The most elegant option for your floors
Marble is a rock resulting from metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, most commonly limestone or dolomite rock. Metamorphism causes variable recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains. The resulting marble rock is typically composed of an interlocking mosaic of carbonate crystals. Primary sedimentary textures and structures of the original carbonate rock (protolith) have typically been modified or destroyed.
Pure white marble is the result of metamorphism of a very pure (silicate-poor) limestone or dolomite protolith. The characteristic swirls and veins of many colored marble varieties are usually due to various mineral impurities such as clay, silt, sand, iron oxides, or chert which were originally present as grains or layers in the limestone. Green coloration is often due to serpentine resulting from originally high magnesium limestone or dolostone with silica impurities. These various impurities have been mobilized and recrystallized by the intense pressure and heat of the metamorphism.
There's no doubt that the marble floor is now one of the best materials on the market for those who want an elegant floor. Prices for marble are very competitive right now, with some being cheaper than some models of tiles. If you choose marble, you will experience a nice feeling upon contact, especially on those hot summer nights when the floor will be pleasantly cool, and relaxing to the touch.
During winter time, the marble can be a little cold for your feet, but now you can find many options that will make your floor warm. The Tile House offers floor warmers for the cold season. If you want to find the proper option for your house, please don't hesitate to ask us, and we will be more than happy to help you make the perfect decision. Marble is also very durable in case of a fire, which is one of the reasons it's an ideal material to use for fireplaces.
While marble is an elegant and sophisticated flooring option, it does require a certain amount of care and maintenance. Please contact a licensed contractor to help you with the installation process.