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The different types and colours of marble floor tiles.
There are many sources of information on marble floor tiles and some of it can be confusing as to whether marble floor tiles are suitable and which types are the best to use.
Marble has been used for centuries not only as a floor tile and wall tile solution but also used for fine art such as sculptures, the magic and beauty of marble stone makes it suitable for many fine art projects. The advancements in technology have also made it possible for marble tiles to be adapted for interior use and they are defined and adapted to be easier to install.
Marble floor tiles are known for their beauty and if you are trying to achieve a beautiful and chic environment, marble flooring will certainly add a touch of class. Home owners have the design features and the colour of marble floor tiles to consider but they also have to select the correct type of marble to ensure that they are durable enough for the area they are installed in.
Marble floor tiles are not the cheapest of the floor tile solutions but many home owners are aware of this when they decide to select marble tiles and the finished project is very often worth the extra expense of marble floor tiles.
Marble floor tiles come in different variations and home owners must select the correct one for their application. The first step in choosing marble floor tiles is to visit a good tile store which will have a good choice of marble floor tiles that you can consider, they will also be able to help with any advice and information on the particular installation you have in mind.
The polished variety of marble floor tiles has a sheen that can be described as almost a mirrored effect. The tumbled marble floor tiles are sometimes described as the best choice for flooring solutions; the tumbled variety of tile has a more traditional and old style look and appearance, many home owners like this variety for traditional settings. The last type of marble floor tiles is the honed variety of tile. The honed variety of marble floor tiles has more of a matte finish and will not have so much as a shine, this type again is popular for traditional settings.
Although the honed and tumbled varieties of marble flooring are often chosen for flooring solutions, the polished variety is also popular because it has a crisp shiny solid appearance that home owners like. The type you choose is really down to personal preference and the existing decor within the room.
Marble floor tiles are generally available in lighter colours but there are quite a few marble colours to choose from such as blue, gray, green and white.
Marble floor tiles will need to be sealed in order to protect them from damage and any sealant will need to be reapplied approximately every 3-5 years. Although marble flooring is a more expensive choice, it will certainly add both beautiful tile style and value to the home.
Marble floor tiles are relatively easy to clean and maintain, although certain procedures will need to be followed. The polished variety of marble floor tiles may be harder to maintain simply because of their mirror like appearance and tiles must be dried properly in order to avoid any smear marks later on. All good tile stores will stock a wide variety of marble tiles and the first step would be to see what is available and take your time over which marble floor tile is right for you.
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Tile choice supply a wide range of floor tiles and wall tiles, we also supply underfloor heating systems. http://www.tilechoice.co.uk