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Not Just for Kitchen & Bath

by Patricia Poore
Tile is used not just in the kitchen and bathroom but also for fireplace surrounds, entries—and floors! Tile is a durable flooring that is also artistic, both in its intrinsic body and color and because of the patterns in which it can be laid.
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Floors, Walls and Ceilings With its marbled tiles in a checkerboard pattern and black border, this recent VCT (vinyl composition tile) floor mimics period linoleum. Photo by Gridley + Graves.

The Floor is a Key to Style!

by Mary Ellen Polson
Bungalow floors and more: For Arts & Crafts-inspired homes built at the end of the Victorian era and into the 20th century, many flooring types are appropriate—and available again today.
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The Art + Craft of Flooring

by Patricia Poore
Editors’ picks of timeless flooring products for your Bungalow, Foursquare, Tudor, or Arts & Crafts home.
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The Floor Can Make the Room

by Mary Ellen Polson
An existing floor, be it tongue-and-groove pine or 1920s tile, sets the tone. If you are doing a major renovation or building new, anchor the room with the right floor, even before you choose moldings and wall colors and furniture.
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The Arts & Crafts Ceiling

by Brian D. Coleman
Most decorators say you should start with the rug, working upwards to coordinate wall color and furnishings. I, on the other hand, prefer to do the opposite. The ceiling is the largest and least obstructed plane in the room, and it establishes a look. It can be narrow beadboard in a country cabin or a stenciled and papered treatment for a Craftsman home in the city. Once the ceiling is in place, I find it easier to tackle the rest.
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40+ Flooring Product Companies

by Patricia Poore
The following companies, selected by the editors of Arts & Crafts Homes, offer period-friendly flooring in wood, resilient materials including true linoleum, stone, and tile. Find contact information here for 41 companies.
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