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Dining Room Rug Size Guide

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Finding the perfect rug size for your dining room can be a challenge, but our friendly guide is here to help. Every dining space is unique, and the ideal rug dimensions should complement its distinct character and layout.


When it comes to your dining area, we've got some handy tips to ensure you nail the perfect fit. Dive in with us, and let's make your dining room truly special by selecting a rug that adds warmth, texture, and that touch of magic to your meals. Our collection of Natural Rugs is waiting to elevate your dining experience - let's find your perfect match!

How to Choose the Best Size Rug for Your Dining Room

There are no solid rules, but usually, you can arrange things by a set of considerations. When it comes to dining table rugs it is usually best practice to ensure that all your dining furniture fits on the rug. This is good practice for two reasons.

1) Aesthetically it frames all your furniture to link them.

2) Chairs, which move in and out frequently, aren't impacting on the rug edges and thereby increasing wear.

Best Practice

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How to Measure for a Perfectly Sized Dining Room Rug

To transform your dining area into a warm and inviting space, selecting the right rug size is crucial. A well-measured rug not only enhances the room's aesthetics but also ensures comfort and practicality. Here are some straightforward tips to help you find the perfect size rug for your dining room:

  • Furniture First: Position your dining furniture just where you want it. This arrangement sets the stage for measuring.​

Ensure that all your chairs sit comfortably under your table

  • Size It Right: Measure your table and add space around it, usually 60-80cm. This adjustment ensures chairs stay on the rug when people are seated, protecting your floors and keeping everything comfy. If your space is limited, a 30cm rug border will keep chairs on the rug when tucked under the table.​

  • Big Is In: Typically, a 245cm x 300cm or 275cm x 365cm rug makes the perfect fit for most tables. A 150cm x 245cm rug might fit, but it will usually be lost beneath the table and not elevate the space, which will just miss the mark for most dining rooms.​

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If you have a larger table a snug fit might be needed

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With a larger table, if you have the space, the larger the rug the better for a spacious feeling space

  • Frame It Up: Leave about 45cm of bare floor around your rug to show off your flooring and beautifully frame your dining table. This will give the illusion of a larger room.

  • Go Custom: Got a unique dining area? Consider a custom-sized rug for that perfect fit. Explore options using our Rug Designer Tool.

Ready to find the rug that will make your dining room pop? Explore our Natural Rugs Collection and bring your dining room to life!

Dining Room Rug Inspiration

What Next?

Got your eye on the ideal rug size for your dining room? Let's make sure it's a perfect fit! Grab some tape or string and sketch out the "rug" on your floor. This visual trick confirms that the size you're considering is just right for your space, ensuring no surprises when you make your purchase.

Pro-Tip
Opt for our Intec Stain Protection Treatment on any dining room rug. It's our little secret to effortlessly resist those inevitable spills and stains, keeping your gatherings worry-free and your rug looking gorgeous meal after meal.

What Natural Rug Material is Best for a Dining Room?

You've aced the size, now let's pick the best material for your dining room rug. The right choice will ensure your rug stands up to daily life while adding style and comfort to your dining space.

Our selection of Sisal, Wool, Polypropylene, Jute, Seagrass, Sisool, and Luxury Coir Rugs offers a range of options for dining room rugs. Here’s a detailed look at each material’s suitability:

Our Recommendation
For dining room rugs, we recommend Seagrass for its durability and natural stain resistance. Seagrass's ability to handle high traffic and its easy maintenance make it perfect for dining areas. For a more luxurious feel, Polypropylene is an excellent choice, combining softness with practicality.

  • Sisal: Sisal is durable and stylish, but its low water resistance makes it less ideal for dining rooms where spills are common. However, with 85 color and weave variations, Sisal offers plenty of options to match any interior style. Its fine to medium weave adds a sophisticated, natural touch to your dining room. If you choose Sisal, we recommend adding our Intec stain protection to help guard against spills and stains​​.
     

  • Wool: While Wool offers a luxurious feel and excellent insulation, it might not be the best choice for under a dining table due to its difficulty to clean. Wool is naturally stain-resistant, but frequent spills could be problematic. However, if you have a formal dining area with less frequent use, Wool could add a touch of elegance and comfort​​.
     

  • Polypropylene: Polypropylene is the superstar for dining rooms. This material is incredibly durable, waterproof, and easy to clean, making it perfect for areas where spills and dirt are common. Polypropylene’s fine to medium weaves blend well with various home styles, offering both practicality and aesthetic appeal. It’s a top choice for households with kids or pets. We find Polypropylene rugs to be a hassle-free solution for busy dining areas​​.
     

  • Jute: Jute brings a natural, earthy vibe, but its low water resistance and lower durability make it less ideal for high-traffic dining rooms. Jute’s soft texture and fine weave add a cozy, rustic charm, but it’s best suited for low-traffic areas. If your dining room is a quiet, intimate setting, Jute can still be a lovely option, but be cautious with spills​​.
     

  • Seagrass: Seagrass is known for its durability and resistance to dirt, making it a practical choice for dining rooms. Its natural stain resistance makes it suitable for handling occasional spills. Seagrass’s fine to medium weave and natural mid-brown color with hints of light green give it a distinctive look. We think Seagrass rugs bring a fresh, natural feel to any dining space. It’s perfect for adding a touch of nature to your dining area while standing up to daily use​​.
     

  • Sisool: Sisool combines the best qualities of Sisal and Wool, offering durability and a softer feel underfoot. However, neither Sisal nor Wool are ideal for dining rooms due to their low water resistance and difficulty in cleaning spills. While Sisool’s medium to chunky weave and variety of colors and patterns add visual interest and practical benefits, it’s better suited for areas where spills are less frequent. If you love the look and feel of Sisool, consider using it in a less spill-prone area of your home​​.
     

  • Luxury Coir: Luxury Coir is ideal for adding a bold, rustic charm to your dining room. Its strong, moisture-resistant fibers are highly durable, making it suitable for high-traffic areas. Coir’s chunky weave and deep orangey-brown color create a striking statement. While not as soft as other materials, Coir is perfect for dining rooms where durability and unique style are desired​​.

No matter which material you choose, our rugs are designed to complement your dining room’s unique style while providing the durability you need for everyday living. Imagine a rug that not only complements your space but also stands as a companion to countless meals, ensuring both elegance and practicality.

  • How Long Does Delivery Take?
    All Rugs on our website are Made To Order. The delivery time is usually 3 to 5 weeks, depending on the availability of your chosen material and border. We take pride in ensuring each rug is meticulously handmade to your exact specifications.
  • Can I Order Samples?
    Yes - Simply head over to our "Design Your Own Rug" tool, put together a rug of your choice, and then before checkout you will have the option to order samples. You can create as many rugs, and order as many Free Samples from us as you like!
  • Is Delivery Free?
    Yes - we offer free delivery on all rug orders within Mainland UK. If you require shipping to Non-Mainland UK or elsewhere in Europe, please reach out to our friendly team, and we'll be happy to provide you with a tailored delivery quote.
  • What is INTEC Stain protection?
    Intec Stain Protection is a water-based, non-toxic treatment that forms an invisible barrier on each fiber of a rug, protecting it from dirt, spills, and wear. Developed for high-traffic commercial areas, Intec helps maintain the rug's appearance, making it easier to clean and prolonging its life. For a full explanation visit our in depth guide to INTEC Stain Protection: https://www.naturalrugcompany.co.uk/intec-stain-protection
  • What is Jute?
    Jute is a natural fiber derived from the jute plant, primarily grown in the warm, humid regions of South Asia. Known for its eco-friendly properties, jute is a sustainable and biodegradable material. It has a soft, lustrous texture and is often used in the creation of rugs, textiles, and various handicrafts. Jute rugs are celebrated for their rustic charm and ability to add a touch of warmth and texture to any room.
  • Is Jute Suitable for High Moisture Areas?
    Jute is not suitable for high moisture areas. While jute rugs offer a delightful rustic aesthetic and eco-friendly benefits, they have low water resistance, scoring only 2 out of 5. This makes them less ideal for areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, or any space prone to spills and moisture. For optimal longevity and maintenance, it’s best to place jute rugs in low-moisture areas like living rooms, bedrooms, or dining rooms​​.
  • Is Jute Hard Wearing?
    Jute is moderately durable but not hard-wearing compared to other natural fibers like sisal or seagrass. It is best suited for light domestic use, making it perfect for areas with less foot traffic such as bedrooms and living rooms. It is not recommended for heavy domestic use or high-traffic areas like hallways or entryways. The natural softness and texture of jute provide a cozy feel underfoot but may wear out faster under constant, heavy use​​​​.
  • How "Soft" is Jute?
    Jute is relatively soft for a natural fiber rug, scoring 4 out of 5 in softness. This makes jute rugs a comfortable and appealing choice for living spaces where you might walk barefoot. The soft, natural fibers of jute create a cozy atmosphere, adding both comfort and a natural aesthetic to your home​​.

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