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Photo guide to Armstrong brand asphalt asbestos and vinyl asbestos floor tiles made and sold in 1958 and 1959.

This article series provides a guide to identifying asphalt-asbestos flooring (1917 - ca 1960) & vinyl asbestos floor tile (ca 1952 - 1986) - these flooring products typically contain chrysotile asbestos, and possibly other asbestos forms.



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Armstrong Asphalt Asbestos Floor Tile Keys 1958-1959

1958 - Armstrong Excelon Vinyl Asbestos Floor Floor Tiles, Patterns & Color Guide

For colors for which a link is not provided below, see the earlier occurrence of that tile color in a previous year.

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

Excelon CORKSTYLE 9 x 9 x 1/16" thick floor tile pattern was not recommended for heavy traffic areas

Colors: as shown below, Armstrong Excelon cork patterns from left to right: DARK 799, MEDIUM 797, LIGHT 798, and DARK MEDIUM Corkstyle No. 800.

Below: the four shades of Armstrong Excelon corkstyle floor tiles in 1958 from an Armstrong Excelon floor tile catalog, cited at the end of this page. [Click to enlarge any image]

Armstrong Excelon cork style flooring in 1958 at InspectApedia.com

Below: Excelon DESIGNER SERIES floor tile pattern

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

Excelon designer series floor tiles were provided in Colors: Sand Beige 762, Maur tiles for 1958, (tile size not given, presumed 9 x 9)

available in 1/16" & 1/8" in these colors: Mint Green 760, Silver Gray 761, Mauve Taupe 764, Rose Taupe 765, Sienna Copper 765, IVORY TAN 766 - new, shown above, ECRU 767 (See other color examples from 1957)

Also see this DESIGNER SERIES INSTALLED FLOOR example.

Excelon SPATTER 9 x 9 x 1/16" thick floor tile pattern only,

Colors Andover White 735, Bedford Gray 736, Cape Cod Beige 737, Lexington Green 738, Providence Charcoal 739, Arlington Cedar 740,

EXETER RED 741, Concord Yellow 742, Norwich Turquoise 743, Bangor Copper 744, Plymouth Pink 745) (See other color examples from 1957.

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

Excelon STRAIGHT GRAINED 9 x 9 x 1/16" & 1/8" thick floor tile patterns

Colors: POWHATAN TURQUOISE No. 787 (See more asphalt-asbestos floor tile color examples from 1957).

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

Excelon WOODTONE 9 x 9 x 1/16" or 1/8" thick floor tile pattern

Colors: (Light Woodtone 788, Dark Woodtone 789, REDWOODTONE 796 - new this year, shown above) (See other color examples from 1957).

Below: catalog of Armstrong Excelon Spatter pattern floor tiles from the 1958 Catalog given at the end of this page. [Click to enlarge any image]

Armstrong Excelon floor tiles in the spatter pattern color series from a 1958 catalog (C) InspectApedia.com

1959 - Armstrong Excelon Floor Vinyl Plastic Asbestos Floor Tiles, 9" x 9"

By 1959 it was common to see the word "vinyl" replacing "asphalt" in Armstrong's floor tile catalogs, as we illustrate just below.

Armstrong vinyl asbestos floor tile catalog page 1959 at InspectApedia.com

[Click to enlarge any image]

For Armstrong floor tile colors for which a link is not provided below, see the earlier occurrence of that tile color in a previous year.

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

Excelon CORKSTYLE pattern vinyl asbestos floor tiles sold in 9 x 9 x 1/16" light duty use in these colors: (See corkstyle vinyl-asbestos floor color images from 1956, 1957, 1958)

Designers Series Excelon Floor (see the 1957-58 examples)

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

EXCELON IMPERIAL Floor Tile Patterns

Colors: (above 1959 ARBOR GREEN No. 862 ) Tiles vinyl asbestos flooring images from 1959 - 1960

Excelon Metallic Series Floor Tiles New in 1959-60, see the 1960 information below sold in these colors: (Photos needed - uncertain if this tile was produced in 1959)

Metallic Series Excelon 9x9x 1/16" or 3/32" thickness gauge floor tiles were sold in one pattern, and in four colors

Colors: (Taupe bronze 355, BLACK GOLD 351 Gray silvergold 354, and Redwood gold 353).

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

EXCELON SPATTER PATTERN Floor Tiles

Colors: (DORSET BLACK 732 - new this year, CORNWALL BLUE No. 733 above, Andover White 735, Bedford Gray 736, Cape Cod Beige 737, Rutland Beige 746, Worcester Gray 749 )

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

EXCELON STRAIGHT GRAINED FLOOR TILES Grained Floor Tiles (See tile pattern & color photos from prior years + the examples below)

Colors: (1959 CHIPPEWA GRAY No. 703 above, 1960 MOHAVE CHARCOAL No. 786)

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

EXCELON STYLETONE Floor Tiles (New in 1959)

Colors: (SANDSTONE 830, MINTONE 831, IVORYTONE 833, ROSETONE 834, CEDARTONE No. 835 shown above )

Vinyl asbestos floor tile identification photo U.S. Library of Congress

Woodtone Excelon Floor Tiles (see 1957-58 photos earlier on this page)

Armstrong Excelon Floor Tile Catalog 1958

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