Kitchen countertops are a huge part of the kitchen design because they cover a large surface area and because they will enhance the look and feel of your kitchen.
There are, many materials that are ideal for kitchen countertops and one natural stone that is admired and popular with home owners are marble tiles. Marble tiles are the more expensive option and for this reason they are usually used on small areas in the kitchen rather than over large surface areas.
In small areas such as kitchen islands, marble tiles can have a real dramatic effect that will really add to the style and design of your kitchen.
Choosing the right marble tiles is paramount for both the design and the practical issues that kitchen decor presents and it is important that you are aware of the advantages and disadvantages of marble tiles before you decide to use them in a kitchen setting.
One of the first aspects of marble tiles is that they are extremely beautiful and will certainly add a luxurious look and feel to any kitchen. Marble tiles are also waterproof, heat proof and scratch proof which is important for kitchen areas.
Marble tiles can however stain easily and some substances may permanently change the look of you marble tiles. There are sealants on the market that will offer a high level of protection to your marble tiles but some sealants will not offer complete protection.
Marble tiles do require a little more maintenance than other natural stone materials and they will need to be cleaned and wiped after use to ensure they maintain their appearance. Water marks are also common and it is paramount you dry your tiles thoroughly after cleaning. Cleaning marble tiles does not have to be very time consuming but it is advised that they are cleaned regularly. A neutral ph cleaner can be used and applies with a damp cloth but always check the manufacturer’
All natural stone tile materials have levels of maintenance and this doesn’t stop home owners from selecting marble tiles for their kitchen. The most important aspect of any tiling job is to gather as much information as you can about the tiles you are considering and the internet has an abundance of information on tile materials and marble tiles.
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