Map of New York City — on a vinyl floor — in Tarkett’s new Ambiente line

Street map of New York City in a floor by TarkettHow fun is this? Resilient sheet flooring printed to look like a street map of New York City.

New York City street map in a Tarketts FiberFloorNovelty designs like this can be great for an office, playroom, mudroom or laundry room — in particular, when you can span the room in one piece — this product comes in 12′ widths. This New York City streetscape design is part of Tarkett’s FiberFloor Ambiente line — introduced in 2011 — which has some other designs that reflect current trends, as well. Like:

Alphabet floor by TarkettAlphabet flooring…

flooring that looks like trees This one that looks like trees cut on end like you see made into coffee tables…

trees on vinyl floorAnd more trees… Can you believe I’m showing you all this greige? I see the influence of “Twilight” in all these low-chroma “I live in Seattle where it’s dark outside all the time and need a super latte stat!”

distressed wood floor in a vinyl sheetAnd even this super trendy mish mash of faded and distressed wood. On many of the trendy design blogs, you see them putting distressed wood (the real deal) directly onto walls. It’s a *thing* now, I think.

Tarkett’s Residential FiberFloor® isn’t just sheet vinyl, I think. It seems to be made from a special five-layer system, and it has a lifetime warranty. From a news release about a 2010 award:

Easy Living™ Collection has earned a prestigious Best Buy rating from  Consumers Digest magazine in its recent „Best Buys in Flooring? issue. The publication reports that on average the Consumers Digest Best Buy rating is awarded to less than three percent of the competing models in any given product category. In earning its designation in the Best Buy – Economy flooring selection, the editors noted that “You would have to pay more than double the price to get as many color choices as Tarkett?s Easy Living line offers.  The line?s three collections – Classic, Fun and Fashion – have the most varied selection of vinyl designs that we?ve seen.” They also highlighted the collection?s durability; “It?s also built using the company?s FiberFloor five-layer system, which includes a combination of resilient layers, woven fiberglass (to keep the floor from expanding and contracting) and foam (for added comfort).

Nicely done, Tarkett. See their complete lineup of FiberFloor designs here.

  1. Love the birch trees. They’d definitely hide a level of dirt (a plus for those of us not OCD about floor cleanliness!) Tarkett has always had affordable and attractive lines of flooring; we used some in a bathroom at our last place and never got tired of it in 18 years.

  2. Love the one with the ends of the logs! I wish that they had one that is a map of Nashville. If I lived on a giant map of it, maybe I’d know where the heck I am more often.

    Let those trendy design blogs put up that distressed wood. Mark my words…it’s just a gateway drug to knotty pine.

  3. pam kueber says:

    Yes, over on the trendy blogs, *disgust* for paneling and knotty pine but *luv* for distressed wood. haha

  4. lexavline says:

    I REALLY like the New York street map. It would look great in a black and white or grey bathroom, but they got the streets wrong:-(

  5. slopette says:

    Hmm… that map IS very wrong. I don’t think I’d be able to look at it every day with the streets all out of whack 🙁 I guess it makes sense that they’d have to splice neighborhoods together, but still.

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