Marble Floors That Elevate the Senses With the Most Awesome Finishes

Natural marble floors bless any home and it is the finish that matters. Choose one of the three options of polished, honed and tumbled finishes with essentially unique characteristics.

The Polished Finish

Take a good look at these samples: China Black Marble and Greecian White Herringbone Marble

The polished look deserves the greatest popularity it is blessed with! Polished means intense appearances and easy to maintain. How do you achieve that mirror shine? Diamond discs or other floor buffers will accomplish the job. Besides that extravagant exterior, the polished surface is not so porous and does not require much sealing, unlike other marble finishes.

Yet, polished surfaces will show scratches and that requires regular polishing. Polished surfaces can be slippery too and need to be avoided in wet areas. If the bathroom or mudroom must have polished marble tiles, opt for small sizes that have more of grout. They provide better traction like the dazzling Greecian White Herringbone Marble.

A Honed Finish

Crema Marfil Marble to flatter the feelings
Honed finishing is achieved by using a rough surface that removes little bits of stone from the surface. What you get is a gently smooth feel. Unlike the polished surface, honed will not scratch easily. Yet the surface being exposed in little bits makes it more porous and exposed to staining. Crema Marfil Marble floors with a honed finish in the living room displays a serene, welcoming aura.

The Tumbled Finish

Celebrate with Emperador Light Marble and Royal Beige Marble
How is that naturally worn appearance created? Simple! The marble tiles are tumbled in a drum along with rocks and sand. The impact makes the marble soft to the touch. Tiny chips are created in the marble as a part of the tumbled attractiveness. If you are in search of the rustic, traditional and antique atmosphere, create it with the tumbled magic.

Smooth to the feeling, but giving a good grip nevertheless. Like Emperador Light Marble, the tumbled fits in well into shower surroundings and other moist areas like the kitchen.

Consider several factors like maintenance and appearances before making the final choices. According to the location, the preferred finishing would cast a rich ambiance. Marble down the centuries has been cherished because of beauty and grandeur. Get a chance to continue the glorious tradition in muted shades that speak of an eternity of existence deep in the earth’s womb. Marble will never let you down.

Do You Know The Amazing Facts About Calacatta Marble?

While one would think of the lesser and greater marble, the truth is that they were all born the same way! Limestone underwent a mutation into a crystalline marble. Yet, some marble varieties hold greater appeal and Calacatta is one of them. The stunning, high-end natural stone bears a distinguished appearance and is rare enough to be considered precious. Calacatta suits several diverse purposes.

The typical Calacatta looks

While Carrara has many gentle veins, Calacatta has a few bold veins, very dramatic indeed. The soothing white background and the veins appeal worldwide to homeowners, designers, and architects. Greater whiteness indicates higher prices and charm. The veins suit book-matched installations too, as compared to other marble patterns.

We offer 6 varieties of Calacatta. Each is exquisite and they are called Calacatta Classic and Calacatta Gold, Calacatta Gold Premium and Calacatta Lasa, Calacatta Splendor and Calacatta Vagli. Against the white backdrop, the veins may be golden or gray in several shades. The neutral colors may be easily blended with wood varieties and other decor elements. Plan the color choices as dramatic contrasts or moderate effects.

Being rare is desirable always

Whatever is high-end is not commonly found. Greater demand results in higher prices. Calacatta marble comes to our homes and offices from a single location globally in Carrara in Italy, far, far away! It may confuse some people that Carrara marble also comes from the same quarry. The Calacatta marble production is little and regulated. Seasons also make a difference since working in the harsh winter on the Carrara mountain top can be challenging. Thus, the higher prices and the rarity, the labor and the reputation of Calacatta marble.

A range of applications of this marble

Introduced by the legend called Michelangelo, Calacatta marble stands for indulgence and is installed in showy areas. Corporate houses could have Calacatta marble in the entry way. Look around and you will see Calacatta countertops in designer residences and company boardrooms. If you wish for smartness indoors, install Calacatta countertops and backsplashes in kitchens and bathrooms.

Since marble is easy to maintain and keep spotlessly clean, they find endearing uses in bathrooms. Put them on shower walls and tub surrounds. Vanities could use them too and create a magical effect. Install Calacatta marble in areas without high traffic like hearths and fireplaces. The family will never stop loving those intricate patterns and their rich variety of perspectives.