Trend Forecaster Patti Carpenter Interviews Barbara Barran about her New Floor Cloth Collection.
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All of our floor cloths are available in custom sizes, patterns, and colors.
Clean, Practical Floor Cloths
In colonial times, people painted pieces of canvas and then lacquered them to create floor cloths. Today, our printed vinyl floor cloths are made in the USA in a wide variety of sizes and styles. Add color and style to kitchens, entry ways, hallways, children’s rooms, covered porches—anyplace where you have a smooth, hard surface. Why use floor cloths? Floor cloths add warmth to cold floors. These floor cloths are hygienic and very easy to clean —just wipe them off with a damp cloth, even red wine spills. For heavy accumulations, use a mild hand soap—not dish soap—and then rinse with water. They can also be sprayed with a disinfectant. No dust or dust mites; the durable vinyl surface is non-slip; protects wood floors while standing up to years of heavy traffic; lies completely flat, so there’s no trip hazard; guaranteed fade resistant for 3 years. Clean, safe and comfortable for children — crayons wipe right off! Please note: If you’re using the floor cloth under a table, be sure to put felt or plastic glides on the legs so that they won’t mar the surface.
All of our floor cloths are available in custom sizes, patterns, and colors.Frank Lloyd Wright “Dana Butterfly”
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Perfect in a kitchen. Floor cloths are water resistant and wipe clean easily.
Why use floor cloths?
They’re hygenic because floor cloths are so easy to clean—just wipe them off with a damp cloth. For heavy accumulations, use a mild hand soap—not dish soap—and then rinse with water. They can also be sprayed with a disinfectant; no dust or dust mites! Floor cloths add warmth to cold floors; the durable vinyl surface is non-slip; protects wood floors while standing up to years of heavy traffic; lies completely flat, so there’s no trip hazard; guaranteed fade resistant for 3 years; crayons marks wipe right off!
Frank Lloyd Wright created fine, detailed art glass compositions interpreted from nature that have been reduced to their basic geometry, and used on more than two hundred windows, doors, skylight panels, and light fixtures throughout the home. This design is an adaptation from the abstract butterfly motif on the fan-shaped art glass at the entrance of the Dana-Thomas House.See Our Floor Cloth Collection
© 2020 CHARLES HOSMER MORSE FOUNDATION, INC.
No worries about red wine spills.
If you’re using the floor cloth under a table, be sure to put felt or plastic glides on the legs so that they won’t mar the surface.
It is likely that this window was designed for the W.W. Sherman house in Newport, RI. According to the Morse Museum, this window was exhibited in Gustav Stickley’s 1903 Arts and Crafts exhibition in Syracuse and Rochester, NY. According to the Halim Time and Glass Museum, ”The panels in the window feature brightly plumed birds perched on flowering branches, with Tiffany's signature use of brilliant color and texture. Tiffany frequently featured flamingos, parrots, peacocks, and parakeets in floral windows commissioned for residences.” In the collection of The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Florida.See Our Floor Cloth Collection
© Dahlov Ipcar
Clean, safe, and comfortable for children.
From “The Cat at Night.” As the bunnies frolic in the vegetable garden, they are blissfully unaware of the cat, who will arrive momentarily to chase them away. No one likes fruits and veggies with bunny nibbles on them! Dahlov Ipcar was a fine artist and children’s book writer who was raised in Greenwich Village, but lived most of her life in Maine. She was the first woman and the youngest artist to have a solo exhibit at MoMA.See Our Floor Cloth Collection
© Robert Venturi/Denise Scott Brown “Grandmother”
Easy to clean in an entryway.
Noted architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown created this pattern for a Chippendale chair that they designed for Knoll in 1983. The design, based on a tablecloth owned by the grandmother of one of their employees, is part of the aesthetic known as the “Memphis Movement.” As leaders of the Postmodern era, Venturi and Brown believed that “less is a bore!”See Our Floor Cloth Collection
© Charley Harper Art Studio
Crayon marks can be wiped up easily.
"If you can't brush after every meal, better queue up regularly at the local cleaning clinic. Tiny neon gobies make a good living as dental and dermatological technicians for residents of the reef, venturing fearlessly into fang-filled caverns to dine on ectoparasites that thrive on their clients' teeth, gills and scales. Look! In the barracuda's mouth! Is that goby psychotic? No, just symbiotic. While the clients don't tip, they never gobble the gobies. They all mind their p's 'n' q's." -Charley HarperSee Our Floor Cloth Collection