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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Marble Tile Flooring


When it comes to flooring, there is no dearth of innovative materials and designs. One can select from numerous options when it comes to flooring. Marble tiles are one of the most popular choices for flooring. Though many other options like linoleum, vinyl, hardwood etc are available for flooring; marble flooring is one of the most elegant flooring styles around. If you are one of those people who would like to have marble flooring in their house or office, then keep reading on –

Tips for getting the best flooring done

When choosing flooring options keep the following tips in mind

* Your budget.

* Selection of the right quality and design of marble tiles. They should be durable and the design should be such that its appeal lasts for a long time.

* You should visit the reputed stores in your area where you can get to know about the variety of marble tiles available in the market, as well as their prices. You can also research about it on the internet. Doing such research would give you a reasonably good sense of what is available in the market and what is the best you can afford within your budget.

Marble flooring as a better flooring option

Marble flooring is recommended by many interior designers because it is one of the most lasting flooring options and can give a stunning bright look to the floor. One of the best features of marble tile flooring is that they are scratch-free and stainless, and retain their fresh look for years.

However like other flooring options, marble tile flooring also has some drawbacks. These are –

* Marble is so heavy that the floor needs extra support for carrying the load. So before flooring with marble tiles, one should take appropriate measures to ensure that the floor can bear the weight of the tiles.

* Marble floors demand regular maintenance. So you have to spare some time regularly to maintain the beauty of your flooring.

*Marble tile flooring can be quite expensive and the flooring cost may be more than what you have budgeted. However if you have still desire to install marble tile flooring then you have another option that is synthetic marble tile flooring. Synthetic marble tiles are cheaper than the original marble tiles. But at the same time you cannot expect the durability and bright beauty of original marble tiles from the synthetic version.


Source by Gardner Wilkinson

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