Finally after some months of being open, we have put tiles on our "kitchen" floor. We chose white plain tile, like an old bathroom. When the grout and tile cement were drying, we had to use a wooden "bridge" to get things from behind the counter. We also had to toast bread outside the shop.
Thank you to Cecil's posse, who did a great job. Tiling is an area of the highly skilled. It is a hypnotizing art!