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Our team has researched and tested dozens of nontoxic rugs in our own homes — these are our personal favorites for our babies’ and kids’ rooms, all organic, chemical-free, and normal wear and tear resistant.

Shopping for organic rugs for a kid’s room can feel like a tall order. First, you want something soft underfoot and safe for youngsters to crawl, roll, play, and snuggle on. Yet the rug needs to be durable enough to survive drink spills, toys, art supplies, and your family’s general chaos. And it would be nice if it was kind of cute too, something that both the kids and the adults can enjoy. 😅 NBD, right?

Why are nontoxic rugs important for your nursery or kid’s playroom?

Unfortunately, rugs advertised as water-resistant, stain-resistant, or both often include toxic chemicals that studies have linked to several serious health issues. One recent study even detected per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in 54 products children and teens often use, including bedding, clothing, and furnishings. This class of chemicals doesn’t break down in the human body or the environment and turns up even in products labeled “green,” the study found. No thanks!

The good news is there are sustainable and nontoxic rugs for kids on the market, many of which are made by sustainable home brands you likely know and love. Consider choosing a rug with organic materials for nurseries and tummy time. Rugs made with natural and eco-friendly fibers, such as jute, sisal, wool, and organic cotton, are also wonderful for children’s rooms. We recommend looking for wool, jute, and natural latex for the rug backing and underlay pads.

Our criteria:

Our team has tested, researched, and vetted dozens of nontoxic rugs, scouring thousands of customer reviews to select the safest rug options for babies and kids. We update this list regularly with emerging favorites that meet the below criteria.

  • NONTOXIC/ORGANIC MATERIALS | All the brands below carry kid-friendly rugs made with all natural and organic materials that are free of toxins like PFAS.
  • NURSERY/PLAYROOM SIZES & DESIGNS | Each of these brands offer nontoxic rugs in various sizes and styles that are made for children and babies to explore on and enjoy.
  • SOFT & DURABLE | No rug burn here! These natural rugs are cozy, soft, and resistant to everyday wear and tear.

Once you’ve decorated your nursery or playroom, it might be time to add in a new nontoxic crib and natural crib mattress, or stock up on some organic baby clothes!

Best Overall | Best Playmat | Most Playful

1. Lorena Canals

Natural materials
Recycled materials
Woman owned

Best For | Nurseries
Features | Machine washable, nontoxic, comply with all safety and quality regulations for children (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 certified)
Prices Start At | $45 for a 2’ x 2′ rug

Lorena Canals has long been our go-to for washable rugs, and we adore their classic-yet-playful organic rugs for kiddos. The creative patterns and thoughtful color palettes encourage sweet dreams and creativity at any age. Whether you want something for easy care after a tough day of play or a soft addition to your baby’s nursery, you can’t go wrong with these washable and nontoxic designs.

2. The Citizenry

Cruelty free
Fair trade
Natural materials
OEKO-TEX® certified

Best For | Accent rugs
Features | Artisan-made rugs, natural materials, natural dyes made from plants
Prices Start At | $149 for a 2′ x 3′ rug

Older kids are bound to enjoy the color and texture of The Citizenry‘s artisan-made rugs, handcrafted by local cooperatives of women in Mexico and India using natural fibers like sheep’s wool. The colors come from natural dyes using native plant extracts and berries (sustainable and cool!). Just vacuum lightly and spot clean to keep it looking like new.

3. Parachute

Climate neutral
GOTS certified
Natural materials
OEKO-TEX® certified
Recycled materials

Best For | Teenagers 
Features | Handwoven by artisans, natural fibers, made without synthetics or harmful chemicals, gives back through United Nation’s Nothing But Nets campaign
Prices Start At | $129 for a 2′ x 3′ rug

Shopping for a more selective teenager? We get it. It can be challenging to find decor that is organic, sustainable, and that your teenager will love! A Parachute rug can land pretty much anywhere though, complementing modern, boho, vintage, or even classic decor. The brand uses natural fibers and ethical manufacturing (rugs are handwoven by expert artisans in Panipat, India), and we love Parachute’s designs to add a grounding touch to any space. Best yet, these rugs are durable enough for high-traffic areas (read: snacks and drink spills). Little and big toes will enjoy the textured feel, while teens especially will appreciate the sleek, finished edges.


Natural materials
Plastic/Pfas free
Recycled materials
Woman owned

Best For | Natural rugs that will last for years
Features | Ethically produced by Indigenous artisan weavers, biodegradable, eco-friendly, recycled, and natural materials, plastic-free
Prices Start At | $860 for 2’6″ x 7’ rug

LOOMY creates some of our favorite natural rugs for kids’ bedrooms and playrooms. These rugs are oh-so-cute, soft underfoot, and sturdy enough to withstand pets too! Best of all, LOOMY’s rugs are biodegradable and handcrafted by Indigenous artisan weavers with 80% New Zealand wool and 20% cotton. While the price point makes these rugs a bit more of an investment, LOOMY rugs are made to be loved in your home for years to come. 

5. Nestig

Natural materials
Small business

Best For | Illustrated rugs
Features | Made from 100% organic cotton, nontoxic dyes, machine washable, handmade by artisans in Brazil
Prices Start At | $249 for 3.5’ x 5’ rug

Nestig’s children’s rugs are colorful, unique, and some of the softest out there — all thanks to the use of 100% organic cotton! Each rug is beautifully crafted with bright and vibrant illustrations like rainbows and animals, which are great for decorating the nursery or for tummy time. Each rug is handmade using heritage techniques by artisans in Brazil and is made to last. When it’s time for a wash, toss your Nestig rug into your washing machine, and it’ll emerge as soft as your kid’s favorite t-shirt.

6. YaYa & Co.

Fair trade
Natural materials
OEKO-TEX® certified
Recycled materials
Woman owned

Best For | Whimsical patterns
Features | Made from 100% organic cotton & wool, fair wages & ethical work practices, artisan-made, gives back 
Prices Start At | $234 for 3’ circular rug

At YaYa & Co., you’ll find high-quality, natural, and organic cotton and wool rugs in bold and dreamy patterns. Each rug is handmade and tufted in Fair Trade certified, family-owned factories, using OEKO-TEX certified materials for the best look and feel. These plush rugs are thick and soft, and made to withstand tons of foot traffic making it the perfect addition to your child’s playroom! Read more about their philosophy and giveback initiatives and then pick up one of their safe, eco-friendly rugs for your little one to enjoy! 

7. Totter + Tumble

Woman owned

Best For | Playmats you can move around the house
Features | Nontoxic PVC memory foam, free of latex, BPA, lead, phthalates, EVA, formamide, formaldehyde, and flame retardants
Prices Start At | $110 for a 70” x 25” mat

Totter + Tumble makes playmats, not rugs, but who’s to say a playmat can’t anchor a room? Each of these nontoxic mats features a different pattern and a supportive layer of memory foam for your little ones to roll around safely. And by safely, we mean safely — these playmats are not only transportable around your home and on the go, but they surpass the high European and UK Toy EN71 safety standards, as well as safety standards in the United States for newborns and older. Wipe down with a nontoxic spray for an easy clean!

8. Cold Picnic

Fair trade
GOTS certified
Natural materials

Best For | Statement rugs and tapestries
Features | Goodweave Certified, Care & Fair Certified, produced by 100% solar energy, handmade by artisans, no chemical coatings, eco-friendly dyes and materials
Prices Start At | $110 for a 20″ x 30″ rug

Cold Picnic rugs are dreamy, playful designs inspired by memories of environments and experiences. The artisan-made rugs are hand tufted and use natural dyes and materials like eco-friendly bamboo viscose and hemp. Their bathmats are GOTS and Global Recycle Standard Certified, and all their rugs are produced in a unit that is 100% solar-powered. These rugs are works of art and will add a vibrant focal point to any space, as an accent rug or even as a tapestry displayed above your child’s bed or in a playroom. Gorgeous!

9. Minna

B corp
Small business
Woman owned

Best For | Artisan rugs 
Features |  Handcrafted by artisans using natural fibers, vintage textiles, designs inspired by traditional craft and feminist art 
Prices Start At | $130 for a 3’ round rug

Minna‘s contemporary geometric rugs are designed with a host of influences, including abstract paintings and midcentury modern architecture. Your baby will love the organic shapes, earthy colors, and cozy texture. We especially like this plush mosaic area rug made from 100% wool pile and 100% cotton warp. It’s ethically made to order by pile rug weavers in Arequipa, Peru, who hand-knot their work on vertical looms. Keep your rug looking fresh with a spot clean or dry clean.

Featured image by Cold Picnic