Canvas Rugs Alfombras for Interior Design Costa Rica
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  • September3rd

    Choosing Paint Colors: Floors and Walls

    choosing paint colorsThose pretty little rectangular paper paint swatches can be deceiving when it comes to choosing paint colors mostly because they do not reflect light. This applies to both wall paint and paint for custom rugs, or floor cloths.

    The best way to get a true representation of how a color will look is buying small amounts of various shades and applying them to fabric or wall. Alternatively, you could also tape the paper swatches to the wall (or floor), then,  throughout the day, check to see how the paint looks; the exact same color can look completely different depending on the natural light of the room. Read More | Comments

  • August18th

    Painted Floor ClothsPainted rugs have been in use for centuries, popular during colonial times and commonly referred to as floor cloths. From their humble beginnings as a way to prevent wear and tear from shoes and boots, and to capture crumbs and dirt, painted canvas rugs are now a popular addition for just about any room of the home.

    Benefits of Floor Cloths

    Durability: Canvas rugs are among the most durable. Take care of them and you can expect them to last for decades. This is perfect for high-traffic areas of the home, such as the hallway or the kitchen, as they won’t wear away by being walked on too much. They’re also perfect if you’ve got children or pets who don’t generally take care of your rugs! Read More | Comments

  • May5th

    Floorcloths DesignsBecause many people in Costa Rica are unfamiliar with floorcloths, more commonly known as canvas rugs, there is a question I am asked frequently: what goes into the making of a floor cloth?  My answer is usually: lots of work!

    Per a suggestion from a Costa Rica interior design professional whom I work with often in creating custom rugs,  writing a brief overview of the various steps involved may be helpful for others perusing this website to learn how floorcloths are made. Read More | Comments