The flooring you use in your home also defines how the Energy (known as chi in Feng Shui) flows there. Careful selection of materials means that you can fine-tune the atmosphere of your house or apartment. Big surface areas, such as flooring, will have the greatest influence, and it is worth taking great care over the materials you use. Flooring plays a significant role in beautifying the look of the house. Flooring can be natural: wood, stone, wool, and earth are best. Among the natural segment flooring we have marbles, granite and slate. Marble has never been out of fashion and is available in a variety of colors. Bricks are Available in different shades of red and orange can also be used as ethnic flooring. In some parts of the world bamboo floorings are also used and they give a feel of staying connected to nature. Feng Shui Generic guideline prescribes combination of colors and floorings to enhance the chi of the place and make it harmonious. Use of materials such as wood which will help to fuel the strength and luck of a house which faces north and sits south and it signifies Fire element. Shades of blacks and blues in façade and wavy pattern or designs in the front of the house combined with floor colors of white and black tiled alternatively or more of white for a house facing south and representing water element. For houses facing East or Southeast implying Metal element, emphasizing more on circles and curves on the façade with colors of white, gray and earth tones are considered good Feng Shui. Earth houses facing NE or SW compass directions benefit from the use of earth-based materials like marble, ceramic tiles or granite finishes.