COMPARING AND SELECTING THE RIGHT TILES

Most of the times, the seemingly never-ending confusion is about what tiles to use in your new home. The posh-looking marble or the pocket-friendly vitrified?

Here are a few pros and cons of vitrified tiles and marbles. These will help you make the choice that will suit you best.

There is a wide variety of tiles in the case of vitrified tiles and not many options with marbles. In terms of size, shape, color and texture vitrified tiles offer a huge range of tiles to choose from. On the other hand, marbles are the hottest trend in the industry and they give a very sophisticated look to your house.

Marble flooring is extremely hard and hence durable. In the case of vitrified tiles, chipping, cracks and breaking of tiles is very common. But, vitrified tiles can be easily installed and maintained while marble flooring requires professionals to work for a minimum of a couple of days and very easily gets stained.

Marble can lose their color and texture over time, but vitrified tiles retain their appearance for decades. Also, marble requires polishing at regular intervals.

To clean marble flooring, it is advisable to use stone cleaners or mild detergents in order to preserve the finish. On the other hand, vitrified tiles can be washed with any tile cleaner and in any method.

Marble flooring gives a gorgeous, classic and elegant finish to your house that vitrified tiles cannot give. During the hot summers, marble flooring gives a cool feel, which has therapeutic values.

All said, there are many factors like cost of purchase, cost of maintenance and one’s likes and dislikes that ultimately make the choice of tiles. However, you might want to consider all of the above points before making the decision. The floor is the main attraction in a room and making the right choice of tiles is extremely important.

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