Anyone got a rug under their dining/kitchen table?

(6 Posts)
PhoebeMcPeePee Sun 19-Jun-16 09:59:50

We've got a big open plan kitchen/diner with painted wood floorboards. Under the table & chairs it's quite scuffed from all the foot traffic and dragging furniture plus there a some slightly wider gaps between the boards where any food crumbs drop in between. Added to which the room is quite noisy, I'm thinking about having a rug under a table? Is it a complete pain moving chairs in & out and with food dropping on the floor (I have young children so this a reality rather than possibility!)

If anyone can recommend I'm after a large, rectangular rug that will fit into the oh so common grey/white colour scheme grin

JT05 Sun 19-Jun-16 18:46:35

We had a rug in our previous house, as the dining room had parquet flooring. Firstly we put felt pads on the chairs, which stopped scratches if they were put on the floor.

The rug was man made fibre, which was tough and easy to wash. There are lots on the Internet.

In our new house the dining room has wood laminate and I was only thinking about a rug to absorb the echo sound. This time I'd go for a non pile rug like a Dhurry or fibre type. I did see a nice one in Dunelm in a blurry grey colour. Hope this is helpful.

PhoebeMcPeePee Mon 20-Jun-16 14:51:49

Thanks I agree a cotton one would be best - now looking at the some nice Kilim rugs which are very reasonable so think I'm gong to give it a go and see how we get on with it. Thanks smile

Thelovecats Tue 21-Jun-16 14:19:45

I'm tempted to try one of these made from recycled bottle here

PhoebeMcPeePee Tue 21-Jun-16 23:05:26

I was looking at one of those plastic rugs on another website and some of the reviews say they are definitely more outdoor than indoor - too rough and look a bit plastic up close - so I'd like to see one in person before ordering.b

elephantoverthehill Tue 21-Jun-16 23:12:39

I've got an Ikea one, no pile, looks like jute but is probably manmade. Each summer I blast it with the jet washer on the decking and it comes up well. It obviously gets hoovered in between. i've had it for about 5 years and will probably replace it in the next couple of years

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