No matter how many interior design shows or magazines you watch, you will always find marble flooring on the slides and the pages. That’s because marble is timeless and its beauty unmatched.
Marble flooring is affordable, blends well with any mood board, and accentuates any furniture you choose. No wonder then that even the Taj Mahal was made out of marble! India has a rich deposit of marble in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.
While we know marble is great for your floor, the availability and options matter. Orientbell Tiles’ marble flooring solutions are available in a wide range option that you will not only like but also be able to afford thanks to the economical options.
Let us take a look at the types of flooring you can choose for your home.
Carrara marble or, as the Romans call it, Luna marble is a kind of white and blue-grey marble that is popularly used to make sculptures. It is also used for décor purposes.
It is called Carrara since it is quarried just outside the city of Carrara in northern Tuscany. You can use this for the entire flooring of your house.
But be careful about its maintenance. Although really durable and long-lasting, it can be infected with a kind of black yeast that can corrode the marble and its quality.
This type of marble is a high-end natural stone that is desired for its distinctive look and rarity. Its pattern is famous for its bold veining which makes it a perfect choice for living and dining area flooring. It’s priced as per its background – the whiter the background, the more expensive it gets.
This marble needs to be handled with care as it is more porous than other marble variants, making it vulnerable to damage.
Just like Carrara, Breccia marble’s name comes from the place it is quarried: the region of Breccia near Como, Italy. The look of this particular marble comes from its composition of crystalline minerals which will give your flooring a distinct look.
It falls in the high price category and is considered a luxurious option. You can choose to install this in the kitchen backsplashes, countertops, bathrooms, on specific accent walls in your living room, and even use them to make sculptures.
White marble is more commonly used by homeowners and is easily available too. It is medium-grained and hard enough to handle normal foot traffic.
It is usually made from a mixture of limestone and dolomite, which create that white finish. They are also available in pink shade. White marble at Orientbell Tiles are easy to clean and require almost no maintenance.
The colour beige brings warmth and sophistication, which beige marble stone provides instantly. It is among the most commonly used, and never goes out of style due to its look, affordability and the minimalistic design.
As the name suggests, yellow marble comes in various shades of yellow, including gold, Jaisalmer yellow, Sahara yellow and so on. This tile blends seamlessly with your patio or balcony as much as it does with your living room or study area.
Not a usual sighting in home marble flooring, green marble is an instant ambience-lifter. The colour green represents wealth, good health, peace, and prosperity, which makes it a perfect fit even with Vaastu compliance.
In fact, you can also find variance in the shade as well as the vein density within green marble.
More royal, more elegant and more serene of all the colours, blue marble stands out for its class. This marble comes with multiple shades of blue with veins that add intensity and pattern to the flooring.
It looks best on kitchen countertops and backsplashes. It also brings a certain sense of calm and coolness, thanks to the colour.
You can have fun with marble flooring at home using pink marble as it can render a playful and energetic vibe.
Don’t restrict the pink marble flooring just to the bathrooms or kids’ rooms, take a chance and expand it to the other portions of your house as well.
Very popular for residential as well as commercial flooring, brown marble doesn’t disappoint at all. With multiple shades and vein variants, you literally won’t have to go any further.
It is easier to maintain as stains are not easily visible, thanks to the colour.
While all of the marble variants discussed above will enhance your flooring and the overall look of your home, their cleaning regimen will also be similar.
They need to be thoroughly polished every now and then to remove scratches and stains. Longer slabs are better for installation although they cost more than smaller ones.