Floors form the base of your entire home decor; both literally and from an aesthetic standpoint. Selecting a flooring option like vitrified tiles vs marble can be a daunting task since installing it is a time consuming process. Therefore, it is important to take your time and weigh the options before you make a decision about your flooring. There are a number of things to know before choosing floors for your home.
Nonetheless, before we go into this debate, we need to understand the basic difference, which will make it easier to make the choice. At Sriram Marbles, Gorakhpur, we assist our client in choosing right type of tiling and offer a lot of variety to choose from.
Marble is a natural stone which is made by limestone’s metamorphic crystallization that results in the conversion of calcium carbonate into calcite crystals. Floor Tiles, on the other hand, are made from silicates or clay fired at high temperatures.
Flooring with marble has long been the symbol of luxury and opulence. The flooring of choice for palaces around the world, each piece is unique in its own way. The gleam of polished stone and its beautifully authentic, natural look adds to the aesthetic appeal.
While vitrified tiles are available in a huge array of eye-catching colors and finishes, the overall look is less authentic when compared to natural wood or stone. While it is possible to create a faux-marble effect using vitrified tiles, the grout lines in laying of floor tiles are more visible when compared to marble.
A naturally occurring material, marble tends to react very easily with most substances. Marble reacts with even dilute acids (read vinegar, mustard, citrus and other common household items) causing stains. You must clean any spills on marble flooring immediately to prevent permanent marks. You can clean the floor with mild detergent and water, provided you wipe dry immediately. Marble flooring will also require periodic application of a sealant to protect it from moisture. Regular polishing can breathe new life into your old marble. At Sriram Marbles, Gorakhpur, you get a complete guide on which type of marble/tiles to choose, according to your specific needs.
Vitrified tiles are relatively easy to clean and maintain. Thanks to their non-porous nature, these tiles absorb very little water and therefore are resistant to most stains. Regular dusting and wiping is enough to keep your tiles gleaming. Since tiles are readily available in standard sizes, one can replace broken tiles easily with identical alternatives. We at Sriram Marbles, Gorakhpur, have a lot of variety with respect to designs, dimensions, color pertaining to client specific needs.
Vitrified tiles are extremely durable and weather heavy daily use. These tiles are both discoloration and scratch resistant and thus will easily hold good for a span of 10-15 years, when used with proper maintenance. However, vitrified tiles are prone to breakage if mishandled.
Though considerably stronger than most other types of flooring, marble tends to develop a yellowish tinge after some years of usage. With regular maintenance and adequate care, marble flooring can remain intact for around 25 years. Sriram Marbles have been providing quality products for more than 35 years dealing with more than 4000 plus clients all over India.
The cost of marble, being a naturally occurring material, is more than vitrified tiles. The price of flooring will also vary according to the grade, rarity of color etc. Typically the cost of Indian marble flooring (including the cost of the material, labor as well as cutting and polishing charges) is around Rs 250 per square feet while other varieties such as Italian marble can cost anywhere between Rs 650 to Rs 1000 per square feet.
The cost of vitrified tile flooring largely depends on the design and brand you choose. The cost of flooring (including the cost of the tile, cost of other materials and labor charges) varies from around Rs 200 per square feet to Rs 300 per square feet. Nonetheless, being man-made, these tiles are more affordable when compared to marble. At Sriram Marbles, Gorakhpur, you get the best quality durable products at very competitive rates.
Besides installation of marble flooring is quite tedious and time consuming as compared to vitrified tiles which can be laid very easily according to pattern and thickness of your choice.
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