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Using Marble Tiles To Great Effect

Rob Byrne - Friday, December 28, 2012

Marble tiles are always a great marker of class. They instantly give any building a facelift and look especially great in commercial areas where a level of opulence and elegance is required. This doesn’t mean that you must foot a huge bill because at Natural Stone & Timber, we deal directly with the suppliers of quality marbles from all over the world. This means that we don’t have to pay any middlemen or dealers to get our resources, which in turn allows us to keep prices down. Out marble is typically for use internally and looks great in hotel reception areas, gyms, swimming pools public buildings, not to mention domestic properties in kitchens and bathrooms. Our prices are however what could tempt you into going for the natural beauty of marble. At around £35 per square metre you can very quickly and cost effectively create an area that looks like it cost many orders of magnitude more.

We have different types of marble available for your commercial or domestic premises. Our Beige Polished Marble is perhaps the classic look that marble has and is the one that people most commonly imagine when they think of the material. It has been polished to give it a highly reflective, premium look and comes with natural veining which adds interesting subtle variations in colour. This will be of particular highly when you combine the marble with different types of lighting. Some subtle ambient shades can truly bring out the natural warmth of such marble and make it an alluring and even poetic place to be in. This is why marble is being used more and more frequently by modern developers who want to lend an area a naturality that other materials simply can’t match. There is also a great deal of contrast to be created with other fixtures and fittings which can make a hotel reception look all the more plush. These tiles are available at 610 x 406 x 12 mm which should give you plenty of scope when measuring up and fitting the tiles.

Bottoccino Marble Tumbled Opus is one of our more rustic marbles that can be entirely unexpected. Its colour is more stone like making it great for kitchens and other domestic applications. The lightness of it reacts particularly well to light sources with the soft tones adding gradients of hue to any room. It can be a pleasure to be in a room decorated with such a material.

We also have other products that can be matched with your marble for an exterior look that complements the naturality of the interior. Scottish pebbles are frequently used for driveways and often have a similar light tone that will complement the marble. These stones have been fabricated by nature over millions of years. We also have slate chippings if you are wanting to create a more grey stone-like quality outside to suit the grey marble inside. Like the Scottish variety, these chippings are available by the tonne and are typically used for path and driveways.