A dining room rug should be large enough to allow all the chairs at the table to be pushed back without a problem.
Choose an appropriately shaped rug
It is recommended to accentuate the close connection between the rug and the dining room by choosing matching shapes:
With a rectangular or oval table, opt for a rectangular rug.
Some of our models, such as the Nordic-inspired Elmyra model , are available in several sizes. You can choose a rectangular rug with a width and depth ideally suited to the room.
Measure the dimensions of your table and add 24″ to each of the four sides: this clearance should be enough to move the chairs to take place without overhanging the carpet.
Thus, a table for four people measuring 36 in. by 48 in. requires a carpet of approximately 60 in. by 96 in. If your table includes extensions and you use them regularly, install them before taking your measurements.
Adjust according to the rest of the room
To help you visualize the space your future carpet will occupy, lay masking tape corresponding to the dimensions obtained on the floor. Be sure to maintain at least 6 to 18 inches of clearance between the rug and walls or furniture near the table — such as a sideboard, bar, or island — to avoid clutter.
Tips for choosing a dining room rug
Choose a rug whose colors complement your environment well while remaining practical for a dining room. For example, a nice white or beige model might require more effort to maintain its pristine appearance, and would therefore be a better choice for the living room or a bedroom.
Food stains are usually much more discreet on deep colored surfaces. For example, the dark brown and copper shades of the Wonnie rug cleverly camouflage spills of red wine or sauce. This model even provides additional protection, thanks to its treatment that makes it resistant to stains and discoloration.
Choose a low-pile or flat-weave rug
Large, fluffy rugs are very comfortable in the living room, but very little suited to the reality of a dining room, where they interfere with the handling of chairs and are poorly resistant to mess. Instead, choose a thin model, where the food will remain on the surface.
Varied patterns help hide stains
A stain that disrupts the regular rhythm of a rug with a geometric pattern can go completely unnoticed on a rug with an abstract or gestural design.
If your decor lends itself to it, be bold and choose a colorful model like Winga , with its spectacular look that flirts with psychedelia. Only you will know whether or not a splash of color was originally in this sea of brown, coral pink, light blue and golden yellow.
Opt for easy-care equipment
Natural materials like wool and bamboo are generally easier to clean at home using a sponge, water and mild soap. In the case of synthetic materials, most messes can be blotted with a dry cloth, while stubborn stains may require professional cleaning.
In any case, avoid rubbing. This could embed the dirt deeper into the fibers of the carpet.
By installing a rug of the right size, appropriate shape, harmonized with your decor and adapted to your daily life, you elevate your experience at the table. Regardless of the colors and patterns of the model chosen, it is as if at each meal, you are rolling out the red carpet.