Airstream Floor Mats

Floor Mats

It took me almost a year to pull the trigger on floor mats for the Airstream. First I looked at carpet tiles from Flor, then figured carpet is probably a bad idea even though they have interesting high-traffic, not very carpety tiles. Then I considered GelPro, thinking Curtis might enjoy the squooshiness to lay on, but then I decided they didn’t look right. Then we met Tim & Merilee (our first month in the trailer) and Merilee suggested Chilewich. I ordered samples a few times and settled on a color by October, but couldn’t decide what size mats to order. In JUNE, I met Kevin and Larua who had 2 Chilewich utility mats and the sizes they had were perfect.

You’d think the story ends there. But that weekend at Stub Stewart State Park, I was completely distracted by all of the decorating that the other Airstreamers had done to their trailers and I started to second guess my color choices. I was being too neutral and safe and not colorful and exciting, so I went ahead and ordered 2 mats in a color I had never seen a sample for!

Well, the mats turned out to be too dark for the light cabinetry of the Flying Cloud model, so I ended up ordering my original pick. The story still isn’t over. I had them shipped to us at Lake Pleasant RV Park, and was monitoring their tracking when I saw that they were on a train that got derailed!

Anyway. Chilewich customer service was great and they re-shipped my order to our Bellingham address. For some reason I only got the door mat, but then finally yesterday the basket-weave mat arrived and I LOVE it.

I guess this is why our Airstream is sparsely decorated. I have trouble making those kind of decisions and when I do it takes 2 months to get the order right.

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  • Reply Maggie August 15, 2012 at 8:04 am

    I think I saw the sample on the right last year. Looks great. Did you get both of the ones pictured?

    • Reply Leigh August 15, 2012 at 8:49 am

      Yeah, the one on the left is the door mat. It looks a lot darker in the photo. I’m so happy with them!

  • Reply Rick Wetzel August 15, 2012 at 8:20 am

    I think you could start a new show for HGTV – “Mobile Design”

  • Reply terrie August 15, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    hey, for some reason when I clicked the Chilewich link, the 2006 Birthday for Curtis video came up…such a boy….made my day….I’m not much on the rugs…but they probably look great in person….xoxo

    • Reply Leigh August 15, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      Ah I fixed it! I forgot the http:// in the url!

  • Reply Tranquila August 15, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Great Choice! I have Chileworth in our Serenity and love it….especially the hosing it off to get it clean part. Enjoy.

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