Retro flooring in a “colonial brick” style – a wonderful choice from Armstrong

Retro colonial brick vinyl sheet flooring

Update 2019: A reader reported that this flooring is no longer available. But as an alternative, I did recently (Oct. 2018) find this: Mesita from Armstrong.

Flooring designs come and go with some frequency. To check my latest research, see my Flooring subcategory here. And, leave me a comment or send an email (Contact info at bottom of the page) if you are getting stuck, and I’ll see if I can help.

I will leave this for the record:

“Retro flooring” is one of the top search terms for people coming to this blog. So, a couple of weeks ago I went hunting at the tile and floor shop — and found a few new flooring alternatives to share. This is my #1 favorite among them — a vinyl sheet flooring from Armstrong that suits a retro kitchen perfectly, is affordable, easy to clean and easy to get installed.

Retro colonial brick vinyl sheet flooring

The style name is Saguaro – the ‘bricks’ are a nice modest size – and I like the colors, especially the Desert White (shown) and the more classic red Canyon Clay. Note, there is a larger brick style, Mesita. I think it is too big!

When I look at the floor in the photo, I think it would have been 100% appropriate for my kitchen — a very nice alternative to the Azrock Cortina Autumn Haze #423 that I’m so crazy about. You can see that for the room shot, Armstrong even paired this floor with retro elements – like the Saarinen tulip table in the foreground.


This floor style reaches all the way back to the 50s. And there is no doubt – vinyl flooring is easiest to maintain. So if you’re looking for a less-hassle lifestyle — and great retro style — this is a great choice.

Finally, if you’re looking for retro flooring choices – I implore you to check out the Flooring Category. Categories are to the right, and at the TOP of posts. (What’s below are Tags, basically there to help search engines connect people.)

  1. Audrey Gomes says:

    Re: Retro flooring in “colonial brick” style. Armstrong Saguaro may not be made anymore. I tried to find it with no luck.

  2. Liz B says:

    I am looking to use the Earthscapes Saunder 991 in my 1947 Bungalow reno. Keeping the old white cupboards and painting the walls a creamy yellow with this flooring. I love that it is on the diaganol. Any comments…I haven’t committed yet.

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  4. Liz says:

    Wow. I grew up with those floors in off-white. We even had aqua tile countertops and aqua appliances. WHY did my parents ever move? They were always talking about their ‘old’ kitchen. It hurts me so.

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