Painted floorcloths have a long history, first produced en masse in Europe prior to the mid 1700’s. They were used in summer months when wool carpets were removed from homes to be cleaned and stored, and used under carpets in winter months to add insulation. Our earliest presidents had painted floorcloths in their home inventories. Floorcloths were a very popular way to decorate a room without the expense of a carpet.
Floorcloths provide a legitimate and fun alternative to carpets with infinite range of color & design combinations. They can be matched or paired to wallpapers or fabrics. Custom mats can compliment kitchen curtains, tile patterns or a special painting. Size, color and design determine price. Custom projects welcome.