The kitchen is a dangerous place for textiles — crumbs, grease, red wine spills. ... There are plenty of advantages: rugs are a great way to add color in a neutral-toned kitchen, and they add a little cushioning underfoot in a space where you spend a lot of time on your feet.
To add maximum warmth to a large kitchen, choose a larger kitchen rug in a solid color or a fun pattern to complement the rest of the room. Pro tip: When shopping for larger rugs, make sure to leave between 15 and 60cm from the edge of the rug to the wall and cabinets.
Runners are ideal for filling in narrow spaces, like those between a kitchen island and nearby counters. As an added benefit, long runners can also make your kitchen look bigger! An ideal choice for smaller spaces.
If your rug is made of cotton or synthetic fibers, you can throw it in the washing machine along with bath towels. Wash in cold water on the gentle cycle, and don't clean them too often: The rubber backing can't withstand weekly trips to the laundry room.