How to Choose ... What is the difference between Hand-Painted and Printed Floorcloths

Kathy Cooper Hand Painted Floorcloths

Kathy Cooper Art Floor Mats Kitchen Bath Rugs Painted Padded Rug House Home

Kathy Cooper Art Floor Mats Kitchen Bath Rugs Painted Padded Rug House Home

Now that I have a print line in addition to my hand painted floorcloths I am frequently asked what is the difference? There are several differences between an original and a print including price, ability to customize and long term wear.

Hand Painted

Hand painted work comes in any size up to 10 feet wide and can be custom designed and painted in the colors that coordinate to your space. All of my originals are signed and dated. A design fee of $175 is paid with the request for a drawing and is credited toward your final purchase. The price of the overall floorcloth is determined by the size. I charge $55 per square foot with a discount for work over 20 square feet. To get an idea of your cost take the Length x width x $55 and that will get you in the right direction. You can email or call me to discuss what you are interested in. Once we have confirmed the size, price and the design I will request a 50% down payment to start painting. These are hand painted so the time to produce it varies on the size and my schedule.

Many of my floorcloth customers come back for additional painted rugs because they are so durable. The surface is acrylic paint on canvas. I have been able to track my work in use for thirty years and often get to see some of the older pieces. They look terrific!

So an investment in a hand painted piece will reward you with years of enjoyment, and if you ever need a touch up I am able to clean it up for a fee.

Printed (Buy it Now)

Printed work is now available in several sizes including 24"x37", 24"x72", 24"x96", 48"x72" and 48" circles.

Not all of the designs come in all the sizes but we do keep adding to the list!

Each design is a reproduction of an original painting. They come just as you see them. Simply click on the Buy It Now tab and place your order.

While I can't customize a print design for you I have had some ability to make a small color change for a fee. Sometimes we have been able to make some size adjustments as well. However, there are computer design fees that have to be factored in to those requests.

The print line is a new addition to my floor coverings. My goal was to reproduce some of my favorite paintings in a lower priced product. They are not the same as a painting but they do offer a functional version at substantial savings. The surface is ink embedded in a synthetic.

They have been wear tested and UV tested with good results but they will not last as long as a painted floorcloth. Longevity will depend on how they are used. The heavy traffic area will wear out faster than the lighter traffic area. Rough shoes versus bare feet makes a difference too! They cannot be touched up down the road.