Marble has been used in architecture and interior design for centuries. Its hardwearing properties mean it has been widely used in buildings, sculptures and monuments, gracing some of the world’s most beautiful structures including the Taj Mahal, the Duomo of Florence and The Washington Monument.
Since the 70s, marble decor has been a prominent feature of interior design and its popularity is ever increasing. From luxurious marble flooring and kitchen countertops to bathrooms and other home accessories, marble is a go-to material to add an element of luxe to your home.
That said, marble has a reputation for being one of the most expensive materials to use in interior design, but you can still get the luxurious look without heavy investment by using marble-effect tiles.
Is Marble Worth The Investment?
Known for its timeless beauty and elegant finish, marble has the ability to add grandeur to any space. Its beautiful natural markings and veinings complement a wide range of interiors, however, marble is not known for being a budget-friendly option. Marble tiles are, on average, slightly more expensive per square metre than porcelain or ceramic tiles so it is certainly an investment that should be considered carefully.
Before investing in a marble bathroom or kitchen, you should also ensure you’re prepared for the upkeep and careful maintenance required to keep it looking its best.
As a relatively soft and porous stone, when left unprotected, marble can be prone to chipping and staining. Whether you opt for a honed or polished finish, it will require extra care to prolong its lifetime. Without the proper care and maintenance, marble can be left looking less than luxurious.
Why Choose Marble Effect Tiles?
That’s where marble-effect tiles come in. They offer the practical properties of porcelain tiles, but with the timeless aesthetics of marble, making them the perfect alternative option.
Marble-effect tiles also require far less maintenance and are more hardwearing than natural marble; unlike marble’s porous nature, porcelain marble-effect tiles won’t soak up stains or scratch as easily.
While natural marble can be notoriously high-maintenance, marble effect tiles require little upkeep to preserve their attractive looks; just clean them regularly as you would with other tiles to keep them looking great for years to come.
Good to know: Tile Giant have a great range of cleaning products available to keep your tiles in top condition.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to create a stunning marble style interior, with marble-effect tiles being a much more budget-friendly option. Our large format marble effect tiles start from as little as £50 per square metre and effortlessly cover large areas.
Amalfi is the latest marble-effect range from Tile Giant that comes in a warmer tone of gold calacatta as an alternative to the traditional grey marble-effect.
The range is available in three sizes and two finishes. This includes our classic polished finish and our wave polished finish. The range can be mixed and matched to add interest to a room or can be kept separate to provide a more seamless look.
The Amalfi collection adds the ultimate touch of glamour to your home without the expense of real marble tiles. Whether it’s a bathroom, kitchen, or hallway, you’ll be ahead of the trend with this uber-modern new line.
How to Style Gold Calacatta Tiles
The striking marble effect of the Amalfi tiles can be used to create a bold and luxe feel in any room. Whilst these tiles would look beautiful in kitchens or hallways too, we think they look most at home in a bathroom.
Here’s how we’d style the Amalfi tiles in a bathroom to create a contemporary yet luxurious look at a much lower cost.
We’ve used the Amalfi tiles on both the walls and floor to make a sophisticated statement. To continue the opulent and expensive feel, we’ve added hints of brushed gold through fittings and fixtures like taps and lighting.
We’ve opted to keep the room light and bright with a seamless effect tiled bath and a light wooden cabinet to complement the space. Finally, to make the room feel welcoming and homely, we added a feature hanging plant and soft towels to complete the family bathroom.
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Why Tile Giant?
We offer extremely competitive pricing on our entire range of tiles and our Amalfi tiles are both competitive for retail and trade.
Our stock is widely available in our 80+ showrooms which are open to browse at your leisure.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to shop our tiles online, we can supply you with up to 3 free cut samples delivered for free.
Not only that but Tile Giant also offer a buyback service on any unused tiles (T&Cs apply), meaning you get great value for money.
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