We have the best kitchen mat. It’s from House of Noa and it is a game changer for standing and cooking. I love the look of rugs, but I just don’t find them to be practical solutions for kitchens. We cook a lot. (By “we,” I mean Mike, but I still spend a good amount of time in the kitchen.) Our kitchen has a pretty open layout and when we moved in I started looking for the right size mat that would go with the space.
House of Noa actually sent me this mat after I shared that I bought the yoga mat. It was such a generous offer and the mat ended up being 100% perfect for our kitchen. We are OBSESSED with it. It’s the perfect combination of function and beauty. It doesn’t “scream” kitchen mat, but it’s so much more comfortable than a rug… and a lot easier to deal with the inevitable spills and messes.
My only issue with the mat is that it slipped and slid all around, all the time. It was super easy to straighten out, but left to its own devices, it would be halfway to Timbuktu by lunchtime. I would line it up nicely at least a few times a day just to get it level again. But it’s such a heavily trafficked area between us and the dogs that it would scoot out of place in a matter of minutes.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR KITCHEN MAT STRAIGHT
My Instagram friend (we live two towns apart but have yet to “officially” meet because of the pandemic!) Laura gave me the BEST TIP because she also has the kitchen mat. I ordered the product literally immediately…. and it WORKS.
These rug grippers are designed to help keep rug corners from curling up, but they work perfectly for holding House of Noa mats in place. Hallelujah! The grips are incredibly easy to install. Install is actually too intense of a word; you just peel and stick on the four corners. Then place the mat where you want it and the grips kind of act as a flat suction cup. It. Does. Not. Move. (You can easily lift the mat if you need to reposition or clean under it, but it’s not going to slip and slide without you purposefully moving it.)