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Old 04-07-2008, 11:56 AM   #1
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Looking for Turquoise Vinyl Tile

I am looking for a source to purchase new turquoise color vinyl floor tile. I'm trying to keep the original vintage color scheme of the early '60's. I've enclosed pictures of the original 9"x9" tile color. I've looked at the major manufacturer's web sites, and searched here, etc. I didn't know if anyone knew of a source for vintage floor colors. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you,
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Old 04-07-2008, 12:33 PM   #2
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You may want to check out these

Mannington "Inspirations" in either 'Pastel Tones' or 'Ecru Fleck' both have some turquoise in them - doesn't show up in the photos well though.

or some other alternatives to Armstrong (which is what most people think of) are:

Tarkett/Azrock (wanna see some wild tiles? Karim Kolors)
Forbo Marmoleum (comes in sheet & tiles)

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Old 04-07-2008, 12:46 PM   #3
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I'm installing the Azrock by Tarkett tiles in my '69, looks great, locally available, cheap ($1/sq ft) and very durable. only downside is you have to maintain (wax etc) them, but looks like the old days...lots of colors too..
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Thanks Shari...great links....wild colors/patterns too!

I've used the marmoleum Forbo in our Bambi II restoration and would use that product again in a heartbeat.

We are doing a renovation in another trailer and may choose one of the more daring, wilder patterns.
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:56 PM   #5
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Thanks Shari & Rick for the help with the great links. There are so many nice colors-I'm sure I'll be able to find just the right one!
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I was searching in google for vintage vinyl flooring and found your posting. Feels like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, "there's no place like home". Can't believe I didn't check here first and save myself the time.
Thanks and would love to see the finished photos with your new flooring.
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If yu want authentic check out Marmoleum (by Forbo). It is true linoleum, but expensive. They make a turquoiseish product in sheet and tile. You will need to use their Forbo adhesive.
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I just ordered samples from Forbo after learning about the diff between vinyl and Linoleum online. Good news that "Sylvia" is only 22 ft so we won't need alot. Everything is still original '56 and in pretty decent shape, just missing the fridge and floor. I even have the original couch fabric which is now drying in pieces on my clothes line, I don't think it's going to make it. I'm planning to replace the back, the bottom is already gone and keep the original fabric covered arms. They just don't make fabric like this anymore, reminds me of my grandmother's sofa. I'm learning so much in this process, it's really fun and having this forum is wonderful. Thanks again for your help.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:39 AM   #9
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Thanks and would love to see the finished photos with your new flooring.
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I never replaced the flloor tiles in my Overlander. When I do replace them, I want to do a subfloor replacement at the same time. I knew to do it "right" I would have to gut the trailer and the result would be not using it to camp in for a long, long time. So, I started other projects.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...-mh-42788.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f135...ter-50387.html

When these projects are complete, the Overlander will get it's turn, complete with a "vintage style/color 12"x12" tile" floor replacement. I had an Aqua three piece carpet made locally. It's marine carpet that can be removed and pressure washed. The color goes well with the turquoise gaucho.
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You can call mannington headquarters and have them send you samples of the inspirations tiles as well as other similar color schemes from the 60's. They have the closest matches to your original tiles. Larry
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Armstrong VCT looks like that but in 12x12
maybe this polychrome white is kind of what is in your pics?
Excelon Companion Square by Armstrong
Here is their color lineup
Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT) by Armstrong
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Armstrong VCT looks like that but in 12x12
maybe this polychrome white is kind of what is in your pics?
Excelon Companion Square by Armstrong
Here is their color lineup
Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT) by Armstrong
Those are the exact tiles we were looking at for our 64 Overlander. I met a guy that has a VCT cutter that will allow me to cut the tiles down to 9x9. I was planning to use the tablesaw.

I really wanted to find something that looked like the VCT but in linoleum tile. I don't think something like that exists though. My only other concern now is the glue when it gets cold. I plan on painting my floor with KILZ primer, then the Armstrong primer, and then gluing the tiles down. The primers should help with some waterproofing. Someday, I may do a frame off, but I have very little floor damage in mine, so I'll repair what I need to, and seam seal and everything else to keep it dry.
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