We are looking at ideas to replace the marble floor in the hallway of our new (old) house. The marble is ruined and would cost too much to repair. Besides, marble is kind of formal and cold. One thing both Juergen and I like is Italian Sandstone ( travertine). I can buy it on e-bay for a very good price. You can see how beautiful it is in this video. Our house is going to be nice...not as grand as this house. But we want our small Villa to look Italian. We want it to be warm and have a very productive garden.