Surely we all agree that marble is by far one of the most elegant and luxurious flooring materials any homeowner can choose for their kitchen, whether for your countertops or flooring. Marble is all natural and is used often in all types of standard construction processes and surely in home renovation projects as well.
Marble kitchen flooring can certainly create a true sense of elegance and sophistication that only enhances the overall atmosphere and appearance of your living space. Many home builders and homeowners who choose to perform home improvement projects, specifically kitchen renovations, often choose marble as their primary material since it affords such an elegant look and definitely enhances both the appearance and value of a home.
The Benefits of Marble Kitchen Flooring
The benefits of marble kitchen flooring are many and include the following.
First of all, marble comes in a variety of colors. Marble tiles and slabs are available in a wide variety of colors, including multicolored marble materials as well. The multicolored marble materials feature a variety of hues that are specially arranged within the surface of each marble tile or slab. Because marble is a natural material for flooring, each tile or slab will most assuredly look different than the others, which ultimately gives every tile its very own personality. Marble slabs contain all types of natural features that together form a beautiful array of colors across each surface.
Another benefit of marble is the fact that, unlike most other stone flooring materials, it’s very hard stone surface can withstand extremely high polish which allows manufacturers to get the surface of the marble to a smooth and shiny surface. When marble is polished it brings out all the colors that are present in the stone and makes them appear more elegant and dramatic.
Yet another benefit of marble is the fact that it has a slightly translucent quality making for easy light transmission. When you choose to use marble kitchen flooring this unique quality allows the marble surface to present with a noticeable glow. Even if you choose a darker marble for your kitchen flooring, the play of the light coming across the surface of the natural stone is beyond appealing and quite lovely at best.
A final benefit of marble is the fact that it is an all-natural material. Marble comes directly from the earth itself, which means that it is surely eco-friendly and quite bio degradable as well. Further, it does not cause pollution when it no longer has a functional life.
The Minimal Downsides of Marble Kitchen Flooring
The number one drawback of marble kitchen flooring is quite obviously the high cost. Marble is, by far, one of the most expensive kitchen flooring materials on the market today. Though it is quite lovely and appealing, elegant and sophisticated, it is indeed quite costly.
In addition, marble can present with a slippery surface, especially when highly polished. In a kitchen, we all know that water and other liquids can fall onto the surface of the floor, causing slippery conditions on any type of flooring, but a slippery presence is certainly increased with marble kitchen flooring.
Another drawback of marble kitchen flooring is the fact that it can be scratched and can be stained. Polished marble flooring is quite easy to scratch, especially when moving furniture about or wearing pointed heels on the floor’s surface. In addition, because marble has a slight alkaline composition, whenever anything that is acidic, such as juices and sauces, is spilled onto the marble flooring, it is in danger of permanently staining.
A final downside of marble kitchen flooring is its complex maintenance. In order to prevent any staining, the professionals here at Elite Stoneworks highly recommend that your flooring be properly sealed. This typically involves a surface barrier sealing chemical that should be applied by professionals only, and surely can be accomplished with the highly skilled and trained technicians here at Elite Stoneworks. This sealing will create an invisible layer all across the marble surface which will protect the marble from staining agents and other acidic elements. In order to maintain the elegant presence of your marble kitchen flooring we highly recommend this sealing process.
If you are looking to enhance the appearance, atmosphere and value of your kitchen and home, then surely installing marble kitchen flooring is an ideal upgrade solution for you. Give a shout out to our professional technicians today and schedule your in-home consultation. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with any of our top-rated, highly specialized flooring and other home improvement services that you may need.