A kitchen is a special place in the home where love is baked. It is a place where you want to add textures, colours, and warmth. Area rugs and runners are both great options for this room. If you need a beautiful kitchen rug, here is our guide to choosing the best-suited rug.
At ICONIC RUGS, we have hundreds of kitchen rugs in all sizes and styles that will fit with any decor. Whether you are looking for something contemporary or coastal, bohemian or traditional, you'll find the perfect rug for your family gathering area. Plus, enjoy free and fast shipping Australia-wide on orders over $100!
To understand what size rug will fit best in your kitchen, you'll need to know how much of the floor you want to cover. Runner rugs are perfect for filling long and narrow spaces. Popular kitchen runner sizes include 150x80cm, 200x80cm, and 300x80cm. If you have an open kitchen, a rectangle area rug might be best for you, such as a 180x120cm or a bigger rug! As a rule of thumb, we recommend leaving at least six inches of space between the edge of your rug and the wall or floorboards.
When choosing a kitchen rug, consider how much traffic and messes the area gets. The material is vital to consider if you expect either. Materials that are easy to clean are key. Wool is among the easiest natural fibres to clean. Polypropylene is another excellent option known for its durability, versatility, and ease of care. You can also consider flatweave cotton rugs, which tend to be machine washable. Jute rugs are simple to hand wash with soap and water and durable to withstand heavy foot traffic. Here at ICONIC RUGS, we have a wide range of wool, polypropylene, cotton, and jute rugs perfectly suited for your kitchen. Also, keep in mind that short piles are easier to clean, so avoid high piles in the kitchen.
Dark colours, patterns, tonal, or dithered rugs work best to cover up any messes or stains that are bound to happen in the kitchen. There are a few things to consider when matching or contrasting your rug to your kitchen. If you have brightly coloured cabinets or decor, you might want to choose a neutral rug. On the other hand, if you want to brighten up a neutral kitchen, consider a solid coloured or patterned rug.
If you have tile or hardwood flooring, it's crucial to consider safety when purchasing a kitchen rug. A non-slip rug pad is a perfect solution to keep your rug in place, so there are no trips or slips. They also prevent your rug from being damaged. Plus, rug pads reduce noise and add comfort.