Sandy Chilewich says she is "always looking for new ways to interpret fabric and create a new function from something familiar." Her Woodgrain Mats (2007), made from her proprietary woven vinyl called plynyl®, illustrate this approach. Recreating the look of plain-sawn wood by weaving vinyl yarns on industrial looms, the Woodgrain Mat combines the beauty of natural wood with the durability and practicality of a manmade material. The unbound edge provides a clean, simple line. Plynyl is contract-quality and both stain and water resistant. A polyurethane backing, made from 15%-20% recycled contents, provides extra durability for most any application, from residential to retail to hospitality. The Mats, however, are not recommended for wet environments. Chilewich Mats come with a 5-year warranty. Made in U.S.A.