Marble is a beautiful natural stone that adds an upscale, luxurious feel to any space. It has recently become popular for kitchen backsplashes, bathroom floors, and shower surrounds because of its classic and versatile look. However, marble tile is a pricey investment material, so you should be sure to do your research before installing it in your Ocotillo home. Here are a few tips from our Floor Coverings International Chandler-Gilbert experts to consider:
About Marble Tile
Marble tile comes in many different colors and styles from around the world. Here are a few common varieties that may be familiar to homeowners:
- Carrara marble is one of the most popular types today. It is known for its soft white color streaked with gray. Its neutral appearance makes it a versatile choice for both modern and traditional homes.
- Breccia marble is recognizable for its dramatic streaks and warm, neutral beige color. Its similarity to travertine means that it is perfect for homeowners who want an old world European look.
- Calacatta marble is bright white with dark streaks, giving it a dramatic black-and-white appearance. It is one of the rarer and more expensive types of marble flooring available.
Marble tile requires special care and maintenance. It can be stained or etched by acidic substances (like orange juice, coffee, and some cleaners) and even prolonged exposure to water. To avoid this, be sure to have your marble professionally sealed, and only clean it with specialty stone cleaners.
Since marble tile is a pricey material, you should keep in mind the costs of maintenance when you choose to install it in your Ocotillo home. However, the unique beauty of marble often makes it a worthwhile investment. To learn more about marble or see product samples, give us a call! Floor Coverings International Chandler-Gilbert serves homeowners in Chandler, Gilbert, Ahwatukee, Tempe, Mesa, Maricopa and beyond.
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