A Little History:

Floorcloths originated in the 18th century when colonists brought them from England as a decorative but economical floor covering. Originally made of sailcloth remnants, they were a durable, practical way to bring color and design into the home.  But with the eventual introduction of linoleum and wall-to-wall carpeting, floorcloths became a thing of the past.  However, over the past decades, the renewed interest in natural, eco-friendly products for the home has paved the way for the beauty of hardwood floors, and in turn, the resurgence of floorcloths for protection and decoration.

The Process:

Paige hand-paints her floorcloths using top-quality, water-based primers, paints and varnish.  The canvas is heavy cotton duck with a carefully measured hem.  The process begins by applying primer, specifically selected for flexibility, followed by two coats of quality exterior latex paint. The design is then painted on with vibrant acrylic paints.  For final durability,  five coats of a water-based varnish are applied and finished with a coat of bowling alley wax for added protection.