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What Is Marble Flooring Tile
- Sep 08, 2017 -

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Marble flooring tile refers to floor tiles made of all kinds of marbles. This kind of flooring tile is very attractive as there aren't two entirely identical marble tiles. The texture of marble tile is unique and unusual, especially when the patterns are combined in different colors and sizes. This is why marble tiles are installed in different ways in both decorative and functional home furnishings. The quality of the tile and its naturally beautiful appearance help to create a series of designs with marbles in different types, colors, patterns and textures. Therefore, with good performance in resistance to abrasion, fire and water, marble tile is widely used in flooring and walling decorations for home refurnishing, hotel, restaurants, subway station, airport and bus station.

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- Elegant appearance. Perhaps, what attract you first in a marble flooring tile is its shape and beauty. Few building materials are as beautiful as marbles. Marble has dozens of different varieties with colors ranging from black, pink, dark green to white. It can complement various decorative styles from classical to ultra modern.
- Durability. Marble is a very durable and hard stone. If you accidentally drop the ceramic tray on the linoleum, the dinner plate might not break. But if you drop the ceramic tray on the marble floor, it will shatter into hundreds of pieces. Marble's inherent solidity is actually beneficial. 
- Longevity. With remarkable durability, the life span of marble tile is beyond imagination. As one of the oldest building materials, marble was favored by Greeks and Romans in the ancient time. Their special marble stone works still exist today. If the marble tile is properly installed in the right place like area with light traffic, you may not need to replace it throunghout your lifetime.   

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- Cost. Normally, a piece of marble floor tile costs about $4 to $8 per square foot. Sometimes, depending on the type you choose, you can spend more than $8 per square foot. Moreover, some marbles, such as black and green varieties, need to pay additional installation cost.
- Low stain resistance. People often confuse marble with granite. In fact, these two are different. Compared to granite, marble is less used as countertops, as it is porous and easily dyed. As a floor tile, marble is not so easily stained, but it needs proper polishing and sealing.
- Maintenance. In this regards, marble flooring tile is not as simple as that of the ceramics or granites. In order to keep the marble lustrous and clean, regular maintenance is needed. Marble requires the use of special cleaning supplies, since most cleaners contain chlorine which can damage the polished tiles. In addition to cleaning and polishing, marble floor tile needs to be resealed every 9 to 12 months. 

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