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 stocks 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: