I am always so surprised by how many people have never heard of floorcloths. Known as oil cloths in the 1920s, they were so popular as an affordable, protective and durable rug, but like many hand-crafted items, they became a victim of the Industrial Revolution. It was only due to the historic preservation movement in the 1950s that floorcloths re-surfaced as a genuine craft. Today, floorcloth artists are going way beyond simple stencil designs, and creating a perfect blend of art and craft. Why choose a floorcloth over most area rugs? A floorcloth is water and stain resistant, hypoallergenic, repels dust, dirt and insects and does not require any cleaning costs. They will withstand a steady flow of boots and paws for years to come. If you are interested in helping the planet, these eco-friendly floor coverings are made from renewable and biodegradable cotton canvas. It doesn’t get much better than having a trendy piece of floor art for your floor decor that will endure the test of time effortlessly while supporting a green environment in the home.

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