May refer to:

  1. A cotton cloth that has been treated and impregnated with oil to become waterproof. Often used for kitchen tables, drawer linings and in children’s rooms. It can also be used for outdoor awnings and covers. Oilcloth by the metre is available from many of the niche designers, such as Cath Kidston, Laura Ashley, Lotta Jansdotter, Caravanne to match their house designs and then many department stores supply fun, inexpensive oilcloths with jolly motifs, flowers, stripes or spots.



  1. A heavy canvas floor cloth painted or stencilled with oil paints as temporary coverings. Early Georgian–on a hall floor or in a bedroom, for instance, the cloth would hook over a number of pegs fixed around the room, making it a simple matter to lift the cloth for cleaning, and for replacement. There is no reason why these materials can’t be made into temporary floor coverings in the traditional manner–with eyelets fitted all around to fit over floor mounted turn buttons.

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