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  • Rustic Entry
    A floor of large stone tile, laid on the diagonal, is inherently elegant. The designer of this grand foyer toned it down by using humble fabrics and rustic furniture, and, in the same vein, chose a pockmarked java-stone for the floor instead of a fancier marble.

    Weaved Together
    Intricate geometric patterns, such as this intriguing two-tone “basketweave,” once involved painstaking — and thus expensive — installation. They now come prearranged on twelve-inch squares that lie together to form a seamless pattern. So while they may cost more than plain tiles, the installation no longer does.

    Add Interest
    Inlays add interest to any floor, whether wood laid in tile, wood in wood, or tile in tile. Inlays can be used as borders or to create any kind of pattern you might dream up. Patterned wood forms a border in a dark wood floor.

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