There is something about marble that just says luxury. Maybe because it is an ancient stone that was preferred by kings and conquerors. You can have this look of royalty in your Jupiter home, but you should understand the pros and cons of marble flooring before making the commitment.
Our team at Floor Coverings International Jupiter has gathered the facts about marble flooring to help you decide if it’s the right option for your home. Give us a call if you would like to learn more about all the natural stone flooring options, or if you’re ready to get started.
Marble Flooring Facts
Marble flooring has a clean and classic look that is perfect for modern and traditional spaces. Carrara marble is a popular variety best known for its soft white to grey coloring and grey veining throughout. Carrara marble is quarried in Italy and is readily available. Calacatta marble is another option, also from Italy. You will typically find Calacatta marble in brighter white tones with more pronounced veining than Carrara marble.
Marble flooring is often compared to travertine. While they both have light coloring and an elegant look, marble is harder and more resilient than travertine, and it is easier to polish to a glossy shine.
Considerations of Marble Flooring
Like most natural stone flooring, you do need to take care of marble to keep it looking its best. It is prone to staining and scratches, and any spills on marble should be cleaned up right away. Having the tiles professionally sealed will help protect the stone somewhat, but it will not make the surface stain-proof. Marble can also absorb water if it’s exposed to a lot of moisture, and it is not a great option for outdoor installation.
As a natural product, buyers should be aware that marble stone will wear and change over time. Marble can develop a patina that some homeowners embrace as a natural characteristic of the stone, while others see it as a flaw. It really depends on your preferences. Wiping down the floors regularly and using a marble-specific product for spot treatment will keep the flooring looking great for years to come.
We would love to provide you with a free in-home design consultation to help you decide if marble is right for your home. Give us a call at Floor Coverings International Jupiter today.
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