Flooring replacement

The original 1883 flooring in the servants areas- the butlers pantry, back hall  and upstairs linin closet was a patterned linoleum. Over time, the pattern  rubbed off  and it  looked like brown leather. In the heavily trafficked places, the wood floor underneath shifted and the linoleum flooring had worn out completely and became a trip hazard. Those places had been patched by nailing ( millions of small square nails) a red linoleum or were covered with a turqoise linoleum rug. In May 2021, Hank Dunlop located a manufacturer Mark Spicher who recreated historic patterns on vinyl. Through Facetime from PA. he fell in love with the house and they decided to copy the original pattern.The replica is the first picture you see.


Kitchen Flooring

During the pandemic we were not using the kitchen for events and we took advantage of the time we had to clean, top to bottom, paint, uncover the original 1883 brick range, fix the 1926 gas range We think the original floor was painted red, then covered with linoleum and then  asbestos vinyl- and was glued down in the 50's?  The new material is linoleum. Linseed oil, pine sap and cork or sawdust with a jute grass backing. Totally compostable. Here you see the underlayment in place, with the Sparks stove on rollers. Floor Dimension in Albany provided it and installed the Linoleum called Himalayan. L