I ran across this catalog of Vintage Vinyl Flooring Patterns from the 1960′s – Congoleum brand:

The testimonial on the front cover reads:

For more than a decade America’s greatest inlaid vinyl line, achieves a new high in dollar value with AMERICANA — the luxury vinyl with the budget price. Here is subtle, fashion-right color blending, superb styling and supreme wear-ability — all combined in the most advanced inlaid vinyl floor covering available today.

And AMERICANA’S new look goes clear through to the restfully quiet and comfortable clear felt backing. No matter what the traffic — or where — the decoration remains true and consistent for the life of the pattern. With a super smooth sateen gloss finish that laughs at spills and dirt, plus extra resistance to scratches and indentation, AMERICANA is truly a homemaker’s dream come true.

Some of my favorite examples of 1960′s style vintage vinyl floor tile:

 

 

 

 

These vintage vinyl flooring patterns are sooo “Jetson’s” to me… but they do look delish. I would love to use one of these patterns as a bathroom countertop. Hmmmm – wonder if it’s available?

 

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Ranch House PorchesOne of the complaints that homeowners of Ranch style homes have is that the outside of the house is boring, there’s nothing to set it off from other homes of the same style. Patios, Paths and Walkways are a great way to remodel outside ranch homes.

If your ranch style home is like most, it’s pretty nondescript. There’s nothing that makes it stand out from other ranch style houses. By adding porches and patios to your home you can change its appearance.

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Front porches are a great place to welcome guests to your home. You can choose the size of porch to add to the front of your home.

If you prefer a smaller porch, it may create a new seating area for your home by adding a few chairs and a small table.

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Raised Ranch Home Renovation

Living Room to Entrance

You’ve finally decided to take the plunge and update your home. A raised ranch home renovation is something to consider carefully. Since there are stairs involved in your raised ranch home, renovation may seem like an impossibility. With a raised ranch house, the foyer is on the ground level of the home. Nearly one dozen […]

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Ranch House Addition Designs

Front bay window

photo credit: edgygrrrl Homeowners of ranch style houses appreciate the simplicity of the floor plan. This one-story plan makes living easier for those with limited mobility. However, they may consider ranch house addition designs to enlarge the house to better fit their needs. Ranch houses are typically twice as long as they are wide, or […]

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Tray Ceiling Lighting And Remodel

tray ceiling lighting

My older ranch style house had a tray ceiling hiding in the kitchen.  After my ceiling remodel I had a few options for Tray Ceiling Lighting. Under all the tacky plastic and wood lattice dropped ceiling were 6 huge florescent lights. Granted the kitchen area was full of artificial light… but the dated fixture helped […]

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Cosco 11120RED1 Retro Chair/Step Stool, Red

Stylish Chrome Finish with padded vinyl seat and back Easy, one-tool assembly Step stool slides in and out easily with smooth tracking Over molded step treads for security 225-pound weight capacity Product DescriptionFunky retro furniture doesn’t always serve a purpose, but this chair sure does. Not only can it give you a comfy perch by […]

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Classic Retro Crystal Like Living Room Girls Bedroom Bedside Desk Table Lamp

Eco-friendly UL Approved, 60 Day warranty for defects Standard E26 60 Watt Bulb (not included) Recommend Compact Flourscent(CFL) 60 or 100 Watt Equivalent Bulb For Energy Saving and Brighter Lighting Volume Discounts (5 units or more) available through Amazon. Please contact customerservice@creationsharvest.com for details. Product DescriptionThe Roman Candle Table Lamp, perfect for bringing color to […]

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Should You Install A Top Mounted Sink or Under Mounted?

What’s the best choice in kitchen sinks? Should you install a top mounted sink or an under mounted sink? Up until a few years ago – we only had one choice in sinks – all sinks were top mounted. We could choose from stainless steel, porcelain or cast iron. Remember the first time you saw […]

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5 Steps To Take Before You Walk Into A Furniture Store

debra shopping

Remodeling doesn’t simply happen over night. It’s a process. Some of it fun. Some of it painful. And by painful I mean all that stretching and reaching as you paint the walls and move furniture around. Of course it can also mean replacing old furniture with something new and fun. Woo HOO!!! Let’s go shopping!!! […]

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Redecorating Your Kitchen On A Budget

redecorating your kitchen

Are you one of those people who at the thought of redecorating their kitchen it sends chills down your spine? And not the good chills. Some people start thinking that they need to replace everything in order to get a whole new look. But that’s just not true. Just by following a couple, or all, […]

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