Is Marble Tile Really Expensive?

Marble tile is more affordable than most people thinkThere’s a popular misconception that marble tile is very expensive and generally out of reach of most people’s budgets. Marble is, admittedly, a little more expensive compared to many other tiles, however, that may be taking a short term view of cost rather than the longer term view. If you look at the benefits that marble tiles deliver, the costs suddenly start to diminish.

To begin with, marble tile floors can add thousands to the overall value of your home. And we are not just talking about today. Marble tile is a durable long lasting product that will look as good as new for many years to come. If you discount the initial price of marble by the value added to your home, the cost becomes very affordable.

Because marble is so durable, you won’t need to replace a marble tile floor for a very long time. In fact, there’s a good chance that floor will outlast you. Carpets need replacing every 10-15 years, sometimes sooner if you have young children or pets. Carpet may appear cheaper right now, however, if you live in your home for 20-30 years, that’s two, three or perhaps even four carpet changes – in the mean time that marble tile floor just keeps on looking good.

Finally, there’s the maintenance aspect. Carpet and timber flooring require a lot of attention. Carpets should be professionally cleaned at least once a year – more often with children and/or pets. Marble tiles only need mopping, sweeping, and the occasional resealing to stay looking as good as new.

If you think marble tile is an expensive flooring option, come and talk to a tile expert at Éco Dépôt. You’ll be surprised at how affordable it is, especially when you take the long term view into account.

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