Surprise Kitchen Flooring in an Historic Home

This historic Connecticut home dates back to the 1700's! But its kitchen and mudroom flooring is in sharp contrast to such age. Click on through to see what we mean:
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The deep blue floors, according to Country Living are "covered in linoleum imported from Holland". We're thinking that material must be Marmoleum by Forbo, which is manufactured in an array of vibrant colors.
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How do you like the kitchen in the context of such an old home? Do you like the contrast or do you think it doesn't justly respect the home's significant age? How would you have updated this kitchen?

Related: Modern to Traditional: What Kind of Kitchen Are You?

Images: Country Living

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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