Resilient sheet flooring — either vinyl or linoleum — are both authentic options for midcentury-style homes. I also like this style of flooring because it’s typically easy to clean — same reason as Mrs. America! Mannington is a big name in this market, and recently, we received tips from two readers — Brittney, then Patricia — about some new options in their product line.
Above: Brittney spotted “Blockprint” from Mannington.
Hi Pam and Kate!
I’ve been shopping for new flooring and recently came across a few designs I thought would look good for my retro redo. When I got home I thought I’d do a search to see if other styles/colors were available in the filigree line. I found that it really was a retro release in honor of their 100th anniversary! I just thought I’d share incase you hadn’t seen these yet. Here is a link that talks about it:
Readers, this flooring is in Mannington’s Commercial line. It’s an important reminder: When we retrophiles are shopping for flooring like this, we may likely have our best luck in the Commercial section of manufacturer/retailers’ websites.
Meanwhile, Patricia spotted several new designs in Mannington’s Residential line that, while not exactly midcentury modern, have elements of retro style from eras before and after:
Above: This Mannington Filigree design reminds me of 1970s designs. I like the tone-on-tone designs — great for a floor — although, of course, I’d love to see more color colors. Imagine this in… shades of avocado! Wouldn’t that be dreamy!
Above: Mannington’s Union Way featured staggered bricks. Very low chroma, reflecting so much of contemporary design today. But potentially useful nonetheless. Mannington, can we have: Red bricks?
Above: Grayed-out hex tiles with dots, but in a resilient sheet flooring. For a retro hippy house, maybe?
More flooring options:
- Mannington – Residential Flooring
- Mannington – Commercial Flooring
- And, wee our Kitchen Help/Flooring category for all our stories, including this one on 25 companies that make flooring – cork, linoleum and vinyl – suitable for a midcentury house.