What’s the Best Kind of Rug for a Kitchen Floor?

Standing on hardwood floors or tile in the kitchen while you’re making dinner is a pain. Without anything to cushion your steps, cooking can fatigue you faster and just be downright uncomfortable.

Here are some tips to help you choose the best rug for your kitchen:

  • Decide whether you want a runner or a few smaller rugs (one for in front of the sink, one for in front of the stove and one for where you prepare meal ingredients). This is usually a decision guided by your own preferences, but sometimes the shape of your kitchen will affect your choice — a runner won’t work well in a square kitchen, but could be a good choice for a more narrow area.
  • No matter which shape you choose, be sure to measure your kitchen first to ensure you get a rug that will fit in the area.
  • Think about how the rug will feel under your feet. You’ll want a rug with plenty of cushion and a soft feel.
  • If you’re prone to spilling liquids or dropping food, choose a material that will resist moisture. Materials such as polypropylene or olefin are great choices for this reason.

Remember, kitchen area rugs require cleaning, too. Food stains, high traffic and more can cause your kitchen area rugs to become dirty and unsanitary. Contact Steamer’s Carpet Care today to schedule an area rug cleaning appointment and keep your kitchen beautiful.