Yesterday in the hospital staff room, Columbo was on the television. The murderess' mansion had a really shiny, impressive marble floor. One of the nurses exclaimed that if she had a house like that with a shiny marble floor, she would never allow anyone in with high-heeled shoes on.
Very sensible. Marble may be easier to clean than carpets, but it can get scratched by high-heeled shoes and it can become worn by the grit that shoes bring in.