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What to Consider when Choosing Marble Tiles

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When it comes to choosing marble tiles for your home, there are many things to consider in order to ensure that these types of tiles will be the best fit for your needs and your intended application. Marble tiles have long been a favourite choice for design and architecture, being a popular feature for thousands of years! With the popularity and elegance of these natural stone tiles, it is important to also note that these tiles will require a different level of care than other options as they will require sealing and specific cleaning products. In this post, we explore the different factors that should be considered when choosing marble tiles for your home.

Timeless Aesthetic Appeal & Style

Choosing marble tiles for your home will ensure your design scheme’s timeless appeal. Natural stone has been used in the architecture and design industries for thousands of years, cementing its place as a favourite choice for the home. Marble is a stone that is available in an exceptionally versatile range of colours, allowing for a world of options when curating your home’s new colour palette. From the classic soft whites of Calacatta or Carrara marbles to the elegant minty tones of Ming marble and more, there are many exciting options available to choose from! When selecting your new marble tiles, it is important to take the space’s lighting and surroundings into consideration in order to make the best decision. Different colour temperatures in your home’s lighting as well as any materials that will be applied beside or close to marble surfaces may alter the final look of your new tiles; we recommend seeking sample swatches of your material selections as well as your chosen marble tile to take home and view in the space’s lighting to ensure your colour story is as accurate as possible during the design stage of your project.

rose stone splash back

Rich, sophisticated and elegant, our Rose Stone mosaic tiles are available in a wide selection of shapes and patterns. Featuring a striking blend of pinks, greys and white, these stylish tiles can be used as a floor or wall finish throughout your home’s interior spaces.

Durability & Longevity of Marble

As noted above, marbles have been a staple in architecture and design for millennia. Many of these ancient structures are still standing, serving as testament to the immense longevity of a quality tile! Unlike other options, natural stone tiles can be professionally rejuvenated if necessary, effectively elongating their lifespan and minimising the need for replacement. When cared for correctly, real marble tiles will allow for a lifetime of use and enjoyment in any application throughout the home.

Star Marble Tiles

The playful and dynamic Star Marble collection combines a range of geometric shapes that each interlock with the next to create a bold pattern. Using Carrara, Thassos and Ming Marbles, this rich and varied tile solution can be used as a floor or wall tile finish in your home’s interior spaces.

Budget Considerations for Marble Tiles

Real marble tiles will of course, come at a higher price tag than other tiling solutions would. This is an important factor to note when creating your home’s design scheme, especially when it comes to ensuring your build or renovation budget stays on track. For those looking to recreate the luxe look of a real marble tile at a different price point, marble look tiles offer the next best solution. These types of tiles are most often made of either porcelain or glass and have been designed to simulate the luxurious look and feel of an authentic marble stone, complete with variations in tone and pattern. It is important to note however, that unlike real marble tiles, marble look tiles cannot be professionally rejuvenated and will need to be replaced should any damage occur.

Sylo Marble Fluted Tile

A modern concave alternative to traditional fluted tiles, our Sylo collection can be used throughout your home’s interior spaces to create irresistibly tactile and luxurious feature walls.

Maintenance & Cleaning

If you are considering using marble tiles in your next project, it is important to be best informed on the proper care and maintenance they will require in order to ensure their quality finish and longevity. Marble is a porous material and as such, spills can seep into its surface. To prevent staining as a result of liquid or powder spills on the tile’s surface, it is important to ensure your tiles are sealed. Sealing marble tiles is often recommended prior to installation as tile adhesives and grouts may cause discoloration during the laying process. Once the tiles are dry, they can then be laid and re-sealed in order to ensure their longevity. Marble tiles will need to be sealed again every few years or so throughout their lifespan, depending on their wear. It is also recommended that cleaning products specific to natural stones be used on your new marble tiles as these types of cleansers are gentle enough for a natural product while still providing a thorough clean. For a more detailed outline on how to care for marble tiles, see our Resources page here.

Natural stone tiles will create a luxurious and timeless look in your home. These stylish tiles can be used in a wide variety of applications throughout your home’s design scheme, offering a rich and sophisticated aesthetic that will truly stand the test of time! Our team at Perini Tiles can assist and guide you through the process of selecting the perfect marble tiles for your intended application – Visit our tile showroom in Melbourne or shop for tiles online here to get started on your creative journey!