Tips for Maintenance and Repair Of Marble Floor Tiles
Natural Marble floor tiles are an elegant flooring choice with everlasting appeal, with great popularity. With that, there are a few things that need to be known before they are chosen for any kitchen.
Marble has a pH on the base (alkaline) side, due to its origin as a sedimentary limestone. This means that it can have a chemical reaction whenever it comes in contact with acidic substances. This can include a wide variety of foods, sauces, beverages, and cleaning products. Unfortunately, the discoloration stains that come from these materials are usually permanent. This can be prevented by applying a chemical penetrating sealer, as well as a surface sealer after installation. But for optimal protection, the surface sealer needs to be reapplied annually.
Marble flooring is stunning, they scream class and sophistication. Historically marble is a sign of wealth and luxury and was frequently used by royalty and inexpensive architectural buildings.
Marble is available in an array of colors and shades. As described later, the things you can create with marble are endless and this is done by its ability to mix and match the colors in the stone.
The beauty is only enhanced by its translucency, allowing light to make the floors positively glow. This makes marble so unique along with the fact that, due to it being a natural stone, no piece is exactly alike. In addition to the appearance aspects of marble, it is also an extremely dense stone that can take quite a bit of traffic. This will make it a very good choice for a high-traffic kitchen.
Even though it is stone, marble is a relatively soft material that can be scratched, scraped, and chipped under the wrong conditions. This is especially true if the material is polished, as the imperfections will be more noticeable in the smooth, flat solid surface. Unfortunately, scratches cannot be easily repaired without replacing the damaged material entirely.