Introducing Marble Tile

Marble Tile Introduction | Maintenance | Colors | Installation

Introduction To Marble Tile Pavers

Marble starts its existence as a limestone compound, then it transforms into marble by a process of intense heating at high temperatures within the core of the earth which changes its mineral composition to form marble’s unique coloring and decorative character, which is the reason for marble pavers popularity. Natural stones such as travertine, limestone and onyx may be polished up and are categorized as marble too.

Marble Applications

Natural Marble Stone

Marble is commonly used for internal and external wall cladding purposes, landscaping applications such as patio, swimming pool and walkway tiles or pavers. Marble tile is also used to decorate residential fireplaces and bathrooms. Commercial applications of marble are, hotel foyer decoration, table tops, counter tops, bathrooms and kitchens.

Marble Tile Maintenance

Marble tile pavers are best maintained by frequent dusting with a medium coarse brush. Clean with gentle detergent or stone soap, making sure to rinse and dry the surface after washing. Any food spillage or accidents need to be cleaned up immediately to avoid staining. Never use acidic type cleaners such as bathroom and grout cleaners, even organic type cleaners such as lemon and vinegar are to be avoided. Also, do not use chemical based cleaners such as ammonia or bleaches. Avoid any type of abrasive cleansers. The most reliable marble paver cleaner is stone soap that can be purchased from your local masonry supply store or hardware store.

Marble Tile Pavers Applications

Where foot traffic and vehicle traffic is expected to be very heavy, concrete pavers and brick pavers are installed for areas such as, driveways, boulevards, walkway and patios as well as flooring surfaces within shopping malls. In lightweight traffic areas or no traffic areas, it is more likely that marble, flagstone and limestone pavers will be installed.

The application of pavers as a pavement material is growing in popularity across the United States, likewise there is concern about the effects chemical deicers are having on marble, limestone and flagstone pavers to remove snow deposits from the pavement. Use of deicers and calcium chloride to remove

Marble Tile Pavers can create unique patterns

snow should be avoided because marble pavers naturally have tiny cracks or grains that have inconsistent densities that makes marble tile pavers prone to the damaging effects of freeze-thaw cycles.