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Thinking About New Flooring ……How About Marble Tiles

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by Harvey Bond
(Chicago, USA)

When it comes to installing new flooring in the home, most people don’t even think about marble, because they automatically think they can’t afford it, or that it wouldn’t work in their home.

If you’re looking to get the most for your money, however, you really should look at the benefits of marble tiles. Marble tiles add beauty and richness to your home, while providing many other benefits as well.

A lot of people mistakenly think that if they install a marble tile floor in their home, they will have to do a lot of extra work to maintain it, but that really is not the case. Marble tiles can be used in any area of thehome, particularly the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and even asdecorative accents for walls and showers.

These marble tiles not only add elegance to the home, but are easy to maintain, and will last a lot longer than most other flooringmaterials. Another bonus is the tiles aren’t really that difficult to install, and can be found in many different varieties, to allow you more creativity when it comes to decorating your home.

Adding a marble tile floor in your home is also a terrific way to increase your home’s value. In fact, it is one of the best ways to do just that, even if you aren’t intending to sell in the near future, it is still a terrific investment.

Marble tiled floors don’t hold heat like other type of flooring, meaning that even in the hot, humid summer months; your tile floor will be cool to the touch. Unlike carpet, a marble tiled floor helps prevent bacteria growth in your home, because it doesn’t absorb microbes and germs. All you need to do is mop and sweep as needed, and your floor will be safe for whoever happens to be on it, even your babies.

You do need to do some routine maintenance to keep your marble tiled floor in pristine condition, such as sealing it ever so often. Be careful what types of cleaners you use on the floor as well, to prevent dulling or damage.

When your tiles are being installed, make sure you do a test-lay first, laying them out of the floor so you can arrange them as you like, before actually installing them. Also, make sure that all tiles come from the same batch, to ensure even color distribution. You don’t want to have a floor in varying color shades, unless you have incorporated that into your initial design plan.

Marble tiles can be used on the walls in your home as decorative accents and borders, again, increasing the value immensely. Install them in your kitchen above your counter tops, to make an eye-catching back splash, or between your stove-top and your range-hood. The tiles will not only add a decorative touch, but they will protect your walls from splashes from the sink and stove, protecting your investment that much more.

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Updated: November 11, 2012 — 5:01 am

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