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Flooring type

Definition of Marble

Marble is a porous natural stone that’s cut into slabs or tiles to produce a luxurious flooring material. Polished marble is commonly used in high-end residential and commercial buildings for floors, walls, and countertops.

The porous stone has veined patterns or swirls that elevate the look of any interior. It’s available in multiple colors and some multicolor mixes, meaning it can fit any aesthetic preference.

Some benefits of polished marble flooring include:

  • Reflects lights 
  • Makes rooms appear more spacious
  • Adds a touch of elegance
  • Increases a property’s resale value

It’s a fairly expensive flooring option, but unfortunately, it doesn't last as long as other all-natural flooring stones such as ceramic, granite, or slate.

As a porous material, it absorbs water and stains easily. It also becomes slippery when wet, making it unsuitable for use in bathrooms and kitchens.

Discoloration on marble is permanent and can be caused by beverages, food spills, cleaning products, and even pet urine. Applying a chemical surface sealer on an annual basis does help to prevent staining and discoloration.

Additionally, as a soft flooring material, it can be easily scratched, scraped, or chipped, and it can't be repaired or refinished. Instead, it needs to be fully replaced. 

Example of Marble in a Sentence

“The finest apartment I’ve been in had an exquisite entryway paved with gray and white marble tiles.”

Related Terms:

  • Slabs
  • Tiles
  • Chemical surface sealer
  • Ceramic
  • Granite 
  • Slate