Natural marble floors bless any home and it is the finish that matters. Choose one of the three options of polished, honed and tumbled finishes with essentially unique characteristics.
The Polished Finish
Take a good look at these samples: China Black Marble and Greecian White Herringbone Marble
The polished look deserves the greatest popularity it is blessed with! Polished means intense appearances and easy to maintain. How do you achieve that mirror shine? Diamond discs or other floor buffers will accomplish the job. Besides that extravagant exterior, the polished surface is not so porous and does not require much sealing, unlike other marble finishes.
Yet, polished surfaces will show scratches and that requires regular polishing. Polished surfaces can be slippery too and need to be avoided in wet areas. If the bathroom or mudroom must have polished marble tiles, opt for small sizes that have more of grout. They provide better traction like the dazzling Greecian White Herringbone Marble.
A Honed Finish
Crema Marfil Marble to flatter the feelings
Honed finishing is achieved by using a rough surface that removes little bits of stone from the surface. What you get is a gently smooth feel. Unlike the polished surface, honed will not scratch easily. Yet the surface being exposed in little bits makes it more porous and exposed to staining. Crema Marfil Marble floors with a honed finish in the living room displays a serene, welcoming aura.
The Tumbled Finish
Celebrate with Emperador Light Marble and Royal Beige Marble
How is that naturally worn appearance created? Simple! The marble tiles are tumbled in a drum along with rocks and sand. The impact makes the marble soft to the touch. Tiny chips are created in the marble as a part of the tumbled attractiveness. If you are in search of the rustic, traditional and antique atmosphere, create it with the tumbled magic.
Smooth to the feeling, but giving a good grip nevertheless. Like Emperador Light Marble, the tumbled fits in well into shower surroundings and other moist areas like the kitchen.
Consider several factors like maintenance and appearances before making the final choices. According to the location, the preferred finishing would cast a rich ambiance. Marble down the centuries has been cherished because of beauty and grandeur. Get a chance to continue the glorious tradition in muted shades that speak of an eternity of existence deep in the earth’s womb. Marble will never let you down.