NATURAL STONE, although it can be ordered in slab form, usually is cut into tiles from quarried blocks of granite, marble, limestone, slate or other rock. Although floors made from this material are expensive and hard on the feet, they provide an exceptionally beautiful flooring material that has a timeless, elegant quality.

MARBLE: A derivative of limestone, marble is a metamorphic stone that can be polished. There are countless types of marble from around the world. All of these materials are extremely durable and offer a natural look. There is definitely a reason they are referred to as "hard surface." These floors offer no resiliency, are cold underfoot and noisy in comparison to other types of floors. They are extremely low maintenance and hard wearing.

POLISHED: High shine. The polish may last a long time. Polished stone can be slippery when wet. Stone tiles are usually at least a foot square, but may also be available in mosaic style pieces either for borders, or arranged into designs that can be installed just like regular sized tiles.

EURIQUE Marble Tiles Flooring

Marble Tiles Cream Jade Sale

Crema Jade
Material-100% Natural Marble
Color-Grey,Blue and Pink
Finish-Polished and Calibrated

Marble Tiles Portiro Brown Sale

Potiro Brown
Material-100% Natural Marble
Color-Black and Brown
Finish-Polished and Calibrated

Material Handling

Handling of tiles is fairly easy because tiles are usually sold packed in 10 per box and the weight of the box is approximately 60 lbs. One person should be able to carry one box of tiles, and if the floor permits, a two-wheeler will be helpful to move the stone. It is important that the tiles be standing vertically.

FloorUS Marble Tiles Handling
FloorUS Marble Tiles Handling

Sorting stone tiles before installation

Two very important steps have to be taken before installing the material:

  • Check Your Delivery: Verify that the correct material was delivered. Once the material is installed, it is too late to make any changes.
  • Sorting the Material for the Job: The success of a great marble job is the mixing and matching of the stone before installation. This step will always yield to a uniform homogeneous installation.

For proper stone placement or mixture, we recommend the following guidelines:

  • Divide the area of installation into separate flat areas and allocate enough material for each area including some waste.
  • If the material to be installed is tiles, all the boxes should be open and the tiles should be taken from all the boxes randomly. In this way, the installation will be uniform and the material will look homogeneous. Remember that stone cannot be inspected or appreciated by looking at just one tile. The only way to check stone is by looking at several tiles, mixing them and laying them flat together in order to appreciate the stone's quality and color.
FloorUS Marble Tiles Installation

Types of Installation

(Please note that these are general guidelines; you should check specifications from both the adhesive manufacturer and the building code.)

Stone tiles can be installed by adhesive or they can be mechanically anchored depending on the size of the pieces and the application. A different method and adhesive is used if tiles are going to be installed indoors versus outdoors.

The installation of slabs on fireplaces is recommended using mechanical anchors with adhesive for the vertical pieces.

When installing horizontal pieces for countertops, it is recommended to use a non-staining adhesive.

Joints between pieces should be grouted using the proper material and color. It is important to approve a sample of the grout before the job is done to avoid problems. The seams should be perfectly clean before applying the grout material.


Care of Stone

In order to keep your in perfect condition, it should be kept clean. The most common way to maintain stone is to brush away dust. Stone should be washed with a clean, soft cloth and fresh water. A mild detergent can be used periodically to remove any residue that remains ingrained. These steps will save many problems with stone. Some stone suppliers recommend applying a sealer on the stone a few weeks after installation is completed. This helps prevent staining on the stone. The sealer should be reapplied periodically since it wears off after an extended period of time.