Protecting the paisley stencilled floor08:00
Lovelies, I am still in total, head over heels love with our paisley stencilled
sewing studio office floor.
But with two rolley chairs, we wanted to make sure we didn't get bald spots under our chairs. With 32 hours of work painting and stuff, no way do we want to re-do it any time soon!
If you're thinking about painting your floor, then please do continue reading. The rest of you, just look at the photos, the rest will be boring to you. :)
Firstly we try to only use a soft bristled broom on the floor and then vacuum up the pile of debris at the end (once we've dustpanned up what we can); rather than vacuum the entire floor and risk scratching it.
I know it's got 3 layers of diamond hard varnish on, but still, I'd rather not risk it because once it's scratched, it's scratched.
|Dust bunnies and 'stuff'. I really should sweep more often!|
Secondly, we purchased two hard floor chair mats to go under our desks. I'm not being compensated and I didn't get the mats free (I wish!) but these are the ones we got.
|Rubbermaid chair mat|
Here's how it looks in our sewing studio office. It's got some sort of non slip magic on the underside, even when I've spray and wiped the underside to clean it, it comes back non slip.
I took this pic with the sun coming through the window so that you can see where the mat is. It's really clear and well camouflaged against the patterned floor.
It's like where's wally but with mat instead!
It even distracts from my ugly forest green office chair which I'm sure I'll get around to recovering one day. (Don't hold your breath)
We're obviously hoping that this floor will last us a good long time, we love the pattern and it's just so fun!
The mats came in at £19.99 each, which is more than I'd usually spend on a chair mat