What kind of flooring should I get for an original 1950's kitchen?

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We inherited a house that turns out to have an original 1950's kitchen. We hoped to save the black and white checked flooring, but many of the tiles have been broken or are warped. Any advice on what we could use for flooring would be appreciated.
q what kind of flooring should i get for an original 1950 s kitchen
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  • Ann Ann on Jan 17, 2018
    vinyl flooring. Look at Pinterest for patern ideas. You will have to have window curtIns for sure. Go to an antique mall for 50s items. You are going to have fun.

  • Great question! My suggestion is to choose flooring that 1. Goes with the style of the house, 2. What fits your lifestyle and 3. Consider climate in your location - is there snow and mud in winter? Sand in summer? Have kids and pets? Choose something easy to keep clean that doesn't show every drip or drop so you do not go crazy moping a dozen times a day, who has time for that? If a neater household choose what you like, yet durable. Flooring can be expensive and an investment in your home plus you need to love it. Purchase the best quality ou can afford within your budget. If it were me,I would stick to something that honors the 50's style kitchen (providing you are keeping it) and easy to maintain.

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    • Excellent! Happy to help. Love old (older) homes, so much character! Have fun and enjoy the process. ☺

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 17, 2018
    Vinyl on the roll in a checkered design or replace with new tiles that look the same or almost...........

    • Sdturner Sdturner on Jan 18, 2018
      Thanks. I think it is important to keep the black and white checks.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jan 17, 2018
    Can you get matching tiles and just replace the old chipped and warped ones? I think that's so great that you want to save the original 50's look. That sure brings back memories for me.

    • Sdturner Sdturner on Jan 18, 2018
      They are so darkened and dirty looking that I think we will need to replace them. Sadly. Yes, we are keeping the 50's look. We have 50's curtains ordered, and my Grandmother's red and white salt and pepper shakers. Thanks for your comment!

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Jan 17, 2018
    One word of caution when removing the old tiles as they may contain asbestos.

  • Angela C. Angela C. on Jan 17, 2018
    My parents had the same in Philadelphia. Home Depot sells the tiles.

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Jan 18, 2018
    Vinyl wood grain is beautiful and easy to install

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Jan 19, 2018
    Some of the 50's popcorn ceilings and insulation contains asbestos as well. Paint could contain lead. If the paint is not peeling it can be contained by priming and painting over it.