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These are three 1950 magazine advertisements for Kentile and Kencork Rubber floor tiles made by Kentile, Inc., Brooklyn, NY.
Founded in 1898 by Arthur Kennedy in Brooklyn, New York, Kentile Floors produced vinyl, cork and rubber floor tiles. Kentile specialized in large durable tiles made of a range of materials that were available in dozens of colors and patterns. By 1949, the company produced asphalt-based tiles and emerged as an industry leader. During the 1950s and '60s, Kentile Floors was one of America's largest manufacturers of super-resilient floor tile, and it was a national tile distributor. The company was forced into bankruptcy in the 1990's due to asbestos-related litigation.