Whether you’re having a new kitchen built or considering a renovation in your hallway – marble flooring is definitely something you’ll want to consider.
To many, marble is considered an expensive option when choosing flooring. And, whilst this may be true in comparison to other floor types, it’s likely that you’ll find the advantages of marble flooring to be worth the investment in day to day life. So, what are the advantages of having marble floors in your home or business?
1. Cleaning marble flooring is easy and cheap
Whilst some flooring requires certain solutions or expensive products to cleaned, marble flooring needs nothing more than hot water and some mild detergent.
in fact, acid can actually damage marble, so hot water and detergent will actually produce better results that harmful, high-cost floor cleaning products. The calcium carbonate in marble reacts with acids, releasing carbon dioxide. Because of this, vinegar and other acidic solutions should be avoided when cleaning marble floors.
2. Light brings your marble floors to life
There’s a reason marble floors look so vibrant and shiny. The low index of refraction of calcite in marble allows light to penetrate several millimetres into the stone before being scattered out
As a result, the flooring is given a smooth, shiny, waxy appearance (assuming it’s nice and clean, of course).
3. Marble can handle extreme polishing
While most natural stones erode and crumble with extreme polishing, marble is able to take a very high polish. This means you can achieve a vibrant and shimmering finish when you polish your marble floors properly.
It’s this particular characteristic that makes marble such a sought after stone for flooring.
4. Marble can handle heat
Another major perk of having marble as your flooring, is its heat-bearing capabilities. Being a great conductor of heat, marble is easily adaptable to a variety of below-surface radiant heating systems.
When unheated, marble will of course feel cold on the feet. However, pairing your marble floor with underfloor heating with result in an unexpected, yet delightful amount of comfort, especially through the colder months.
5. Marble flooring is eco-friendly
Synthetic floor materials, such as vinyl and rubber, require factory manufacturing. This results in emissions of harmful gases and toxic wastes.
Marble, however, is a natural stone, which does not require any kind of chemical processing. So, whilst it may not be green of leafy, marble is indeed a gift from Mother Nature.
Have your marble floors restored professionally
Here at Cleaning Bros, we’ve been providing professional marble polishing in London & Essex for more than 10 years now. When it comes to cleaning, polishing and restoring marble flooring, we know our stuff.
If you have marble floors in your home or business premises that you think are in need of some professional care, talk to us today to find out how we can bring your marble floors back to life.
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