The use of marble as a flooring material is
not a new idea. Examples of this versatile building material being used in
floors have been dated back to ancient Rome and Greece. Some floors laid 2,500
years ago look as impeccable today as they did the day they were put down.
Among the more popular examples of marble flooring include the Taj Mahal in
Agra, India. Although the Taj Mahal was completed in 1650, its floors have
remained a constant source of beauty and inspiration for those seeking an
elegant feel for both homes and businesses alike. A marble floor installed in
your home during your next renovation or home remodel will look as beautiful in
a hundred years as it would today. Not only does marble offer incredible
longevity, but it's also a material that clearly adds sophistication, as well
as cleanliness, to any space.
Marble flooring has always been considered a
sign of prosperity, power, wealth, and class. To this day, stepping foot into a
home with marble floors gives a sense of elegance and luxury that can be felt
immediately. While some enjoy the simpler carefree feel of light coloured
marble, the richness of lavish dark colours cannot be ignored. Since colours
range from whites to blacks, reds to greens, yellows to blues, and patterns
exist in nearly any combination of the above including mottled and banded,
you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for to enhance your space.
While not all colours are available at all times from every quarry, most
distributors will have a delightful selection of colours, patterns, and even
textures available ideally suited to your desires. No matter what colour you
choose, your marble floors will be resilient, beautiful, and add that touch of
class your home deserves.
Simple mopping and sweeping are enough to
maintain its cleanliness, and should your floor eventually need it, a wide
variety of natural stone polishes are available to renew your floors original
luster and brilliance. The use of a sealer should be considered as well. While
they usually aren't necessary on kitchen floors, they can be beneficial in any
room that has high humidity or frequent exposure to
moisture. Marble is a porous stone.
Sealing up those pores can help maintain the look of your investment by
adding additional stain protection, and making your floor a touch easier to
clean. It's worth mentioning that marble is among the more sanitary materials
you could use in your home. Marble is hypoallergenic, and as such, is naturally
resistant to allergens, mold and fungal outbreaks, and bacterial growth.
The next time your home is up for remodeling
or renovations, be sure to check the marble inventory at your local
distributor. A staff member who is well-educated in the products they carry can
be an invaluable asset to your design team and will be able to help you select
colours and patterns for your project. They will also be able to suggest
different types of marble for different areas in your home, ensuring that the
sophistication and sanitary needs you desire are adequately fulfilled.