7 Most Expensive Flooring Materials in the World

| Tiffany Stevens

Forget gold faucets, these 7 most expensive flooring materials are the real status symbol you need.

Flooring is an important part of any home, and it can have a big impact on the overall look and feel of a space. But what if you're looking for something truly unique and luxurious? So, here are seven of the most expensive flooring materials in the world:


#1 Lux Touch

Lux Touch Tile

Lux Touch a black marble tile encrusted with diamonds, abalone shell, mother-of-pearl, and black onyx, is a luxurious and eye-catching flooring option. Pietra Firma launched the exclusive limited edition collection at the Monaco Yacht Show. A master craftsman hand crafts each tile. It is the most expensive flooring in the world, costing $1,000,000 per square foot.


#2 The Pearl Carpet Of Baroda

Pearl Carpet of Baroda

The Maharajah of Baroda commissioned a 17th-century Persian-style rug known as the Pearl Carpet of Baroda. The rugmakers crafted the rug from deer hide and silk and embellished it with around two million pearls, glass beads, diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, and rubies. Roughly 400 carats of table and rose cut diamonds fill the three rosettes down the center of the rug. The carpet sold at auction for $5.5 million in 2009.


#3 The Mughal Star Lattice Carpet

The Mughal Star Lattice Carpet

Indian weavers crafted the Mughal Star Lattice Carpet, a 17th- or 18th-century carpet made of cashmere wool. The Mughal Star Lattice Carpet, one of only 12 remaining carpets in the millefleur star lattice style, ranks among the world's most valuable carpets. The carpet remained in the Vanderbilt family's possession for nearly 100 years. In 2013, an auction house sold a carpet for $5.8 million.


#4 Tibetan Silk Carpet

Tibetan Silk Carpet

Tibetan silk carpets are known for their intricate designs and luxurious textures. Weavers use the finest Tibetan wool and silk to create carpets that can take months or even years to weave. Tibetan silk carpets can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000 per square meter.


#5 Brazilian Rosewood

Brazilian Rosewood

Woodworkers prize Brazilian rosewood, a rare and exotic hardwood with rich color and grain. Woodworkers have used this hardwood for fine cabinetwork, exquisite furniture, and celebrated musical instruments for centuries. It is also one of the most expensive wood flooring materials in the world, costing anywhere from $100 to $500 per square foot.


#6 Calacatta Gold Marble

Calcatta Gold Marble

Calacatta Gold marble is a type of Italian marble that is known for its white background with golden veining. It is a popular choice for luxury flooring and countertops. Calacatta Gold marble can cost anywhere from $20 to $100 per square foot.


#7 Versailles Parquet

Versailles Parquet

Versailles parquet is a type of hardwood flooring that is made from a variety of different wood species. It is named after the Palace of Versailles in France, where it was originally used. Versailles parquet can be very expensive, costing anywhere from $25 to $500 per square foot.




While some of the flooring materials on this list may be out of reach for most people, they still offer a glimpse into the world of luxury and opulence. Which flooring would you love to have in your home?

Would you choose the diamonds and pearls of the Lux Touch marble, or the intricate designs of the Tibetan silk carpet? Perhaps you prefer the warmth and richness of Brazilian rosewood, or the elegance of Calacatta Gold marble.

No matter what your taste, there is an expensive flooring material out there that is perfect for you. So if you are looking for a way to add a touch of luxury to your home, start by considering one of these seven options.

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