The antique limestone tiles add character to this English style kitchen.
In a traditional style entry area, a rustic travertine floor provides an interesting contrast to the formal wainscot and floral wall paper.
Versailles Pattern is typically made from unfilled travertine stone. This means the surface is rough and natural pits are visible.
This pattern does not have to look rustic. In porcelain tile with straight cut edges, it can look contemporary, as seen in this entry area.
An expansive area really shows off the pattern. This soft yellow-toned stone has a relatively consistent color throughout the space.
Outdoors in multi-tones, this pattern has a cobblestone effect.
This tile floor adds to the Old-World feel of a Mediterranean-style bath.
Here is the pattern with smaller tiles. The creamy double vanity cabinet has a dark glaze to give it an aged appearance. The warm tones of this mini Versailles Pattern coordinate perfectly.
This home feels like an Italian villa. Here, the floor is not the feature, but it plays nicely with the stone columns, Venetian plaster walls and ironwork.
In a newly constructed home, the rustic travertine floor sets the tone for a Tuscan-style interior.
For a dramatic look, consider multi-colored honed slate. The colors and patterns within the stone become more pronounced when the surface is smooth. This blue, gray and yellow slate provides the pattern and color palette for this traditional home. Stone and Pewter Accents has a similar tile called Shiba.
Here's another slate floor in a contemporary kitchen.