6 thoughts on “Walking on avocado green”

  1. As a retired floorcovering installer, I was in the early years of my career in the 70s. Over the next couple decades, I probably installed more of that second one in the photo than any other flooring. That pattern came in several colors – greens, oranges, a brick red, tans, browns, and even a blue. Pattern #1 would have been in a close 2nd place, also in a variety of colors. But all the samples in that photo were VERY popular. If you were around in the 70s or 80s, chances are very good you had one or more of these in your kitchen or bathroom.

  2. Also interesting, on the cargo manifest of the Titanic when it went down in 1912 were several dozens of rolls of pattern #2 in browns, being shipped from the manufacturer in England to America. At that time they were made of organic materials like ground cork & wood dust, held together by oxidized linseed oil. They wouldn’t have lasted long at the bottom of the sea.

    Up until it was finally dropped about 15 yrs ago, that pattern was the oldest continuously made flooring pattern in the world (altho updated to different, more durable materials), having started in the 1860s.

    • Maybe TMI–but nice facts. Thank you.

      I remember seeing some of that flooring in various houses when I was a kid.

  3. I’m in New Zealand and I had the first one in the kitchen of my first house – slightly less lurid colour though.

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