Marble is a beautiful flooring option. Here are some pros and cons of this dramatic flooring to help you decide if it is the right option for your home.
Pro: It has a unique appearance
The variety and colors and interesting patterns of marble is often the reason people choose to use it in their home. Marble is a natural material used for flooring, so every floor will be at least slightly different. If you are going for a unique appearance with multiple colors in many different hues, then marble flooring will be a great option for you. You can choose it in different hues, from reddish or greenish hues, to pale and neutral hues.
Con: Marble flooring is very expensive
In terms of cost, marble flooring is among the most expensive types of flooring materials. Not only is the material expensive, but labor can often be higher due to skills needed for installing it. Expect to pay considerably more for marble flooring than even hardwood, though granite and marble are close in price. The price for marble flooring is even higher if you choose larger tiles or slabs of the material.
Pro: The material is extremely durable
While it may cost more to purchase marble flooring and have it installed, you may save some money in the long run since it shouldn't need to be replaced for a long time. Marble is a very durable material that lasts longer than most other types of flooring tiles. In order to ensure it lasts for a long time, make sure you take good care of it and keep up with regular maintenance.
Con: Marble requires a lot of maintenance
Speaking of maintenance, expect to spend quite a bit of time taking care of your new marble floors. They are not ideal in homes with pets or small children because the material is easy to scratch and damage. You should also be careful not to drop heavy objects on the flooring and use area rugs in high-traffic areas. Staining can also occur with marble flooring. There are sealants available that can help provide extra protection for your flooring, particularly to protect against staining.
Pro: It holds a high polish
If you want a sophisticated look with as much polish as possible, marble is the floor for you. Marble can withstand a very high polish and maintain it over a long period of time. While other floors can be polished, it is nothing compared to the shine and smoothness of a real marble floor.
Hi, I'm Lenora. One of my favorite things is traveling. And when I travel, I especially love to see the various architecture around the world. Ever since I built a house (well, you know, hired a contractor to help me design it and then build it for me), I have been fascinated with the construction process. I love looking at international architecture like Saint Basil's Cathedral in Russia or Angkor Wat in Cambodia. How were they made? It is just so interesting to me, from the foundation's support to all the intricate details such as paving or roofing. I started this blog to talk about all the parts of construction. I hope you enjoy it!