Design Through the Decades - part 43
Flooring in Phoenix homes in the 1990s was basically a larger version of the 1980s. The 1980s had a lot of 8″ ceramic tile squares. The 1990s moved up to 12″ ceramic tile.
The 12″ ceramic tile of the 1990s was usually a light color and sold for about $1 per tile.
As the decade progressed, tile color became darker and more varied.
Carpeting was still a popular flooring choice in the 1990s. The favorite carpet color was tan.
Starter homes in the 1990s came with rolled linoleum in kitchens and bathrooms. If a Phoenix home was built in the 1990s and had tile, you knew it was an upgrade.
Slate tile flooring became popular in the late 1990s.
Travertine tile flooring was starting to catch on in the very late 1990s.
Coming Up: Flooring in the 2000s exploded with variety.