for kids. The low profile surface pile provides comfort for kids’ and pets’ activity. The rubber backing provides safe grip to avoid slipping. This rug is fade and stain resistant and the pile is virtually non-shading. Smooth neutral shade of gray and ivory and the chic conspicuous trellis pattern makes this rug uniquely beautiful. Apart from kids’ room it can also be used elsewhere in the house like kitchen, entrances, bathrooms, hallways and staircases. It is highly durable, stain resistant and easily serviceable. It is mostly suited for gift on different occasion like birthdays or holidays.

Size20″ X 59″
ShapeRectangular
MaterialPolypropylene (Nylon)
BackingRubber
Weight2 Pounds
ColorGray
TypeKids Lattice Area Rug
OriginTurkey
ManufacturerOttomanson
Machine WashingNot Recommended

Lifewit 70.9″ x 25.6″ x 0.787” Area Runner Rug Mat Bathroom Living Room Kitchen Machine Washable Shag Rug Grey:

Machine washable polypropylene runner rug from Lifewit. Power loomed construction and elegant design makes it highly durable and perfectly suitable to shine your floor. The back is made of rubber to grip with the floor. This rug is applicable for living room, bedroom, kitchen, entrances and hallway. You can also use it in office rooms. This rug is perfectly suitable for machine washing.

Size1’8″x2’10”, 1’9″x5′, 2’6″x3’10”
ShapeRectangular (Runner)
MaterialPolypropylene
BackingLatex
Weight8 Pounds
ColorCafé Brown & White
TypeRunner Area Rug, Accent Rug
OriginUSA
ManufacturerMaples Rugs
Machine WashingYes

Maples Rugs Kitchen Rug Set – Rebecca [3pc Set] Non Kid Accent Throw Rugs Runner [Made in USA] for Entryway and Bedroom, Café Brown/White:

Made in USA 100% Olefin polypropylene pile Runner rugs and accent rugs. It’s polypropylene pile is spill and stain resistant. The back is made of latex to provide proper grip on the floor to prevent slipping. Since 1928, Maples Rugs has been a premium quality rug producer in USA. This rug is suitable for your kitchen, entryway and bathroom. High quality kitchen set runner rug by Maples Rugs USA.

Size1’8″x2’10”, 1’9″x5′, 2’6″x3’10”
ShapeRectangular (Runner)
MaterialPolypropylene
BackingRubber
Weight8 Pounds
ColorCafé Brown & White
TypeRunner Area Rug, Accent Rug
OriginUSA
ManufacturerMaples Rugs
Machine WashingYes

Ottomanson Ottohome Collection Contemporary Leaves Design Non-Skid Rubber Backing Modern Area Rug, 5′ X 6’6″, Chocolate Brown:

Made from 100% Polypropylene premium quality nylon. It is fade and stain resistant. The power-loomed construction makes it highly durable and virtually non-shedding. The back is made of rubber which provides grip with the floor and the flaw woven low profile surface pile provides comfort. This rug can be used in all areas of a house, such as living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, kids’ room, guest room etc. The contemporary traditional design and elegant color makes it perfectly suitable for floor decoration.

Size5′ X 6’6″
ShapeRectangular
MaterialPolypropylene
BackingRubber
Weight9 Pounds
ColorChocolate Brown
TypeModern Area Rug
OriginTurkey
ManufacturerOttomanson
Machine WashingNot Recommended

Maples Rugs Kitchen Rug – Pelham 2’6 x 3’10 Non Skid Small Accent Throw Rugs [Made in USA] for Entryway and Bedroom, Wineberry Red:

Made from high quality nylon Kitchen Runner Rug. The latex backing is resistant to skid or slip so you won’t need any rug pads. Maples Rugs has been a premium rug producer in USA since 1928. Both the pile and print are highly durable. This rug is suitable for kitchen, bedroom, guest room, entryway and hallway.

Size2’6 x 3’10
ShapeRectangular
MaterialNylon
BackingLatex
Weight2.85 Pounds
ColorWineberry Red
TypeAccent Throw Rug
OriginUSA
ManufacturerMaples Rugs
Machine WashingYes

Rugs can be more than just decorative item. These kitchen rugs can increase the comfort of walking on the floor. As a result kids can play or move more easily on the rugs. These rugs can also protect your floor from damage. Sometimes, a glass or other kitchenware may fall accidentally on the floor. These rugs can provide extra cushions for the floor and prevent scratches in case of wooden or concrete floor or broken tiles on tile floor. In kitchen environment, rugs can become oily or greasy. These rugs are easy to clean without the risk of color spill.

A well decorated kitchen looks more spacious, inviting and appealing. When you are having a family dinner or a social gathering with friends, you would definitely want to present an attractive look of the kitchen. Decorate your kitchen with these beautiful rugs and add a touch of elegant color.