Congoleum Vinyl Flooring, a major manufacturer of resilient sheet and tile floorcoverings for Western Interiors of Turner Oregon. Congoleum traces its origins back more than 100 years to Kirkcaldy, Scotland. It was there, during the mid-nineteenth century, that Michael Nairn expanded his family’s successful sailcloth business into the manufacture of painted floorcloths.
In the late 1950’s, Congoleum introduced 12-foot wide sheet flooring made out of vinyl. This flooring was a totally man-made product that offered consumers more in terms of durability, convenience of installation and styling than its predecessors. Over the following decades, the company introduced a number of other technological innovations that have since become standards in the resilient flooring industry.