Marble is a stunning natural stone that has become a trendy interior design choice. Despite its recent growth in popularity, marble is actually a timeless material that has graced architectural wonders ranging from the Taj Mahal to the Palace of Versailles. Here is everything you need to know about marble tile from the experts at Floor Coverings International Triad.
One of the most distinctive characteristics of marble stone is its veining pattern. The veining comes from the crystallization of the minerals found in the limestone it stems from. No two marble tiles will have exactly the same pattern, and every set of tiles will be distinct from all others. Due to this individuality, always buy extra tiles when installing marble. This ensures that you will have tiles that match if you need to replace them.
Marble is a natural stone material, which means it will also have a porous surface. The porosity of marble makes it susceptible to stains from spills and requires extra care to ensure it maintains its appearance. When installing marble, treat it with a below surface sealer that will fill the pores in the stone. It is then followed by a surface finishing treatment to create a protective barrier.
Variety of Colors
Marble is generally associated with classic white, cream, or grey tones. But marble is actually available in a wide variety of colors including red, violet, and black. A popular colored marble is Swedish green marble that is a rich forest green hue. Carrera marble, which is common in Italy, is a stunning blue/grey color.
When deciding where to install your marble tile, it is important to consider that it is a soft stone. This means that it can be vulnerable to scratches, chips, and breaks. The sealer will provide strength to the tile, however, it is not recommended to install it in a high traffic area. Protect it from damage by placing pads under furniture, and remain diligent in keeping it clean. This will ensure your marble is free from scratches and will maintain its beauty for years to come.
Get Started Today
To learn more about marble tile, or to get started on your installation, contact our experts at Floor Coverings International Triad. We offer free on-site consultations and are proud to serve Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and the surrounding areas.
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