When I wrote about a 1970s-look flooring possibility yesterday, reader Tarquin piped up with the fabulous option: Armstrong’s Royelle Rock Hill Stone 12′ vinyl sheet flooring. Indeed, it has quite the retro look — about as close to a 1960s or 1970s vinyl sheet design as I think I’ve seen. I need to see it in person — but I love the look.
I always say the hardest finds when creating a 70’s house are flooring and plastic plants. The colors in these vinyls might not be there, but it’s SOMETHING close to what they looked like. Lowes sells a spot on vinyl #16191. It’s lowbrow, but its authentic and it works.
Above: Armstrong flooring from 1963, from a catalog in my collection. The Royelle Rock Hill Stone reminds me of some of these “pebbled” designs. Back in the day, I think they had metallics in there too. I’m not sure if the Royelle Rock Hill Stone is embossed like the oldies either.
Nice find — thank you so much, Tarquin!