Marble tile is a classic and high-end material that can be used to beautiful effect as flooring or backsplashes. However, marble is not the ideal type of tile for every space. Keep reading to learn about this beautiful stone tile and if it might be a good fit for your Pleasanton home.

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The Different Styles of Marble Tile

Most people think that all marble is the same. But this is not the case. There are different styles of marble including:

  • Calacatta
  • Carrara
  • Crema marfil
  • Emperador
  • Statuary

Different types of marble tiles are quarried in different places in the world, which is why you can find color variants such as white, pink, black and green marble. The quarry source also affects the strength of the marble and the veins that make up the variations and patterns on the stone.

The Benefits of Marble Tile Flooring

Marble is considered a classic material for a reason and is perfect if you’re someone who wants flooring that won’t go out of fashion. Marble can also add value to your home. Lastly, marble reflects light, helping to make spaces feel larger, brighter, and airier.

How to Properly Maintain Marble Tile

If marble tile is not properly sealed and maintained, it can become etched or stained over time. If something is spilled on marble, it should be cleaned quickly to prevent staining. A microfiber dust mop can be used to remove dust and debris. Use a pH neutral soap to clean the surface to prevent discoloration or etching (this is more of a risk for marble countertops). Use a dry cloth to remove any excess moisture after mopping.

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Marble is a premium stone tile option. As such, many people like to showcase it as entryway flooring or to create a luxurious backsplash. While it can create a striking effect, marble is a hard material underfoot, so it might not be the best flooring choice for spaces where you’re likely to be standing for long periods of time. Marble tile can also be slick, so be careful about using it on stairs or high traffic areas.

Floor Coverings International East Bay can help you make an informed decision as to whether marble tile is ideal for your home or whether another flooring option is a better fit. We proudly serve the greater East Bay, Pleasanton, San Ramon! Schedule a free flooring consultation today!

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