village The first wood floors in colonial America were wide, thick, rough-sawn planks that were face-nailed to the joists. It was very rare to see a stained or varnished floor as this process was very labor intensive and expensive. As decoratively painted interiors became popular in the 18th century, this technique was applied to wood floors, too. They could be plain or fancifully ornamented, with geometric patterns or monochromatic coats of paint. Evoke an atmosphere of a time long past with this beautiful white body porcelain, painted, wood-look tile from Brazil.