Archive for May, 2008

Floorcloth – FAQs

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Over the years a lot of people have asked various questions about our floorcloths.  Why Design Village floorcloths are durable, how are they different or better than other floorcloths, etc. Hopefully, this page will address those questions. If you have an additional question, then I’d be happy to answer.

Floorcloth backing

Q…. love your floorcloths – what is on the back of the floorcloth to hold it secure on my oak floor?
Dianne

A. We recommend the use of rubber-backing, available at most home-improvement or carpet stores.
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Question about a floor cloth

Q. Hi, I have a couple of questions about floor cloths, as I have never used one before. My kitchen floor is tiled (badly) so the grout lines are below the tile.  If I use a thick rubber mat, would that be sufficient (I realize the floor needs to be perfectly flat).
Thanks,
Chaya

A. The care of a floorcloth is as easy as a vinyl floor, if it’s soiled just use damp mop. Regular vaccumming is recommended. The 8 layers of varnish protects the painting and provides an extremely durable surface.

Floorcloths are not recommended for use over carpet, but are designed for use on hard even floors. For tiles with deeper grout lines we recommend use of non-skid rubber mat plus felt pad.

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Questions about your floor cloths

Q. Hello -  I love your designs and am quite interested in your floor cloths. I have two questions: 1.    Do you stretch your floor cloth before painting them? My understanding is that floor cloths that were painted while stretched will be flatter than those that are not…. 2.  How to you finish the hems of the canvas?  Thanks so much! Christie, Salem, OR

A. Thanks for your interest in Design Village Floorcloth! Yes, I do strech canvas before priming. I use special glue to hem the canvas.

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Floorcloth question

Q. I would like to order a floorcloth, however, I need to know what kind of antique glaze you use on the floorcloth.  I ask because my son is highly allergic to paint and some sealers, so I would need to know in advance if he could be expose to this.  Thank you very much. Jeanne

A. Thanks for visiting Design Village floorcloth site!  It’s a good idea to clarify before ordering.  I use several products at different stages while making the floorcloth. Therefore, if you let me know of any specific chemicals that your son is allergic to, I will look for those chemicals in the products I use.
 

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materials used?

Q. Your floorcloths are beautiful.  What materials go into making the floorcloths?  Are they safe for the heavy use of infants and toddlers?  Thank you so much. 

A. All paint products we use are water-based and non-toxic. Our floorcloths are scrach and water resistant. They are perfect for nursery or children’s room because they are easy to maintain.

Here is the link for construction of Design Village floorcloths…… http://www.floorcloth.net/construction.shtml

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