Putting a rug under a dining table has not always been a regular occurrence but, in recent times, it has become more prevalent. This trend can be seen both in modern and traditional homes.
A dining area rug is a great way to identify and frame an area, especially in new large open plan living spaces.
Choosing a rug that is of a lower pile height will be best suited to prevent pile crush with heavy tables and chairs.
Accidents do happen so choosing a rug that’s all wool or natural fibre is much more practical for spot cleaning and in turn will require less maintenance.
How do I know what size will be right for my dining table?
As a rule of thumb we recommend adding a minimum of 750mm around the tabletop, or slightly bigger if the space can allow it. This again frames the space nicely, giving it a sense of grandeur and allowing the chairs to be still on the rug when pulled out.
Another recommendation would be installing a high quality underlay. Even though your table may be heavy, and the rug wont go anywhere, the edges of the rug can still move and slip, especially on high polished flooring. Underlay holds the rug in place preventing this. Another consideration is that a rug will, over time, wear from the ground up so an underlay application helps with longevity as well.