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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.