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.
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.
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.