Retro floors – another choice is rubber tile Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Newsletter Posted by: pam kueber • April 1, 2006 These rubber tiles appear to have the same features as VCT and linoleum – and I really love the marbleized effect. http://www.burkemercer.com/flooring/rt_marble.asp Related stories No related posts. Ad Comments 12 Get our retrolicious free newsletter. Get our retrolicious free newsletter. Comments tear-down townie says August 9, 2008 at 5:02 am I found this company when I was searching for flooring for my rumpus room. They’ve been in the business since the 30’s and making flooring since the 40’s. I sent away for some sample pieces and the colors are truly incredible. http://www.rcarubber.com/flexi/products/tile.asp http://www.rcarubber.com/flexi/products/color.asp Reply tami woodward says February 24, 2012 at 10:38 am Hello, any info. on the guy in Nashville, it appears he has deleted post. I just bought cabinets circa. 1951 and am searching for flooring. Thanks Tami Reply tear-down townie says February 24, 2012 at 11:29 am Tami, It looks like he reposted the mahogany and gray earlier this week. If you contact him, you can probably find out if he’s going to get any more of the other colors to sell. http://nashville.craigslist.org/mat/2865659062.html http://nashville.craigslist.org/mat/2864085863.html Reply 50sPam says August 9, 2008 at 12:00 pm Tear-down townie, rcarubber looks like a great find, indeed! Yes, very nice colors. Thank you so much! Reply Joel Kresner says September 13, 2009 at 6:54 pm I’m looking for rubber floor mats that look like linoleum to use on my ’20’s wood kitchen floor. Thanks jk Reply tear-down townie says February 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm Rubber Report 2012: I went to check out some “industrial rubber” that was listed on Craigslist this weekend and came back with a truckload of incredible marbled rubber sheet flooring for around 20 cents a square foot! This stuff was all left over from a company that does bus interiors and is no longer going to do the flooring at their local facility. I ended up getting 2 shades of blue, mahogany, gray, tan, and a green that is almost a perfect match for the asphalt tiles in my 1956 ranch basement! Anybody in the Nashville/Atlanta/Birmingham interested in this type of flooring ought to check this out. I bought quite a bit of what the guy had in his garage yesterday, but I’m pretty sure he said he was bringing more home to sell. Here are the links to the ads he re-posted today: http://nashville.craigslist.org/mat/2836661390.html http://nashville.craigslist.org/mat/2836661390.html This flooring was made in India by a company called Zenith. For a better idea of the colors check out this link: http://zenithrubber.com/rubber-floorings/durafloor-marbles.htm I have no vested interest in the sale of this flooring, I just couldn’t buy it all and would like to see the rest find a good home In trying to decide how I might use my new found treasure, I came across this copy of the 1950 RCA Rubber Catalog(added to their site since I fist visited it back in 2008: http://www.rcarubber.com/historic/rca%201950%20catalog/index.html I’m intrigued by Wall-Flex, has anybody ever seen any houses/businesses from the 40s/50s that used rubber as a wall covering? Reply tear-down townie says February 13, 2012 at 11:06 pm Whoops, I forgot to post the 2nd of the 2 Craigslist ads: http://nashville.craigslist.org/mat/2811630929.html Reply tear-down townie says March 16, 2012 at 1:31 am I’ve got rubber flooring on the brain lately, and I came across this auction while looking for old ads for ideas on how to use my sheet rubber. For what these are, this seems like a really good price on enough tile to do a pretty good sized room…..and they are a period correct 9″ x 9″!!! the seller describes them as Olive Green, but the official RCA Rubber color is “Soft Jade”. It’s one of the colors on the RCA sample ring I got a few years back, and it really is a pretty color. http://www.ebay.com/itm/9-x9-solid-rubber-tile-/260977860821?pt=Tile_Flooring&hash=item3cc37e20d5 Reply Atomic Adam says April 18, 2014 at 6:41 pm Do you have any additional info about the general price, availability to residential customers, and resilience of these rubber tiles? We want to do VCT in our 1961 kitchen, but we’re worried that even if we put down new plywood underlayment the floor won’t be 100% perfect to lay down VCT. We don’t want to end up with cracks and chips. Also, the rubber tile company says they don’t need to be waxed or polished like VCT. Any info would be extremely helpful! Reply pam kueber says April 19, 2014 at 5:23 pm Hi Atomic Adam, I think you need to talk to a flooring professional about these questions… Reply Atomic Adam says April 22, 2014 at 1:43 pm I did some research, and local flooring stores can order it as long as you are getting at least 240 sq ft (probably just in one color?). It looks like this product is a little more flexible and does not require sealing, stripping, polishing, or doing the process over and over. The downside? It’s nearly $10 per sq ft!! I think I’ll head to the ReStore and buy VCT for a quarter a piece and deal with the maintenance. 🙂 Reply pam kueber says April 22, 2014 at 3:06 pm yup Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. 1961 version — Reissued! BE SAFE / RENOVATE SAFE! Get informed and be aware about the environmental & safety hazards in old homes, materials and products. #1 RULE: Consult with your own properly licensed professionals. More info: See our Be Safe/Renovate page... EPA asbestos website ... EPA lead website ... U.S.F.A. – fire safety, etc.