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11 of the Best Kitchen Mats (That Are Actually Stylish)

A good kitchen mat makes cooking and cleaning more comfortable. We've rounded up the best kitchen mats and top-rated rugs that you'll be proud to display.

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One of our most appreciated items in the kitchen has nothing to do with food or eating. It’s a kitchen mat! A mat’s first task is comfort, providing cushioning for cooks and dishwashers. (These other kitchen gadgets also ensure your safety and comfort.) And it doesn’t hurt that they’re stylish, too.

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Custom Tile Mat best kitchen matvia letterfolk.com

Customizable Kitchen Mat

Design your own custom kitchen mat. Let your creativity run wild by mixing and matching vibrant colors to create unique designs and sayings.

Why it made our list: This trendy mat is very versatile. Place at your front door as a welcome mat or for easy cushioning in your laundry room.

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best kitchen mat Tietjen Tile Kitchen Matvia wayfair.com

Slip-Resistant Kitchen Mat

Never worry about slipping or sliding on this anti-slip kitchen mat. Its rubber backing won’t budge for anything—yes, even kids running through the kitchen!

Why it made our list: We love its beautiful tile-like design.

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best kitchen mat Non Slip Based Washable Decorativevia CarpetDesignShop/etsy.com

Easy-to-Clean Kitchen Mat

Most kitchen mats are spot clean only. This kitchen mat, however, can be tossed directly into the washing machine for an extra deep clean.

Why it made our list: Not only is it easy to clean, but this mat is also antiallergic. No need to worry about any hair or lint getting stuck to your mat.

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Nama Standing Mat Nordiquevia thehouseofnoa.com

Pet-Friendly Kitchen Mat

Slip-resistant, anti-trip, durable and easy to clean = the perfect pet-friendly kitchen mat. Don’t be surprised if your pup or kitten curls up to you while you’re doing the dishes. Make sure you’re equipped with these essential dishwashing products, too.

Why it made our list: It’s uber comfortable! House of Noa claims that it feels like, “standing on a zillion gummy bears.”

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Anti Fatigue Cushion Stylish Comfort Floor Foam Kitchen Mat, Office Mat, Waterproof, Easy to clean, Soft and Thick, Non Toxic, Reversible (Grey and Stripe, 17" x 48")via amazon.com

Cushioned Kitchen Mat

Ease lower back and joint pain by choosing an anti-fatigue kitchen mat. These dense, cushioned mats are thick and luxurious.

Why it made our list: Made with non-toxic materials, this rug won’t have the strong smell of some anti-fatigue mats. Plus, the reversible design is cute!

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BRIGHT STRIPE INDOOR/OUTDOOR RUGvia annieselke.com

Fair Trade Kitchen Mat

Anti-fatigue mats aren’t the only choice for a kitchen. Woven rugs are available in more styles and colors, and can be padded (and made anti-skid) with a rug mat. A bold colorful rug is handy if you want to instantly make your kitchen more colorful. We like Dash & Albert’s Bright Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Rug.

Why it made our list: This rug is water-resistant and scrubbable, so the bright design won’t bleed or fade.

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Bouck Comfort Kitchen Matvia wayfair.com

Colorful Kitchen Mat

Available in bright colors, this anti-fatigue mat offers plenty of cushion, plus beveled edges that reduce the likelihood of trips and stumbles. (Find even more kitchen design ideas that actually make cooking easier.)

Why it made our list: The durable PVC material can be washed with soap.

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best kitchen mat Comfilife Anti Fatigue Floor Matvia amazon.com

Extra-Long Kitchen Mat

Got a lot of countertop to cover? Pick up an extra-long anti-fatigue mat. The dark color blends into many kitchen floors: Your kitchen mat doesn’t have to be a style statement.

Why it made our list: The extra-thick cushion earns top reviews online, plus the edges are curl-proof.

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SAMODE DENIM/IVORY INDOOR/OUTDOOR RUGvia annieselke.com

Durable Kitchen Mat

Kitchen mats take a beating: trampled, splashed with messy food and snoozed upon by pets. Make sure you find one that’s durable and easy to clean, like Dash & Albert’s Samode Indoor/Outdoor Rug.

Why it made our list: Tough enough to live outside, this lightweight rug can literally be hosed off and scrubbed until it’s good as new.

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Orange Wide Stripe Cotton Chindi Area Rugvia worldmarket.com

Retro Kitchen Mat

Rag rugs have cushioned cooks’ feet for generations. We like this rag rug, which is hand-knotted from recycled fabric. They’re affordable, durable and low-maintenance, but they’re best used with an anti-slip mat. See what other vintage kitchen gear you can use today.

Why it made our list: We love this rag rug’s wild colors. Plus, the recycled fibers are eco-friendly.

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Kelsey Rae Dimberg
A former in-house editor at Taste of Home, Kelsey now writes articles and novels from her home in Milwaukee. She's an avid cook, reader, flâneur, and noir fanatic. Her debut novel, Girl in the Rearview Mirror, will be published in June 2019 by William Morrow.
Christina Herbst
Christina is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in content creation and SEO optimization. She enjoys trying out local foodie restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on.
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