Marble Tiles

Marble is one of the most lavish and elegant flooring options available. It has the reputation of being the stone of choice for designers, architects and artists throughout history and will add a touch of glamour and sophistication wherever it is used.

Marble is a metamorphic rock formed when limestone is exposed to high temperatures and pressures. Marble forms under such conditions because the calcite forming the limestone re-crystallises, forming a denser rock. The variety of colours exhibited by marble are formed when minor amounts of impurities are incorporated with the calcite during this process and this is where the many different vein colours come from.

Our Range

 

Marble tiles can be found in an enormous range of colours that include greys and blacks, greens and blues, yellows, browns and of course off whites. For this reason there will be a marble tile to suit any colour theme in your home.

FAQ’s

What flooring finishes are available if I choose Marble Tiles?

Marble flooring can come with several different surface finishes to give different looks to your project.

  • Polished – perfectly smooth gloss finish, gives a very contemporary, yet detailed and bespoke look.
  • Honed – smooth surface with square cut tiles edges,
  • Tumbled – worn, tiles with distressed edges, which gives a more rustic feel to your project.
  • Brushed – a slight surface texture to give grip under foot, especially good in areas that tend to get wet (for example bathroom floors) due to the extra grip achieved using this finish.
  • Antiqued – a term used for various distressing methods to achieve a worn look. These are ideal for people who want to achieve that cottage-like look as these tiles look more distressed and used.

Where can Marble Tiles be used?

These days, marble tiles are finding more and more applications, ranging from bathrooms to commercial buildings.

Marble tiles stand as a decorative natural stone choice that cannot be matched aesthetically. The range of vivid colours and veining present in marble is not present in any other stone. From brilliant whites, electric blues and deep reds, to vivid yellows and true blacks, all colours can be found in marble. Also some types of marble can have pale base colours with striking contrast veining running through the tile. The polishing process that most marble tiles undergo extenuates the natural colours present and gives some protection from stains and spillages to the tiles.

How should I look after my Marble Tiles?

  • Always seal marble prior to grouting or use.
  • Deep clean and re-seal every 1-2 years to make sure the tiles keep their full detail and glamour on show.
  • To reduce the appearance of staining, always wipe up spills immediately. Oil and highly-pigmented liquids can penetrate and stain the stone and may need poultice to remove the stain.
  • Always check the absorption rating.
  • Always check the abrasion resistance rating
  • Always use a grout that is similar in colour to the stone to avoid a picture-frame effect.
  • Always use a neutral detergent to clean marble, so avoid any bleach products when cleaning natural stones.

Is there anywhere I should not use Marble Tiles?

In general, light-coloured marble is difficult to maintain in flooring applications with heavier traffic so try to avoid these colours in porches, hallways and anywhere where dirt and grit can be ground into it.

Read Our Latest Reviews

Really pleased with the advice, install and end product (original style tiles in Victorian hallway) - highly recommended!
Alexander Osborn
Alexander Osborn
15/09/2020
Kevin and his team spent 3months renovating the whole ground floor with underfloor heating, etc working around kitchen fitters from another vendor. Kevin’s project managing skills can’t be questioned. Involved in the project Kevin supplied plasterers, plumbers, electricians, carpenters getting everyone working in conjunction with each other and with this, when a tradesman stated a time of arrival they turned up on the dot. The quality of the work was exceptional with nothing being to much trouble when working with such a demanding client as my wife. Don’t hesitate to ask Kevin about any bigger project as he has built up a talented group of tradesman that have and could solve the issues we all have finding good quality tradesmen that turn up and want to supply a top quality end result.
mark savage
mark savage
07/11/2019
Reigate Tile Emporium won the tender to replace two floors of our house with tiles that had not been properly laid when our house was built just over two years ago. We had various companies around during the tender process but the minute Kevin Harris arrived to review the proposed works, it was immediately apparent his attention to detail, knowledge and advice were leagues above everyone else. Thankfully they went on to win the tender ! And wow what an amazing job they did. This was no simple or small job. We had issues with the original screed not having been dried out correctly or the laitance removed before the original tiles were laid. All these issues were identified by Kevin and a plan instigated to ensure the necessary corrective actions were taken. Throughout the works we were kept up-to date on an almost daily basis - nothing was too much trouble. I can’t say enough about Kevin and his teams expertise. And the final result? Just amazing - even the surveyor appointed by our Loss Adjuster commented that it was some of the best tiling he has ever seen. We are so so happy with the final result. All I can say is this - I doubt they are the cheapest but considering the nightmare we went through having to move out of our property for 14 weeks due to the poor job that was originally done, think really hard if they quote and aren’t the cheapest. It’s just not worth taking the risk. Reigate Tile Emporium seriously know their stuff and more importantly are passionate about what they do and their workmanship is simply superb. Like everything in life, you get what you pay for! Thank you once again Kevin and the team - incredible job - we’ve fallen back in love with our amazing house thanks to you.
Richard Bullock
Richard Bullock
26/07/2018
Keith and his team did a great job for us on a very challenging project. We wanted our breakfast room and kitchen better linked by tiling through with matching tiles, spanning old-fashioned wooden floorboards and concrete, with the added complexity of underfloor heating throughout. Keith helped us with advice on suitable tiles and design - we settled on porcelain wood effect planks, which are amazing. The installation was complete within a week. The team worked tirelessly; tidying up and cleaning up at the end of each day. We are delighted with the result. We also had a prompt response to address an inevitable couple of snagging issues we needed addressing. Top notch throughout.
Jon CPFCfan
Jon CPFCfan
26/05/2018
Great service, friendly, reliable and honest. Definitely will go back again. Refreshing to use a small, personal shop rather than a hideously big chain with sales staff with no knowledge of their product.
Marnie Weller
Marnie Weller
21/05/2018
After struggling to find a good tiler, I contacted Kevin to see if he could assist with tiling our new bathroom. So glad I contacted him. He knew exactly what needed to be done and was incredibly professional, helpful and accommodating throughout. His tiler did a great job. Very happy with our new bathroom. Thoroughly recommend Tile Emporium. Thank you Kevin and Lee.
Stephen O'Dowd
Stephen O'Dowd
31/03/2018
From discussing ideas, through to purchase and installation of Victorian style floor tiles in our porch, it has been an absolute pleasure dealing with Kevin and his team at The Stone Tile Emporium. They have been patient, helpful throughout, were fair on price and the quality of fitting exceptional. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
Tommaso Ahmad
Tommaso Ahmad
13/10/2017
Kevin offers a fantastic service and was very generous with his advice and input on the plans we had. We were delighted with the tiles and really pleased with the overall result! Many thanks Kevin!
Alana Burton
Alana Burton
26/09/2017
Great service and very pleased. Kevin was very helpful when choosing which tiles to go for and worked around his busy schedule to fit us in before we went on holiday. Thanks again!
Natalie Lupo
Natalie Lupo
27/08/2017
We were very pleased with the job that Kevin did for us. The job included kitchen tiling, underfloor heating and construction and tiling of an outdoor patio. We have been very impressed with the professional service and high quality of the work. Definitely recommend.
Mark Peters
Mark Peters
18/05/2017

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