What's the Best Type of Marble for Your Kitchen Floor?

Marble flooring is one of the more popular types of flooring tile that people use nowadays in their homes. Although the use of marble as flooring tile dates back to the time of the Greeks and Romans, it is now finding its way back to people's homes, and more specifically, to their kitchens.

What is marble?

Marble is actually the result of the exposure of limestone to high temperature and pressure, causing it to crystallize into the natural material that we now know as marble. It comes in a variety of colors, designs and patterns, as well as shapes and sizes, making it very ideal for use as tiles for flooring, countertop, and other similar applications. However, what makes marble tiles so appealing to be used as flooring tiles is its characteristic of being durable and aesthetically pleasing at the same time. It is a durable material, making it easy for it to resist stains very well. This is probably one of the main reasons why marble is considered to be one of the best materials for flooring.

Marble as kitchen flooring

Although marble can be used for flooring in the kitchen, not all of them offer the same type of quality and effectiveness as with some other types of marble, which is why there are only certain marble types that would be considered as the best ones to be used for such a purpose.

Marble comes in a variety of grades, depending on how durable and resistant it is to breakage, with Grade A marble being the most durable and resistant. If you are going to use marble for your kitchen floor, you must make sure that the grade of the marble that you are getting is of the highest one, especially since you are going to use it in an area where there will be a lot of possible contact with the floor through different mediums, such as the appliances, kitchen utensils, food ingredients, as well as liquid substances. You need to make sure that the type of marble that you are using in the kitchen is durable and resistant enough to handle a few bumps, scrapes and slams, in order to avoid major damage to the marble flooring like cracks and breakage.

It is also wise to use marble types that need the least amount of reinforcement, which means that it will be able to handle stains, as well as breakage, with very minimal support from sealants and protections. This is important if you want your marble flooring to last in the kitchen, especially since the kitchen is the place where a lot of mishaps and accidents occur, and in consistent durations.

One such marble type that offers most of that is the "tumbled" marble. It not only is durable enough to handle breakage, but is also resistant enough that it can handle the possible stains and damage with minimal support, but this does not mean that you can just leave a spill on it. You still need to take care of the marble flooring regardless of its ability to resist stain.

However, these are not the only characteristics that make tumbled marble so appropriate for kitchen flooring. This type of marble is considered as appropriate for an area such as the kitchen due to the fact that tumbled marble has a less slippery finish, thereby reducing the chances of accidents due to slips from happening. "Honed" marble is also less slippery, due to its dull, matter surface. However, this type of marble is more susceptible to stains and abrasions, making it a problem to have in the kitchen.

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