What is the Best Area Rug for the Kitchen?

In regards to kitchens, there are natural area rugs that are specially made to be able to take the high traffic that one would expect in a kitchen.  Areas that get a lot of foot traffic need a rug that is quite sturdy.  Kitchens in particular need rugs that will retain their pattern and/or color while not fading and that are not made from materials that will wear quickly.  While your first thought is to cheap out and save money on a rug for the kitchen, in the long run you might actually be spending more that way.  There are quite a few advantages to spending a bit more on a natural area rug for the kitchen.  Consider this, the rug in the kitchen will get wet, have food and dishes dropped on it and get folded over.  Buying cheap rugs for the kitchen means that you will need to replace them frequently.  Spending a bit more at the outset for a natural area rugs for the kitchen can actually save you money.

Here are a few tips for choosing an area rug for the kitchen.

  • Figure out where in the kitchen the foot traffic is highest. This will assist you in deciding where the ideal spots for your natural area rugs will be.  Typically, it is a god idea for you to put rugs in front of any entries or doors.  Other good places are under the kitchen table and in front of the sink.  The area where the rugs will go determines the size of the rug.
  • Think about the textures. Kitchens usually look best with rugs that have a flat weave and are made from natural materials such as wool.  These materials are more padded for comfort.  Kitchens typically have hard floors so having a rug with a bit of padding will be optimal not just for comfort but also for resistance to stains.
  • Consider your décor. What color scheme is in your kitchen?  What colors are on the walls, decorations and furniture?  When you are choosing colors, you need to think about options that will complement the color scheme that is already in place.
  • Keep various shapes in mind. Shapes are important.  Consider this, if you have a square table in the kitchen and are considering rugs to put under it, you need to get a square rug to complement the shape of the table.
  • As far as an actual finer goes, seagrass is great for kitchens. Because this fiber grows in saltwater marshes, it is non-porous which makes it incredibly resistant to water.  Originally, seagrass is light green but it fades to khaki.  Rugs made with this type of material are typically bound in leather or cotton so you will not need to worry about them staying where you put them.


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6 Gorgeous Natural Area Rugs to Revitalize Your Space

You moved into a new place, want to redesign a room or maybe just can’t get quite that red wine stain out of your carpet. No matter your motivation, it’s important that you find just the right rug to tie your room together or be the centerpiece of your new décor. These five unique, Earth-friendly rugs are just what you need to inspire your home.


Optimum Seagrass Rug

optimum seagrass

This area rug perfectly embodies the sentiment that there is great beauty in simplicity. The wide cotton border gives it a sleek, defined look while the cross-grained texture of natural seagrass lends an organic feel to your space. Its soft, natural variations make it flexible enough to complement any décor, while its inherent durability makes it an excellent choice for the entryway.

Made of 100% natural seagrass and hand crafted in the U.S.A, this is an Earth-friendly choice you can take pride in.


Summit Carpet Stair Treads

Carpet Stair Treads

Rich, chocolatey browns infused with deep red and enfolded by soothing cream resonate an idea of luscious softness, perfectly delivered in the luxurious, fine yarns that make up the Summit style carpet stair treads. The warm, inviting tones transition your steps from lower-level openness to the cozy closeness of upper floors.


Essence Cotton/Jute Round Rug

essence cotton jute round rug


The raw, natural qualities of pure cotton and Jute bring the allure of barefoot summer days in the grass into your home. Paired with a modern interior styling, this alluring area rug is a unique way to lend a serene, organic elegance to your space. It makes a great addition to any home office space or dining area.

Made from 65% cotton and 35% Jute, hand woven and soft against bare feet, this graceful rug is also reversible and ready to take on twice the normal wear.


Charlotte Jute Rug

charlotte jute rug

Made from 100% natural Jute, a fiber made from the stems of a tropical Old World plant, our selection of natural Jute rugs harbor an innate warmth and singular texture soothing to the eyes and the feet of your family and guests. Its soft, geometric patterns embody the simple pleasure of rolling fields, a natural sensation amplified by its Earth-friendly components.

It’s the quintessential way to imbue your living or dining space with the essential purity of nature.


Gallia Sisal Rug

gallia sisal rug

A showpiece rug for any room, the Gallia Sisal Rug comes highly recommended for your living space. Its one-of-a-kind texture is artfully crafted from natural variations in the colors of the sisal fibers, providing a naturally durable, easy to maintain, stunning inspirational hub for your living room.

The complementary cotton canvas border lends a soft solidity to this rug and makes it a terrific match for the transitionally styled home.


Impressions Wool Rug

impressions wool rug

This modest area rug serves as an excellent accent to any bedroom décor or kitchen style. Soft to the touch and hand crafted to last a lifetime, it’s a piece that brings to life any room it’s in with a subtle, yet powerful, pop. Its hand crafted nature ensures that each product is one-of-a-kind, yet the smooth design makes it flexible enough to be precisely what your space is missing, no matter where it is in your home.


A Custom Rug

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These six natural area rugs are great inspiration, but a custom rug personally tailored to your home décor is a truly unique way to enhance your home.

The Custom Rug Option

We here at Natural Area Rugs are proud to offer many types of custom and special order rugs.  With the growing trend of flooring that is simply a hard surface, rug sales have also seen an upswing.  As a result, retailers and suppliers are constantly finding creative new ways to offer their rugs in methods that are both effective and simple.

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The Process

This is something that is simple even though there are several steps involved.  First, we cut and then square the natural area rugs in the warehouse and then move them to a workroom where they can be bound in serge.   The custom rugs come to you complete with a backing that is made from Latex.

We can fabricate nearly any design and shape.  We have made L shaped rugs before, but the rectangle shaped rugs are the most popular ones.

Each one of our rugs is meticulously made with dedication and passion by artisan rug makers who use only the finest materials…in other words, the way that they should be made.  They are made right here in LA.

For natural rugs such as sisal rugs, seagrass rugs or even jute rugs, you are invited to visit us at http://www.naturalarearugs.com/sisal/customsizes.php for more details.

With open floor plans and so much hard flooring being used, there is a growing need for larger custom sized rugs that will be able to aesthetically define areas.  There are many patterns available so that your area rugs can be changed out as frequently as you want while still being affordable.

We offer custom options for style, size and even shapes of our natural rugs.  Choose from rounds, runners, squares and rectangles, and even octagon shapes. Also, bindings can be serged for rugs that will be used on stairs or a cotton canvas binding for all of our other custom rugs.  Larger size rugs are most popular right now and we can offer a maximum size of 13 feet wide by 90 feet long.

You can shop online with a form that is easy to use.  It includes a calculator that provides you with on the spot pricing information.  Your rug can be delivered within 3-5 business days and we offer free shipping.

This program suits the market of today.  When we started 30 years ago, the market was mostly for carpet that was wall to wall.  Now, the market has flipped and is mostly rugs.

This is an excellent program that uses good tools in order to get that on the spot pricing.  It is also extremely cost effective.  Ordering directly from us here at Natural Area Rugs means that there are fewer costs involved and less handling.

Just log on to your NAR account and then enter the product, shape, size, color and your choice for the edge finish and you will instantly get pricing and delivery information.  It is a process that is quick and simple.  We also have a sample page that shows a variety of natural styles with a spectrum of binding and serging options.

Consumers and designers alike can also gain access to a wide array of the natural materials right on our website.  The largest part of our custom rugs is bound natural fiber broadloom which gives the customers the greatest flexibility in terms of custom sizes, shapes and options in bindings.