Sunday, July 03, 2011
Juergen and I are now looking into keeping the marble floors in our hall, and just having them redone. We can not tell if this will work until we get the house in 4 weeks. Then we can pull up the cheap tile the owner put down and see if it is do able. It will cost 40€ a square meter to have it redone. But handmade Terracotta cost 44€ , and Sandstone is more like 60€. So it's cheaper for us to just keep what we already have. Marble is harder to care for then Terracotta, but easier then sandstone. I would need to invest in some good rugs in the high traffic areas of the floor. We visited Carrara last year. It was one of the best things we did in Italy. I loved the time we spent there. I'm 99% sure we have Carrara Marble because that is where Southern Germany gets it's Marble. It really would be a shame to cover it up. If we can not redo it, I vote for the Terracotta.
Here is a picture I took of the floor 4 years ago before it was covered by tile. It is a grey and white marble.
and here are some photo's from our trip to Carrara. That was really cool!