A 1950s Floorcovering

Lino, that is linoleum, was used a lot in mid-century Britain and in the late 1940s and 1950s many different styles were developed.

This pattern is based on the sort of floor covering which would have been available at that time. Lino, or later vinyl coverings, were available as rolled up sheets and the amount required was unrolled and cut to size making this a very easy way to cover a floor. The surface was slightly shiny and smooth and this made for easy cleaning of spills and marks which made this floor covering extremely popular. Sadly it seems to have fallen out of popularity today although, a glance on the Internet, revealed that there were some excellent looking floors still available.

This pattern is based on various styles of floor covering this could have been bought in the 1950s and it is used as the texture for the floor in my mid-century kitchen.

You can also see larger versions of this and our other work on our Flickr page which is here.

About Mike
I design and create 3D interiors and mid-century inspired surface patterns

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