Asked on Apr 04, 2018

What size round rug under my round table ?

by Jan
Table top is 54 X 54 If I pull chairs out as for sitting its
93 X 93 ? But if I buy a 8 ft. X8 ft. It takes up my kitchen. any suggestions?
  17 answers
  • Vivian.parisi Vivian.parisi on Apr 04, 2018

    i have done interior design for many years and one suggestion i have is to put a smaller round rug just under the pedestal bottom. i

    If there is a leaf for the table making it oval a rectangular rug can also be used. Using an indoor outdoor rug will save you a lot of headaches for accidents that may occur.

  • Ireland Dowling Ireland Dowling on Apr 04, 2018

    The key to all floor rugs that are placed underneath any piece of furniture is to be sure that there are at least 2 feet left all the way around. I would still choose to use the bigger rug, as a smaller one will cause the chairs to hit the ends which usually ends up damaging the rug. It is also a pain if you only have half of the chair on top. As you push back and get up the same thing will happen. Is there any way you can push the table over to the left a tad? I see you have french doors. It would look more centered that way also. Good luck.

  • Kenneth Beer Kenneth Beer on Apr 04, 2018

    Buy a round rug

  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Apr 04, 2018

    I think it’s visually more attractive when the rug is at least 12”-24” larger than the table so it can accommodate the chairs.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Apr 04, 2018

    If it is the smaller size most of the time, I would go with a rug with at least a six foot diameter, preferably round.

  • Alice Alice on Apr 04, 2018

    You have to make sure the chairs are still sitting on the rug when the chairs are pulled out. So... just pull those chairs out a normal amount and measure. You don't want anuone to have a hard time pulling their chair up to the table, because it's caught on the outside of the rug. Here's a video that will help...

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 04, 2018

    Buy the size you think would sit right in your situation, could be 54 x 54 or just the next size up. Try cutting out the size in paper? and try it first.........

  • Barb Barb on Apr 07, 2018

    Alice is totally right the proper rug size is when the chair is pulled out. BUT being the area your table is in you are going to have to buy a square one, measure and check your local carpet store for left over piece in the back and have them cut and bound the rug. Can the table go smaller and you do have a entrance door there to that kinda close.

  • Molly Muhl Molly Muhl on Nov 10, 2019

    WIll a 7x7 round rug work under a table that is 48" in diameter? Having a hard time finding a 8x8 rug that will meet our needs. Thx

  • Sue c. Sue c. on Aug 12, 2022

    Chairs sitting on and moving on a rug damage the rug and the chairs over time. A small rug under the center pedestal will add color toward decor, and your chairs will still move freely. Did you buy the house with the tile floor? Do you just want a more "country" decor? Is noise an issue? Do the grout lines bother you when the chairs are moved? A good decorator will ask you lots of questions about why you want a rug as well as what it will improve if placed in the room. Even without a decorator you can answer these questions to see what it is you want to accomplish with a rug.

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Aug 14, 2022

    Go big or stay home as they say. A rug under just the table will look odd.

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Aug 14, 2022

    Go big or stay home. A rug under just the table will look odd - like a guy whose suit pants are above his ankles.

  • Mogie Mogie on Aug 15, 2022

    Don't get a rug so large that the chair legs sit on it. This can be a tripping hazard each time a chair is moved the rug will also move (at least a little).

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on May 26, 2023

    I would put a small round rug just under the table pedestal.

  • Jan Jan on May 26, 2023

    Thanks everyone but I didn’t do a Rug. The space was too small for the correct size with enough room for chairs to sit & pull out. My table has “2” leaf’s but only use for when company comes. Thank you for all your suggestions.