Which marble floor tile finish do you find the most attractive?

If you are thinking along the lines of lavish natural stone floors, what better choice than the grand vision of marble? Yet the marble feelings and nebulous beauty may differ according to the choice of finishing. Get to know the four different marble finishes and their pros and cons.

The Polished Finishing

Featured: Crema Cappuccino Marble

The most common polished finish has its great beauty with a protective surface. It is easy to take care of and remains cool after the polishing. Install the formal polished marble in areas with low traffic like an entryway. The problem is that scratches are visible on polished surfaces. Wet areas will make it slippery and make sure that spills are cleaned up quickly to avoid etching.

A Honed Finishing

Featured: Arabescato Carrara Marble

The honed look brings a traditional appearance for marble tiles. It would suit crowded areas and reflects a less formal ambiance with subdued colors. Yet, scratches and spills will not be a problem because of the result of abrasives. A velvet feel is achieved with bits of the marble removed. But you need to seal the honed marble regularly because it is porous.

The Tumbled Finishing

Featured: Ocean Blue Marble

If you fancy a more faded look than the honed surface, the tumbled finish appears rustic. This tumbled appearance results from a rubber drum where the marble is treated with sand, rocks, and water. The effect is cracking, chipping and rough edges. The soft surface thus created creates room settings with a faded look. It has a good grip and suits bathrooms.

A Brushed Finishing

Featured: Crema Marfil Marble

If you fancy an effect of the marble having been installed many years ago, the brushed finish is the answer.  The ancient look is achieved by brushing to achieve the right texture. This porous surface would require regular sealing in order to prevent stains. Sweeping or vacuuming would get rid of the dust that accumulates in the cracks.

While each of the four finishes has its dedicated followers, consider your personal preferences and understand the advantages and problems. We may be in love with particular varieties of marble but think of the long term maintenance issues. Perhaps our list of marble varieties in several finishes would help make the decisions. The range of marble from around the world is truly spectacular, from Italy, China, Turkey, and India! Check them out.

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