We recently met friends for dinner at Balsam Mountain Inn, a large “railroad hotel” built in 1908 with a train station right in front. Before the days of air conditioning, it was a popular summer spot for vacationers from the cities; the Inn is at 3500 feet elevation.
The floor of the sun porch, where we ate, had an elaborate pattern made up of those one inch tiles that were common in the early 20th Century. We were told the floor is not “original equipment” but it is in keeping with the period.
A friend took some pictures of the floor for me, since I immediately wanted to document the pattern for possible use in designing quilts. These were taken with my cell phone in low light, so the quality is not great, but I thought you’d like to see the floor anyway. You can look up Balsam Mountain Inn on Trip Advisor and see better pictures of the floor as well as the Inn.