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The term “carpet” derives from the Latin carpere, “to pluck,” probably because carpets were made from unraveled “plucked” fabric. “Carpet” has the same Latin root as carpe diem, literally “pluck/seize the day.”

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Through body porcelain tiles have a very low water absorption rate making them “frost-resistant” or “frost-proof”. These tiles are great for applications where temperatures may drop below freezing like outdoors or in freezers.

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The world’s most expensive floor cover is a black marble creation by Pietra Firma. Each tile is inlaid with 95 brilliant cut diamonds in a sumptuous flower petal pattern surrounding a rich, black agate circle. Cost: $1 million for ten square feet (not including installation!).