Marble tile is without a doubt the most iconic natural stone tile. Marble, a metamorphic stone that played a vital role in classical architecture, has been renowned for its beauty and elegance for millennia. While its most famous uses might be as classical sculpture or as an ancient and modern structural building material, its traditional uses have also included flooring, paving, and wall decoration.
Whenever you select marble as your floor or wall tile of choice, then, you’re letting Country Floors help you tap into one of the oldest and most cherished design conventions. Country Floors happily offers a carefully curated selection of marble tile that provides a modern take on tradition.
Marble adds timeless beauty and elegance. Each slab comes with its own natural design, which makes every surface look like a piece of art. This natural beauty makes marble a popular and attractive medium for contemporary architects and designers to express their unique vision.
Marble Tile Home Uses
What you’ve heard is true; every surface looks good in marble. Common residential applications for marble tiles include floor tiles for kitchens and wall tiles for bathrooms and backsplashes. Slabs, as opposed to tiles, are perfect for the iconic marble countertop in your kitchen or bathroom.
While everyone knows that kitchens and bathrooms stand out when you use marble, don’t be afraid to get creative and use Country Floors marble for less-talked-about spaces in your home as well, like entryways, bedrooms, and living rooms!
Marble Tile Commercial Uses
Marble nearly always meets or exceeds the industry standards for beauty, quality, and performance when used in hotels, office spaces, restaurants, and more. Commercial applications include striking vertical statement walls, lobby floors, and elevator facades. In addition, most bathroom floors, bathroom walls, and spa areas in the hospitality sector use marble tiles. A marble tile bathroom lets your guests know they’re staying in comfort and luxury.
Country Floors Marble Tile Offerings:
- Classic — Country Floors offers the absolute must-haves of marble, including Carrara, Calacatta, and black marble tile (all available honed as well as polished).
- Eye-catching — If the classic offerings aren’t for you, you might want something slightly more unusual but still within the range of traditional marble. Try Verde Capri green marble tiles!
- Inventive — Modern waterjet technology makes striking designs and combinations of marble with other materials easy and beautiful. If traditional tiles don’t suit your taste or the needs of your project, try instead using something as creative and intriguing as the Odyssey Waterjet Designs Collection.
These are just a few examples! Country Floors offers so many choices when it comes to marble that you’re sure to find just what you need. Though the exact offerings change with each collection, many of our collections include traditional marble tiles, marble mosaics, slabs, and accessories such as moldings.
Marble Tile Installation and Upkeep
We recommend utilizing a professional installer. Make sure to dry lay the tiles before installation so you can arrange and rearrange the pieces. This lets you achieve the best overall effect from each tile’s unique appearance. Use a good sealer after the installation. In addition, use a small grout joint for waterproofing, which is necessary to avoid residue seeping up from the subfloor.
Some believe that marble, which, like its cousins onyx and travertine, is made up of softer minerals, cannot possibly compete with granite for longevity. At Country Floors, we don’t believe that this is necessarily true. Installed and maintained properly, marble tiles last forever and wear well. They are easily refinished, repaired, and reused. Due to their durability and lasting beauty, they are a valuable and worthwhile investment.