Shopping For Kitchen Rugs? Benefits of Using Canvas Rugs

There are many options when considering kitchen rugs but if the idea of ​​canvas rugs hasn't crossed your mind, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn the many benefits rugs made from canvas … especially in the kitchen.


Interior decorators and home owners utilize kitchen rugs made of canvas for several reasons. Primarily, canvas rugs, also referred to as canvas floor cloths, are extremely easy to maintain. A simple damp mop or rag cleans up spills of food and drink in a jiffy. There is little risk of staining when a protective varnish has been applied. And because the canvas is a tight weave material, with an added varnished finish, neither food particles nor dirt collect underneath.


As the kitchen often receives the highest foot (and paw) traffic, kitchen rugs need to be strong and durable. Canvas rugs can withstand excessive wear due to the durability of the canvas material. And if constructed well with sewn hems as opposed to glue, will hold up extremely well.

Low Threshold

Yet another benefit of using canvas floor cloths as kitchen rugs is their low threshold; placed below kitchen cabinet doors or at entry doors, a canvas rug lays low and flat so as not to bunch up or get in the way.

Furry Family Members

Whether placed at a kitchen door, at the kitchen sink or under a kitchen table, canvas rugs are ideal for a well used room. For the 'paws' in the family, a smaller rug under a feeding or water bowl can really come in handy at keeping things neat and tidy.

Design for Your Decor

Yet another benefit with canvas rugs as kitchen rugs is the versatility in the design one can incorporate. If you search online for "canvas rugs" you'll find a plethora of websites representing artists devoted to this art form for it is indeed an art form. The art part not only comes from making the actual rug, but as importantly, from the creative design work which is almost always hand painted.

Think of a canvas rug for your kitchen (or any room, for that matter) as art for your floors.

A hand painted canvas rug as a kitchen rug offers limitless options with regards to color, design and size; bright or subtle, modern or whimsical, you can find the perfect kitchen rug to work with your décor.

Kitchen Rugs Sizes

Canvas rugs can vary in size from smaller 2.5 'x 3', perfect for kitchen sink or door entry area, to larger 4'x6 'rugs placed under a kitchen table or, making a statement on a generous kitchen floor area with an octagonal shape , for example. Additionally, many interior decorators employ canvas rugs as runners in galley kitchens to give a more spacious feel, adding a special decorator's touch.

Your choice for kitchen rugs isn't limited to the same old non-descript, off the shelf rug; With canvas rugs the benefits include ease of maintenance, long term wear and decorator art providing both form and function to a room most deserving.

Now, go have some fun and start looking (online) at the beautiful designs available with painted canvas rugs.