Post by Stacey Walker. Stacey mostly works behind the scenes for Greenbrook Design, managing day to day operations, marketing, sourcing product and keeping the showroom beautifully designed. Stacey also does interior design & home styling for a select number of clients. Find out more about Stacey here.
Rugs are a staple to the decorating world, as they provide the last finishing touch to any room or area. Some describe rugs as shoes for a room since we wear shoes to complete our outfit and rugs accomplish the same task. They can blend beautifully with the color scheme or they can make a bold statement by standing out. No matter what the style, it is true that a simple rug can transform an entire room, adding character and personality. While rugs have the ability to do all of this, they do have their drawbacks. Most rugs require high maintenance including a deep cleaning which usually entails renting a machine and moving all the furniture (not a fun job). Allergies and curled edges, which can become a trip hazard, are also other common issues with traditional carpets. We are excited to say that we offer a great alternative to the traditional rugs that have the same look without all the hassle. Vintage Vinyl floor cloths are the perfect way to blend old with new, not to mention they come with a few special perks and an array of uses.
With Vintage Vinyl, there is no sacrifice of style and beauty. There are numerous collections offered, reflecting different styles including Williamsburg, Persian Bazaar, and Artisanry. Each style comes in eighteen sizes that rage from runners to rectangles that can cover a large area. This broad selection of sizes allows you to connect multiple rooms with a common theme. Beautiful designs can also create an added touch of art within a room and unite all the pieces of furniture into a complete design. These vinyl coverings are not limited to just floors, they can be used as wall decor, office desk or table placemats, and as a mat for pet feeding areas. Whether you are looking for a contemporary feel or more traditional look Vintage Vinyl floor cloths are the way to go.
Vintage Vinyl also comes with a few amazing perks that everyone is sure to love. Because they are vinyl it makes them super easy to clean and maintain. If you have had a traditional rug for any length of time you have experienced the inconvenience of having those pesky corners curl up. There are multiple suggestions to be found on the internet on how to fix this issue but with Vintage Vinyl you won’t need them! These vinyl rugs don’t curl up which means less hassle for you and no trip hazard. Most of us would also agree that we dread vacuum day, that day where you spend so much time pushing a heavy piece of equipment back and forth, upstairs and down, just to ensure you get as much of the household mess as possible. Those days are no more with this product. Most messes can be cleaned up by using water and a cloth mop making this a winner for people with pets and little children. Vintage Vinyl also collects little to no dust which is a perfect fit for those who suffer from allergies.
Over time, traditional rugs tend to form paths from the constant foot traffic which are very obvious, and also begin to lose their overall look from years of use. Vintage Vinyl floor cloths don’t have this issue. Because of their material, they are extremely durable and long-lasting making them the ideal choice for high traffic areas such as entryways, mudrooms and living room. They also are scuff-resistant which is a great plus if you have pets. Non-slip is also a huge benefit of these floorcloths because of the numerous falls that have been linked to traditional rugs. It is easy to lose your balance if the floor covering is not secure which can lead to a serious injury. Vintage Vinyl is a wonderful solution to that problem and it is a long-lasting product as well. While they are not indestructible, by simply following these few tips you should be able to guarantee that these new coverings will remain for a long time.
Simple maintenance suggestions:
Use felt pads under chairs to lessen the chances of any accidental damage to the floorcloths
Use caution with spiked high heeled shoes because of the chance of ripping into the vinyl.
Avoid dragging heavy items across them. Just as damage can be done to other types of flooring, heavy furniture or other large objects can hurt these floorcloths.
We offer several collections of Vintage Vinyl, each collection has a different price point but generally speaking, you can expect these rugs to start at mid-level pricing compared to traditional rugs.
Touch, see and feel before you purchase.
Another great reason to visit Shelbyis to visit our showroom where you can touch, see, and see the product before purchasing. We would love to have the opportunity to show you our Vintage Vinyl floor cloths display, buying them online can be a timely, expensive mistake if the color or style is not for you. We have an array of these coverings scattered throughout our showroom in various sizes, serving multiple purposes. Seeing them in person allows you to not only feel them for yourself but to also see the possibilities available to you through our samples. We guarantee you will fall in love with them just as we have. We look forward to helping you add that last touch to a new space that is perfect for you and your lifestyle.