Interesting Granite Floor - Ardsley NY 10502

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Home Builder with The Flooring Girl

As many of you know, when I enter new places, I usually look down...so I can check out the floors. It's fun and I get lots of creative ideas this way.

A couple of weeks ago, I was so intrigued by a floor in an Italian/Pizza restaurant in Ardsley that I just needed to snap a picture. 

ardsley granite slab floors 10502

Not only was the floor a mixture of granite slab pieces, but the tables were all granite...and all different types.  The decor really worked.  I was thinking of bringing my mom by to lunch so she could check it out.  She's redoing her kitchen and still trying to figure out what type of granite to use.


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Comments (40)

Cory Barbee
San Diego, CA
Broker (760) 563-4022

For me personally, with a high D personality, this floor would drive me crazy bit I know it works for some people...

Jun 01, 2011 05:31 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Love it...crazy stuff out there. I walked into a home with all black marble floors except around the doors and it was bright yellowy beige. Ugh

Jun 01, 2011 05:35 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Michael - it would only work in certain spaces...needs a lot of room to look good.

Mike - It prob. does...unless owner has an "in" with a granite cpmpany.

Jay - LOL.  Yes, I have no idea why this is featured.

Jennifer - cool.  I hope it helps.  This floor is prob super durable - prob. much more resilient vs. a regular tile floor.

Carol - Yes, it will only work in some spaces.  It's a very daring floor and won't work for all tastes.

James - I have a feeling they got a good deal on it somehow.

Jay - Well there is some Ubatuba in there which is greenish in color and so glad they reused the scraps.

Janice - Thx.  Yes, I thought this was a very creative floor.

Jun 01, 2011 06:23 AM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Debbie - while I'm always mentally staging a room - you are always on the look out for interesting flooring  (I remember RainCamp!) This one is very unique - makes a statement - good for a restuarant - a home, not so much! congrats on the feature!

Jun 01, 2011 06:30 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Richie - Tood point.  Also, I'm guessing these floors are hard on the waiters' feet.

Connie - Thx.  Yes, it is neat.  Maybe not for my home, but could work for some homes.

Coral - Yes, it definiitely works in this setting but not in all

Carla - Yes, I know, it's sad.  It's part of who I am now.  can't help it.

Ruthmarie - You're right, this is very impactful and you can't help but notice this.

Sold team - that is cool.  Yes, it could work in some entryways.  Smart for them to do.

Wiedler realty - this is definitely not cheap, but it is very possible they got this for a large discount.  The labor on this one is high, even if granite was donated.

Corinne - Oh I agree completely.  This is best for commercial setting.

Cory - LOL, yes, not good to have this type of floor if you're not feeling well.

Karen - Glad you like it.  That house you mentioned sounds crazy.

Jun 01, 2011 06:31 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Kristine - Yes, we are 2 peas in a pod...even if a different pod.  Yes, this would prob. not be the best selection for most homes.  But, I have seen some things in a similar vein in very large and high end homes.

Jun 01, 2011 06:33 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Debbie,  Lots of different styles and colors going on there.  Very original and one of a kind.

Jun 01, 2011 07:29 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Bill - Yes, it certainly is!  I wish I knew who designed it.

Jun 01, 2011 08:08 AM
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Debbie - congratulations on another great feature!  I love the granite - what an awesome idea for a commercial setting but would likely work in the right home setting.  Perhaps you will do one of these soon and show it to us.

Jun 01, 2011 09:19 AM
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

I am thinking this is too hard and cold for a home - I imagine tripping on it because it looks uneven. 

Jun 01, 2011 10:04 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

It's an interesting and unique look that works well in a busy restaurant.  Cool pic, thanks for sharing it Debbie.

Jun 01, 2011 10:49 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Debbie it sure is interesting and I too think the perfect place for it is the pizza restaurant.

Jun 01, 2011 11:46 AM
Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker

Debbie,

These kinds of floors are fantastic. Far better than marble which ends up looking scratched and scuffed.

Brian

Jun 01, 2011 01:15 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Barbara - thx a bunch.   Yes, that would be a fun floor to work on.

Margaret - Yes, it's kind of like slate - not 100% even.  This really only works in some settings.

Anita - Thx a bunch.  Yes, it is rather unique.

jennifer - yes, it is perfect for this location

Brian - Thx.  And, oh, yes, marble is kind of soft and porous.  Granite is much harder and more resilient.

Jun 01, 2011 02:07 PM
Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

Debbie - I agree that this would look cool in a retail or commercial space but I have seen something similar in a home and it was terrible.  If I remember correctly, it was one of the major drawbacks about the home selling because every room had different pieces and shapes.  HUGE SELLING ISSUE!!!

Jun 01, 2011 02:43 PM
Kathleen Vetrano
RE/MAX Gateway - Falls Church, VA
Helping YOU Achieve YOUR Dreams

Debbie....Kind of reminds me of the 70s flooring and some of the products used then.  It was that kind of a look and brought with it charm and warmth all its own.  Maybe I'm just being nostalgic! 

Jun 01, 2011 06:54 PM
Barbara "Barb" Bodnar, Licensed Associate RE Broker
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Yorktown, NY
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Hi Debbie

Interesting floor...it would be great to see a photo of the floor and the tables too.  Thanks once again for bringing great input.  I was sharing some things you have done with a colleague and she may be calling you for her own home.

Jun 06, 2011 01:45 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Donne - Yes, I think this works in commercial settings but not homes.  I just posted it because I though it was interesting and creative.

 

Kathleen - Yes, it does, but his is very tastefully done - looks very real (because it is real).

Barb - Yes, I think I'll need to go back and snap a shot w/ the tables.  Oh, and that is so cool if she calls me.  Thx a bunch!

Jun 06, 2011 09:38 AM
Vickie Slade
Colorado Landmark, Realtors - Boulder, CO
Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On

Debbie, this is an interesting floor.

Jul 04, 2011 01:05 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Vickie - Thx. Yes, it is...and, it's not for everyone.

Jul 04, 2011 02:55 AM