For homeowners in the greater Carrollton and Irving areas, marble tile is one of the most luxurious and elegant flooring options available. Our design experts at Floor Coverings International NW Dallas walk you through some of the basics of this amazing flooring surface.
What are Marble Floors Made From?
Marble is a rock that is formed from the recrystallization of limestone under the intense pressure and heat of geologic processes. It is made primarily of the mineral calcite and most often will contain other minerals, including clay minerals, micas, quartz, pyrite, iron oxides, and graphite. Marble is quarried from mountain ranges all over the world. As a flooring surface, marble is usually cut into large square tiles by industrial machines.
What Type of Finish Does Marble Tile Have?
Marble floor tiles most often come in two finishes: polished and honed. Polished marble floors are extremely glossy and made to accentuate the natural grains and beauty of the stones. However, polished marble tiles can be very slick and are often covered with rugs for additional traction. Honed marble floors are also polished, but to a much lesser degree. They are more durable and are very common in kitchens and bathrooms in the Carrollton and Irving areas.
What Should I Expect With Marble Tile Installation?
Marble tiles can be very difficult to install. Our experts can help you arrange the marble tiles on your flooring surface before they’re laid down. This will ensure that the tiles line up correctly and match patterns and grains. Because it’s a natural stone material, marble has a porous surface, making it susceptible to stains. Our experts at Floor Coverings International NW Dallas can help mitigate this susceptibility by carefully adding a sealer below, on top, and in between the marble tile surface.
We hope you are as excited about marble floors as we are! Don’t hesitate to give us a call at the number below for more questions or to schedule a free in-home design consultation. Our mobile showroom services the greater Carrollton and Irving areas.
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