Marble tile makes a great tile flooring, backsplash tile or bathroom tile option. Its classic elegance and longevity has made it an ideal choice for decades. However, as with any material you plan to use in your home there are disadvantages as well as advantages. Be sure to learn as much as you can about your tile options from Floor Coverings International Medina before deciding what to install in your Wadsworth home!
Advantages of Marble Tile
- Aesthetically Pleasing: The sky’s the limit when it comes to what you can do with marble tile. You can create bold, aesthetically pleasing patterns that will be the focal point of the room. Of course, you can also aim for a cleaner, more simplistic look and go with all white tiles.
- Long Lasting: Marble tile has a timeless elegance about it, as mentioned above. This means you won’t have to update your tile for some time. The clean, timeless look of marble ages well, making it a great investment.
- High Durability: Another aspect of tile that makes it an advantageous choice is its durability. Marble can easily handle sudden changes in weight and external pressure.
- Unique: Marble is a product of the earth. As such, each and every piece of tile is unique.
- Applicable for Radiant Heat: Because marble is a good conductor of heat, you can use it with under-floor radiant heating systems.
Disadvantages of Marble Tile
- Does Require Maintenance: Some upkeep is required to keep marble tile looking its best. You should never use acid on marble or it will remove its shine. It also needs regular polishing.
- Can be Cold: If you don’t have under-floor heating, your marble tile flooring can get cold in the winter.
- Needs to be Sealed: Marble needs to be sealed to prevent staining. This is because marble is porous in nature.
The information listed above should help you decide if marble tile is the right choice for your home. Whether you’re ready to purchase your new flooring or you still have questions, call and schedule a free consultation with Floor Coverings International Medina today! We are proud to serve homeowners in Medina, Wadsworth, and beyond.
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