Charles Moore on thu 18 sep 03
Ah, Phil, you are right.
When I went to a "Floors-to-Go" shop, I asked for "linoleum." The salesman
pointed me in the right direction. I bought a quantity to protect my (your)
However, when I went of a kitchen and bath shop, I asked for an "oil cloth"
table cover. The salesman went blank. Finally, he directed me (properly)
to the vinyl table cloth section. I was grateful because I have a wonderful
old Arts and Crafts dining table that needs protection. I bought a vinyl
(flannel-backed, I think) cloth to protect the table.
As techninologies (and advertising) change, we (I) need to keep up.
Thanks for the warning.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 11:30 AM
Subject: Re: Studio Flooring
> Hi Charles, and all...
> Ohhhhh....so far as I know, and I hope I am mistaken! - one
> my not anylonger buy ( new) 'Linoleum' except in a
> figurative sense.
> One obtains 'vinyl' or something else as is not Linoleum.
> Too bad too, as Linoleum was a wonderful material...and at
> one time came in a great variety of weight, colors and
> patterns and sizes.
> One could get Linoleum 'rugs' and runners as had faux
> 'Persian' or Art Moderne or other patterns for use in the
> Kitchen or Hallways or foyers or whatever...and it wore very
> well too...in it's early days of domestic use, it was almost
> never used 'wall to wall' but was used about as a Carpet
> would be.
> Gone now, along with 'Oil Cloth' and 'Leatherette' and so
> much useful and honest of else...
> I understand however that ( some version of ) it is still
> made in some part of the former Soviet Union, and I had
> obtained some second-hand samples the size of Postage
> Stamps...the colors are disappointing unfortunately, and the
> only weights are a mite 'thin'...
> Las Vegas
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Charles Moore"
> > Hi, Donna,
> > You said: " I have the opportunity to convert my garage...
> into a studio.
> > What is the best flooring to use? The floor is concrete
> now and has
> > some stains from oil and other things- I have no idea what
> they are."
> > Donna Hoff-Grambau
> > > Two Rivers Paper & Pottery
> > Donna,
> > I am in exactly the same situation at this moment. After
> > various concrete sealants, I believe that I will use
> linoleum instead. In
> > my work area, which bears the heaviest traffic and clay
> infestation, I plan
> > to duct tape a second layer of the same linoleum.
> > To experiment, I recently laid down a sizable piece of
> linoleum under my
> > wheel, wedging table, and sink; I attached it to the floor
> with duct tape.
> > It has been much easier to clean than the relatively
> smooth concrete of the
> > old garage floor. And linoleum hides the defects (slight
> cracks), spills,
> > etc. that have accumulated over the years.
> > Like you, I will be interested in Clayart responses on
> this topic.
> > Charles Moore
> > Sacramento
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Louis Katz on fri 19 sep 03
I always refer to oil cloth as function painting.
On Thursday, September 18, 2003, at 07:44 PM, Charles Moore wrote:
> However, when I went of a kitchen and bath shop, I asked for an "oil