Southport homeowners love marble for its sleek and beautiful look and its ability to blend with both contemporary and classic styles. For example, versatile marble tile adds the perfect elegant, luxurious touch to shower surrounds, backsplashes, and floors. But marble also requires special care and maintenance, which is why our experts suggest doing your research before choosing marble tile.
Here are a few tips from Floor Coverings International Shallotte to help you decide if marble is the right material for your space:
Marble Tile: Factors to Consider
There are many types of marble available. The most classic and popular variety tends to be “Carrara,” which is a soft white color with gray and black veining. While Carrara is particularly versatile, keep in mind that you can also get marble tile with more color and pattern variation, if you prefer a bolder, one-of-a-kind look.
Marble is highly porous, meaning that it can be stained and etched by water, harsh cleaners, and other liquids. Acidic substances such as coffee, orange juice, and certain cleaning products can be particularly damaging. If you decide to install marble tile in your home, remember to clean it with a special stone-friendly product, and don’t let liquids sit on the surface of the marble for too long.
Marble is a pricey material, and it can also be expensive to care for and maintain. If your marble tile becomes stained, etched, dulled, or otherwise damaged, you will need to call in a professional to reseal it. Resealing helps to create a barrier on the marble’s surface so that it is protected from damaging substances. It is an important step to maintaining marble tile in heavily used areas, like entryway floors or shower and tub surrounds.
Are you ready to commit to marble tile? Schedule a free consultation or stop by our showroom to see our marble selection in person. Floor Coverings International Shallotte serves homeowners in the Southport area and beyond.
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