Monday, February 7, 2011

The World's Most Expensive Floor Tiles

Home renovations have long been a popular pastime on the Balmain peninsula. Through my time in real estate I have seen some amazing renovations that have wow'd me from the moment I've stepped into the door. Quite often the purpose of renovating a home is to achieve a visual and lifestyle improvement that will increase the re-sale value of your home. However, the cost of just one of these tiles would probably blow the entire renovation budget for the average DIY investor!

Pietra Firma’s LuxTouch is considered to be the most expensive tile in the world. Built from black marble, each tile is inlaid with 95 brilliant cut diamonds in a flower petal arrangement surrounding a rich, black agate circle. Abalone shell and pearl inlay are handcrafted to perfectly fit into each corner.

The diamonds in the tiles are raised so as to create a sensation in your feet as you walk over them. For roughly $1 million per square foot, you'd want to be reassured that you are literally walking on diamonds!

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