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October 24, 1992 - Image 25

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-10-24

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All About Floors

by Michael Daneker

When Edgar Allen Poe wrote in The
Raven that embers turned to ghosts on
his floor, he probably didn't think too
much about the damage they did to his
finish. But then, after perusing the
House of Usher, an astute reader might
surmise that Poe wasn't the world's
biggest home fixer-upper.
Nevertheless (or should one say nev-
ermore), after writing The Raven, Poe
has some work to do on his floors. Did
he go with a tiled floor so that future em-
bers would do less damage, or did he
stain and refinish the wood floor he al-
ready had? It is unlikely that Poe, with
his unusual creativity, did something
ordinary.
Unlike today's shoppers, Poe, did not
face a bewildering variety of flooring op-
tions. Most floors in the 19th Century
were made of wood. Today, the possi-
bilities for fashionable floors range from
vinyl or ceramic tile through painted de-
signs to bleached hardwood.

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...Fancy Tile,
Marble & Granite

At Ceramic Tile Sales' all-new "showroom
of the 90s", you can see all the latest in
tile, marble and granite products. And
decorating ideas to add "that dramatic
finishing touch" to any home or office. As
Michigan's largest importer of ceramic tile,
we show more and stock more than any
other tile source in the area.

CERAMIC
TILE SALES

TJ Marble & Granite Shop

23455 Telegraph north of 9 Mile
in Southfield...phone 313 356 6430

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Open: M, Tu, Th 8:30-5 / W, F 8:30-8 / Sat 9-5

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