What is Marble & Marble Tile?
Construction marble is a metamorphic rock (stone) which is composed of calcite, dolomite or serpentine which is capable of taking a polish.Marble is also a type of limestone that has had additional heat and pressure applied to it by the earth’s crust. More generally in construction, specifically the dimension stone trade, the term “marble” is used for any crystalline calcitic rock (and some non-calcitic rocks) useful as building stone. Marble tiles are made from natural marble stone and is sawed on both sides, polished or honed and finished on the face-up side for a uniform thickness.
What areas are most appropriate for marble tile installation?
Marble is an extremely adaptable natural stone, and can be used in high traffic areas like commercial foyers and hallways, as well as in residential foyers, kitchens and bathrooms floor and walls.
What would be my consideration when buying marble?
Marble tile is a natural product, so expect colour and texture variation of which has been determined randomly depending on which mineral content makes up each batch when the marble is formed. The best practice is to make trial layout upon arrival of shipment of tiles.You should layout a batch of varied tiles and determine your overall look before installation.Choosing right installation team and making sure of right process is another important key as well as opting a tile. Please consult to your installer prior to picking up a material.Also make sure that, edge of your marble tile is perfectly square( appropriately gauged ) and back of tile is completely flat (calibrated) for proper installation.
How do I maintain marble tile ?
All marble tiles are natural porous materials ,so they need to be sealed before use. Also depending on their physical, technical properties and usage of the surface , they need to be resealed frequently, which is a very easy process. Please consult to your salesperson and installer for proper sealing and maintenance practices.
What is Travertine ?
Travertine belongs to the larger family of stone called limestone also known as Calcium Carbonate. Travertine is formed by minerals dissolving in ground water and then being deposited on the earth’s surface by rivers, natural springs, or geysers.
What areas are most appropriate for travertine tile installation?
Travertine is used for both dry and wet flooring, showers and walls . as well as feature walls and cladding.
What would be my consideration when buying Travertine tiles?
Travertine is a natural stone product and it is highly reactive with acidic solutions ( vinegar, orange juice etc.). You should consider where to use travertine tile and what it will be exposed to. Sealing regularly will provide protection as well as right decision.
Which colours and finishes are available for Travertine Tiles?
Travertine comes in many different colours, including ivory, beige, walnut, noce, classic, gold etc.. Travertine can have four major finishes, polished (shiny), honed (matte), brushed and tumbled (textured surfaces).
What is Limestone?
Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Many limestones are composed from skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral or foraminifera.
What areas are most appropriate for Limestone tile installation?
Limestone can be used for flooring and wall applications for both wet and dry areas. However it is not recommended for food preparation areas ( such as counter top) due to its light and soft nature.
What is Slate?
Slate is a fine-grained, foliated metamorphic rock that is created by the alteration of shale or mudstone by low-grade regional metamorphism. It is popular for a wide variety of uses such as roofing, flooring and flagging because of its durability and attractive appearance.