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Floorcloth Care and Use

When you order a custom floorcloth, you are ordering a one-of-a-kind work of art. As such, you want to make sure your floorcloth, stays beautiful for years to come. Here are some tips to help you do just that...

Installation:

  • A floorcloth is best suited for a hard surface floor (linoleum, wood, tile, concrete). It should not be laid over carpet. Laying a floorcloth over carpet can result in small surface cracks because the cloth would be crushed from the weight of walking or furniture, into the softness of the carpet below.

  • Allow your floorcloth to come to room temperature before removing it from the cardboard tube. While you are waiting, clean the floor very thoroughly by vacuuming and mopping up any dust or dirt.

  • Check the feet of any chairs or tables that will sit on your floorcloth. If there are rough or sharp edges, fasten protective gliders to the feet so that they can shift easily over the cloth.

  • Lay the floorcloth where you would like it to eventually sit and pull it carefully out of the tube . Unroll it slowly and remove the protective paper. If your floorcloth seems a little stiff, allow it to come completely to room temperature and it will become flexible once more.

Cleaning and Care:

Clean your floorcloth regularly to avoid any build-up of dirt, especially if your cloth is in a high traffic area. Begin by sweeping or vacuuming the floorcloth. Take care if vacuuming so as not to damage the edges of the cloth. Remember to clean beneath the floorcloth from time to time aswell. Clean the floorcloth with a damp soapy sponge or mop. Do not use abrasive cleansers on your floorcloth. For particularly dirty areas, apply a touch more soap to the affected area. Mild dish soap works very well. Rinse the floorcloth well and wipe it dry with a soft cloth or towel.

How to Care for Your New Floorcloth

Storage and Transportation:
  • ALWAYS ROLL, NEVER FOLD OR BEND your floorcloth.

  • DO NOT place your floorcloth in the washing machine.

  • TAKE CARE when leaving your floorcloth outdoors. Always bring it in during damp or rainy weather.

  • If you would like to move your floorcloth to a different location in your home, all you need to do is roll it carefully and carry it (with a friend) to the new room. If your cloth is particularly large, you might wish to pick up a cardboard tube (5" to 6" in diameter) from the home improvement store. That way you can roll your cloth ONTO the tube for easy transportation. If you are moving your floorcloth to a different location altogether, roll it up and place it INSIDE the cardboard tube (as it was shipped to you). Follow the directions for installation above.
With proper care, your floorcloth will provide you with years of pleasure and beauty. After six or more years, you might wish to give your floorcloth a "facelift" by applying a fresh coat of water-based sealer. We recommend Benjamin Moore Stays Clear. To do this, you simply clean and dry the floorcloth (as described above) and apply a coat of sealer according to the directions on the sealer product label. Let the sealer cure (set the cloth in a safe place) for a few days and your floorcloth will look brand new once more.

We hope you enjoy your one-of-a-kind art for the floor!

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What Are Floorcloths?
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