I’m not saying I love all the colors — most are too darn greige for me — but if you are looking for retro style vinyl floor tiles, remember to take a look at the Karndean. Above: The faux pebble design in these tiles kinda sorta remind me of 1970s floor tiles.
I’ve featured these before, and we’ve had at least one reader — that’s Jessica’s floor, above — use them in her house. If I were doing a three-seasons screen porch, for example, I would not hesitate to use these. These come as close as I have seen yet to our beloved Armstrong #5352 flooring in terms of look and feel. I wish we could get Karndean do to do this in brick color. That would be fabulous!
I was tidying up in the basement this past weekend, and came across the samples that Karndean sent me. It inspired me to go online to see if they had any new designs, and it seems yes, so hence today’s story.
Above: And then there are these… retro-modern, for sure, rather than anything you would have likely seen back in the day. Still, interesting — and NOT faux granite and stone, which today seem to make up the bulk of the mainstream market. These vinyl tiles are also resilient: Much softer under foot than tile or concrete, long lasting (as far as I know) and should clean and shine up nice.
Now if the industry could just get beyond the broken record of depressing low-chroma greige undertones already. Please let it end soon. Please.