Your home wouldn’t be complete without beautiful flooring. No matter what type of flooring you have in your home, it can make your home look and feel welcoming and provides a certain level of comfort.

But did you know that your home’s flooring has a rich history? This week, we thought of sharing with you some fun and interesting facts about carpets and flooring.

Most expensive floor tiles

Pietra has taken floor tiles to a new level with its black marble creation. These luxurious tiles come with a premium price, selling at $1 million for every 10 square feet. That doesn’t even cover installation cost. Each tile is embellished with diamonds, along with mother of pearl, abalone shell and black onyx.

Oldest carpet on record

It has been said that the first carpet was woven in the 5th century B.C. The carpet was found in the grave of a Scythian prince, among the ices of Pazyryk Valley in Altai Mountains in Siberia.

Rug versus carpet

A rug and a carpet is basically the same thing. The only thing that sets them apart is the size. Any piece of carpet that measures less than 40 square feet is considered a rug.

Red carpet

The red carpet was originally used to mark ceremonial and formal gatherings of politicians and leaders alike. The reference of the red carpet was first made in 458 B.C. by Aeschylus. These days, red carpets are often used within the entertainment and film industry.

Vacuum cleaners

The first vacuum cleaner was invented in 1907. When it first came out, manufacturers really had a hard time selling them. Why? Because people felt offended by the fact that their carpets are filthy.  The truth is, several pounds of soil and dirt can accumulate in and under your carpet throughout the year so it is to have it cleaned and vacuumed on a regular basis.