Marble is a beautiful, versatile and durable natural stone which can be used not only indoors on floors, walls, or even countertops, but also outdoors on patios and fountains.
Marble tiles are an elegant addition to any room, whether in a home or office. Marble is a beautiful, versatile, and durable natural stone which can be used not only indoors on floors, walls, or even countertops, but also outdoors on patios and fountains. Because of the durability and resiliency of marble, once the tiles or mosaics are installed, they will last for many years to come. Additionally, as a natural stone, no two pieces are identical, resulting in stunning contrast and designs. Marble is often the material of choice in high-end renovations because of the resulting increase in value of the home.
Marble Basketweave mosaics allow for multiple colors to be incorporated into the design of any room. These mosaics combine bianco carrara, also known as white carrera, with crema marfil, statuary crystal white, green marble, or negro marquina marble, among others, for beautiful results.
Basketweave mosaics are not the only pattern available. A myriad of alternatives are available to match any room design. Hexagon mosaics come in many sizes, from small honeycomb patterns to 2 inches across each stone. Herringbone mosaics provide a great alternative to the hexagon mosaic which results in a stunning texture to your floors and walls. For a more traditional look, mosaics are also available made with 5/8”, 1” or 2” squares.
If you do not want to use mosaics exclusively, a full range of tile sizes are also available. Subway tiles are small and rectangle, 3” high by 6” long and can easily be installed in a number of different patterns. These subway tiles are available with three different edges—a regular square edge, a pillow edge, or a beveled edge. Larger rectangles measuring 6” by 12” are also available. Square tiles range from 4” by 4”, to 6” by 6”, 12’ by 12’ and even as large as 18” by 18”. The design of your room can incorporate a single size tile, or can use multiple sizes to create a distinctive pattern.
Each mosaic and tile comes in different varieties of marble to best match your taste and the style of the room, including statuary white, crema marfil and bianco carrara. Different finishes are also available for each marble tile and mosaic. A polished finish provides the shiniest look. A honed finish is less shiny. A tumbled finish presents what can best be described as an antiqued look to the marble.