|What’s The Best Type Of Marble For Your Kitchen Floor?
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Marble flooring is one of the more popular types of flooring
tile that people use nowadays in their homes. Although the use of marble as
flooring tile dates back to the time of the Greeks and Romans, it is now
finding its way back to people’s homes, and more specifically, to their
What is marble?
Marble is actually the result of the exposure of limestone to high temperature
and pressure, causing it to crystallize into the natural material that we now
know as marble. It comes in a variety of colors, designs and patterns, as well
as shapes and sizes, making it very ideal for use as tiles for flooring,
countertop, and other similar applications. However, what makes marble tiles so
appealing to be used as flooring tiles is its characteristic of being durable
and aesthetically pleasing at the same time. It is a durable material, making
it easy for it to resist stains very well. This is probably one of the main
reasons why marble is considered to be one of the best materials for flooring.
Marble as kitchen flooring
Although marble can be used for flooring in the kitchen, not all of them offer
the same type of quality and effectiveness as with some other types of marble,
which is why there are only certain marble types that would be considered as
the best ones to be used for such a purpose.
Marble comes in a variety of grades, depending on how durable and resistant it
is to breakage, with Grade A marble being the most durable and resistant. If
you are going to use marble for your kitchen floor, you must make sure that the
grade of the marble that you are getting is of the highest one, especially
since you are going to use it in an area where there will be a lot of possible
contact with the floor through different mediums, such as the appliances,
kitchen utensils, food ingredients, as well as liquid substances. You need to
make sure that the type of marble that you are using in the kitchen is durable
and resistant enough to handle a few bumps, scrapes and slams, in order to
avoid major damage to the marble flooring like cracks and breakage.
It is also wise to use marble types that need the least amount of
reinforcement, which means that it will be able to handle stains, as well as
breakage, with very minimal support from sealants and protections. This is
important if you want your marble flooring to last in the kitchen, especially
since the kitchen is the place where a lot of mishaps and accidents occur, and
in consistent durations.
One such marble type that offers most of that is the “tumbled” marble. It not
only is durable enough to handle breakage, but is also resistant enough that it
can handle the possible stains and damage with minimal support, but this does
not mean that you can just leave a spill on it. You still need to take care of
the marble flooring regardless of its ability to resist stain.
However, these are not the only characteristics that make tumbled marble so
appropriate for kitchen flooring. This type of marble is considered as appropriate
for an area such as the kitchen due to the fact that tumbled marble has a less
slippery finish, thereby reducing the chances of accidents due to slips from
happening. “Honed” marble is also less slippery, due to its dull, matter
surface. However, this type of marble is more susceptible to stains and
abrasions, making it a problem to have in the kitchen.
Vanessa Arellano Doctor