Marble has been used for thousands of years to decorate homes in many parts of the globe. You can find examples of it being in ancient, Greece, Rome and Egypt. Today people are using marble tiles rather than solid slabs of marble.
Occasionally marble falls out of fashion, but always comes back and is now firmly back in fashion again. Marble comes in a huge range of colours and textures, so it can be used in practically any style or room or setting.
Types of Marble Tiles
You can buy faux or fake marble tiles made out of compacted stone that is finished to look like marble, but it does not look anywhere near as nice as the real thing. Real marble tiles look great and last forever, yet do not cost the earth.
They come in all shapes, sizes and thicknesses. Some are designed for use on the wall, whilst others are designed to be used on floors.
Which marble is right for you depends mostly on the look you are after. If you want to give a neo-classical finish to a room, the light look of Creama Marfil or Carrara Bianco is what you want. However, if you want a more contemporary look the darker more modern dark Empredor, tumbled black or silver shadow marbles are probably what you need.
It really does not matter what effect you are after you can achieve it by using marble tiles. As well as looking great, these tiles are extremely hardwearing. They will literally last a lifetime. In fact, they will last several lifetimes.
Where To Buy Marble Tiles
There is a lot of marble tiling around. You can even get a fairly good selection from the High Street. Most big DIY stores sell the more common types of marble in tile form.
However, to get the best selection you really should try looking on-line. There you will find dealers who source marble tiles from across the world. They sell a much wider selection than you will find on the High Street and usually charge far less for them.
The Stone Trader offers a huge selection of marble tiles . They buy both floor and wall tiles in bulk, so by buying from them you can save yourself a lot of money.