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Out With The Old & In With The New: VCT Install

Out With The Old & In With The New: VCT Install

Here is our tiki room/lanai with the new VCT “Granny Smith” flooring.  Photo credit: Donald Satterlee of Satterlee Photographs.

As many of you know, Mel and I live in a 1959 ranch style home that has a lot of its original features.  This home even had the linoleum in the kitchen from 1959.  Unfortunately, it was too far gone and needed to be replaced.  We wanted to replace the flooring with tile similar to what was used in the 1950’s.  After some research, we discovered VCT (Vinyl Composite Tile) produced by Azrock in a blog post from Retro Renovation.  I then found an authorized dealer/installer of Azrock VCT called S&G Carpet and more.  They did a fantastic job on the installation.


We replaced the flooring in our entryway, kitchen, laundry room and small blue bathroom with the Golden Fleece VCT.  We decided to use Granny Smith VCT flooring in our lanai.

Here is what we started with…


This was our entryway.  It appeared to be some kind of terra-cotta tile.  I was so excited to get rid of this!


This was our kitchen/nook area.


This is a close up of the kitchen flooring.  I wish it was salvageable.  It had a confetti of cool colors in it.


This was the laundry room area that had a 90’s style linoleum…ick!  It always seemed dirty even when cleaned.


This was the flooring in the small blue bathroom.  I did not dig this tile.  There was too much grout and it felt like a public restroom.


This was the lanai.  It was bare cement because the original asbestos based tile had worn off over time.  The installers had to patch a few cracks and rough up the surface so the tile would adhere.

Here is what we ended up with…


Good-bye terra-cotta!  I love how complimentary this flooring is to our decor.


This flooring makes everything look clean and gives a completely different feel to these spaces.


The Big Chill looks great with the new tile.


Here is the laundry room.

Tiki Room

This is a close up of the Granny Smith tile in the lanai.

We are so pleased with the final turn out.  If you are planning to join the upcoming Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour you’ll be able to check it out.  Details for the tour can be found here.  On our agenda next is the backyard and after that we want to get all the kitchen cabinets refinished.

3 responses »

  1. A-MA-ZING! The flooring you chose is perfect.

    Have you written before how the two of you met? I’m sure I’m not the only one who’d like to know.

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  2. Pingback: 2016: Year in Review | Hepcat Restorations

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