Few building materials say luxury and elegance like marble. This beautiful natural stone has been used in architectural design for centuries, and it’s a popular option for Boca Raton homes as well. The light and cool surface is a great option for Floridians that want a high-end look at home. Learn more about the pros and cons of marble tile and find out if it might be the right option for your space.
Benefits of Marble Tile
If you want a clean, spacious, and elegant look, marble tile is a classic option. The neutral colors of the stone look great behind any décor, and marble can be polished to a high shine, unlike many other natural stone products. Each marble tile installation is unique, and you can even see great variations in color and pattern from tile to tile. This makes any marble surface in your home truly customized.
The classic marble look is nearly white in color with subtle grey veining throughout the stone. Yet, some people are surprised to learn that marble is in fact available in a variety of colors and styles. Carrara and Calacatta marble, both from Italy, have the traditional appearance, but you can also find marble in grey and yellow hues from Turkey and black marble from Spain. There is truly a style to suit any taste.
Like most natural stone materials, marble is high-maintenance and should be installed with careful consideration. It is hard to match, even from tile to tile and it is highly recommended to get all materials from the same batch and lay out the tiles before installation to make sure you like the look.
Marble is a porous surface and is prone to scratches and etching. It needs to be sealed and cleaned regularly with a mild detergent solution or marble-specific product. It is not recommended for large expanses of kitchen floors or countertops where spills can stain the surface. It is a great option for bathrooms, backsplashes, or other small areas of your home where you want to make a big impact without the worry.
Cost of materials and installation are also important considerations with marble, as with any luxury building material, but for many the look and quality of true marble surpasses any concerns about cost. If you are ready to learn more about tile flooring options, contact our team at Floor Coverings International Boca Raton. We will provide a free design consultation in your Boca Raton home to help you find the perfect flooring for your family.
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