If you’ve never used a kitchen floor runner you might not realize the unique benefits it offers. A runner for the floor, like one for a table, tends to be a sleek yet long material that “runs” the length of the area you are placing it. In this article, we will be talking about kitchen floor runners and the many benefits that you can receive while having one in your kitchen,
A Kitchen Floor Runner Protects Your Floors
A runner is a great way to keep light to heavy foot traffic, paw prints, dirt, dust and just about any other type of wear and tear at a minimum. Not only can this help your tile floors, but its also quite beneficial for wood floors as well.
A Kitchen Floor Runner Can Help Connect Your Rooms
If you have an open kitchen, or a very long hallway leading to the kitchen from another way, a kitchen floor runner is a great way to connect the rooms. Think of it as a welcoming mat! It creates a focal point for point A to point B and allows for a more natural flow.
They Help Absorb Noise
When picking out flooring for your home, you probably went through dozens of different flooring options and learned about each one. As you know carpet is great at absorbing noise. Not only footfalls but noise in general such as voices, TV noise and even noise in other rooms. If you decided to go with something like tile or wood in your kitchen you probably deal with a lot of noise. A simple kitchen floor runner is a great way to reduce the noise from other parts of the home, but also reduce the amount of noise coming from the kitchen to other parts of the house.
A Kitchen Floor Runner Adds Comfort
If you tend to cook in your kitchen a lot and you have a hard surface underneath such as tile, wood, even vinyl, you probably have learned that too much time on your feet can cause backaches, knee problems, your feet can hurt, etc. Adding a floor runner means that you are adding some comfort underfoot, not to mention adding warmth underfoot as well. You can also add a kitchen floor runner pad for even more comfort!
Adds Some Beautification
Runners are an easy, cost efficient and quick way to add some style or color to your kitchen. They come in all sorts of style options. From solid colors to patterns, to stripes and more. And they in every color under the sun which lets you add some style to your kitchen, without really trying very hard. Another nice thing about this is that runners don’t cost a lot so if you want to switch it out every month or every 6 months, you can do so without breaking the bank.
Here are a few runners, under $100, which would make a perfect choice for your kitchen. Remember to check your measurements properly, not only lengthwise, but also width wise as well.
InterDesign Bamboo Floor Runner, 24-Inch by 72-Inch
This one comes in either Mocha or Natural Bamboo and it comes in 5 different sizes so you can find the right kitchen floor runner for your specific needs. “Add an earthy appearance to any room with a bamboo mat. Bamboo, a highly renewable material makes this an environmentally-friendly product. Bamboo Lattice is coated with a finish for both look and longevity.” This one has over 900 customer reviews @ 4.3 stars out of 5. Its also under $20.
Contemporary Bordered Design Modern Runner Rug with Non-Skid Rubber Backing Runner Rug, 20″ L x 59″ W, Chocolate
This one only comes in what they call chocolate, but it also has accents of “brown” which has an almost brownish gold look to it. This is very contemporary and would, in turn, work best in a contemporary kitchen. The runner comes in 6 different sizes. It has over 650 reviews for a 4.4 out of 5 stars. People say the thing they like the best about this kitchen floor runner is that it is super cheap (under $15) and yet it does what its supposed to do and is very comfortable underfoot.
Gorilla Grip 2×8-Feet Non-Slip Area Rug Pad for Hard Floors
This one is actually NOT a runner, but instead the pad I talked about above. Its a pad, but also keeps your runners from moving around.. I actually have this type of material for my cutting boards. I’m not exactly sure what its made out of but it “grips” to whatever hard surface you put it on, have it be a smooth natural stone counter top, a tile or wood floor. It also comes in over 20 different sizes and shapes so make sure you look at each one and figure out the right one for your kitchen floor runner! This one is also under $15, and yet it has over 3000 reviews and it has 4.4 out of 5 stars. If you need a pad for your rug this is definitely one to consider. By the way, it can also be cut to size.
Mohawk Home New Wave Rainbow Printed Rug, 2’x8′, Multi
This is actually really pretty and I like it! It adds enough color to add some style to your kitchen, but the colors aren’t overwhelming. It comes in 6 different options – the first 4 sizes ARE under $100.”A carnival of color, the stripe pattern of our Rainbow Rug will invigorate your space with lively design and punchy bright hues! A best seller for its brilliant use of bold color, this rug will easily pair with a multitude of room scenes and color motifs to create a look that is truly all your own. A debut from Mohawk Home’s New Wave Collection, the Rainbow Rug is quality constructed with the proven wear-free performance of our premium nylon fibers. With superior standards of durability and stain resistance, this rug is ideal even for use in high-traffic areas of the home and is proudly made in the U.S.A.” This one has over 1000 reviews and 4.6 out of 5 stars – so the best rated one in this list yet! People say that they obviously love the color and the style, but they also like the fact that its soft underfoot and adds some cushion without the need of a pad.