What is a Floorcloth?
The floor cloth’s, or "Oylcloths" history begins in Britain at the beginning of the eighteenth century. They were produced by painting sailcloth with oil paints. In America, floorcloths were know as “Colonial Linoleum”. They can be found in Colonial Williamsburg and Natchez, Mississippi. George Washington had one in the White House. Today they remain a creative combination between art and craft.

The Painted Floor Designs
My designs are unique, custom-made based on your inspiration. I can match your grandmother’s heirloom china pattern, that piece of wonderful Tuscan pottery, or your daughter’s cozy quilt. I start with a very heavy grade of primed canvas, sketch the designs on tracing paper and then transfer them to the prepared canvas. Then I hand-painted them with acrylic paint and finished with many layers of clear acrylic and a final coat of paste wax.
Don't be afraid to walk on them. The advantage of custom floorcloths is that they provide great utility, but at the same time are a beautiful piece of art.

Care and Cleaning
Floorcloths should be placed on a clean, hard surface. If the cloth is free-standing (not anchored by furniture), consider using a thin non-slip pad underneath to prevent accidents. Furniture should have felt pads under the legs to prevent dents and scratches.
Floorcloths should be cleaned by sweeping or vacuuming. Sponge mop with mild soapy water, and then rinse and towel dry. Avoid harsh cleansers and chemicals. Periodically, you can wax your cloth to maintain flexibility and finish. A care and maintenance card comes with your order.

Moving and Storage
Never fold floorcloths. Always roll them onto a cardboard tube when moving or storing. Wrap the tube in paper for protection from dust and scratches.