When searching for the best area rugs for kitchen, there’s not a lot of selection in that particular category. Therefore, we had to expand our search to other rug categories in order to deliver a selection of the best area rugs for the kitchen that would cater to our high-traffic needs.
And, there were a few requirements we had in mind when choosing these rugs. First, the kitchen is a bustling place and an area rug in this particular place should be able to handle all the back and forth that goes on throughout the day. Therefore, this requirement enabled us to set our sights on quality and durability.
Next we searched for the best area rugs for kitchen that would be able to handle the flying crumbs and random spills that are just apart of kitchen life. So, we made sure our selection of rugs were easy to clean and/or stain resistant. Furthermore, with some of our picks, we were also able to find mildew-resistant rugs. And this is crucial for those spills that go unnoticed.
The third requirement we determined to be a necessity is something to keep the rug in place. The last thing you want to worry about when transporting a pot full of hot water is sliding across the kitchen. So, each one of our picks is either made of materials that are resistant to slipping, whether it is due to non-slip backing or a particular material the rug is made out of.
And, slipping is not the only thing there is to worry about. With a lesser quality of rug, we often find the corners to turn upwards which is a trip hazard. Consequently, the rugs you see on our list will all lay flat or they will have a seemless edge.
Lastly, and certainly not least, our selection of best area rugs for kitchen need to look good. Therefore, we chose an array of timeless options that will be sure to go with just about every decor. And, don’t forget, most of these rugs come in a multitude of colors. So, if you’re not jiving with the color but love the pattern and texture, you may want to click for further options.
Best Area Rugs for Kitchen
Best Area Rugs for Kitchen
Vanill Kitchen Vinyl Mat Linoleum Rug
The first pick on our list for best area rugs for kitchen is a great solution for families or a household that happily creates a mess.
The Vanill Kitchen Vinyl Rug is made of high quality PVC, which resists environmental deterioration, is non-toxic and is resistant to dust and allergens.
Furthermore, you will get your use of this rug as PVC is both durable and flexible.
The Vanill Kitchen Vinyl Mat Linoleum Rug lays completely flat on the floor, once you’ve prepped it for display. To prep the mat, simply lay it out in the sun so the material softens. Once it softens, spread it flat and you have the perfect surface to cook on.
The other aspect of this rug that stands out to us is it is comfortable to walk on. Because it is made of flexible PVC, you will enjoy a slight cloud-like feeling with every step. In addition, the PVC will allow the rug to naturally stay where its intended to stay. So, no slipping or sliding around.
The Vanill Kitchen Rug is easy to clean, simply wipe with a damp cloth. However, it is recommended you refrain from using harsh cleaners.
Finally, this kitchen rug comes in all sorts of colors and gorgeous designs. Because there are too many to list, we suggest you take a browse through them here.
Vanill makes gorgeous designs for their rugs. And, their color palettes are perfect for the kitchen.
In addition, the material is perfectly suited for high-traffic kitchens as it is both durable and non-toxic.
If you’re looking for the actual texture of a rug, this rug may not be your first choice. However, the Vanill Kitchen Rugs are soft and comfortable to walk on and the material is perhaps the most logical choice for a kitchen.
Ottomanson Jardin Collection Natural Indoor/Outdoor Jute Rug
This pick for best area rugs for kitchen is made to withstand the outdoors. So, what will withstand the outdoors will surely withstand the kitchen.
The Ottomanson Jardin Collection Natural Indoor/Outdoor Jute Rug is made in Turkey, of polypropylene construction, in a woven jute fashion.
And while jute is typically woven from natural fibers, this rug is woven with polypropylene. The benefits to this, beyond durability, is it won’t absorb moisture as a typical jute rug would. In fact, it won’t absorb it at all. And this makes it a perfect rug for those random spills that happen in the kitchen.
Another aspect which sets this rug apart from the naturally woven jute rug is this rug won’t shed. So, you won’t be cleaning up fibers along with the crumbs.
The Ottomanson Jardin Collection Jute Rug has a low pile weight which lays flat on the floor. This low pile weight will allow for a near seemless transition from the floor to the carpet. And, like we stated before, this will help prevent tripping your way across the kitchen.
This area rug for the kitchen is easy to care for. Simply spot clean and vacuum regularly. And, it comes in your choice of 4 different colors: Brown, Cream, Dark Brown or Mocha.
The Ottomanson Jute Rug has a natural feel with all of the durability and very few drawbacks. Most notably, its resistance to shedding and soiling.
Furthermore, this rug is stain-resistant and mildew-resistant.
Because this pick for best area rugs for kitchen does not have slip-resistant backing, you may find that it will slip on wood or marble floors. For an easy fix, check out these non-slip pads you can purchase separately.
Kangaroo Brands The Original 3/4″ Kangaroo Anti-Fatigue Comfort Kitchen Mat
If you’re looking for comfort, you have found your “rug.” However, this pick is more appropriately called a mat. And this mat is not only comfortable but it is rehabilitating. It will help to improve posture, condition muscles and sooth aches and pains.
Sounds too good to be true, right? It does, however, when we first stepped on this mat, we didn’t want to leave. This mat is absolute heaven.
The Original Kangaroo Anti-Fatigue Comfort Kitchen Mat is made of 3/4 inch top grade foam which is non-toxic and phthalate-free. This foam helps to eliminate pressure on the joints, back, feet and extremities, while providing support for long periods of time. So, if you’re someone who is in the kitchen all day, this mat is a must have and will make the kitchen a more enjoyable place to be.
Furthermore, this mat is heavy-duty. It is extremely durable and will keep its shape over time. It is also waterproof and features a slight texture for a slip-resistant surface. And, the underside of the mat has a grooved surface to keep the mat in place while the sloped edges offer a smooth transition when stepping from the floor onto the mat.
To care for this mat, simply vacuum and wipe clean with a damp cloth. You can also scrub it and hose it off if need be.
The Original Kangaroo Anti-Fatigue Comfort Kitchen Mat comes in your choice of 9 colors: Beige, Black, Brown, Gray, Hunter Green, Mocha, Navy, Red or Sand.
The comfort of this mat is undeniable. It is extremely supportive and relieves pressure from your head to your feet.
However, the other notable aspects of this mat is it’s very durable and easy to maintain.
To be completely honest, when we first laid eyes on it, we felt it was rather unattractive. That is until we stepped on it and it quickly grew on us. The plus side to this mat is it does come in different colors, so depending on how you match the color to your kitchen, it may just be love at first sight.
Diagona Designs Contemporary Traditional Moroccan Trellis Area Rug
This pick for best area rugs for kitchen is made with a durable synthetic pile with a jute-style backing. And, this jute-style backing is also synthetic. So, you won’t have to deal with shedding that often comes with natural jute material.
The Diagona Designs Contemporary Traditional Moroccan Trellis Area Rug is made of a 100% polypropylene. Polypropylene is resistant to moisture, therefore, it is resistant to mildew and stains. Furthermore, it also resistant to fading. So, if this rug is in a spot where the sun hits, it is UV protected.
This area rug offers a low pile so it will create a near seemless transition from floor to rug. And, this will help prevent you from tripping your way across the kitchen. In addition, because of the jute backing, this rug is slip-resistant.
Lastly, the Diagona Designs Contemporary Traditional Moroccan Trellis Area Rug comes in your choice of 5 color combinations: Grey/Ivory, Ivory/Navy, Navy/Ivory, Ivory/Purple or Ivory/Grey.
This rug comes with a natural worn look, so add that to the polypropylene construction, and this rug works well in high-traffic areas.
Furthermore, it has a subtle Moroccan design which will compliment just about any decor.
Because this rug is on the thin side, it tends to wrinkle if placed on carpet. However, if you intend on using this rug on wood, marble or tile floors, you shouldn’t run into this issue.
Also, this rug is intentionally faded in some areas. While some people love this particular design aspect, some see it as an eyesore.
nuLOOM Natural Hand Woven Rigo Jute Rug
If you want to go with a traditional jute rug that is made with natural fibers, this may be the perfect rug for your kitchen. The nuLOOM Natural Rigo Jute Rug is hand-woven in India with natural jute fiber.
Now, we haven’t touched on what jute really is. We’ve spoken about the jute weave but jute is a whole different story. Jute is a natural fiber which is mainly grown in India and Bangladesh. It is a strong fiber that holds its shape well and offers natural UV protection, as well as, anti-static properties.
Furthermore, jute can be fairly easy to clean. You can simply run a vacuum over it, brush with a stiff bristle brush or blot with a damp cloth. These are just some of the ways to care for jute. But if you need more in-depth detail, you can find it here.
The nuLOOM Natural Hand Woven Rigo Jute Rug is naturally slip-resistant. However, this particular rug is also trip-resistant. And this is because it has an oval shape and doesn’t contain any corners that will perk up. Furthermore, it is low pile, so it will offer an easy transition when stepping from the floor to the rug.
Finally, this rug comes in your choice of colors: Natural or Beige.
This pick for best area rugs for kitchen is as natural as you can get. And, there’s nothing like bringing the outdoors inside. In addition, this rug will go with any decor. And, with the natural color selection, you can’t go wrong.
Furthermore, nuLOOM makes quality rugs at a very decent price. So, with all this being said, you’re getting a great deal with this rug.
Because it is made with natural jute material, this rug is prone to mildew. However, because it is on the thin side, it would take a lot of spills to create mildew. Our suggestion, if you do spill something, make sure to dry it out as soon as possible.
And, again, because it is jute, it will shed. Not a whole lot, but you will most likely be seeing more fibers than crumbs.
Ottomanson Ottohome Collection Persian Heriz Oriental Non-Skid Area Rug
Persian rugs look fantastic in the kitchen so we made sure to include a persian-style rug that will hold up in a high-traffic area. The Ottomanson Otthome Collection Persian Heriz Oriental Non-Skid Area Rug is stain-resistant, slip-resistant, shed-resistant and fade-resistant. In addition, this rug will not absorb moisture, making it mildew-resistant. And, it is also easy to clean. Simply vacuum and clean with a damp cloth and a mild soap.
Made of 100% polypropylene, this pick for best area rugs for kitchen is a low pile rug which offers a nearly seemless transition from floor to rug. And, this helps to eliminate the bulk that can cause you to trip as you bustle your way back and forth from counter to counter. Furthermore, the underside of this rug has a rubber backing, which will help prevent this rug from sliding around.
The Ottomanson Ottohome Collection Persian Heriz Area Rug comes in a multitude of sizes and your choice of 2 colors, Red Heriz or Sage Green Heriz (pictured above.)
This pick for best area rug for kitchen has a timeless look to it. So, not only will it work with just about any decor, it will never run out of style.
In addition, at this price, you can’t beat the quality and the look.
Some consumers complain this rug is rather uncomfortable and on the thin side, with one consumer stating it felt more like astro turf. However, if you’re using it in a high-traffic area such as the kitchen, this may be ideal.
Kapaqua Rubber Backed Moroccan Trellis Non-Slip Area Rug
We love Moroccan patterns so it is no surprise we have yet another Moroccan-inspired rug on our list. And, the great thing about this particular design is it can go with classic or modern decor. You can even mix it in with country-inspired decor.
The Kapaqua Rubber Backed Moroccan Trellis Non-Slip Area Rug is machine woven with a loop pile. In addition, it is a low pile rug, so your chance of slipping on the edge of the rug is greatly reduced. And, this rug has a rubber backing, so it is also slip-resistant.
This pick for best area rugs for kitchen is made of 100% polypropylene which is resistant to stains, mildew, bacteria and moisture. It is also easy to care for. Simply vacuum and wipe with a damp cloth. And if needed, you can use a mild detergent.
Finally, this rug comes in numerous sizes and colors. Your color choices are: Brown, Grey, Ivory, Light Blue, Neon Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Teal or Yellow.
This rug offers all the necessities for the kitchen. It’s easy to clean, easy to care for, it is slip-resistant, stain-resistant and mildew-resistant.
Furthermore, this area rug for the kitchen comes in all different sizes and colors. So, your chances of matching the carpet to your decor and space greatly increase.
This rug is rather light. So, even though it comes with rubber backing, you made need to add a non-slip pad to ensure this rug stays in place. However, everyone has different type of flooring so what slips for one may not slip for another.
Fab Habitat Reversible Indoor/Outdoor Weather Restistant Floor Mat
Our final pick for best area rugs for kitchen is an indoor/outdoor rug. So, this is going to handle a lot of abuse. Furthermore, it is reversible. So, if one side gives, you have the other side to count on.
The Fab Habitat Reversible Indoor/Outdoor Weather Resistant Floor Mat is an eco-friendly rug made of 100% recycled plastic. This plastic is power loomed in a woven fashion.
And, if you have ever had anything woven of recycled plastic, you will know that it is highly durable and practically lasts forever. In addition, you’re doing the environment a favor by taking some plastic out of the ocean.
The Fab Habitat Reversible Floor Mat won’t soak up moisture, so it is resistant to mold and mildew. Furthermore, it is also UV resistant. Therefore, if the spot you’re looking to place this rug gets any amount of sunlight, you won’t have to worry about fading.
This area rug for the kitchen comes in a multitude of sizes and your choice of colors: Blue or Teal.
Finally, this rug is easy to care for. Simply shake off any crumbs or you can even hose it off.
Because this rug is made of recycled plastic, it can handle all kinds of abuse. And, because of this, this rug is great for those with kids and/or pets.
Furthermore, we really respect Fab Habitat’s principles. They not only make recycled products, but they ensure their products are child-labor free.
If this rug obtains a lot of moisture, it can get slippery. However, if you’re using it indoors, you shouldn’t need to worry about this too much.