Rubber flooring — especially the marbleized ‘jaspe’ design — is another historically-appropriate option for a midcentury home. Above: Just a few of the standard colors from Musson Rubber, which has been making flooring since 1945. The company is based, appropriately enough, in Akron, Ohio — in midcentury America, the Rubber Capitol of the World. Props to Make It Midcentury, which recently featured this tip in their newsletter:
I am guessing you will want a really good commercial installer if you use this type of flooring. And, I will guess it is not going to be inexpensive. But it surely is beautiful, likely durable, and certainly midcentury appropriate.
Update July 11: One reader on FB commented that rubber flooring may not be good to use in a kitchen. It may not interact well with grease splatters. So, a good reminder: Check with pro’s to ensure whatever you are choosing for your various spaces is appropriately specified.
The professional term, that I know of, for “marbleized” in this case is “jaspe.” We also have done research on streaked, jaspe vinyl composite floor tiles (see links below.) Thanks, Make It Midcentury, for this tip!
More research on midcentury flooring options: