Marble flooring is one of the most classic and sophisticated floorings you can add to your home. Like any natural stone tile flooring, there are many different types of marble flooring and no two marble tiles are the same. Each slab of marble stone has its own unique hue, color variations, and vein patterns. Denver Carpet & Flooring offers a large selection of marble flooring from top manufacturers and brand names. Schedule an appointment with one of our flooring specialists or come visit our store.
The word “marble” originates from the Greek word, marmaros, which means “a snow white and spotless stone.” Of course, marble can be found in a wide array of colors. Marble stone has been the primary choice for high-end designers, architects, and artists throughout all of human history. The most prolific use of marble flooring can be seen in the ancient architecture of Rome. Marble is also most famously in classical sculpture, like the statue of “David” by Michelangelo.
Marble stone is related to the limestone family and is a metamorphic rock. Meaning, marble is a pre-existing rock that has been changed from its original form over millions of years. Marble is exposed to extremely high heat and pressure where the stones and minerals become crystallized which is how marble gets its characteristic veins.
Types of Marble
There are several classifications of marble. What you really want to pay attention to outside of color is the finish. There are three types:
This is the most elegant finish and what most people consider grand and expensive. As you can imagine, polished marble flooring is extremely smooth and shiny. You can even see your own reflection in polished marble.
This is also a polished marble but has a matte finish. Honed marble is less slick than the classic polished marble and prevents slipping.
This type of marble flooring has a mix of sand and marble stones. Sand marble tends to give a more rustic or antique look.
Considerations for Marble Tile Flooring
Marble flooring is the most porous of natural stone tiles. While marble flooring is an excellent choice if you are going for an elegant and sophisticated look, it does require a little more care and maintenance.
We recommend marble tile flooring be treated on a regular basis to prevent stains and damage from spills and moisture. Anything acidic should also be quickly wiped away as marble tile acts as a base and the acid will corrode the surface.
Marble Flooring Installation
Hire professionals to do the flooring installation work when it comes to marble tile flooring. Marble flooring is luxurious, timeless, and the additional care in the installation is worth the investment. Denver Carpet and Flooring are experts in preparing your subfloors and making sure your foundation is level to prevent damage and cracking.
Denver Carpet & Flooring carries several different styles, colors, and variations of marble tile flooring. We offer quality brands and low prices so you can add some luxury throughout your home. Visit our showroom or make an appointment with one of our flooring specialists who can bring the shop-at-home experience to you.