Marble Tile in St. PetersburgHomeowners in the greater St. Petersburg FL area use marble tile to bring elegance to their rooms and add value to their homes. Marble has been used in architecture for thousands of years, so if you decide to invest in marble tile for your home, you can be sure it won’t go out of style.

What Is Marble?

In geology, rocks are categorized into three main types: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. These rock types identify how the rock is made. Marble is a metamorphic rock, which means that it’s made deep below the earth’s surface where it’s subject to intense heat and pressure. This changes the original rock’s physical appearance and chemistry resulting in the gorgeous marble you see in kitchens and bathrooms across greater St. Petersburg today.

Marble Tile Bathroom Floor in St. PetersburgWhere to Use Marble

Like all tile, marble is used for areas in the home with high moisture or humidity, such as the kitchen or bathroom. But marble can also be used in living rooms or dining rooms for a formal look. This versatile flooring material can also be used on counters, backslashes, shower walls, or even on walls in other areas of the house. Choosing where to put your marble tile largely depends on personal preference.

When deciding where to add marble, keep in mind that it is a softer rock, which is subject to scratching. In high traffic areas or homes with pets, it’s important to protect marble. Use area rugs, regularly trim your pet’s nails, and add furniture pads to protect the beautiful marble surface.

Maintenance

To keep your marble looking it’s best, we recommend resealing every 6–12 months. If your marble looks dull from years of wear and tear, we recommend refinishing so it can look new again. For regular cleaning, simply sweep or vacuum and mop—but only with a damp mop. Avoid using abrasive cleansers or highly acidic or basic cleaners; instead opt for pH-balanced ones. This maintains the protective coating on tile surface. If you have any questions about the best products to protect your marble floors, reach out to the flooring experts at Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg.

Your Local Tile Experts

If you’d like more information about marble tile, call Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg to schedule a free, in-home consultation. Our design associates are happy to help you select the best flooring option for your needs. We proudly serve the greater St. Petersburg FL area.

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