A rug under a dining table isn’t for everyone – some love it some hate it.
We are fans here at Six Fourteen (however don’t love the whole spilled pasta sauce situation). We figured for those of you who are on the fence we would offer a little insight into the biggest considerations when looking at purchasing a dining room rug.
- Material – make sure you have something that you can vacuum and clean easily. We love a manmade fibre rug under a dining table as they are generally less likely to stain and don’t absorb liquids as quickly as their natural fibre counterparts.
- Pile – a shorter pile is generally better under a dining table. I mean who wants to find week old pasta glued to their rug? A shorter pile more clearly shows where spills have occurred. It’s also important to consider if you have a textured pile may make it more difficult to pull chairs over without catching.
- Size – this is a BIG one! It’s so important to get the size right to prevent a top heavy look and also to prevent chairs getting stuck on the edges of the rug. We recommend adding 120cm to the length and 120cm to the width of a rectangular/square table and 120cm to the diameter of a round table. This will give 60cm for each chair to pull out without coming off the edge of the rug. Eg. for a 110cmx200cm table the recommended rug size would be 220cmx320cm.
To make life even easier we’ve created a handy little visual aid to assist you in getting the sizing right for your dining room rug.