The 12 Best Vinyl Rugs and Floor Mats of 2022

The Chilewich Basketweave Floor Mat is our favorite

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Best Vinyl Mats

The Spruce / Lecia Landis

Low maintenance and easy to clean, vinyl is the ideal material for flat-woven rugs and mats in high-traffic areas, moisture-prone zones, and homes with pets. "Although [vinyl mats] were initially used in commercial settings, we are starting to see them more in residential spaces," adds Fernanda Baeza, interior designer at Floor Factors. "They are extremely durable and waterproof."

To help narrow down your options, we researched low-maintenance designs for every room, style, and budget. Our top pick is the Chilewich Basketweave Floor Mat, a durable indoor-outdoor option available in seven sizes and eight neutral hues.

Scroll down for the best vinyl rugs and floor mats on the market.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Chilewich Basketweave Vinyl Floor Mat

Basketweave Floor Mat
Courtesy of Pottery Barn.
What We Like
  • Soft, cushy feel

  • Resists stains and mildew

  • Many sizes/colors

What We Don't Like
  • Larger sizes are pricey

Chilewich is a mainstay in the world of vinyl floor-covering products—and out of all their offerings, our favorite is the Basketweave Floor Mat. Made with the brand's signature TerraStrand material, the vinyl yarns are woven with "renewable vegetable content" for softness, then bonded to a non-slip latex backing.

The result? A durable, flexible surface with an excellent grip that also feels nice underfoot. According to Chilewich, it's also resistant to stains, bacteria, and mildew. Thanks to the latex component, you won't need to place a rug pad underneath.

This mat comes in seven sizes, ranging from a small doormat to a narrow runner or a 6 x 9-foot area rug. You can choose from nine neutral hues, including Bark (a light brown) and Latte (a versatile beige). It's easy to care for, too: just vacuum the mat regularly and wipe it clean as needed.

Price at time of publish: $140 - $1,150

Available Sizes: 7 | Weight: 2–16 pounds | Material: TerraStrand vinyl, vegetable content, latex | Care: Vacuum or wipe clean

Best Budget: A&A Story Ariana Floor Mat

Ariana Floor Mat
Courtesy of A&A Story.
What We Like
  • Waterproof and stain-resistant

  • Many sizes/prints

  • No rug pad needed

What We Don't Like
  • Prone to creasing

  • Fades in sunlight

A&A Story makes a great budget option. Crafted from premium vinyl, the Ariana Floor Mat boasts a waterproof, stain-resistant, and exceptionally durable design. This one has a chic tile-inspired print, but the collection includes a plethora of styles.

You can choose from seven sizes, ranging from a small mat to a 6 x 8-foot rug. The rug is versatile enough to be placed in virtually any room of your home, including covered outdoor areas—no rug pad needed. Just bear in mind it may fade in direct sunlight, and be sure to roll the mat for storage, as folding can cause permanent creasing.

Price at time of publish: $35 - $120

Available Sizes: 7 | Weight: Not listed | Material: Vinyl | Care: Wipe clean or vacuum

Best for Kitchens: Spicher and Company Classic Vintage Vinyl Floor Cloth Pattern 20 Area Rug

Classic Vintage Vinyl Floor Cloth Pattern 20 Area Rug
Courtesy of Rugs Direct.
What We Like
  • Pet-friendly

  • Good for high-traffic areas

  • Striking tile-inspired patterns

What We Don't Like
  • Larger sizes are pricey

For high-traffic areas like kitchens, we recommend the Classic Vintage Floor Cloth from Spicher and Company. This 100-percent vinyl rug is durable yet thin, adding virtually no height to your floors. Available in 13 sizes and four tile-inspired patterns, the design will make a striking statement without overwhelming your space.

The material is pet-friendly, easy to clean, and tough enough to hold up under heavy foot traffic. Thanks to a grippy backing, you won't have to worry about it slipping or moving out of place, either.

Price at time of publish: $39 - $1,164

Available Sizes: 13 | Weight: 2–38 pounds | Material: Vinyl | Care: Wipe clean, dust mop

Best for Dining Rooms: Carolina Creek House Camden FloorFlat Vinyl Rug

Camden FloorFlat Vinyl Rug
Courtesy of Caroline Creek House.
What We Like
  • Ultra-flat design

  • Waterproof and stain-resistant

  • Rectangular and round options

What We Don't Like
  • Fades in sunlight

  • Prone to creasing

Looking for something to place under your dining room table? Check out the Carolina Creek House Camden FloorFlat. Woven from vinyl yarns, the ultra-flat design is roughly the thickness of a quarter—just remember not to fold it, as it's prone to creasing.

This area rug is conveniently waterproof, stain-resistant, and easy to vacuum or clean with soap and water, so you won't have to worry about daily spills. There are myriad prints and nine sizes available, including large rectangular rugs and even a couple of round options for circular tables.

Price at time of publish: $59 - $399

Available Sizes: 9 | Weight: Not listed | Material: Vinyl | Care: Soap and water

Best for Bathrooms: V-Mat Mansion Vinyl Mat

Mansion Vinyl Mat
Courtesy of V-Mat.
What We Like
  • Classy and versatile

  • Protects floors

  • Non-slip backing

What We Don't Like
  • Limited colors

V-Mat's Mansion Vinyl Mat is a great choice for bathrooms. The timeless black-and-white checkered tile pattern has a classy, versatile appeal, but the brand has many other styles to choose from.

Loomed from 85 percent PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and 15 percent polyester, the flat-woven design is stain-resistant and a breeze to clean. This mat also has a grippy backing to prevent slips when you step out of the bath or shower. Not only that, but you can count on it to protect your floors from water damage.

Price at time of publish: $59.90 - $779.90

Available Sizes: 12 | Weight: 1–16 pounds | Material: Vinyl, polyester | Care: Wipe clean

Best for Laundry Rooms: World Rug Gallery Persian Traditional Anti Fatigue Standing Mat

Persian Traditional Anti Fatigue Standing Mat
Courtesy of Amazon.
What We Like
  • Thick and cushy

  • Water-repellent

  • Reduces foot/leg fatigue

What We Don't Like
  • Only two sizes

For laundry rooms, we suggest the water-repellent Persian Standing Mat from World Rug Gallery. Woven from high-density PVC with a luxurious texture and a pile height of roughly 1 inch, it's thicker and cushier than most vinyl rugs. What's more, a non-skid rubber backing helps you stay steady while keeping it in place.

Designed to keep you comfortable on your feet for long periods, this anti-fatigue mat is also a good choice for standing desks, kitchens, and workbenches. But we should note it only comes in two small sizes, so it's not suitable for larger spaces.

Price at time of publish: $43.48 - $67.48

Available Sizes: 2 | Weight: 2–3 pounds | Material: High-density vinyl, rubber | Care: Wipe clean

Best for Entryways: V-Mat Twine Vinyl Mat

Twine Vinyl Mat
Courtesy of V-Mat.
What We Like
  • Pet-friendly

  • Stain-resistant

  • Easy to clean

What We Don't Like
  • Limited colors

The V-Mat Twine Mat creates a warm, welcoming vibe for people entering your home while protecting your floors from dirt, muck, and rainwater. It's flat-woven from 85 percent PVC and 15 percent polyester to create a pileless, fiber-free surface.

This mat is pet-friendly, stain-resistant, and remarkably low maintenance. You can vacuum up dried debris and wipe it down as needed. We wish it came in more than two colors, but both options are plenty versatile without sacrificing character.

Price at time of publish: $59.90 - $779.90

Available Sizes: 12 | Weight: 1–16 pounds | Material: PVC, polyester | Care: Vacuum or wipe clean

Best for Home Gyms: Rubber-Cal Coin Grip Commercial Grade PVC Flooring

Coin Grip Commercial Grade PVC Flooring
Courtesy of Amazon.
What We Like
  • Low-profile design

  • High-traction surface

  • Water-resistant

What We Don't Like
  • Adhesive installation

  • Carpet tape sold separately

For home gyms, we recommend Rubber-Cal Coin Grip. It comes in 4-foot-wide rolls and 18 lengths, so you can buy exactly how much you need to cover your floor. The low-profile PVC material is just 2 millimeters thick, and the high-traction coin pattern provides enhanced slip resistance.

This product is meant to be applied with double-sided carpet tape or another heavy-duty adhesive, which you'll have to buy separately. You can also use urethane-based glue for permanent installation. Either way, the process will take some time and focus. If you're not up for it, consider hiring a professional.

Price at time of publish: $39.73 - $297.50

Available Sizes: 18 | Weight: 11–140 pounds | Material: Vinyl | Care: Mop or hose down

Best Oversized: Spicher and Company Williamsburg Floral Vintage Vinyl Floor Cloths

Williamsburg Floral Vintage Vinyl Floor Cloths
Courtesy of Rugs Direct.
What We Like
  • Custom sizes available

  • No rug pad needed

  • Versatile floral pattern

What We Don't Like
  • May take weeks to ship

  • Larger sizes are expensive

Need something bigger for a living room or great room? Check out the Williamsburg Floor Cloth. This vinyl area rug is available in 14 sizes, including a few oversized options—the largest is 10 x 14.5 feet. (Rugs Direct also offers custom dimensions.) The larger ones are priced pretty steep but not necessarily above average for high-quality rugs of that size.

This floor mat features a 100 percent vinyl surface and a non-slip latex backing, so you can forgo a rug pad. The floral prints have a distinctly rich flair while complementing nearly any decor style. Just a heads up, these rugs are made to order, so they take up to four weeks to ship out.

Price at time of publish: $42 - $1,925

Available Sizes: 14 | Weight: 2–52 pounds | Material: Vinyl, latex | Care: Dust mop, wipe clean

Best Non-Slip: Food52 Vintage-Inspired Persian Vinyl Kitchen Mats & Runners

Vintage-Inspired Persian Vinyl Kitchen Mats & Runners
Courtesy of Food52.
What We Like
  • Iranian-inspired designs

  • Time-worn appeal

  • Cushioned feel

What We Don't Like
  • Only two sizes

  • Not outdoor-friendly

We also like the Persian Vinyl Kitchen Mat from Food52. Available in eight styles, the Iranian-inspired designs feature intentionally faded traditional patterns for a time-worn, vintage appeal.

This piece is slightly thicker than most vinyl rugs, so you'll enjoy a cushioned feel underfoot. It has a stain-repellent surface and a non-skid backing that keeps it in place while preventing slips. Keep in mind the Persian Kitchen Mat is intended for indoor use only. Besides that, we just wish it came in a few more sizes.

Price at time of publish: $63 - $126

Available Sizes: 1 | Weight: Not listed | Material: Vinyl | Care: Spot clean

Best Shag: Chilewich Vinyl Heathered Shag Mats

Vinyl Heathered Shag Mats
Courtesy of Chilewich.
What We Like
  • Crush-proof tufting

  • Indoor/outdoor design

  • Mold-resistant

What We Don't Like
  • No rug sizes

  • Not very shaggy

With a 0.25-inch pile height, the Chilewich Heathered Shag Mat is about twice as thick as most PVC rugs. It's made of looped vinyl yarns to create a tufted feel and a crush-proof surface, though we should note that it's not nearly as shaggy as most shag rugs and carpets.

This mold-resistant piece has an anti-slip backing and can be placed indoors or outside without a rug pad underneath. It comes in seven colors and five sizes, but there aren't any rug-size options—only mats.

Price at time of publish: $60 - $215

Available Sizes: 5 | Weight: Not listed | Material: Vinyl | Care: Shake out, vacuum, or hose down

Best Tile: Letterfolk Customizable Vinyl Tile Mat

Customizable Vinyl Tile Mat
Courtesy of Letterfolk.
What We Like
  • Customizable design

  • Water-resistant

  • Easy to clean

What We Don't Like
  • Only two sizes

  • Color tiles sold separately

Letterfolk makes a really cool tiled option with individual pieces you put together yourself. This product is available in two sizes. It comes with a rubbery vinyl mat in your choice of five colors and 150 or 200 tiles.

You can create custom designs with the included tiles or buy additional colors in 25-piece sets. This mat is water-resistant and easy to maintain. You can remove dirt and debris with an abrasive brush and clean it with a soapy solution as needed.

Price at time of publish: $12 - $100

Available Sizes: 2 | Weight: 5–8 pounds | Material: Vinyl | Care: Brush with soapy solution

Final Verdict

Overall, we like the Chilewich Basketweave Floor Mat. Available in several sizes and colors, this versatile piece resists stains and mildew and feels cushy underfoot. But if you're interested in something more affordable, we recommend the waterproof and stain-resistant A&A Story Ariana Floor Mat.

What to Look for in a Vinyl Rug or Floor Mat

Placement

"Vinyl rugs are great for high-traffic areas," says Baeza, explaining that they were originally used in commercial spaces but have recently become popular for home use. When browsing options, think about where you plan to place the mat.

This type of floor covering is suitable for just about any room in a home. But since sizes are sometimes limited, you'll want to make sure the design is available in the proper dimensions for the space you have in mind. And if you place it outside, a covered area is ideal for preventing sun fading.

Care

According to Baeza, vinyl floor mats and rugs are very easy to clean. Many designs can be vacuumed regularly, shaken out periodically, and hosed off or wiped down as needed.

"Most of the time, you can just remove surface dust with either a dry cloth or a dry mop and finish by spot-cleaning the tougher stains with a damp rag," says Baeza. "If you have a stubborn stain, you can always use a carpet spot-cleaner or dish soap."

Style

Lastly, consider what style you want for your vinyl floor mat or area rug. While most options feature a flat weave, there are nearly unlimited colors, prints, and patterns available. "Many have simple woven textures in a variety of colors, while others provide geometric and organic shapes for a fun and wild look," says Baeza.

FAQ
  • Are vinyl rugs and floor mats waterproof?

    Vinyl rugs and floor mats are generally very water-resistant, if not 100 percent waterproof. This means they help protect floors from moisture damage, resist staining in the event of liquid spills, and can be mopped clean or even hosed off.

  • Can you place furniture on a vinyl area rug?

    You can place furniture on vinyl rugs. Since they're flatter than most area rugs, you won't have to worry about crushing the pile. Having said that, many designs are only available in mat-size dimensions, so the most important thing is finding one large enough to fit underneath the front two legs of each piece of furniture (if not all four). See our guide on how to select the right size area rug for more insight

  • Can vinyl floor mats and rugs be used outside?

    It depends. Since vinyl floor mats and rugs are water-resistant (or entirely waterproof), you usually won't have to worry about moisture damage from wet weather. Some brands also boast resistance to mold and mildew.

    However, the main concern is not water damage but rather sun fading. Since the printed surfaces may dull over time in direct sunlight, consider placing yours on a covered porch or patio. Also, we recommend double-checking the product description first to ensure the mat is suitable for outdoor use.

Why Trust The Spruce?

For this story, Theresa Holland interviewed Floor Factors design consultant Fernanda Baeza for buying tips and insight into the benefits and qualities of vinyl mats and rugs. She considered dozens of designs from today's top manufacturers, narrowing it down to versatile, low-maintenance options with visual appeal.

As a freelance commerce writer and product tester, Theresa covers home decor, textiles, and cleaning products at The Spruce. You can find more of her bylines on Travel + Leisure, MyDomaine, and People.

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