Floors often don't get a lot of love, maybe because most people don't spend a lot of time looking at their feet. But the floors in these 15 rooms are so attractive, so attention-getting, that it's hard to imagine looking anywhere else.
Above: this herringbone wood floor would be beautiful on its own, but with this painted motif it's definitely the star of the show. From the book Freunde von Freunden: Friends, via Yatzer.
A beautifully worn brick floor in a space spotted on One Kings Lane.
Tile can be striking, too — I'm partial to this kitchen from Style Me Pretty.
This kitchen, from House and Home, is floored with slabs of marble found at a salvage yard.
A beautiful, intricately detailed wood floor, from an apartment spotted on Dustjacket Attic.
Fish scale scallops, in concrete, mingle with wood flooring at The Musket Room in NYC. Spotted on 79 Ideas.
A bright green herringbone tile floor in a Moroccan home from T Magazine.
These chevron wood floors are enough to make me want to pick up and move to Paris. Jeremy Wilson for Elle Decoration UK, via Arkpad.
This floor, in an apartment by Sarah Lavoine, could be tile, but almost looks like stamped concrete.
From Elle Decor, another Moroccan home with a stunning tile floor.
If I lived in a place with a floor like this, I might never leave the hallway. A home in Firenze, by I Vassalletti.
A gorgeous parquet floor from SJ Studio.
Another herringbone tile floor, this one by Made a Mano.
This floor, alone among all these beauties, is a DIY. It was created (over many painstaking hours, I'm sure) with a permanent market. More details on Where Cool Things Happen.
And one more chevron floor, just for grins. From a Paris apartment spotted on Yellowtrace.
(Image credits: Freunde von Freunden: Friends; One Kings Lane; Style Me Pretty; House and Home; Dustjacket Attic; 79 Ideas; T Magazine; Elle Decoration UK; Sarah Lavoine; Elle Decor; I Vassalletti; SJ Studio; Made a Mano; Where Cool Things Happen; Yellowtrace)