Azrock Cortina Autumn Haze — discontinued — but fear not, there are proxies

the 1950s style vinyl tile in my kitchen - azrock cortina autumn hazeAlas, after some 40 years on the market (at least), Azrock has discontinued my favorite retro floor — Azrock Cortina Autumn Haze. That’s the floor in my kitchen, above. And based on reading about it here, many readers have put it in their homes, too. I love this floor because of it’s “jaspe” design — the streakies and slubbies. But do not fret too much, those of you looking for a similar design. Tarkett, maker of Azrock, two years ago introduced 15 similar designs in their Azrock TexTile line.

textileThere are two creamy beige colorways that look to be a good substitute for Autumn Haze, and 13 other colors ways.

Props to Shannan for letting us know that really truly you could no longer get Azrock Cortina Autumn Haze. I didn’t believe her — readers have been told so many times by their local dealers that this was not available. Shannan’s dealer was so adamant, though, that I checked with the company yet again. And yup, this time is really seems like it’s discontinued. The story seems to be: Azrock Cortina Autumn Haze was “officially” discontinued two years ago. At that time, I was told by the company, ‘don’t worry though — it’s been such a popular floor historically that we will still make it for replacement tile purposes.’ But, even that seems to have ended. If you want it, please, still ask and see if they have it. Otherwise, like I said — go to TexTile.

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  1. Erik says:

    Do you have any recomendations on who installs this flooring? I’ve been calling around the mpls st paul area and can only find commercial installers.

    1. pam kueber says:

      Try contacting Azrock directly to see if they can point you to a dealer who will do a residential install. Good luck.

  2. Lisa says:

    Thank you so much, Laurie, for the update. Have you decided which one you are going to go with? What colors and style do you have going on in your kitchen? I’ve got a 40s kitchen and have narrowed it down (hahaha…for the moment) to Lovely Linen or a combination of Armstrong’s “Teal” and “Silver Green” arranged in a diamond shaped checkerboard pattern. Whatever you decide, you MUST post pictures so we can all ogle your hard work. Thanks again.

  3. Laurie says:

    Warm wool seems to be the closest match to Autumn Haze. We had planned on Autumn for our kitchen backdate to hopefully start mid Feb. When we went to the flooring store this weekend the sales person hadn’t realized that it had been discontinued until we told her snd showed her last week’s post. I’d choose raw silk if I were looking for cool tones.

    1. Lisa says:

      Laurie, did you get a sample of Warm Wool? I just got 9 samples of the Textiles colors today but Warm Wool wasn’t one of them. I received Wooly Wooly and Worsted Wool, no Warm Wool. From what I have the Golden Fleece and the Lovely Linen seem to be closer to Autumn Haze. The Golden Fleece being creamy and “warmer” but fewer color variations and less streaky
      while the Lovely Linen a bit cooler and more greyed but streakier. I am agonizing over here.

      Gaaaaahhh, why did they do this to us! I need to get my hands on the Warm Wool. And I need to see Silly String. Does anyone have that? It seems greenier or mintier on the monitor but heaven knows all the colorways I got are sooooo different in real life than they are in person.

      1. pam kueber says:

        This is the funniest thing I have read in a while.

        I know you didn’t mean it that way – or did you!

        “…. I need to see Silly String….”

        1. Lisa says:

          Hahaha…One of the colorways of the the Azrock vct is called “Silly String.” Which I think is hilarious. How did they ever get from a nifty name like “Autumn Haze” to “Wooly Wooly” and “Silly String?”

          Someone in the design and marketing department over there has a sense of humor. 🙂

      2. Laurie says:

        Just saw this comment/question. Yes, our local flooring company ordered 12″ square samples for us and I have Warm Wool, Fur, snd Lovely Linen. We also found out that the Azrock “Select” styles (all three are Select) also come in plank shape now so you can have a little bit of a modern twist with these retro styles. Lovely Linen is definitely beigy compared to Warm Wool which I would consider to be wheat colored.
        The Select styles are about 35-40 cents more per tile than the standard priced tiles.

  4. Brittany says:

    That tile was in our last home. It was a military post housing triplex built in the 40s, updated sometime in the 60s-70s. It didn’t age well, as it was cracked, dented, scuffed, and had yellowed unevenly after years decades of waxing improperly. Wax didn’t even make it shiny anymore. Our current home is also post housing; a duplex built in the late 50s. Its tile is similar, but with a beige background and grey striations. Weird combo to try and match anything to! The kitchen and bathrooms have faux terrazzo cut-to-fit vinyl.

    The management for post housing here must have bought out every last Autumn Haze tile; they even used it repair the damaged tiles in my house (it doesn’t match). They’ll be lost when their stock runs out, haha!

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