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Love It or Hate It? Flax Manhole Cover Floor Mats

These Manhole Cover Floor Mats at Flax Art and Design ($27.95) cleverly echo the designs of city sewer covers, with versions available for London, Paris, and New York. I don't think I'd want one in my house, but the indoor/outdoor rugs would look cute on a porch. What do you think?

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misslarue misslarue 8 years
No way, not for me.
discocactus discocactus 8 years
My brother bought one for his apartment, it's cute with the urban-ecclectic feel his place has.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 8 years
Great for outdoors.
quiss quiss 8 years
I like them. I don't really think "sewer" when I see manhole covers(even though I know that's what they're for, it's not what comes to mind), just "street" and "industrial." I have a room hung with pictures of stencil graffiti I took in Europe. I think a rug version (not a welcome mat outdoor material version) might look good in there. The room is softened a bit with overstuffed leather chairs but if I had these I might need to do a little more balancing - or give up let the whole room go modern/industrial. Certainly these would be a conversation piece. And I don't think they will become too common since a lot of people here clearly do not like them!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I'm undecided. They are kinda cute and interesting but on the other hand very silly.
goofynewf goofynewf 8 years
I like this, but not sure if I would ever buy it or use it.
DCStar DCStar 8 years
They should make one for New Orleans! The New Orleans water covers are really attractive, with stars on them. People steal them because they're so intricate and actually like a piece of artwork!
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i also think these'd be nice outside!
figurine figurine 8 years
Totally unattractive, I'm almost offended.
Schaianne Schaianne 8 years
I don't like it, myself.
SexyNeverLeft78 SexyNeverLeft78 8 years
I'd also do the kitchen or outside and I live in the Bronx.
radarkitty radarkitty 8 years
Lame!
ishop2much ishop2much 8 years
where do people come up with these things? i would hate to know what his/her inspiration was!
honeybee1959 honeybee1959 8 years
Love them! Very Unique!! I think the "Sewer" mat would go great in my teenage son's room -- especially since he was a huge Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle's fan when he was little. The Paris manhole cover rug actually has a pretty design. I think it would be perfect for a washroom or even my kitchen door that leads into the garage. Granted, it's not exactly my idea of a living room or bedroom rug, but I think either would be super in a dormitory or young man's apartment.
allthingsgrow allthingsgrow 8 years
i think they're cute - as long as they're outside.
designmilk designmilk 8 years
I hate these!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Hate them
Precious04 Precious04 8 years
Don't like it at all!
millarci millarci 8 years
I have to give it an A for creativity, but I would never use them.
rubialala rubialala 8 years
Hate it, I would only use it for a very themed room.
julieulie julieulie 8 years
They also make them for the Washington DC Metro subway sidewalk covers. I bought one for my father and it serves as the back door mat -- he loves it. But then again, he is in charge of mass transit for the entire northeast, so of course he loves subways.
chancleta chancleta 8 years
i hate these. but it would work if you were decorating a kid's room in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Didn't the turtles always come out of the sewers?
cleegiants cleegiants 8 years
they're interesting, but i wouldn't want a reminder of a swer in my home!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
No thanks!
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 8 years
Super super cute! No idea where to put one though!
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