Style Secret: Natural FlooringCarpet? So 19th century. Arts and Crafts flooring falls right in step with the natural aesthetic: hardwood (planks or parquet), stone, slate. Tile with an Arts and Crafts glaze, a specially applied matte finish that lends tremendous depth, works beautifully in a mosaic grid. Cork is a great choice as well.It almost goes without saying that you don't want to hide these materials under too many rugs, but if you do bring floor coverings in, keep them true to the color scheme, choose a natural weave and don't get too ornate with the pattern. Look closer: Avoid flooring that looks too uniform, edgy or mass produced (this is not the time to lay vinyl tiles or experiment with concrete). The slate in this entry bears striking variations in color that show nature's hand at work, and each piece has a one-of-a-kind pattern that no machine could duplicate.