There's a good reason why you often will see marble floor tiles in grand hotels and exotic spa retreats: it makes a breathtakingly beautiful floor that never completely goes out of style. The ancient world prized marble as a building material, and things really have not changed since the Greeks and Romans walked on their...
One of the characteristics of the classic marble floor is its coolness. Not just "cool" in a fascinating, trendy way but "cool" because marble doesn't absorb heat as much as other types of tile. This means that marble tile can be used for some cool, practical things. (more…)
Anyone considering marble as flooring tile has probably done some research and ended up with more questions than answers. Do you still want marble if it stains and etches? Is the sealing process going to be horrendous every time it needs it? How do you decide between polished or honed finishes? (more…)
Travertine has all the durability and beauty of marble combined with great versatility and a lower price. It can be used for floors to great effect but also is seen as fireplace panels, showers, backsplashes, and outdoor applications. The colors are generally warm tones of ivory, beige, brown, and gold. (more…)
Marble comes in many colors and variations because of the differences in mineral content during formation. One of the most unique types of stone is the green marble found in Connemara. (more…)
The collection housed in the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is a marriage of past and present works of Quebec and Canadian Art. It is appropriate that the Pavilion itself is a carefully curated design marrying past and present architecture. (more…)