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4 Best Kitchen Rugs of 2024, Expert-Reviewed

The best kitchen rugs of 2024, from the careful review and expertise of staff designer Brynna Evans. With features considered such as cleanability, low-pile (and easy-to-vacuum) fibers, little to no shedding and size, these are beasts and hard to compete with. See the official winners — and your new favorite ways to make meal-prepping all the more stylish.

Best Overall

1. Turquoise And Grey Kaleidoscope Damask

Best Features: - complements a variety of decor styles - perfect for high-traffic areas

Size: 32"W x 96"D x 0.32"H

How a Pro Recommends Using It: "With a soft polyester blend and fibers that are easy to vacuum up dirt, this is great for under a dinette set. Go with this style to spruce up any eating area!" - Brynna Evans, LS Designer

Featured Review: "Best purchase ever. This rug is absolutely gorgeous." - Mznoitall

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Best Natural Material Kitchen Rug

2. Moray Charcoal & Cream By Nate Berkus + Jeremiah Brent

Best Features: - wool - low pile makes it easy to clean and maintain

Size: 72"W x 108"D x 0.25"H

How a Pro Recommends Using It: "This is a flat, hand-woven, braided design. Translation? It's kitchen-durable with a quality feel. My highest recommendations go to the Moray for a dash of homey, comforting kitchen style, particularly in an open floor kitchen plan." - Brynna Evans, LS Designer

Featured Review: "I love this rug! It’s the perfect size and super great quality!" - Anonymous

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Best for a Budget

3. Odense Vintage Terracotta

Best Features: - machine-woven - polyester - available in different sizes

Size: 31.496"W x 86.61"D x 0.31"H

How a Pro Recommends Using It: "I love the size and shape of this for in front of oven appliances or a row of cabinetry. The look of it is also brightening, making a kitchen feel energizing." - Brynna Evans, LS Designer

Featured Review: "Great quality, great value! Living Spaces is the best bang for your buck!" - Big Fan of LS

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Best for Traditional Interior Design

4. Penelope Linen

Best Features: - low pile - made of fiber and polypropylene - vibrant color

Size: 63"W x 91"D x 0.5"H

How a Pro Recommends Using It: "Just because it's where you work and get the 'behind-the-scenes' prep going, doesn't mean the kitchen can't have style. This affordable, family-friendly design can stand up to foot traffic, crumbs and a designer's scrutiny. Great for classic kitchen floors." - Brynna Evans, LS Designer

Featured Review: "Bought this Penelope rug, and we love it! The colors contrast well with each other. The quality is great as well." - Gaby D

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Small High-Traffic Kitchen Rugs

Small Kitchen Rugs

What type of rug is best for the kitchen?

The best type of rug for the kitchen is one that combines durability, ease of cleaning, and comfort. Here are some options to consider:


  • Polypropylene: Known for its stain-resistant properties and durability, making it ideal for high-traffic areas like the kitchen.
  • Cotton: Easy to clean and often machine washable, providing a softer feel underfoot.
  • Nylon: Resistant to spills and stains, and offers a good balance between durability and comfort.


  • Low-pile Rugs: Easier to clean and less likely to trap dirt and debris, low-pile rugs are practical for kitchen use.
  • Flatweave Rugs: Lightweight and easy to shake out, flatweave rugs can be quickly cleaned and are less likely to accumulate crumbs.
  • Anti-Fatigue Mats: These mats provide extra cushioning and support, ideal for areas where you stand for extended periods, like in front of the sink or stove.
  • Non-Slip Backing: Ensures that the rug stays in place, reducing the risk of slipping, especially in a busy kitchen environment.
  • Stain Resistance: Look for rugs treated to resist stains, which can make cleanup quicker and maintain the rug's appearance over time.
  • Waterproof: Waterproof rugs or mats can handle spills more effectively, preventing moisture from seeping through to the floor.

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