Marble Design & Installation
Marble tiles can be used in any area of the home but most particularly in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, as well as decorative accents for walls and showers.
With a variety of options available to choose from, you can always find the best materials that fit your budget and also captures the essence of your house. There is a variety of options regarding the different kinds of flooring; therefore choosing marble is one of the best flooring options. Not only is it extremely beautiful, but it can also give you the necessary amount of durability, something which is missing in most of the flooring options.
If you have a concept in mind, we’ll help you bring it to reality by customizing your project. Please feel free to call or email us to discuss your needs in designing your very own marble project at your kitchen or bathroom. Our knowledgeable staff can help you with any design ideas to make your project a success.
We can help you with the following services:
» Develop a project refined and adapted to your needs
» Floor & Wall Tiling Work
» Custom Design
» Electric Heated Floors
» Sub Floors: Scratch Coat, Dry-Pack & Ditra
» Demolition & Garbage Disposal
» Reputable Suppliers. We are proudly affiliated with some of Greater Toronto’s best manufacturers and suppliers
Historically, marble flooring has been associated with a sense of wealth and opulence. It is a material that has adorned palaces of kings and queens, and been used in some of the great works of art and architecture produced throughout human history. When installed in a kitchen or bathroom it can create a sense of sophistication which will carry throughout the atmosphere of the room.
Bathrooms: Bathrooms marble has seen its fair share of creative handling and has become a favorite in many upscale residences throughout the years. Modern bathrooms can surprise you with materials and shapes you never though matched, but also with a fascinating suite of different types of marble cuts and shaped into a myriad modern ways.
Kitchen: Marble is one of the most elegant flooring materials that you can choose for your kitchen. All natural, it is harvested from the belly of a mountain in great slabs of stone, which are then sliced down and refined into the individual tiles, slabs, and mosaics. When installed in a kitchen, it can create a sense of sophistication which will carry throughout the atmosphere of the house.
Benefits of Marble Floors
Durable: Marble flooring is extremely durable, and it can certainly bring about a good amount of change to your house. Being extremely durable, it can withstand any sort of external pressure, and any sudden change of weight can easily be handled by this material.
Everlasting appeal: Marble has an everlasting appeal. It does not get worn out very easily, and it can certainly bring about the necessary elegance to a particular floor. Marble floors are scratch free, and resistant to most of things.
Color: Marble tiles and slabs are available in a wide variety of colors. There are also multi-colored marble materials available, which feature a variety of hues arranged in the surface of each piece. Since marble is a natural flooring material, each piece is going to look slightly different from the other, which means that every tile will have its own unique personality. When marble is quarried, it is extracted in large sheets called slabs. These slabs contain natural features which form a symphony of colors across the surface of the piece. When the slab is sliced down into more manageable sizes, each piece is a section of that original picture. While it is impossible to perfectly reassemble these pieces, an installation of a single material will feature pieces that tend to match each another.
Polish: Unlike many other stone flooring materials, marble is able to take an extremely high polish. This allows manufacturers to get the surface of marble extremely smooth and shiny. Polishing also tends to bring out the colors of the stone, making them more noticeable and dramatic.
Light: One of the reasons that marble has so often been used in great works of sculpture is that it has a slightly translucent quality. This allows illumination in a room to penetrate the surface of some lighter colored marble materials. In the right light this material can seem to take on a very slight glowing quality. Even in darker marbles the different lights across the surface can be quite lovely.
Natural: Marble is an all-natural material that is created by the earth. That means that it is eco-friendly and bio degradable, and will not cause pollution at the end of its functional life.
Drawbacks of Marble
Cost: Marble is one of the more expensive flooring materials on the market. When dealing with mosaics, larger tiles, slabs, and non-standard sizes, the price can be particular expensive but also with a fascinating suite of different types of marble cuts and shaped into a myriad of modern ways. Whatever your needs are, it always pays to get your dream marble floor.
Slippery: When polished, marble flooring has a very low coefficient of friction, meaning that it may present a slipping hazard. This is especially true in a kitchen where water and other liquids may occasionally spill on the ground. This can be offset to some extent through the use of floor mats.
Scratches: A polished marble tile is relatively easy to scratch; meaning that over time your kitchen floor may be marred by the moving of furniture and the clicking of heals. Repairing a scratched marble tile is a difficult job and usually requires the assistance of a professional.
Stains: Marble is a base material in an acid base relationship. That means that whenever anything which is acidic interacts with it, a chemical reaction will occur, in the form of a rather noticeable stain. In the kitchen you will often have acidic liquids such as sauces and fruit juices splashing and spilling onto the floor, putting the marble in danger of permanently staining.
Maintenance: In order to prevent the stains mentioned above from occurring, a marble kitchen floor will have to be properly sealed with a manufacturer recommended surface barrier sealing chemical. This will create an invisible layer over the marble, protecting it from staining agents and acidic materials. You will have to reapply this sealant to the marble floor periodically, every six to twelve months in order to maintain the appearance of the tiles.
Replacement: Marble is expensive to install and relatively difficult to remove. While proper maintenance should ensure that your marble floor lasts for years.
Green Factors: While marble is an all-natural product, there are some concerns that the quarrying process may cause environmental problems through the use of mining and equipment emissions. Marble is also heavy, so you have to consider the pollution effects of transporting and imported marble from overseas.
You can’t go wrong with the elegant and timeless color combination of marble. With a variety of options in coloring and finish, marble tiles can complement virtually any color scheme. Installing marble flooring can add beauty and elegance to a bathroom or kitchen, but installing marble floor tile is not an easy task. Professional preparation and installation is generally recommended by flooring dealers and manufacturers because marble is a very good quality and expensive flooring product and deserves professional installation.
Your marble project will look better, last longer and cost less if the job is done correctly the first time. Protect your investment and ensure the lasting beauty and performance of your marble flooring. Please feel free to call or email us to discuss your marble flooring project.