Marble has been a classic flooring choice for centuries, with good reason. It is beautiful and gives your floor a durable surface. There are some things to consider before you go with marble, however, and it’s a good idea to discuss your project with someone who is experienced in the installation and maintenance of this natural stone tile.
Tiles are commonly finished with a smooth, polished sheen or a tumbled process that yields a duller, natural look. The traditional polished look can be slippery when wet, and the tumbled tile has been increasingly popular.
The type of sealer will affect the look of the tile. Topical sealers rest on the surface, change the look of the marble, and add to the frequency needed for resealing. Penetrating sealers will seep into the top layers of the stone and protect it from spills. They usually require special products for cleaning without stripping the sealer from the tile. Impregnating sealers offer the best choice for protection and bond with the stone at a molecular level.
Not all locations are suitable for the heaviness of marble tile flooring. It needs to be installed by professionals who can evaluate and prepare the site appropriately. It is a good idea to have the tiles completely laid out before installation so the look of the final floor can be evaluated. The natural variations in the stone will not let the installer predict what the next box will look like, so the entire project should be seen before it is permanent.
Éco Dépôt Céramique has an excellent selection of marble tile flooring in Montreal. The experts in the showrooms can answer your questions about tile because we have been serving the Quebec area for over forty years.