The least you are able to do for your kitchen is provide a bit of cushioning for the long hours you and your family spend on your and your family feet. Kitchen mats, when correctly selected and utilized, provide traction, minimize accidental breakage, and keep floors cleaner as well. Kitchen mats are usually three foot squares that may interlock, between 1/2 and 5/8 inches thick. Thicker mats provide more cushioning but thinner ones are easier to clean. There are specific grease-proof mats for areas near fryers, grills, and griddles; slightly raised bar mats, which drain spilled liquid beneath them to prevent slipping; and vinyl loop pile mats for kitchen entrances and exits, which can be specially treated to make them germ-, mold-, and mildew-resistant. Kitchen mats can also give kitchens an informal, but warm, stylish look. If you’d prefer something more colorful or patterned, a colorful synthetic kitchen mat can be a better choice.
Synthetic kitchen mats also usually have the benefit of resisting stains rather than absorbing them like most natural fiber varieties.No matter the material choice you end up making, taking accurate measurements of the location in your kitchen where you want to place the mat can help you get the right size. When considering mat options, try to visualize how the size, shape, color and material is likely to impact the overall look of your kitchen.