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January 30, 2013
A foundation for our beloved possessions and very own two feet—the floor. From the clean beauty of Carrara marble to intricately patterned slabs, we take a look at seven tile-clad floors we love.

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dining room with original tilework

In the dining room, which opens to the backyard terrace, original tilework on the floors and walls complement decidedly modern counterparts—an original 1938 Butterfly chair by Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan, and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy, and a 1983 TMC floor lamp by Spanish designer Miguel Milá. Read the rest of this 18th-century flat renovation here.

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Originally appeared in Arch Support
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Modern concrete living room with skylights

Architect Nataniel Fúster augmented traditional isleño tiles with flattering hues and a slightly more active pattern for the open living area in this San Juan, Puerto Rico renovation.

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The blue-tiled master bathroom stands in contrast to the muted tones of the rest of the house. The tile is recycled glass from China.

The blue recycled glass-tiled master bathroom stands in contrast to the muted tones of the rest of this two-story house renovaton in San Diego, California.

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Originally appeared in The Family Tree
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Master bathroom with walls and tub clad in Carrara marble

Architect Christoper Deam clad this master bathroom's tub and walls in Carrara marble. An AJ Wall sconce by Arne Jacobsen for Louis Poulsen sheds some light on bathtub reading. See more of this modern Mill Valley home renovation - which just so happens to belong to Dwell's founder, Lara Hedberg Deam, and her family - here.

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Modern guest bathroom clad in Indian granite

Black Indian granite covers the wall and floor of this Toronto loft's bathroom, while various grooming necessities on dentist-like trays hang from a modular floor-mounted Autopole shelf system by Alu. See the rest of the Montague Residence here.

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Originally appeared in Party-Friendly Apartment in Toronto
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Natural light studio with cement tile floors

Original dusty-hued tiles grace the floor of internationally accalimed designer Jaime Hayon's newly remodeled home in Valencia, Spain.

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Originally appeared in Designer Jaime Hayon's Renovated Home in Spain
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The front door hallway flooring features original turn-of-the-century floor tiles in this renovated first-floor apartment in Barcelona, Spain.

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Originally appeared in Renovating Old and New in Barcelona
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dining room with original tilework

In the dining room, which opens to the backyard terrace, original tilework on the floors and walls complement decidedly modern counterparts—an original 1938 Butterfly chair by Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan, and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy, and a 1983 TMC floor lamp by Spanish designer Miguel Milá. Read the rest of this 18th-century flat renovation here.

Photo by Gunnar Knechtel.

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