There were lots of reader comments on my recent story about Armstrong Royelle Rock Hill Stone vinyl sheet flooring — including from Sarah. She and her husband actually used this very inexpensive vinyl flooring throughout their midcentury modern house — as a placeholder until they can get to installing a wood floor some time in the future. I think it looks great!
This floor is very inexpensive — just 49 cents right off the roll at Lowes. Several readers questioned the long-term durability and indeed, I checked the warranty — the Royelle line has just a 1-year limited residential warranty — it’s at the bottom of Armstrong’s list. Even so, it may suit your needs. Sarah’s experience so far, she wrote:
How funny… we just installed this exact sheet flooring in our living and dining rooms earlier this year (1961 mid century ranch). We had disgusting carpet and senior dogs that were only making it more disgusting. My husband is on the frugal side, and he’s also a Geologist so it wasn’t hard to talk him into this option. It’s only temporary (we’re adding red oak hardwoods to match the bedrooms once we no longer have dogs), and we really don’t “live in” these rooms right now, so they don’t take too much traffic but… it’s held up spectacularly. It makes cleaning up dog messes a breeze, and it doesn’t soak up smells the way carpet does…. I’m double pleased with my choice to see it featured here!