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Picking the Right Rug Size for Your Kitchen

Rugs aren't just for living rooms and bedrooms; they can be a wonderful addition to your kitchen too. They provide a unique charm, create visual interest, and serve functional purposes like comfort underfoot and protection for your floors. Choosing the right size rug is essential in maintaining a balanced look and feel in your kitchen.

The Role of Rugs in the Kitchen

Kitchen rugs play an integral role in your kitchen's ambiance and functionality. They provide comfort to your feet during long cooking sessions and help prevent slipping accidents. Aesthetically, they add a splash of color and style, transforming the kitchen into a cozy, welcoming space.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Kitchen Rugs

When it comes to picking out a kitchen rug, you should consider its material, design, color, shape, and size. A good rug is one that can withstand the hustle and bustle of the kitchen - that means it's durable, easy to clean, and resistant to stains.
As for design and color, you should opt for a rug that complements your kitchen’s overall aesthetic. The buffalo plaid sink rug, for example, is a popular choice for those who appreciate a classic and timeless design. Its unique pattern can add depth and texture to your kitchen.
The shape and size of the rug are equally important and should match the layout of your kitchen.

Guide to Picking the Right Rug Size

 The Rug Under the Sink

When considering the area beneath the sink, the most common rug size is around 2'x3'. This size generally fits well in front of standard-sized cabinets and provides enough coverage for you to comfortably stand. To measure this area, simply use a measuring tape from the edge of your sink cabinet to the spot where you'd like your rug to end. Remember, you'll want your rug to extend a bit beyond the sink base for maximum comfort and coverage. A buffalo plaid sink rug from Matace, for instance, can make a stylish and practical addition to this area.

The Rug in Front of the Stove

The rug in front of the stove, often termed a kitchen runner, typically needs to be a bit larger. Standard sizes for this area range from 2'x6' to 2'x8', depending on the amount of space you have available. To determine the best fit, measure the distance from your stove to the opposing counter (or island), ensuring there's sufficient clearance on all sides. It's crucial that the rug doesn't pose a tripping hazard, and a non-slip option from Matace would be perfect for ensuring safety.

The Rug Under the Kitchen Table

The rug under the kitchen table is usually a larger rug, designed to accommodate not just the table but also the chairs. A good rule of thumb is to ensure that the rug extends at least 24 inches beyond all sides of the table. This allows the chairs to stay on the rug, even when they're pulled out. For a small four-person table, a 6'x9' rug is generally a good size, while an 8'x10' or 9'x12' rug might work better for larger tables. 

Runners in the Kitchen

Runners are elongated rugs perfect for galley kitchens or any extended, narrow space, such as the area between the island and the counters. They help protect your floors and provide a soft cushion underfoot. Sizes generally range from 2'x6' up to 2.5'x12', depending on your kitchen's size. Measure the length and width of the space you're looking to cover to determine the best fit. And remember, a runner should ideally have equal space on both ends for balance. 

Matace Buffalo Plaid Machine Washable Kitchen Runner and Mat in detail.

Introduction to Matace Kitchen Rugs

When it comes to kitchen rugs, Matace emerges as a reliable and trustworthy brand. Offering a wide array of sizes, designs, and materials, Matace Kitchen Rugs have something for every kitchen. Known for its classic Buffalo Plaid design, a timeless pattern originating from Scotland, Matace enhances any kitchen decor with its chic grey and white color scheme. Each rug features a flat woven surface crafted from durable polyester fabric, which resists stains and stands up to high-traffic areas without shedding or pilling.

Why Matace Kitchen Rugs Are the Perfect Choice

Matace rugs aren't just about aesthetics; they offer impressive practical benefits. Their specific qualities make them suitable for kitchens of all sizes. These rugs come with a slip-resistant cushioned rubber backing that prevents accidents, providing safety and security even in the busiest of kitchens. Delivered rolled up without folds or creases, these rugs lay flat right from the start.

Matace kitchen rugs also prioritize health. They're odor-resistant, which is particularly beneficial for pet owners as the rugs resist absorbing unpleasant pet odors. Moreover, they're easy to maintain. The rugs are machine washable, making stain and grease removal a breeze. This user-friendly feature means your rug can always look its best with minimal effort.

With the set including a mat and runner that measure 17.3"x49" and 17.3"x29" respectively, and a thickness of 0.4 inches, Matace rugs provide both size and versatility. These versatile kitchen rugs can find a place not just in your kitchen, but also in laundry rooms, offices, entryways, near fireplaces, and in garage workshops - any space prone to staining and fatigue.

In terms of functionality, these kitchen rugs are super absorbent and stain-resistant. They can efficiently absorb water, oil, sauce, or food residue during the cooking process, keeping your kitchen floor clean for longer. They also protect your floor from sharp or fragile kitchenware drops. The soft surface of the Matace kitchen mat serves as an excellent protective layer for your floor.


Choosing the right rug size is crucial for both the aesthetics and functionality of your kitchen. Opting for Matace Kitchen Rugs, you not only get the assurance of the right size but also enjoy the benefits of superior quality, durability, and style. So, why wait? Elevate your kitchen's style with the timeless checkered pattern of Matace kitchen rugs. Order now and step into a more stylish, comfortable, and safe kitchen today!

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