14 of the Best Kitchen Runner Rugs

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Got any good recommendations for kitchen runner rugs?  Why, yes, I have 14 of them! Nothing like a new clean rug to freshen up a space and make it feel new again.

There is a shocking amount of beautiful kitchen runners available – it can be overwhelming! I spent a good few hours this morning, googling through page after page of options. Instead of searching the internet aimlessly, I am creating a collection of stunning kitchen runner rugs that would be a beautiful addition to your home.

14 Beautiful Kitchen Runner Rugs

Since the kitchen sees a lot of spills, food, barefoot and foot traffic, I selected kitchen runners that were made to hold up to real life. I included all kinds- affordable, lots indoor or outdoor, coastal styles, rugs you can take outside to hose off, and rugs to go in front of your sink.

What Kind of Material Should A High Traffic Kitchen Runner Be Made Out Of?

  • High quality wool is the most durable and the easiest to professionally clean, but the most expensive.
  • Vintage rugs work well at hiding stains.
  • Polypropylene is a synthetic flat weave that is highly durable.
  • Polyester is affordable and allows you to clean the rug with soap and water, or even hose it down!
  • Anti fatigue mats are a fabulous option for cleaning and traffic – spills wipe up with paper towels (see number fourteen).
  • Cotton is soft underfoot (think: sink rugs!) but will only allow for spot cleaning.

Why Is My Runner Rug Sliding Around?

If your runner rug is sliding around your floor, I use this Rug Tape to keep it in place. This works especially well on hardwoods or tile, but it does work on carpet too! I cut small pieces and put them in the rug’s 4 corners to keep my kitchen runner stuck in one spot. It doesn’t damage floors, just incredibly sticky. You will need to replace the tape about every 6 months.

 14 kitchen runner rugs

Scroll down or click here to see the rugs: one | twothree | four | five | six | seven

eight | nine | ten | eleven | twelve | thirteen | fourteen

Don’t see what you want on this list? I have another post of 11 Kitchen Runner Rugs That Are Washable that will help you select a rug you can actually put in your home washing machine, or even hose down.

14 Kitchen Runner Rugs

  1. The Cypress Teal Rug:

best runner rug teal and blue

 I absolutely love this runner, and if you have pops of teal in your kitchen this rug would look fantastic. It is poly I love that it is not too saturated and has some fading to it. It is sold other places for much more (here). The rug is 100% polypropylene.

2. Beautiful Indoor/Outdoor Rug From Pottery Barn:

Offered in several neutral colors!

a blue kitchen runner

This rug is woven of 100% recycled polyester fiber so it is washable, offered in several colors and beautiful! Most likely you will want a rug pad or rug tape.

3. West Elm’s Reflected Diamonds Indoor/Outdoor Runner:

coastal kitchen runner rug

A highly durable coastal looking rug that looks cotton but is easy to care for – this guy is indoor / outdoor. I love a good gray blue color!

4. Cooke Indoor Outdoor Rug:

coastal runner rug with blue stripes from Serena and lily

Don’t be too scared because this beach house runner has lots of pretty white. This is made of durable outdoor recycled materials. Although I would be careful of food spills on the white, with a little care this rug will last.

5. Turnstone Indoor Outdoor Runner:

blue outdoor kitchen rug



6. Tattersal Black Indoor / Outdoor Rug

a black plaid kitchen runner
This is another indoor outdoor find! The geometric pattern is modern and cool. This would be great in a kitchen with a black island, black cabinets or black hardware.

7. Natural Rubber Washable Rug

a natural kitchen runner rug

This rug has a rubber backing making it anti slip (although you may want to pick up some Rug Tape because reviews say that’s debatable! Stain resistant, water resistant, nice underfoot and beautiful all at once.

8. Safavieh Handmade Boston Tilla Coastal Cotton Rug:

navy blue kitchen runner rug

This one has a sophisticated coastal, nautical print and is made of cotton to keep it soft under your toes.  You will need Rug Tape under this one for sure, but it is one the most popular rugs on the list! I will say I would be careful around food with this one – cotton rugs will spot wipe well but you can’t put it in the washing machine.

9. Flatweave Natural Fiber Jute White Stripe Runner:

jute and cotton runner rug in stripes

I LOVE this option, don’t forget it is offered in natural and navy! Coastal and a little preppy, the thick stripes with neutral two-tone hues would look great in any kind of coastal decor!

10. Lovely White and Cream Runner:


The feminine runner is a popular choice for those that love their whites (hi, me!). Of course this does not go in the house with 4 kids and spaghetti sauce spills (me again). Read the reviews, they are great.

11. Diamond Geometric Platinum Indoor / Outdoor Runner : The best one on the list, in my opinion!

an outdoor kitchen runner rug

The beach house we rent every summer has had this runner in their kitchen so I can attest it lasts for years! It makes me want to put this guy all over my house. It’s great for catching sand and dirt- nothing sinks into the actual carpet. Dash and Albert are known for their high quality rugs and you will love this runner! (Check out the reviews!)

12. Woven Flatweave Herringbone Indoor / Outdoor Runner:

a blue kitchen runner

This indoor/outdoor runner is also from Dash and Albert and comes in many colors. It has been around for years and has lasting power because it is so well made. Another rug with glowing reviews – this is loved by many. 

13. Classic Gingham Indoor / Outdoor Runner Rug:

buffalo plaid runner rug gingham kitchen runner rug

I was SO EXCITED to see this kitchen runner being offered. I also love the smaller rugs as a rug in front of the sink! Such a classic pattern, but I have yet to see this done in a runner rug before! 

14. Anti Fatigue Mat

anti fatigue mat kitchen runner

This anti fatigue mat is made for the kitchen and is offered in various sizes! It feels like foam under your foot, is meant to be durable for spills (it’s not made of rug fibers, so spills wipe right up with a paper towel). They offer several pretty patterns. Use Rug Tape if it moves (did you know I was going to say that?)

Vintage runner rugs in kitchens right now are all having a moment right now.. should I do a round up of them next?

Real Vintage Runner In Our Kitchen:

a vintage kitchen runner

Etsy Shop Where I Found This Vintage Runner Rug


And our vintage inspired rug here:

a vintage looking runner rug in a kitchen

I shared on Instagram storieshow I hosed this polyester kitchen runner down outside with dish soap and water. The whole thing took less than 10 minutes and after it dried it was looking brand new. Polyester is known for being a material that won’t last forever, but it has its’ perks!

vintage runner in a long hallways


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