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Vinyl-asbestos floor tile photos for 1973 & surrounding years:

Photo guide to asphalt asbestos and vinyl asbestos floor tiles made or installed close to 1973.

Tthis article series provides a guide to identifying asphalt-asbestos flooring (1917 - ca 1960) & vinyl asbestos floor tile (ca 1952 - 1986), giving a full catalog of floor tile and sheet flooring identification photographs, product names, styles, colors, and vinyl-asbestos floor patterns, and colors for asbestos-containing floor tile products made between about 1930 and 1986 - flooring materials that are reported to or have been confirmed to contain asbestos in asbestos fiber or asbestos powder-filler form.

These flooring products typically contain chrysotile asbestos, and possibly other asbestos forms. Some of the tile adhesive mastics used also contained asbestos.



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1973 - Armstrong Excelon Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tiles, Complete Pattern & Color Guide, 9x9 & 12x12-inch

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Shown here: Excelon Imperial Modern and Devon Gold floor tile patterns. Details are below.

Floor tiles shown above correspond left to right to the patterns named below where we also include links to additional colors for each style or pattern. We show one or more images of each floor tile pattern and provide links that show the same pattern as it appeared in other colors.

Where we list tile pattern colors for which a link is not provided you can see an earlier occurrence of that tile pattern and color in a previous year in this article series.

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[Click TEXT LINKS of tile pattern or color names to see images of additinal floor tile examples for each pattern]

IMPERIAL MODERN 12" x 12" x 1/8" & 3/32" gauge produced in: FLEECE WHITE 51850, MELLOW SAND 51851, first tile image at above left, SMOKE BEIGE 51852, CHAR BROWN 51854, MEDIUM CORK 51855, BAYBERRY WHITE 51856, OLIVE 51857, SANDRIFT WHITE 51858, LIGHT UMBER 51860, POWDER GRAY 51861

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CABANA OLIVE 51857 - shown above, IMPERIAL TEXTURE produced as 12" x 12 "x 1/8" thick floor tiles, and COTTAGE TAN51830 - second image above, also produced in these colors, TOWER GOLD 51831, TEMPLE ORANGE 51833, and SHELTER WHITE 51836, PALACE BEIGE 51837, MANSION GOLD 51838, FORTRESS WHITE 51839, TENT OLIVE 51840, CASTLE GREIGE 51841 - shown just below

TRAVERTEX12" x 12" x 1/8" Armstrong floor tile sold as TRAVERTEX BRIAR TAN 51130 shown below, FROST WHITE 51131, CREAM WHITE5 1133, MIST WHITE 51135, HARVEST IRONY 51137, TRAVERTEX NOUGAT BEIGE 51138)

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STANDARD 12" x 12" x 1/8" floor tiles sold in these colors: STANDARD BAYBERRY BEIGE 56721, shown below.

Also see our COMPLETE COLOR SERIES for both vinyl-asbestos and asphalt Standard tile patterns for 1973 just below.)

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PRESIDENTIAL 12" x 12" x 1/8" (MONTPELIER BEIGE 51950, WHEATLAND WHITE 51951, MONTICELLO GOLD 51952, Mt. VERNON TAUPE 51953, (SAGAMORE GREEN 51954 shown just below, also see 1974

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CRAFTLON DEVONSHIRE INSET 12" x 12" x 3/32 (BROWN 54451, GOLD 54452 above right, WHITE54453, RED 54454)

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Floor tiles in the Classic Travertine pattern shown above correspond in order to the patterns named below where we also include links to additional colors for each style or pattern.

CLASSIC TRAVERTINE 12" x 12" X 1/8" floor tiles in six colors shown immediately above: WHITE 51880, BEIGE 51881, TAN 51882, GRAY 51883, MINT GREEN 51884, and OLIVE 51885

Also see two embossed versions of the Travertine floor tile identification pattern

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TRAVERTINE EMBOSSED 12" x 12" x 1/16" or 3/32" thick floor tiles from 1973, similar to above but embossed, (VEGRALLA 54221 3/32" only, and PONZANO 54222 )

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FEATURE SOLID COLOR FLOOR TILES & ACCENT STRIPS 12" x 12" x 1/8" solid color floor tiles and 1" x 24" solid color vinyl-asbestos flooring accent strips in the colors shown just below. These tiles were intended for accent spots, not for tiling an entire floor, because the solid color flooring would show scratches.

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CRAFTLON / ADELPHI II flor tile pattern, (shown above) 12" x 12" x 3/32" vinyl asbestos floor tile images - 1973 in these colors: CRAFTLON ADELPHI II OLIVE 54430, AALST 54431, BEIGE 54432 shown as the first tile pattern in the group above, BAAL 54433, CRAFTLON ADELPHI GOLD 54434

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Craftlon RANCHO GRANDE (shown above) 12" x 12" x 3/32" vinyl asbestos floor tile images - 1973 (RANCHO GRANDE WHITE 54490, GOLD 54491, RANCHO GRANDE GREEN 54492, TERRA COTTA 54493, & RANCHO GRANDE BEIGE 54494 shown above)

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EMBOSSED CRAFTLON STONEFIELD (shown above) 12" x 12" x 3/32" (EMBOSSED CRAFTLON STONEFIELD SLATE 54770, OLIVE 54771, WHITE 54472 shown above, RED 54773) [Compare with Shattered Stone pattern below & with Metric Chip 1968]

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EMBOSSED CRAFTLON BRISTOL SLATE Armstrong floor tiles that contained asbestos (shown above) were sold as 12" x 12" x 3/32" (EMBOSSED CRAFTLON GOLD 54560 shown above, TERRA COTTA 54561, OLIVE 54562, SLATE 45463) embossed floor tile surface, no pattern but surface texture looks like slate.

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EMOSSED CRAFTLON DEVONPORT (shown above) square asbestos-containing floor tiles from Armstrong sold as 12" x 12" x 3/32" (BROWN 534461, EMBOSSED CRAFTLON DEVONPORT GOLD 54462 above, WHITE 54463, RED 54464)

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EXCELON IMPERIAL pattern floor tiles from Armstrong in (shown above) 12" x 12" x 1/8" in EXCELON IMPERIAL TERRACE WHITE 56880 (above) were produced only in this shade in 1973.

Custom Bisque Floor Patterns

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Above: EXCELON CUSTOM BISQUE floor tiles white

Custom EXCELON CUSTOM BISQUE 12" x 12" x 1/16" (WHITE 57090 above, EXCELON CUSTOM BISQUE RUST 57091, BEIGE 57092, EXCELON CUSTOM BISQUE BROWN 57093, BRONZE 57094, EXCELON CUSTOM BISQUE OLIVE 57095) Compare this new smaller scale pattern with the larger-scale version produced ony in 1972 (above).

Below are reader-supplied photographs of Armstrong's Custom Bisque vinyl asbestos floor tile (second from right in our thumbnails above). At below left the floor is in good condition in a 1983 home while at below-right the flooring is in very poor condition in a 1970's building. [Click to enlarge any image]

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The Armstrong vinyl asbestos floor tile patterns listed below correspond with the thumbnails shown above , from left to right, with links to additional colors for each style

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Brick Pattern Floor Tiles in 1973

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Above brick pattern floor tile Custom Glenmore Brick and below, Custom Forge Brick.

CUSTOM GLENMORE BRICK (shown above) from Armstrong, sold as 12" x 12" x 1/16" (CUSTOME GLENMORE BRICK RED 57130, CUSTOM GLENMORE BRICK WHITE 57131 above , CUSTOM GLENMORE BRICK GOLD 57132)

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CRAFTLON ROMFORD BRICK 9" x 9" x 3/32" viny asbestos floor tiles (CRAFTLON ROMFORD BRICK WHITE 57020, CRAFTLON ROMFORD BRICK RED 57021, shown below)

More red brick pattern sheet flooring ID photos similar to the Romford Brick are at SHEET FLOORING BRICK PATTERN ID as well more examples including asbestos test results in that article and also at RESILIENT SHEET FLOORING ID GUIDE.

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Other popular floor tile patterns from 1973

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CUSTOM EDEN WOOD pattern (shown above) ACM floor tiles sized 12" x 12" x 1/16" (CUSTOM EDEN WOOD WALNUT 57140, SADDLE 57141, CUSTOM EDEN WOOD WHITE 57142, shown above)

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CUSTOM SAN PEDRO pattern flooring (shown above) 12" x 12" x 1/16" (CUSTOM SAN PEDRO BLUE WHITE 57070 above, OLIVE 57071, CUSTOM SAN PEDRO GOLD 57072, ORANGE 57073, GOLD WHITE 57074, CUSTOM SAN PEDRO RED 57075)

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CUSTOM BURNHAM pattern floor tiles (shown above) 12" x 12" x 1/16" (BLUE 57080 shown above, CUSTOM BURNHAM LIVE 57081, GOLD 57082, TAN 57083 BROWN 57084 - all of these color shades are quite similar)

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CUSTOM GEODESSY pattern flooring (shown above) 12" x 12" x 1/16" in these colors:CUSTOM GEODESSY TERRA COTTA 57120, WHITE 57121, SLATE 57122, CUSTOM GEODESSY OLIVE 57123, GOLD 57124, above

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CUSTOM DIANNA WHITE OLYMPUS pattern flooring (shown above) 12" x 12" x 1/16" Smooth Surface 51200

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CUSTOM DIANNA WHITE CALIGULA pattern floor tiles shown above) 12" x 12" x 1/16" Embossed 51202

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Custom CUSTOM DIANNA WHITE TRAJAN pattern flooring (shown above) 12" x 12" x 1/16" 51203

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EXCELON POLISHED MARBLE, embossed (shown above) floor tiles resembles Custom Dianna White Trajan shown just previously, also sold sized as 12" x 12" x 1/16" floor tiles in three colors: (EXCELON POLISHED MARBLE STATUARY WHITE 54190, PERUVIAN BEIGE 54192 shown above and also as

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EXCELON POLISHED MARBLE , embossed (shown above) 12" x 12" x 1/16" floor tiles same series above, but this tile pattern looks a bit different: 2nd from left, above, MEADOW WHITE 54193 is shown above

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EXCELON CHANDELLE EMBOSSED pattern floor tiles (shown above) 12" x 12" x 1/16"in six colors: EXCELON CHANDELLE EMBOSSED BLUE-OLIVE 54520 3rd from left above, OLIVE 54521 [compare with the lighter version from 1974, below], WHITE5 4522, GOLD 54523, EXCELON CHANDELLE EMBOSSED PINK ORANGE 54524, MULTI WHITE5 4525

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EXCELON SHATTERED STONE EMBOSSED patterned floor tiles (shown above) 12 x 12 x 1/16"(BEIGE 51170, EXCELON SHATTERED STONE EMBOSSED MULTI WHITE 51171, GOLD 51172 above, WHITE 51173)

The vinyl asbestos floor tiles below are smooth-surfaced, not embossed:

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SMOOTH SURFACE PALATIAL floor tile pattern (shown above) 12" x 12" x 1/16" (SMOOTH SURFACE PALATIAL NICE GOLD 51601 above, ALBA BEIGE 51602, CANNES BEIGE 51603, CORSICA OLIVE 51607)

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SMOOTH SURFACE EXCELON DRIFTSTONE pattern floor tiles 12" x 12" x 1/16" sold as AZTEC WHITE 51161 above, only in this color)

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SMOOTH SURFACE TIDESTONE (shown above) pattern vinyl asbestos flooring sized 12" x 12" x 1/16" (SMOOTH SURFACE TIDESTONE GREEN 51756 above, DAYTONA TAUPE 51760, ACAPULCO WHITE 51762, MALIBU BEIGE 51764) also see 1974 photos of this flooring in the next article in this series.

Complete Photo Guide to Standard Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tile Patterns & Colors in 12x12" and 9x9" - Armstrong - example year: 1973

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The Armstrong standard floor tiles shown in the two photographs above are the Armstrong Standard 9"x9" vinyl asbestos tile popular over many years with versions sold as early as 1955.

Above left are Osage Green and Seneca White tiles.

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Below are color guides to all of the colors of these floor tiles that were produced in 1973. Many of these colors and some others were also produced before and after that year.

Standard 12x12 Asbestos Vinyl Floor Tiles - 1973 - al colors

These standard tile patterns from Armstrong were sold in 12" x 12" x 1/8" gauge - contrast them with the standard 9" x9" Asphalt floor tiles shown in the next group.

Standard Vinyl Asbestos Floor Tiles 12" x 12" x 1/8" were produced in 7 colors:

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OSAGE GREEN 56780 Armstrong standard 12x12" vinyl asbestos floor tiles (1973) above

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BAYBERRY BEIGE 56721 standard 12x12" vinyl asbestos floor tiles (1973) from Armstrong above

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WHITE BAYBERRY 56710 standard 12x12" vinyl asbestos floor tiles (1973) above

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SENECA WHITE 56760 Armstrong standard 12x12" vinyl asbestos floor tiles (1973) above

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IROQUOIS TAN 56783 standard 12x12" vinyl asbestos floor tiles (1973) above

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FAWN WHITE 56759 above, from Armstrong

APACHE RED 58777 shown below

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Standard 9x9 Asphalt Tiles - not Vinyl Asbestos - from 1973 - all colors

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SMOOTH SURFACE STANDARD asphalt floor tiles (shown above), (these are asphalt based, not vinyl-asbestos floor tiles) intended for areas of alkaline moisture (basement concrete slab floors), 9" x 9" x 1/8" gauge were produced in colors and patterns similar to the vinyl asbestos tiles shown just above but in fewer colors:

FOAM GREEN 5C902 first shown above, asphalt asbestos floor tile in 9x9" size

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PECAN BEIGE tile patern No. 5C913, 9x9" Armstrong asphalt asbestos floor tile

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CEDAR 5C918 tile pattern and color, shown rather dark, this 1973 9x9" floor tile from Armstrong

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PALIMINO BEIGE 5C926, 9x9" Asphalt asbestos flooring

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CORKSTYLE (New in 1973, 9x9" Light Corkstyle from Armstrong

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EMBOSSED PARQUET pattern asphalt tile (shown above), 9x 9 x 3/32 (AUTUMN GOLD) - Asphalt Tile, not vinyl asbestos but see our warnings at page top: some asphalt-based floor tiles that were not vinyl-asbestos also contained asbestos.

How to Find Your Floor Tile or Sheet Flooring in this Flooring Reference Photo Guide

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Asphalt asbestos and vinyl-asbestos floor tiles were produced in 9" x 9", 12" x 12", and even 18" x 18" as well as in decorative strips, and in thicknesses of 1/16", 3/32", and 1/8", also in 0.08 gauge. Some sheet flooring or resilient flooring also contained asbestos, as did floor tile mastics.

This photo guide to asphalt asbestos & vinyl asbestos floor tiles for each year shows at least one color photo of each floor tile style or pattern in an example color. A list below each group of photos includes the names of and links to additional photos for other colors of these styles.

Asbestos is safe and legal to remain in homes or public buildings as long as the asbestos materials are in good condition and the asbestos can not be released into the air.

To identify a particular asphalt-asbestos or vinyl-asbestos floor tile pattern & color, start in the image group most likely to be the same age as your building.

If you don't find your floor tile or sheet flooring by looking forward from that that year, you should also look backwards in the earlier years as your specific flooring pattern & color may have first appeared in an earlier year. For other tile brands than Armstrong, see the brand name floor tile links included in this list.

If you can identify your floor tile collection name or model number, or if you recognize it in the extensive library of flooring color and pattern photographs provided in these pages, laboratory testing of the sample to screen the flooring for asbestos may be unnecessary.

If you do not know the brand name of your flooring you can take a quick look at example photos of the product line of each manufacturer given at MORE READING below.

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Continue reading at 1974-1979 ARMSTRONG FLOOR TILE GUIDE, COMPETE or select a topic from closely-related articles below, or see our complete INDEX to RELATED ARTICLES below.

Or see FLOOR TILE / SHEET FLOORING PHOTO GUIDES - list of photo guides

Or see ASBESTOS FLOOR TILE IDENTIFICATION COLOR KEY

Or see ASBESTOS FLOORING HAZARD LEVEL ASSESSMENT

Or see ASBESTOS FLOORING HAZARD REDUCTION

Or see ASBESTOS FLOORING REMOVAL GUIDE


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