Posted September 20, 2018 04:37:52A home in southern California is selling off about 100 black fiberglass floors that were made in the U.S. and imported to Japan for use in home furnishings.
The floor mat is among a large collection of fiberglass and tile floor mats, which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The home’s owner, who asked to be identified only as John, is selling the mats for about $400 a piece.
John told The Washington Post that he found them on eBay in October, after the Japanese government shut down fiberglass production.
The Japanese government announced plans to import 1.5 million tiles for flooring in the country in the fall of 2018.
“It was a very unfortunate event for me because I was a big fan of Japanese architecture,” John said.
“I bought these mat from a friend who was an architect.
He thought I was nuts.
But the truth is, I was crazy.”
The mats were shipped to Japan from the U, S., and Canada, according to John.
They were then shipped to a Japanese company that manufactures floor mats.
John purchased the mats from a Japanese retailer, which was willing to ship them to him for $400.
He has been selling them on Craigslist and other websites since he bought them, hoping to find buyers who might be willing to pay more.
The mats are about 2 inches thick, and the floor mat will be sold for about half that amount.
They have been found in several locations, including in the backyard of a home in San Diego.
The Japanese government recently said that it plans to begin importing fiberglass tiles from the United States in the spring of 2019, though the exact date has not been set.
The country plans to ship the tiles to Japan in the early 2020s.
John said he didn’t realize the mats would end up in his home until a couple of weeks ago.
He said he started getting calls from buyers asking about the mats a few weeks ago and decided to sell them.
“People were trying to sell me as a miracle mat.
It was just an incredibly frustrating experience,” he said.
The mat is a popular item among Japanese buyers, who have found it in many homes.
“The floor mats in the home are so beautiful.
They are just so beautifully made, the way they are molded, the quality of the craftsmanship, and it’s so unique,” said Takuya Takagi, a sales associate at the Japan Fiberglass Industry Association.
“You can’t find anything else like that.”