bathroom with marble tile flooring

Marble tile is something special indeed. It is a classic flooring that never fails to impress a sense of luxury, even by its name alone. There are a number of intriguing facts about this smooth stone that any Brookhaven homeowner ought to know, especially if you plan on having marble installed in your own home. Floor Coverings International Brookhaven has investigated a few points about marble in order to bring your attention to the smooth stone that has furnished homes since ancient eras past.

No Two Floors Alike

Marble is distinct from other flooring materials because it is taken from the earth where, prior to becoming your floor, it developed a unique pattern of swirls and shapes. During a process of extreme heat and pressure, limestone can be transformed into the more dense, colorful marble, making it a metamorphic rock. When your marble floor is installed, it becomes a one-of-a-kind surface with its own elaborate design. You know when examining your marble flooring that no one else in the world has a surface quite like it.

Temperature

Marble absorbs heat at a very fast rate. It can quickly transfer heat from a human body into itself, meaning that during the winter, marble is a chilly option! But during the hot Georgia summers, it will remain cool for significantly longer than other flooring materials, such as carpet or vinyl. A cool marble surface during a hot period can make intense summers bearable.

Eco-Friendly

Marble is a naturally occurring material. It does not produce chemical pollutants and its production does not require the harvesting of vital habitats.

 It’s Hypoallergenic

Marble does not collect allergens like dust or dander. It does not become moldy in the way that wood flooring can, due to its density and minimal porosity. For Brookhaven homeowners concerned with allergies, marble is a very viable option.

Floor Coverings International Brookhaven is Here for You

For all your flooring needs, whether you love marble or hardwood, we offer free in-home design consultations. Call us at 770-609-9476 or schedule your free consultation online with us today!

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